News & Honours


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 >


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. http://secure.campaigner.com/csb/Public/show/iq87f–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 >