The Cedar Awards: Dr. Elder Roberta Price

The Awards Committee is delighted to honour Dr. and Elder Roberta Price as the first recipient of the DFP Cedar Awards initiative. Described by her peers as the “fearless leader and inspiration behind what [we] do on JEDI, Dr. and Elder Roberta has graciously and tirelessly shared her gifts and her knowledge with our department.”

In 2021, Dr. and Elder Roberta received an honorary degree for her incredible work. You can watch here:

As noted on the university website:

For over 30 years, Elder Roberta Price has actively shared her leadership, wisdom and teachings at UBC and throughout the Lower Mainland to assist both Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members to achieve improved outcomes in health care. A member of the Coast Salish Snuneymuxw and Cowichan Nations, she has been instrumental in helping to create shared spaces for both Indigenous and Western approaches to healing and health. Her ongoing involvement and leadership in research projects have been key to the continued work of decolonizing health care and creating cultural safety and equity for Indigenous patients.

What her colleagues say:

[Dr. and Elder Roberta] has graciously and tirelessly shared her gifts and her knowledge with our department. These not only include her wonderful work with JEDI, but also her outstanding leadership in the UBC FP Residency Program as Indigenous Program Co-Director and as Lead for the Anti-Racism Support Group.

We feel very strongly that [her] exceptional expertise, longstanding dedication, wise leadership, and tireless advocacy go above and beyond in every respect.

We raise our hands up to honour Elder Roberta and humbly and respectfully support her nomination for this Departmental recognition.

This work is extraordinarily demanding from physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual perspectives.  – Dr. Linda Reid


The Department of Family Practice would like to thank Dr. and Elder Roberta Price for all that she has done.