President’s Staff Award for Enhancing UBC Experience

Tazim Ahamed, Clinic Coordinator for Graduate Pediatric Dentistry

Congratulations to Tazim (Taz) Ahamed, recipient of the 2023 UBC President’s Staff Award for Enhancing UBC Experience.

Taz is welcoming, calm, and compassionate as she provides front-line support and service for patients, dental students, and faculty in the Pediatric Dentistry program.

Excellence in service

Taz goes above and beyond to provide a high level of service for patients. She is the first point of contact for parents and families that bring their children to the UBC Dental Clinic, where she patiently takes the time to reassure parents and children that they are in excellent hands at UBC. Many of these clients are new to Canada, are often unfamiliar with the healthcare system, or have financial and language barriers that cause challenges in accessing dental services.

Taz also provides excellent service for students and her colleagues. She contributes to many unique aspects of the graduate pediatric dentistry program to make it a great learning environment for dentists training to become specialists.

Community impact

Taz is a role model for respectful and inclusive interactions in the workplace. As an advocate and champion for children’s oral health, Taz is instrumental in collaborating with students, faculty, and external organizations to make sure children get the care they need. This includes identifying charitable dental care funding programs and assisting parents with their applications to fund their child’s dental treatment.

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