We'd like to introduce you to one of our newest Ordinary Members from the UBC Branch, Corporal Reilly Ische. The UBC Branch obtained its charter in September 2019. The branch is comprised of currently serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces members, and civilians.
Corporal Reilly Ische is a Medical Assistant with 12 (Vancouver) Field Ambulance and has been serving within the Canadian Armed Forces since 2016. As an Emergency Medical Responder and International Trauma Life Support Instructor, she plays a role in the medical training of new members. She served on Operation Lentus in 2017 as a part of the BC wildfire response, and is currently training in Light Urban Search and Rescue alongside members of 15 Field Artillery Regiment to prepare for future domestic and international deployments.
Reilly is the Vice President of the newest Royal Canadian Legion Branch #294 located at the University of British Columbia. As a University alumni and facilitator at UBC’s Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology, Reilly is excited by the possibilities Veterans have in expanding their education into civilian careers and is working to ensure a welcoming community and smooth transition.
Her support for Veterans goes beyond her work with the Legion. In her civilian career,Reilly works at ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries), an interdisciplinary research centre focused on spinal cord injury; an interest that was heavily influenced by experiences working with injured veterans.