News and Announcements

Update: 2 year UBC Pain Medicine Residency Program
Dear Colleagues, I have some very exciting news to share.  Last week, the UBC Residency Allocation Committee and the Ministry of Health have provided full approval and funding to launch the Pain Medicine Residency program starting in July 2015.   This is the second program in Canada to be approved by the Royal College of Physicians […] (May 25, 2015 @1:07 pm)

APT Research Day Winners
The 9th Annual APT Research Day was held this past May 5th.  On behalf of the organizing committee, we want to thank the attendees, participants and judges for another successful day. The award winners are: 1) Oral presentation (ANA): Peter Rose & Cristin McRae 2) Oral presentation (PCTH): Michael Yau & Steven Booth 3) Poster […] (May 8, 2015 @11:45 am)

APT Research Day – Keynote Talk: Dr. Ronit Lavi (Video)
Our Guest Judge and Keynote Speaker for the 2015 APT Research Day was Dr. Ronit Lavi, a world-renowned Anesthesiologist and Researcher affiliated with the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Western University in London, Ontario. Dr. Lavi has also held key academic positions within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry such as Anesthesiology […] (May 7, 2015 @3:01 pm)

UBC Launches Research Site
UBC is pleased to announce the launch of the new UBC Research + International website: The site shines a spotlight on UBC’s accomplishments as a global research player, and focuses strongly on research excellence, innovation and impact, and international engagement. Highlights include: Research2Reality videos featuring UBC faculty discussing the value and impact of their research An expanded service portal offering one-stop support […] (May 7, 2015 @11:45 am)

2015 Research Day – Program
The 9th annual Research day program is complete and can be downloaded here: 2015 Research Day Program (This file is password protected please email if you require it)   This years research day will be held on May 5th, 2015 at the Paetzold Amphitheatre – VGH Our Guest Judge and Keynote Speaker is Dr. […] (April 29, 2015 @11:30 am)

Dr Tillie Hackett – MSFHR Scholar Award
The department would like to congratulate Dr Tillie Hackett who was recently recognized for her 2014 MSFHR Scholar Award. Tillie was also awarded a 2014 CIHR New Investigator Award.   (March 20, 2015 @4:09 pm)

Dr Stephan Schwarz – Runner Up for Teaching Excellence Award
We are very pleased to share news of another award of recognition to one of our faculty members: Dr. Stephan Schwarz was voted Runner Up for the Teaching Excellence Award for the 2014/2015 academic year. This award is to recognize an individual demonstrating an excellence and dedication to teaching and commitment to students. Congratulations Stephan! […] (March 20, 2015 @3:57 pm)

2015 Vancouver Summer Program
The Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada is excited to offer the opportunity for undergraduate students in medicine and related sciences from partner universities to participate in the 2015 Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) in Medicine. This four-week, two-course academic program provides the opportunity to experience Canadian health and life […] (April 2, 2015 @11:41 am)

International Surgical Care Fundraiser
Kip Woodward and Nancy Van Laeken invite you and a guest to a fundraising evening in support of the UBC Branch for International Surgical Care, home of the world’s first university accredited on-line Global Surgery education program. Information on the UBC Branch for International Surgical Care Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:30 – 9:00 pm | […] (February 25, 2015 @2:40 pm)

Simulation Learning Strategies – Summer 2015
Are you a healthcare professional engaged in clinical teaching? Are you an educator? Do you want to learn how to use simulation as an effective learning tool? This 2 day course may be for you! Course Description: This course aims to provide an experience that will allow learners to: Develop a foundational knowledge of simulation […] (February 25, 2015 @2:50 pm)