Thank you note from Cynthia Dawson, ICD student Award recipient

24 Dec 2020 11:38 AM | Anonymous member

Cynthia Dawson is a UBC 4th Year student who received our ICD Student Award.  She is a very worthy choice.

I am in fourth year at UBC and am honoured to have been selected for the International College of Dentists Award this year. I grew up in Burnaby BC and completed my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Psychology at UBC where I received the award for the top graduate in Biochemistry. 

During my time at UBC Dentistry I have been fortunate to be involved in many great events. I especially enjoyed co-chairing Sharing Smiles, a free, fun-filled, informative day shared between individuals in the special needs community and dentistry/dental hygiene students where positive relationships can be fostered and barriers removed. I am also a student mentor team leader. Our student mentor team provides support and mentorship to second and third year DMD students at evening practice to help them through their intensive simulation training. I also volunteer as a music therapy assistant at Yaletown House, a complex care facility. I love watching residents come alive with the music and helping to facilitate those connections. 

I am not sure where I would like to practice, although I would like to live in a smaller community in BC (especially if there’s good hiking on my days off). I am looking forward to finding a family practice where I can serve a community. 

Wishing you all the best for 2021! 

Kind regards,


Cynthia Dawson | BSc

DMD Class of 2021

University of British Columbia

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