Tanveer Gill, a first year nursing student at UBC Okanagan, is one of 36 British Columbians named as recipients of the eighth annual BC Community Achievement Awards.
“Each of these people has a remarkable record of enhancing the quality of life of residents throughout the province,” said Premier Christy Clark.
“And each truly deserves to be singled out and recognized by all British Columbians for their contributions.”
Gill, a Kelowna resident, is committed to community activism and social justice.
From founding diversity clubs, to coaching, to mentoring students, to supporting worldwide initiatives addressing hunger and poverty, the premier said the UBCO student is a positive role model for young people in British Columbia.