Dr. Ken Chow, BSc 1987 & Mrs. Susan Chow, BA 1987 are active community supporters and philanthropists of UBC and other important local organizations.
Within UBC Dentistry, Dr. Chow greatly enjoys teaching the undergraduate oral surgery model. His mentorship and keen connection with the students has been recognized in past teaching awards voted on by our students. Ken and Susan have also established the Chow Family Bursary, an award for each of the four-year DMD programs which supports students facing financial hardship.
Both Ken and Susan Chow are also great advocates for UBC Athletics: they have been supporters of the UBC Women’s Field Hockey program since their daughters joined the team in 2017. Susan in particular has used her incredible gala skills to organize fundraising events and initiatives for the team with incredible organization and passion for fun!
The Great Trekker Award is presented each year to an alumnus or alumnae who has made unique contributions to UBC and the wider community. It was first established in 1950 to commemorate the Great Trek of October 28, 1922, when UBC students marched to pressure the government to complete work on the university’s buildings.