Alvin Ip, BKin ’12

Mentor and leader, Alvin Ip is an ambassador for the University of British Columbia community and advocate of accessible exercise programs for people with physical disabilities.

Ip completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2012, graduating as a Wesbrook scholar and head of his class. His undergraduate research focused on improvements in walking for people who experience motor impairments after suffering a stroke. He presented this research at the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, where he won the Top Oral Presenter Award. He was then selected to showcase his findings internationally, representing UBC at the Universitas21 Undergraduate Research Conference in Japan. After graduating, Ip gave back to his alma mater through annual participation in the UBC Kinesiology Mentorship Program.

Ip is currently completing his medical studies at UBC. He is a staff writer and former editor-in-chief of the UBC Medical Journal, as well as an executive member of the UBC Internal Medicine Interest Group. In 2014, he was the winner of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Student Research Contest and the recipient of the RBC Medical Student Leadership Award.