News & Honours


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 >


Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Peter Kim
Dr. Peter Kim, Clinical Associate Professor, General Surgery, UBC Read More >


Congratulations to the 2018 winner of the Dorken Award for Excellence in Service
On May 18, 2018 Rosa Garcia was presented with the Dorken Award for Excellence in Service. Read More >


Dr. Eitan Prisman wins 2018 VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award
Dr. Prisman is the recipient of a $75,000 (over 2 years) VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Awards. These awards are intended to support projects that have impact on patient care at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) or Providence Health Care (PHC), provide savings for the health system at VCH and/or PHC, create medical device and/or commercial opportunities […] Read More >


Dr. Aziz Ghahary’s project wins the Innovators’ Challenge and Bradshaw Prize
Dr. Aziz Ghahary (Plastic Surgery) and his team have received an award from the first ever Innovator’s Challenge where researchers pitch their ideas in a Dragon’s Den like competition.  Dr. Ghahary received $100,000 (includes the Bradshaw Prize based on audience votes) to continue developing an infection-fighting liquid skin substitute made of natural skin proteins. Called […] Read More >


Dr. Butterworth receives the Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Resident Doctors of BC’s Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes a physician clinical educator for his or her contributions to residents’ medical education. The recipient will have created a safe learning environment that encourages self-inquiry, supports adult learning, and fosters within learners a desire to achieve their highest potential. Recipient: […] Read More >


$10.4 million Genome Canada grant for Silent Genomes
Dr. Nadine Caron, from the Division of General Surgery, in collaboration with Dr. Laura Arbour and Dr. Wyeth Wasserman have been awarded $10.4 million dollars from Genome Canada to fund their “Silent Genomes” project. Read the full CBC story. Read More >