Nanaimo division member wins VIU early achievement award

Dr Skye Creba, a member of the Nanaimo Division of Family Practice, has been awarded the Vancouver Island University 2015 Distinguished Alumni Early Achievement Award. Dr Creba, an ER doc at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, graduated from VIU in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Her studies at the university sparked an interest in medicine, and she went on to do her medical degree at the University of Calgary. She then completed her family practice residency in Nanaimo, followed by specialist residency training in emergency medicine in the Lower Mainland.

The Distinguished Alumni Early Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement within 10 years of graduating, in the categories of career, community service, business, research, athletics, or arts. In recognizing his former student, biology professor Dr. Tim Goater praised Dr Creba’s resourcefulness, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills.

Dr Creba’s accomplishments include publication of two peer-reviewed papers, one in Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, and another in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. She is a recipient of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council’s undergrad student research award, and was also awarded the council’s prestigious post-graduate research scholarship.