Alumni Affiliate Program

UBC Dentistry created the Alumni Affiliate Program to recognize important professional and community contributors as honorary alumni of the Faculty.

Identifying Alumni Affiliates

Participate in a unique recognition program! As a valued alumnus, we call on you to identify worthy candidates.

Alumni Affiliates are any member of the professional community who embodies the qualities that best serve our students. Whether they have spent time teaching and mentoring students or advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion within the profession and Faculty, we would love to recognize their dedication and commitment by inviting them to join our UBC Dentistry Alumni family.

The Alumni Affiliate Awards recognizes dental professionals who have:

  • Demonstrated leadership in philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy or community service beyond the scope of their typical job duties.
  • Made significant contributions and lasting impact on the UBC Faculty of Dentistry.

Nomination Criteria

  • Demonstrated leadership in BC’s dental community in the areas of professionalism, advocacy, passion for education and community service
  • Strong supporter of UBC Faculty of Dentistry, i.e. donor, volunteer, mentor, advisor
  • The nominee must be a Dentist (practicing or non-practicing), Dental Hygienist or Specialist
  • The nominee has not received a professional degree from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry

Submit a Nomination

The nomination period for 2024 is now open.

Alumni Affiliate Nomination Form >

Past Recipients

  • Dr. William (Bill) Catalano
  • Susan Schmitz
  • Dr. Edwin (Ed) Yen

Learn more about the 2023 Alumni Affiliate Award Recipients.

  • Dr. Kenneth Chow
  • Professor Bonnie J. Craig
  • Dr. John Hung

Learn more about the 2020 Alumni Affiliate Award Recipients.