News & Honours


Synthetic heart valves will help doctors improve surgical skills
A UBC invention has made it possible for doctors to vastly improve their bypass surgery techniques without relying on animals. Full Story. Read More >


Dr. Garth Warnock – Paul Lacy Memorial Lecture – 2017 International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
Dr. Garth Warnock (General Surgery) has been chosen to deliver the Paul Lacy Memorial Lecture at the 2017 International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) congress at Oxford, UK.   This biennial lecture is awarded to a clinician and/or scientist who has made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of experimental and/or human islet transplantation.  […] Read More >


Doctors of BC Silver Medal of Service Award
Dr. David Fairholm is the recipient of the Doctors of BC Silver Medal of Service Award. This award is to recognize long and distinguished service to the Doctors of BC, or outstanding contributions to medicine and/or medical/political involvement in British Columbia or Canada, or outstanding contributions to the welfare of the people of British Columbia […] Read More >


Dignan Award from the Royal College
Dr. Nadine Caron, (General Surgery) has received the very prestigious Dignan Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Read More >


Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates and Award Winners
On June 13, 2016 the UBC Department of Surgery gathered together for their annual Academic Year End Celebration. A number of the UBC Department of Surgery Awards were presented and recent graduates were also recognized. Read More >


Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Sheina Macadam
Dr. Sheina Macadam, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery Read More >


Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award
Dr. Francis Lynn (General Surgery) has received the 2016 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Basic Science. Read More >


In the News – Virotherapy and Robotic Laser Surgery
Dr. Brian Toyota, neurosurgeon describes virotherapy trial for glioblastoma multiforme, and a robotic laser system that heats and kills cancer cells.... Read More >


Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Neil Chadha
Faculty Spotlight, Dr. Neil Chadha, Clinical Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, UBC Read More >


$8.1 CFI/BCKDF grant for Diabetes research
“The research enabled by this infrastructure will lead to new ways to predict, prevent, and treat diabetes for the many children in this province affected by this devastating disease,” said Dr. Verchere, who leads the diabetes laboratories. Read More >


Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Clinical Faculty members have been awarded UBC Clinical Faculty Awards for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching Read More >