News

  • UBC Anesthesiology Residency Program CaRMS Info Session – December 08, 2022

    Video recording can be found here.


  • NEW WINTER 2023 UPCOMING EVENTS – Faculty Development Program

    For more information, please see link under Faculty Development section with red highlight.


  • APT Full Departmental Meeting – September 28, 2022

    Full Department Meeting presentation can be found here. UBC Workplace Experiences Survey 2021 results can be found here.  


  • Dr. Pillay, postdoctoral fellow awarded a 3 year Michael Smith Health Research BC Research Trainee Award

    Dr. Pillay, postdoctoral fellow awarded a 3 year Michael Smith Health Research BC Research Trainee Award: Postdoctoral Fellowship Congratulations to Dr. Yashodani Pillay (Postdoctoral Fellow in Drs. Matthew Wiens and Mark Ansermino’s laboratories) who was awarded a 3 year Michael Smith Health Research BC Postdoctoral Fellowship to support her research project entitled “ Smart discharges […]


  • Dr. Kyriakis, postdoctoral fellow awarded a 3 year Michael Smith Health Research BC Research Trainee Award

    Dr. Kyriakis, postdoctoral fellow awarded a 3 year Michael Smith Health Research BC Research Trainee Award: Postdoctoral Fellowship Congratulations to Dr. Efthymios Kyriakis (Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. David Fedida’s laboratory) who was awarded a 3 year Michael Smith Health Research BC Postdoctoral Fellowship to support his research project entitled “ Cryo-EM studies of activators and […]


  • Dr. Lindsay Diana Rawling passed away

    It is with profound sadness, mixed with a degree of disbelief, that we have to share the devastating news of the death of Dr Lindsay Rawling, friend, colleague and staff anesthesiologist at BC Children’s Hospital. Lindsay trained in the UK and first came to BCCH as a Clinical Fellow in 2014. She returned to join […]


  • Dr. Anshula Ambasta receives a Faculty of Medicine Strategic Initiative Fund (SIF) grant

    August 26, 2022 Congratulations to Dr. Anshula Ambasta who recently received a Faculty of Medicine Strategic Initiative Fund (SIF) grant to support her project – RePORT – Re-purposing the ordering of ‘routine’ laboratory testing in health care systems. The goal of Dr. Ambasta’s project is to optimize laboratory testing in clinical medicine. Appropriate laboratory test […]


  • Vice-Provost International – Dr. Emmanuel Osei highlight

    Dr. Emmanuel Osei, Dr. Hackett’s graduated joint PhD student and PCTH program were recently highlighted by the vice provost. You can find a link to the full article here.


  • Dr. Ken Turnbull passed away on July 3rd

    Dear Colleagues I sadly must report the loss of another of our excellent ‘old guard’. Dr. Ken Turnbull passed away on July 3rd. Dr. Turnbull worked in the VGH Department of Anesthesia, and became upon retirement from clinical practice, one of our treasured early simulation program support faculty. He is survived by his wife, children […]


  • Faculty Promotion – Dr. Matthias Gorges

    For more information, please see memo.


  • The 16th Annual APT Research Day

    Welcome to the 16th Annual APT Research Day Details are as follows: • May 26, 2022 (Thursday) • 1030 to 1530 • St. Paul’s Hospital, Cullen Lecture Theatre (map attached) • APT research day program found here • Zoom Meeting ID 95272 854360, Passcode 854360 Directional instructions to the Conference Centre: • Thurlow Street Entrance: […]


  • APT Full Departmental Meeting – April 14, 2022

    Meeting presentation can be found here.  


  • Dr Morley Sutter passed away on December 19, 2021

    It is with sadness that we announce Dr. Morley Sutter MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor and former (longstanding) Department Head of Pharmacology (& Therapeutics), passed away on Saturday December 19, 2021. Dr. Sutter had a long career in Pharmacology research and education, focusing on the cardiovascular system and atherosclerosis. Dr. Roanne Preston


  • Dr. Alana Flexman, Michael Smith Health Research BC – Health Professional-Investigator Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Alana Flexman who was awarded a Michael Smith Health Research BC Health Professional-Investigator Award to support her research focussed on Perioperative stroke screening and outcomes in high-risk surgical patients. Up to two percent of patients will experience a stroke during or after surgery and these patients have a high chance of disability […]


  • APT Graduate Program Director – Dr. Pascal Bernatchez

    Please find memo here.



  • UBC Anesthesia CaRMS Info Night

    Greetings from the UBC Anesthesiology Residency Program! We’d like to invite medical students across Canada to join us on an info session with Dr. Laine Bosma (Program Director), Dr. Sadiq Abdulla (Assistant Program Director), and some of our current residents. This session will provide you with some information that we hope will reduce anxiety related […]


  • In Memoriam – Dr. Gerry O’Connor

    We are saddened to share the news that Dr. Gerry O’Connor, beloved by all who knew him, died on Friday, October 1. He joined the department in 1975 as a pediatric anesthesiologist with a special interest in cardiac. He moved from Vancouver General to BC Children’s Hospital when it opened in 1982. He retired from […]


  • APT Full Departmental Meeting – August 31, 2021

    Meeting details found here. Educational Report details found here.  


  • Dr. Hoiland, postdoctoral fellow awarded a 2 year Craig H Neilsen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

    August 6, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Hoiland (Postdoctoral Fellow in Drs. Christopher West, Prof. Brian Kwon & Dr. Donald Griesdale’s laboratories) who was awarded a 2 year Craig H Neilsen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to support his research project entitled “A novel targeted vascular approach to mitigate secondary hypoxic injury following traumatic SCI” A lay […]