Former UBC faculty members donate $3.3M for scholarships

October 13, 2016

Two of the first-ever appointees to UBC’s Faculty of Medicine are now responsible for a new $3.3M donation that will support scholarships for students studying in the health fields. The funds come from the Constance Livingstone Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation, whose namesakes began working as professors at UBC in 1950 and established the university’s department of anatomy. Constance Friedman passed away in June 2011 and Sydney Friedman in February 2015. “The Friedmans were instrumental in making the UBC Faculty of Medicine the exceptional medical school that it is today,” said UBC President Santa Ono. “The university is grateful for everything they did and the endowment that allows that good work to continue.” UBC