An addition to South Kam’s Hall of Fame

South Kamloops secondary and the Kam High Alumni Association are welcoming Dr. Kris Olson to the school’s Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame recognizes graduates of Kamloops High and South Kamloops secondary who have made a significant impact on society.

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Olson is a member of the 1988 grad class.

He was an outstanding academic and athletic student and went on to excel at UBC as a Top 20 science scholar and a Wesbrook scholar. He also lettered in varsity football.

Olson graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville as a Justin Potter Scholar and undertook further training in Australia and England, specializing in pediatrics, tropical medicine and innovative medical services.

In 2009, Olson was named to the Scientific American Top 10 Honor Roll (along with Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg) as an individual who has demonstrated leadership in applying new technologies and biomedical discoveries for the benefit of humanity.

In 2019, Olson was the recipient of the Society for Hospital Medicine’s Award of Excellence in Humanitarian Services.

Olson has worked extensively in Asia, Africa and throughout the U.S. and is currently an associate professor at Harvard University in Boston.

Information about those recognized in the school’s Hall of Fame is included in the Ninth Avenue building’s Heritage Corridor and is posted under the Alumni heading on the website.

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