2016-17 Residents

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Kirandeep Athwal is a 2016 UBC graduate from Surrey, BC with a previous Science degree.  Described as dependable, approachable and perhaps a bit sarcastic, Kiran enjoys dancing, singing, baking and kayaking in her spare time.  Having competed in various Bhangra competitions across Canada, you might hit her up for a few dance tips. 

Resident Advisor:  Winnie Ma

Near-Peer Mentor:   Julian Lee

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Natalie Baclawska is a native Vancouverite and 2016 UBC graduate with a passion for painting and art.  Her favorite book is City of Thieves by David Benioff and she enjoys spending her free time outdoors, exploring the beaches and hiking trails of BC.  You might ask her about her memorable trip to Italy last summer over a plate of calamari and a side of ice cream.

Resident Advisor: Tila Pelletier

Near-Peer Mentor:   Alice Hou

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Iona Berger is a 2016 UBC graduate with a previous Science degree.  Vancouver is her home town, but she has also previously lived in Kyrgyzstan and Israel.  Her most memorable travels are to New Zealand and Australia where she enjoyed sky diving, whitewater rafting and island hopping.  Described as loyal, determined and punny, she has a soft spot for salted caramel ice cream.

Pediatrics Pod Chief Resident

Resident Advisor:  Rumi McGloin

Near-Peer Mentor:   Donna Leung

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Tanveer Brar is a 2016 UBC graduate with a previous degree in Biology.  From Surrey, BC, she enjoys playing basketball, soccer and football.  Described as caring, funny and dedicated, Tanveer has a soft spot for poutine.  Her favorite quote is "Good, better, best.  Never let it rest until your good is better and your better is your best" - St. Jerome.

Resident Advisor:  Jennifer Kendrick

Near-Peer Mentor:   Tania Alia

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Nina Bredenkamp is a 2014 UBC graduate and pharmacist at Surrey Memorial Hospital.  Her hometown is Penticton, BC, but has also lived in Cape Town, South Africa.  Described as crafty, adventurous and cheerful, Nina loves to travel and scuba dive.  Other talents include crochet, baking and event planning/decorations.  Her favorite quote is "It always seems impossible until it's done" - Nelson Mandela.

Resident Advisor:  Tim Lau

Near-Peer Mentor:   Kimberly Hilchie

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Winnie Chan is a 2016 UBC graduate with a previous degree in Science and honours in Biochemistry.  Winnie enjoys hiking, traveling, photography, reading and trying new restaurants.  Described as passionate, determined and honest, her favorite book is 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.  She'd choose some One Direction to belt out at karaoke night and would like to own a pet pig one day.

Resident Advisor:  Karen Dahri

Near-Peer Mentor:   Sarah Lee

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Gordon Fan is a 2016 UBC graduate from Richmond, BC and described as silly, caring and ambitious.  In his spare time, you can catch Gordon playing video games, snowboarding, hiking or doing yo-yo tricks.  A good steak and potatoes is his go-to meal and his favorite quote is "Sucking at something is the first step towards being sorta good at something" - Jake the Dog (Adventure Time)

Resident Advisor:  Mike Legal

Near-Peer Mentor:   Mark Ho

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Julianna Fang is a 2011 UBC graduate originally from St. John's, NFLD before moving to her current home in South Surrey.  Coming to us from a community pharmacy background, Julianna is described as emphathetic, analytical and quirky,  She loves to bake, cook and craft and prior to the start of her residency program, is spending three months in Paris attending pastry school.  She's always wanted to be a ballerina as a child and has also recently started taking ballet lessons. 

Resident Advisor:  Ann-Marie Liberman

Near-Peer Mentor:   Erin Ready

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Stephanie Garland is a 2016 UBC graduate originally from London, ON.  Her favorite books include the Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin and her most memorable trip is backpacking across Northern Europe.  Described as loyal, witty and honest, Stephanie sings in a cappella group and enjoys baking, hiking, playing ultimate frisbee and spending time with family and friends.

Adult Pod Chief Resident

Resident Advisor:  Zahra Kanji

Near-Peer Mentor:   Donna Rahmatian

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Kaitlin Gatt is a 2016 UBC graduate from Victoria, BC and described as charismatic, outgoing and steadfast.  In her spare time, you might find her relaxing on her patio in the sun with friends or hanging out with her cats.  If she was about to walk the green mile, she'd ask for an extra large cup of coffee as her last request.  Her favorite quote is "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" - Dr. Seuss.

Resident Advisor:  Roxane Carr

Near-Peer Mentor:   Danika Daley

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Grant Gill is a 2016 U of Sask graduate from Medicine Hat, AB.  His favorite movies are Bladerunner, The Shining and Alien.  Described as driven, loyal and easy going, Grant enjoys cycling (road and cyclocross racing), skiing, snowboarding, squash and fancy beer.  Hidden talents?  Grant is an accomplished violinist and musician and an amateur brewer in his spare time.  His favorite quote is "Fake it 'til you make it".  

Resident Advisor:  Robin Cho

Near-Peer Mentor:   Tina Tam

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Julia Higgins is a 2016 UBC graduate with a previous Science degree in anatomy and cell biology and a Masters degree in neuroscience.   Julia's hometown is Toronto, ON and she is described as caring, responsible and adventurous.  She enjoys traveling, snowshoeing and biking and conquered her fear of heights hang-gliding in Rio de Janeiro.  Her favorite book is Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden and she can sing all the words to Stop by the Spice Girls.

Resident Advisor:  Sue Corrigan

Near-Peer Mentor:   Valerie Higgins

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Anna Judson is a 2016 UBC graduate from Cloverdale, BC.  Her favorite movies include Pulp Fiction, Love Actually and Mrs. Doubtfire.  Described as funny, kind and easy going, Anna is an avid sports fan, spending her Sundays watching football with friends.  She's into DIY projects, has a Weird Al Yankovic-talent for creating new lyrics to songs and can juggle.  Her favorite quote is "Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory" - Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Resident Advisor:  Erica Wang

Near-Peer Mentor:   Nate Paras

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Natasha Kwan is a 2016 UBC graduate from Vancouver, BC.  Her favorite books are the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and her favorite movies include Grease, Interstellar and Martian.  Described as caring, enthusiastic and funny, she stays active by playing volleyball and basketball with friends.  Her most memorable trip was her travel to Australia.

Resident Advisor:  Rumi McGloin

Near-Peer Mentor:   Karin Ng

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Frank Leung is a 2011 UBC graduate and pharmacist at Richmond Hospital.  Described as practical, responsible and quirky, Frank enjoys playing volleyball, running and swimming (he may or may not be watching YouTube videos on volleyball pre-games...)  Memorable adventures for Frank include a trip to Iceland to experience the Northern Lights and scuba diving in the Silfra. 

Resident Advisor:  Ann-Marie Liberman

Near-Peer Mentor:   Gary Kwan

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Timothy Lim is a 2016 UBC graduate from Edmonton, AB.  Described as kind, genuine and hard working, Timothy enjoys weight lifting, yoga, snowboarding and trying new experiences.  He won't say no to a NY steak with mashed potatoes and a side of BBQ corn chips and he'd hit up some K-Pop at karoake night.  His favorite quote is "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but rising every time we fall" - Nelson Mandela.

Resident Advisor:  Michelle Hinch

Near-Peer Mentor:   Claire Tai

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Merisa Mok is a 2016 UBC graduate with a previous Science degree in cell biology and genetics.  Her favorite authors are Malcolm Gladwell and JohnSteinbeck and Ocean's Eleven, the Bourne Identity and The Incredibles top her movie list.  Described as genuine, dependable and determined, Merisa enjoys traveling, kayaking, sailing and ballet. 

Resident Advisor:  Nichoe Huan

Near-Peer Mentor:   Carolyn Wilson

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Jia (Shermaine) Ngo is from Coquitlam, BC and is a 2016 UBC graduate.  Her favorite movies include Up, Stranger Than Fiction and Blended.  Described as kind, hard working and reliable, Shermaine enjoys yoga, snowboarding, photography and playing with her dog Happy.  She also enjoys collecting cute stationery and notebooks in her spare time.

Resident Advisor:  Alison Alleyne

Near-Peer Mentor:   Candice Leung

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Mitchell Prasad is a 2016 UBC graduate from Chilliwack, BC with a previous degree in Commerce.  Mitch enjoys basketball, volleyball, kiteboarding, skiing, bouldering and weight lifting in his spare time.  Described as friendly, active and habitual, you might be able to convince him to sing some Foo Fighters with a plate of fajitas. 

Adult Pod Chief Resident

Resident Advisor:  Vincent Mabasa

Near-Peer Mentor:   Matthew Lum

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Rinche Shaw is a 2016 UBC graduate originally from Taiwan, but now calls Burnaby, BC his home.  Described as friendly, determined and easy going, his favorite read is Room by Emma Donoghue.   His most memorable trip was to Japan and Taiwan last summer and in his spare time, he enjoys running and snowboarding.  His favorite sports teams are the Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Seahawks and he's previously feasted on caribou and beaver meat in the NWT.

Resident Advisor:  Marianna Leung

Near-Peer Mentor:   Carly Hoffman

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Yi (David) Sun is a 2014 UBC graduate and comes to us with a community pharmacy background.   He's previously lived in Beijing and Shanghai and now calls Richmond his home.  Described as loyal, smart and light-hearted, he's passionate about work, learning and experiencing life to the fullest.  His hobbies include reading, badminton, table tennis and watching movies, with Titanic, Avatar and the Lion King at the top of his list.

Resident Advisor:  Roxane Carr

Near-Peer Mentor:   Kieran Shah

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Alexander Sykelyk is a 2016 UBC graduate with a previous Masters degree in pharmacology and toxicology.  He calls Montreal his home town and is described as active, loyal and generous.  An avid endurance athlete, he's training to compete in a full distance ironman triathlon this summer.  In his down time, you might catch him doing a jigsaw puzzle or playing a few board games or catching up on online blogs about comic book movies and TV shows.

Resident Advisor:  Alison Alleyne

Near-Peer Mentor:   Joan Ng

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Huy (John) Vu is a 2015 UBC graduate and comes to us with a community pharmacy background.   Originally from Hong Kong, he now calls Vancouver his home.  Described as sincere, outgoing and diligent, John enjoys playing tennis, dodgeball and ultimate.  A self-proclaimed Belieber, you could problem convince him to sing some One Direction with a bamboo steamer of xiao long bao from Long's Noodle House on Main Street.

Resident Advisor:  Vanessa Paquette

Near-Peer Mentor:   Stacey Tkachuk

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Andrea Wan is a 2016 UBC graduate originally from Mississauga, ON.   Her favorite movies include the Sound of Music, Love Actually and Toy Story.   Described as witty, warm-hearted and caring, she enjoys yoga, volleyball and being outdoors in her spare time.  Pan-seared scallops are a favorite dish and she knows all the words to Eternal Flame by the Bangles.

Resident Advisor:  Marianna Leung

Near-Peer Mentor:   Catharina Yih

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Shelby Wong is a 2016 UBC graduate described as witty, humorous and compassionate.  From Coquitlam, BC, Shelby enjoys playing the ukulele, singing, snowboarding, skiing, walking her dog and watching Fringe.  Her most memorable trip was to Disneyland in California and if you look at her feet, she always wears mismatched socks.

Resident Advisor:  Jennifer Kendrick

Near-Peer Mentor:   Sandra Yin

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Robert Wright is a 2016 U of Alberta graduate from Grande Prairie, AB.  He enjoys alpine and nordic skiing, hiking, camping and Wikipedia.  His most memorable trip was to Iceland and he would be belting out some Whitney Houston at karaoke night.  Described as attentive, flexible and ridiculous, he warns that nine times out of ten, it's sarcasm.

Resident Advisor:  Karen Dahri

Near-Peer Mentor:   Nathan Kellock

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May Wu is a 2014 UBC graduate with a previous Science degree in biochemistry.  She is a pharmacist at Surrey Memorial Hospital and described as hard working, serious and sentimental.  Her most memorable adventure was biking along Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan.  In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and swimming.

Resident Advisor:  Mike Legal

Near-Peer Mentor:   Jenny Hong

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Anna Yee is a 2016 UBC graduate from Burnaby, BC.  Described as goofy, down-to-earth and understanding, she enjoys volleyball, pilates, knitting, cooking/baking, board games and hanging out with friends.  Her favorite books include the Harry Potter series and Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.  She is a self-proclaimed Belieber.

Resident Advisor:  Karen Shalansky

Near-Peer Mentor:   Flora Yu

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Lisa Yip is a 2013 U of Waterloo graduate that comes to us with a community pharmacy background.  She has a previous Science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology.  She enjoys all books written by Agatha Christie and Jane Austen and is described as kind, passionate and hard working.  In her spare time, Lisa loves to hike, sing, listen to music, travel and practice her digital keyboard skills.

Resident Advisor:  Jennifer Kendrick

Near-Peer Mentor:   Renee Dagenais

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