We are happy to report that our UBC chapter has been nominated for the MS Society of Canada Division Award of Merit! The award recognizes an outstanding contribution by individual(s), group(s) or business(es) in furthering the work of the MS Society on a provincial/regional basis in the areas of client services, public education, government relations, fundraising, research or administration.
PBSC students at UBC assist in the Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP), helping clients with MS draft applications for CPP-D when they need to leave the workforce. In Canada, CPP-D applications have a 43 percent acceptance rate. In contrast, however, applications drafted by PBSC students in the VLAP have an acceptance rate of over 95 percent!
Our UBC chapter is very honoured to be nominated and thrilled to hear about the great impact PBSC students are making.