UBC first-year law student Dustin Paul has won the Terry Fox Gold Medal for demonstrating courage and dedication in the face of adversity. Paul was left paralyzed from the chest down after a motorcycle accident when he was 19 years old. In 2007, he enrolled in Langara College’s criminal justice program before transferring to SFU’s school of criminology in 2009. At the age of 25, he’s in his first year of law school at UBC.
Paul received the award on Sept. 23 at Simon Fraser University’s annual Terry Fox Run. The Medal comes with a $1,000 cash award.