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2015 Distinguished Alumni Early Achievement Award Recipient

Dr. Skye Creba

Dr. Skye CrebaDr. Skye Creba is an emergency room physician at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

A graduate from Nanaimo District Secondary School in 2000, Skye began her post-secondary education in VIU’s Bachelor of Science degree program, which ignited her passion for science and medicine.

As an award-winning scholar, Skye conducted outstanding research in VIU’s Chemistry Department’s Applied Environmental Research Laboratory. She published two peer-­‐reviewed papers as an undergraduate, and won best presentation awards at several research  conferences.

Graduating with distinction from VIU in 2006 (majoring in Biology and Chemistry), Skye received one of Canada’s most prestigious research scholarships – a $17,500 Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) post-graduate scholarship.

She elected to follow her life-long passion to pursue a career in medicine and enrolled at the University of Calgary in 2007. After completing a medical doctorate degree in 2010, Skye returned home to embark on a family practice residency in Nanaimo through the University of British Columbia (UBC). The following year, Skye completed specialty residency training in emergency medicine through UBC on the lower mainland.

She returned to Nanaimo once again in July 2013, and is currently enjoying her position in the emergency room at NRGH and being a new mother (August, 2014) to a happy, healthy boy - Fisher Orin Green.