Dr. Sabrina Nurmohamed ’08 has felt the presence of UTS throughout her educational career – at Western for her undergraduate degree, at the University of Toronto’s medical school and the University of Calgary for her specialist training. Now she works as a dermatologist in Vancouver and continues to connect with the UTS community.
Sabrina made her first gift to UTS this year, in support of the Rian Dewji Initiative, a group project she orchestrated along with UTS friends Brett Henderson ’08 and Rameez Sewani ’08, in honour of their late classmate.
“Rian was a real gem of a person,” says Sabrina. “He was so bright and exceptionally kind. He excelled at math but he had a million different creative interests outside of school and a real gift for bringing people together.”
The initiative has nearly achieved its goal to establish the Rian Dewji Math Award, which Sabrina says will go an F1 Student who has the same spirit that her friend Rian did.
“Having had such a personal touch on the project and reaching a point in my professional life where I am in a position to give, made it a particularly meaningful opportunity for me.”
Sabrina describes her UTS experience as fantastic – she was active in the House system and became Cody Prefect. “Those years were so great in so many ways, I wouldn’t know where to start. My best friends continue to be from UTS. We were very fortunate to experience such a lively community of teachers and peers that challenged us academically and encouraged us to be active in our communities.”