Nak’azdli celebrates first graduate of Medical Studies

On May 31, Kwah Hall was filled in celebration of Dr. Lester Todd Alec.

  • Jun. 8, 2016 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Todd Alec with his wife Theresa.

Dr. Todd Alec with his wife Theresa.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

On May 31, Kwah Hall was filled in celebration of Dr. Lester Todd Alec.

Alec was one of eight Aboriginal MD’s who has recently graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

“This is our first Doctor of Medicine,” Mark Prince of Nak’azdli Band said.

“We have so much potential in our community. We have to support them.”

Alec, along with his wife Theresa and son Aidan was overwhelmed by all of the support and recognition received.

“I really want to support anyone who wants to be a physician. If there is any advice I can give, please let me know,” Alec said.

Alec will now be pursuing a two year residency in family medicine in Prince George.

“I look forward to coming back home. I look forward to working back home,” Alec said.

“And I am proud to say I am from Nak’azdli.”