• 2020 Rudolf Vrba Memorial Lecture – Dr. Joseph Ragaz

    For details, please click here.  

  • CaRMS 2021 is Online

    Info Session With all the changes to clerkships, electives, and CaRMS due to the COVID-19 pandemic for medical students across Canada, the UBC Anesthesiology Program will be hosting this information session to provide you with some more information about our program. Students from all Canadian Medical Schools are welcome to attend. When: Wednesday, October 28th […]

  • In Memoriam – Dr. Kim Stevenson – Victoria General Hospital

    Please find announcement here.  


    We are very pleased to announce that Dr. John (Kip) Kramer will be officially joining the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics on September 1, 2020 as an Assistant Professor (tenure track). We are already discussing teaching contributions, establishing some non-lab space at Med C, and will be inviting Dr. Kramer to sit on one […]

  • In Memoriam: Dr. John J Crosby – Clinical Associate Professor

    Dr. John Crosby passed away on July 15, 2020, the full obituary where you can express condolences and share memories published in the Vancouver Sun and Province on 2020-08-01 found here.

  • Minutes of APT Full Faculty Meeting – July 23, 2020

    Minutes details can be found here.

  • In Memoriam – Dr. Graham McMorland – Clinical Professor Emeritus

    Dr. Graham McMorland passed away in South Africa on August 1 of this year. Over the last number of years he suffered from myelodysplastic syndrome and required blood transfusions frequently. This became more problematic during the current Coronavirus pandemic. As most of you know Graham lived the last number of years in South Africa. Born […]

  • Dr. Stephan Schwarz as the next CJA Editor in Chief

    Hello all, On behalf of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia Editor in Chief Selection Committee, chaired by Dr Daniel Bainbridge, it is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephan Schwarz as the next CJA Editor in Chief, as of January 1, 2021. Dr Schwarz will assume the position as Dr Hilary Grocott ends […]

  • ASRA Graduate Student Award – Desmond Fung

    Congratulations to Desmond Fung, MSc. student in Dr. Stephan Schwarz’s lab, for receiving the ASRA award. For more details, please click on link.    

  • Dr. Kramer – Objectifying the Experience of Pain – June 24, 2020

    Please click on link below for Dr. John Kramer’s presentation: Objectifying the Experience of Pain  

  • Important notice for B.Sc. students taking Pharmacology courses in 2020

    Letter to Pharmacology Students  

  • Virtual Research Day 2020 video recording link

    Please find link below for the Virtual Research Day 2020 recording stream:  

  • Virtual Research Day 2020 Winners

    The winners for Research Day are: Anesthesiology Oral Presentation: Dr. Ryan Hoiland – The use of tocilizumab and corticosteroids in critically ill patients with severe COVID-19 Runner Up: Ms Marie Johns – Non-invasive microcirculation monitoring using near-infrared spectroscopy during scoliosis correction surgery to inform blood transfusion – results of a prospective observational study Pharmacology & […]

  • VIRTUAL RESEARCH DAY 2020 invite

    The UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics is pleased to announce its Annual Virtual Research Day 2020. For details, please click on Invitation/Program. Please attend and support the work of our trainees and Departmental colleagues! With many thanks to all of our department staff who have helped make this day happen.

  • In Memoriam: Dr. David M Quastel

    Dr. David Quastel a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics passed away on Friday February 28, 2020. Services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, March 3rd at Beth Israel Cemetery 1721 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, followed by a reception at their home at 4489 Marguerite Street in Shaughnessy. Our thoughts are with […]

  • 2020 Visiting Professor Lecture – Dr. David Juurlink

    “The North American Opioid Crisis, and Why the Perioperative Period Still Matters”. For more details, please view poster.

  • In Memoriam: Dr. Kitt Turney

    Dr. Kitt Turney was on staff at Lion’s Gate Hospital since 2018. She was a talented, engaging young woman with many great accomplishments in life, as well as being an excellent anesthesiologist. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues. Please read message from Dr. Clare Morrison.

  • Announcement – UBC and Oxford University MOU in training Clinical Pharmacology

    For more information, please check out the Memo from Dr. Roanne Preston.

  • 2020 Visiting Professor Lecture – Dr. David Juurlink (CANCELLED)

    This Lecture is Cancelled. “The North American Opioid Crisis, and Why the Perioperative Period Still Matters”. For more details, please view poster.

  • 2019 Visiting Professor Lecture – Dr. Norm Buckley video recording

    Dr. Norm Buckley’s lecture on November 6, 2019 recording is available here.