News & Honours

Dr. MacNeill publishes ground-breaking study on the carbon footprint of surgical suites
Dr. Andrea MacNeill, a surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and Clinical Associate Professor with the UBC Department of Surgery, recently analyzed Read More >

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Patrick McDonald
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Patrick McDonald, Neurosurgery Read More >

SURG 516 Program Planning and Evaluation in Surgical Care Low Resource Settings
We are pleased to be offering this online graduate course through the Branch for International Surgical Care’s Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) program. Read More >

CRASH 2017
Many junior surgical residents are participating the Surgical CRASH Course this October! Read More >

Dr. Nadine Caron in the News!
Meet Canada’s 1st female Indigenous surgeon – Dr. Nadine Caron. View the CTV news clip here. Read More >

Meet our Postdoc Fellows
In honour of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we thought we’d share a little bit about our postdoc fellows in the Department of Surgery. Read their bios here. Read More >

MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization Awards
Three Department of Surgery faculty members are among the 11 award recipients in the first Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) competition. These awards will help BC health researchers bridge the gap between discovery and practical application to improve health outcomes in BC.–d6jni-5kohqi96 Dr Aziz Ghahary (Plastic Surgery) Liquid skin substitute accelerates burn and non-healing wounds. […] Read More >

General Surgery Resident wins Friedman Award for Scholars
Shahrzad Joharifard, a graduating general surgery resident, is one of four 2017 recipients of the prestigious Freidman Award for Scholars. Read More >

Congratulations to the 2017 winner of the Dorken Award for Excellence in Service
On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Eleni Tsakumis was presented with the Dorken Award for Excellence in Service. Read More >

Department of Surgery Academic Year End Celebration 2017
The Department of Surgery held our Annual Academic Year End Celebration for 2017 at the Arbutus Club. This provided an opportunity to congratulate and celebrate the accomplishments of all graduating residents, PHD/MSC students and clinical fellows for the 2016/17 academic year Read More >

Dr. Francis Lynn study published
Dr. Francis Lynn (General Surgery) and his PhD student Nicole Krentz have published their studies showing how the NEUROG3 transcription factor regulates pancreatic islet beta cell differentiation in the journal Developmental Cell.  These studies provide insight into how stem cells can be stimulated to generate beta cells for treatment of diabetes.  Developmental Cell is a […] Read More >