UBC Health Awards 2018—dental hygiene student among the winners


Ashley Vicente

Ashley Vicente, a fourth-year dental hygiene student, won a UBC Health award: the 2018 Professor Jessie Gordon MacCarthy Memorial Scholarship.

Through dental hygiene community rotations, UBC interprofessional events, and volunteering as an extra-curricular activity, Ashley works with multiple, unique populations. She won the award for her outstanding commitment and leadership in community projects assisting the elderly and people with disabilities, including providing clinical dental hygiene care and education to elders living in a long-term care facility and for adults living with mental illness in a community-based organization. “I truly believe that my passion in life aligns with the goal of community health, which is to answer to the health needs of the public,” Ashley says.

UBC Health confers several awards and scholarships that acknowledge exemplary individuals and teams in interprofessional health, education and research. Recipients were honoured at UBC Health’s annual Awards Reception on May 29, 2019.