Dr. Karim Damji, UBC 2017 - Global Citizenship Award Recipient

He receives recognition for his work in East Africa empowering ophthalmologists.

03 August 2017

Dr. Damji heads the University of Alberta's Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the Eye Institute of Alberta. Dedicated to global health - with strong links to East Africa, where glaucoma is a common blinding disease - he shares knowledge and skills with ophthalmologists, so they are empowered to find sustainable solutions and offer quality eye care in their own countries. His approach has enabled thousands of people to benefit from innovative training, detection, and treatment models.

For the past 100 years, UBC alumni have proven they are capable of amazing things. This November (2017) at the alumni UBC Achievement Awards Gala Dinner and Auction, we will honour eight inspiring members of the UBC community who, through their extraordinary endeavours, have taken the lead on important issues to create positive social change.

Read more about the international work of the Department of Ophthalmology.