Dr. David Ng
Receives UBC Science's
Alumni Builder Award

Awards and recognition

Dr. David Ng Receives UBC Science’s Alumni Builder Award

Dr. Dave Ng (middle) was presented his Alumni Builder Award on February 21 at an MSL seminar. Also pictured is Dr. Martin Hirst, Director, Michael Smith Laboratories (left), and Dr. Mark MacLachlan, Dean pro tem, UBC Faculty of Science (right).

We would like to extend an enthusiastic congratulations to Dr. David Ng, Director of the Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory at the Michael Smith Laboratories, for being named UBC Science’s Alumni Builder for 2024.

The UBC Alumni Builder Award, created in 2017 as part of the 100th year of alumni UBC, recognizes a cross-section of alumni representing all faculties who have significantly contributed to the University and enriched the lives of others. In doing so, these alumni have supported alumni UBC’s mission of realizing the promise of a global community with the shared ambition of a better world and an exceptional UBC.

Professor, scientist, science educator, communicator, and alum Dr. David Ng stands out for his significant contributions in bridging the arts and sciences. His enthusiasm and multidisciplinary style of education have had a lasting impact on UBC Science and the Michael Smith Laboratories. His approach also integrates equity, diversity and inclusion. In addition to collaborating with unrepresented communities, he raises awareness on pressing issues such as Indigenous engagement, gender equality in the field of STEM, climate change, and sustainability. By making the arts and sciences accessible and relevant to diverse audiences, his initiatives and leadership both educate and inspire change.



A version of this article was originally shared by alumni UBC.