Dr. Faisal Khosa receives 2022 UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Faisal Khosa

DR. Faisal Khosa has received the 2022 UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for “Advancement of Equity, Diversity and Inclusiveness.”

This award “recognizes outstanding contributions in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion through research, teaching, or service.”

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty members who exemplify exceptional contributions in the areas of education, research and/or service, and who are dedicated to advancing both the Faculty’s values and vision of transforming health for everyone.

Just recently, Khosa was one of the recipients of the B.C. Achievement Community Award. The awards were announced last May by Premier John Horgan and Anne Giardini, Chair of the BC Achievement Foundation.

Khosa’s citation read: “An award-winning radiologist and scholar, Dr. Faisal Khosa excels as a clinician-scientist. His work as a mentor, educator and advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) has created a legacy for his profession and also the larger BC community. With more than 240 peer-reviewed scholarly publications, Dr. Khosa’s research has catalyzed initiatives to increase the accessibility of higher education and achievement for underrepresented students. He has created actionable guidelines for institutions in BC and Canada for the equitable inclusion of students, educators and physicians.

“Dr. Khosa serves as a mentor for students belonging to underrepresented groups including female, refugee, BIPOC and those with physical and mental disabilities empowering them through hands-on EDI workshops. His purpose and dream are to ensure a level playing field and enable those who have been historically marginalized with the opportunities to shine.”

The Mitchell Award designate of the Community Award is selected by the BC Achievement Foundation Board in consultation with the local community. The award recognizes an individual who, through their work and volunteer activities, demonstrates an unwavering commitment to elevating people around them.

Khosa was selected as this year’s Mitchell Award of Distinction recipient — “a mentor, educator and advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion, whose selfless leadership style empowers others to lead and excel.”