News & Honours


2022 Department Clinical Faculty Research Support Award Recipients
The purpose of this award program is to provide Clinical Faculty with a stipend to support time away from their clinical practice to focus on research. Read More >


Dr. MacNeill Challenges Health Systems:Go Green!
Dr. Andrea MacNeill, the founder and principal investigator at the UBC Planetary Healthcare Lab wants to accelerate the transition to low-carbon, sustainable health systems. Read More >


Dr. Nadine Caron Receives UBC’s inaugural Envision Equality Award
The awards celebrate exceptional women and gender-diverse faculty and staff who have demonstrated outstanding contributions Read More >


Department of Surgery Strategic Plan 2022-2025
As an academic surgical department, there is a clear commitment to clinical excellence, teaching, and research. Read More >


Dr. Glenn Regehr recognized by the AFMC
Dr. Glenn Regehr is the 2022 recipient of the AFMC President’s Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine. Read about the AFMC awards here.  Read More >


Nis Schmidt History of Surgery Prize – Call for Submissions – Closes February 8, 2022
The Nis Schmidt History of Surgery Prize is currently accepting submissions until February 8, 2022. Dr. Schmidt is a UBC Department of Surgery Clinical Professor Emeritus who has generously endowed an award to stimulate interest and documentation in the history of surgery. A $1,000 prize will be awarded annually for the best publishable grade paper on […] Read More >


Dr. Trina Stephens – Royal College of Canada 2022 Charles Peter W. Warren History of Medicine Award Recipient
Her work focused on the history of gender affirmation surgery Read More >


2021 Year End Newsletter
We are pleased to share the 2021 Surgery Year End Newsletter  which celebrates the accomplishments of the UBC Department of Surgery. Read More >


Damian Duffy wins a 2021 UBC Science Co-op Supervisor Recognition Award
Damian Duffy is the recipient of a UBC Science Co-op Supervisor Recognition Award which recognizes outstanding mentorship and coaching provided to the Co-op student by their supervisor. There were 1500+ supervisors in the program and 77 supervisors received this award. Damian is the Executive Director of the Office of Pediatric Surgical Education and Innovation (OPSEI). Read More >


Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sharadh Sampath
Dr. Sharadh Sampath co-founded a non-profit called ElevATE Society which recently launched the CultivATE food truck. Read More >


2021 Chung Research Day
Congratulations to Dr. Chang and Dr. McGuire for their prize-winning presentations at the annual Chung Research Day Read More >