News & Honours

Dr. Kathryn Isaac appointed as the inaugural Dr. Patricia Clugston Chair in Breast Reconstruction Surgery
In her Chair role, Dr. Isaac’s mission is to increase access to breast reconstruction surgery, address health care navigation issues, improve the clinical experience through surgical innovation and ensure consistency of care across the province. Read the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Feature here. Read More >

Dr. Nadine Caron named founding First Nations Health Authority Chair in Cancer and Wellness at UBC
As the founding First Nations Health Authority Chair (FNHA) in Cancer and Wellness at UBC, Dr. Nadine Caron will examine the journeys and unique needs of Indigenous cancer patients, survivors and their families. Read more here. Read More >

Canadian Conference for the Advancement of Surgical Education
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Damian Duffy – Recipient of a 2018 PHSA Plus Award
Damian Duffy, Executive Director, Office of Pediatric Surgical Evaluation and Innovation, has been awarded a PHSA + Award. ​The PHSA+ Awards celebrate the people and projects that make the organization a better place to work and our province a leader in caring for vulnerable populations. Read more about the award and other recipients here. Read More >

2018 Chung Research Day Wrap Up
Thank you to everyone who came to the 24th Annual WB & MH Chung Research Day. Read More >

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Robert Baird
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Robert Baird, Pediatric Surgery Read More >

Dr. Ron Lett recipient of the 2018 RCPSC Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award
Dr. Ron Lett, Adjunct Professor, with the UBC Department of Surgery is the recipient of the 2018 Royal College Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award. Read More >

UBC Distinguished Achievement Awards
Dr Nadine Caron and Dr. Bruce Verchere ( General Surgery) have each been awarded an Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for their significant contributions to the University and Community. Dr. Caron has long advocated for indigenous and rural health and is a founding director of the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health. Dr. […] Read More >

New President – Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Congratulations to Dr. Frederick K. Kozak (Otolaryngology), who was recently elected as President of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and NeckSurgery.  Dr. Kozak is Head of the Division at BC Children’s Hospital and Clinical Professor of Surgery.   Read More >

A Father and Surgeon’s Legacy
After the loss of their father, Dr. Graham Clay (1931-2017), Jennifer Clay and Sarah McLeod were inspired to establish an award in the UBC Faculty of Medicine for medical students matched to a residency in surgery, as a way to memorialize their father’s enthusiasm for teaching students and advancing patient care. The future impact of the […] Read More >

Vocal Champion – Dr. Amanda Hu
Dr. Amanda Hu, Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology has recently had her work featured by UBC. Read more.  Read More >