News & Honours


Skin Substitute and another use for IDO
Dr. Aziz Ghahary (Plastic Surgery) has recently received two grants from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). The first grant is to fund the Proof of Principle (POP1) research that is geared to prepare prospective technology for commercialization. Read More >


CHIR Grant – Dr. Cathie Garnis
Dr. Cathie Garnis (Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery) has received a CIHR grant to: Evaluate circulating small RNA markers as simple blood test biomarkers for detecting and predicting outcomes in oral cancer. Read More >


CHIR Grant – Dr. Alice Mui
Dr. Alice Mui (General Surgery) has received a CIHR grant to study: Negative Regulation of Immune Cell Function. The anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 prevents Read More >


Distinguished Clinical Science Researcher – Dr. Garth Warnock
Dr. Garth L. Warnock (General Surgery) received the Read More >


2013-Chung Research Day award winners
A great day showcasing research occurring throughout the department, followed by an awards reception dinner at the Museum of Vancouver. Read More >


Senior Investigator Award Winner- Dr. James Morris
The 2013 R J Finley Senior Investigator Award was given to Dr. Morris, who amongst many accomplishments throughout his career, established brachiotherapy for the treatment of Prostate Cancer in BC. Read More >


New Investigator Award Winner- Dr. Cathie Garnis
The 2013 H W Johnson New Investigator Award was given to Dr. Garnis, whose research focuses on cancer biology and biomarkers Read More >


A perfect score for Prostate Cancer research
The National Cancer Institute, a branch of the U. S. National Institutes of Health, has awarded an $11.3 million, five-year grant to the Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer SPORE (SPORE is short for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence), group which consists of investigators from the Vancouver Prostate Cancer Centre of Excellence, and from the Fred Hutchinson […] Read More >


Recognition from NSQIP
The teams at Lions Gate Hospital and Victoria General Hospital. Both have been recently recognized by NSQIP as meritorious for their quality scores for 2012. Read More >


Announcement by UBC’s Vancouver Senate
UBC’s Vancouver Senate has taken the extraordinary step of suspending classes on September 18, 2013. It has done so to allow students, staff and faculty to participate in activities related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final national event on the West Coast that day. UBC is committed to developing better awareness and understanding […] Read More >


Order of British Columbia
Congratulations to: Dr. Charles H. Scudamore (General Surgery) who has been appointed to the Order of British Columbia. The Order of British Columbia recognizes people who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the Province or elsewhere. The Order represents the highest form of recognition […] Read More >