News & Honours


Dr. Megan Levings Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Engineered Immune Tolerance
The Canada Research Chairs Program enables Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence and become world-class research centres. Read More >


2020 A Year in Review – UBC Department of Surgery
While 2020 was a challenging year, there is also much to celebrate. We are pleased to share with you the 2020 UBC Department of Surgery Year in Review Read More >


Dr. Nadine Caron has been awarded the Canadian Cancer Society’s inaugural Inclusive Excellence Prize
The first-ever Inclusive Excellence Prize honours individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the advancement of equity, diversity and inclusion Read More >


Dr. Stephano Chang wins the 2021 CSCI/CIHR Resident Research Prize
Dr. Stephano Chang, one of our Neurosurgery residents, has won the 2021 UBC CSCI/CIHR Resident Research Manuscript Prize Competition. His research focus is targeting neural pathways to enhance mechanisms of locomotion in people with neurological disabilities. His winning manuscript was entitled “Deep brain stimulation of midbrain locomotor circuits in the freely moving pig”.  This was […] Read More >


2020 Branch for International Surgical Care Annual Report
A reflection on program highlights, organizational updates and achievements at the Branch for International Surgical Care. Read More >


Dr. MacNeill launches UBC’s Planetary Healthcare Lab
From transforming hospital food systems to driving innovation in medical device design, a team of researchers will generate solutions to lessen the footprint of healthcare in B.C. Read More >


Dr. Jane Lea has been nominated as a CFMS Culture Change Champion
Find out what medical students are saying about her contributions. Read More >


Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Juanita Crook
Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology Read More >


Doctoral Exams Chairs 2020
Every year, final examinations are held for more than 500 UBC doctoral candidates, and each of these examinations involves a faculty member serving in the role of Chair. In 2020, Chairs were asked to perform this key function in challenging new circumstances – online! The University and Department would like to recognize  Dr. Cathie Garnis, […] Read More >


New Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor for the Journals Plastic Surgery and Plastic Surgery Case Studies
Dr. Jugpal Arneja is the new Editor-in-Chief and Dr. Marija Bucevska the part-time managing editor for the journals Plastic Surgery and Plastic Surgery Case Studies.  Plastic Surgery (Chirurgie Plastique) is the official journal of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Group for the Advancement of Microsurgery, and the Canadian Society […] Read More >


Bionic hearing: No longer science fiction
Dr. Brian Westerberg (Otolaryngology) and Dr. Ryojo Akagami (Neurosurgery) lead a team to perform B.C.’s first auditory brainstem implant.  Cochlear implants are common these days to restore hearing to people with damage to their inner ear.  However for those people with damage to their hearing nerves traditional cochlear implants or hearing aids are ineffective.  In an auditory brainstem implant, […] Read More >