Lifetime Achievement in Health Innovation Award


The new Lifetime Achievement in Health Innovation Award, presented by VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, has been created to recognize the exceptional capabilities, achievements and leadership of an individual from the medical device, biotech, diagnostics and/or health care industries.

The first Award will be presented to the winner at the inaugural Innovators’ Challenge event on April 9.

Innovators’ Challenge Advisory Committee

The Innovators’ Challenge Advisory Committee is a collection of individuals who bring a set of unique knowledge and skills from the health and innovation sectors. Learn more

Paul Geyer (Chair)

CEO of Discovery Parks and Nimbus Synergies, a unique Health Technology Program under the Discovery Parks umbrella

Andrew Booth

Chief Commercial Officer, STEMCELL Technologies

Maria Pacella

Senior VP, Private Equity, PenderFund Capital Management

Jerel Davis

Managing Director, Versant Ventures

Antony Hodgson

Co-Director, ICICS, UBC; Director, HATCH Incubator, VCHRI; Director, Surgical Technologies Lab, VCHRI


  • LifeLabs
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Open2Discussion
  • PenderFund Capital Management
  • iClinic Systems Inc.
In kind
  • McKinsey & Company