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UBC SPPH community member Dr. Hadal El-Hadi honoured with 2024 AFMC Learner Changemaker Award

Mar 12, 2024 |

Dr. Hadal El-Hadi, a member of UBC’s school of population and public health community, has been honoured with the 2024 Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Learner Changemaker Award for her leadership, excellence and achievements in academic medicine.

The Learner Changemaker Award recognizes exceptional medical learners who have created real and meaningful change for those training in Canadian faculties of medicine or health sciences faculties.

Dr. El-Hadi is a second-year resident in Public Health and Preventive Medicine and a first-generation immigrant from Sudan. Her interests and experiences are focused on structural and systemic inequities and their impacts on health equity, health promotion and access to culturally safe care for marginalized communities, including Black as well as immigrant and refugee health.

Dr. El-Hadi’s interests in advocacy and equity has motivated her in multiple facets of her career. She strongly believes in the importance of educating and motivating people into taking notice of injustices and working as a team to improve the lives of those around us. One of the biggest reasons she pursued medicine as a career was because she wanted to be part of a collective that helps children and adults in Canada and globally have a fighting chance to be happy. Her interests include working with national non-profit organizations to address anti-Black racism in Canada, as well as conducting health equity research.

Read the announcement by the Faculty of Medicine.