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  • White Family Bursary in Medicine

    Drs. White

    Drs. Patrick and Diana White have practised family medicine in Victoria for over 35 years.  In retirement, they both continue to enjoy part-time work in a travel medicine clinic.

    Patrick's connection with UVic dates back to 1957 when he enrolled in Victoria College, as it was then known.   His BA was granted by UBC, as he was part of the first graduating class in Victoria.  He received his medical degree from Glasgow University, where he met Diana, who was in the same class.

    They have four children, all graduates of UVic.  One daughter is now a practicing physician in Australia.  This same daughter, in her early working years, introduced Patrick and Diana to medical care for First Nations people, specifically the Gwitch'n, whom she served intermittently for five years in northern Yukon.  Here in Victoria, one of Patrick's and Diana's medical partners is of First Nations heritage.

    These experiences influenced the Whites to create this bursary for medical students of Aboriginal descent, and/or who graduated from a high school on Vancouver Island.