Fourteen students have been named Wesbrook Scholars, an honorary designation for outstanding achievement among undergraduates.
Awarded annually, the honour is reserved for a maximum of 20 students who are nominated by their faculty or school and selected by a committee. The students receive a certificate, and a memento, and the designation appears on their permanent academic record.
Candidates must have completed at least one winter session at UBC, be in their penultimate or final year of undergraduate studies or in the Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Dental Medicine programs, stand in the top 10 per cent of their faculty or school, and demonstrate the ability to serve, work with and lead others.
The awards are sponsored by the Wesbrook Society, an organization of the university's major benefactors.
This year's Wesbrook Scholars are:
Christopher Bennett, Law; Jeff Beselt, Education; Victoria Colvin, Law; Mandeep Dhaliwal, Arts; Fahreen Dossa, Science; Kelly Harrison, Medicine; Kibben Jackson, Law; Adam Lund, Medicine; Gregory Mackie, Arts; Feisal Mohamdeali, Science; Ian Mortimer, Science; Andrew Scholes, Law; Shaila Seshia, Arts; Andrea Thompson, Education.
Also joining the ranks of the Wesbrook Scholars are winners of the Sherwood Lett, Harry Logan, Amy E. Sauder/Jean Craig Smith, John H. Mitchell, and C.K. Choi Scholarships, who automatically receive the designation.
They are: Andrew Lim, Science (Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship); Brian Murphy, Applied Science (Harry Logan Memorial Scholarship); Kimberly Eldred, Law (Amy E. Sauder/Jean Craig Smith Scholarships); Sarah Cherry, Commerce (John H. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship); Kim Hendess, Arts (C.K. Choi Scholarship).