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Dr. Nancy Scott

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About Dr. Nancy Scott

We are deeply saddened by the untimely death of Dr. Nancy Scott who passed away on Wednesday June 4, 2014. She was our friend, professor, colleague, and UBC alumna. Dr. Scott graduated in 1980 from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry and started teaching that same year. She was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in 2010 and also served as Clinical Advisor, Faculty Advisor, and Lecturer in Operative Dentistry.

Dr. Scott was an outstanding clinical educator. She received teaching awards in 2006 and 2014, and in 2013 she earned a Certificate on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She was a founding member of the British Columbia Dental Association’s women’s association established from 1982 to 1996 and since 2011 was a committee member of the BCDA’s Women in Dentistry Mentorship Program. She also worked the College of Dental Surgeons of BC to help practising clinicians improve their skills.

The impact of your support

Dr. Scott had a passion for teaching driven by a desire to help students achieve confidence and skill especially when faced with real difficulties in patient management and clinical procedures. There are numerous personal stories of how Dr. Scott supported students through a challenge in their learning and she guided them to be successful, compassionate and confident practitioners. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her.

The Dr. Nancy Scott Memorial Award, established by UBC Dentistry, honours her memory as a passionate and dedicated teaching professional who was committed to providing the very best to her students in patient care and professionalism. Your gift will help continue Dr. Scott’s passion and commitment to dental education and patient care.

Messages of Remembrance

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  • Forever my vivacious, witty, thoughtful Auntie...I miss you so much!

  • Nancy was such a gem, always could think on her feet. In clinic in 3rd year she had a real little devil of a 10 yr old patient and I remember the first day she had to actually treat the little guy and we were all watching to see how she did (and thrilled that it was not us treating him). Little bugger would not open his mouth for the freezing/needle muttering not nice things about how she was NEVER gonna get that thing in his mouth. Nancy, cool as a cucumber gently suggested that "Gee, Bobby this is going to hurt a whole lot more if I have to put it through the side of your cheek" and unbelievably the little guy surrendered and let her freeze him normally. That was Nancy and I was in awe of how she pulled it off.

    Alex McLean, Classmate from Dental School
  • To a caring and giving person so rarely found. We all love you. Mel PS. I am not sure if the photos and video I uploaded are visible. Please contact me if not.

    Mel Schneider, Fellow Clinical Advisor
  • As were most people in my dental class, I was in awe of Nancy. She seemed to breeze through everything. I had the additional fun of being her housemate in 4th year (she and Ingrid rented the house that everyone wanted to get in to). Through all those experiences, I came to know Nancy as one of the kindest, smartest and most interesting people I've ever met. I feel very saddened by her passing. Dentistry has lost a true gem. She will be missed.

    Allan Hovan, Classmate
  • I met Nancy 4 years ago and was in awe of her immediately. Her beauty, as you know, shone inside and out. Her dedication to her teaching and her friends & colleagues at UBC was outstanding. Always there for a smile, laugh and any help…she will be missed so very much. I was privileged to not only work with her, but to find out a little about her private life…a beautiful teen daughter, loving handsome husband and a need for speed through running. My heart goes out to her family and best friends.

    Vicki Romanin, Co-worker UBC
  • I knew Nancy through her devotion to the Mastery Choir of Vancouver, where her unfailingly cheerful disposition remains forever one of my fondest memories of my time there. "Sing me to heaven".

    Geordie Roberts, Friend
  • I have fond memories of Dr. Nancy Scott as my bay instructor at UBC Dentistry. She was a wonderful person. Always supportive and very kind. She will be missed.

    Robert Verda, Past Dental Student
  • We had been friends for many years and we think about Nancy all the time. This is one of my favorite pictures of her and her daughter Gemma!

    Tony and Jo-Ann, Friend
List of Donors
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  • Lois Aylen

  • Legions of Nancy loves via furniture & art

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Kokan/Bechtolds

  • Rachel Scott

  • Lynn Plautz

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Andrew & Gem Johnson

  • Patrick Walker

  • Ryan Leech

  • Tahirih

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