News & Honours

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 >

Congratulations to Drs. Courtemanche, Dumper and Levings – Recipients of Faculty of Medicine Awards
Congratulations to our Department of Surgery faculty members recently recognized with 2020 Faculty of Medicine Awards: Dr. Doug Courtemanche – Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching Dr. Jaymi Dumper – Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Practice Teaching Dr. Megan Levings – Distinguished Achievement Award – Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty […] Read More >

2020 YWCA Women of Distinction Award Winner: Dr. Megan Levings
Dr. Megan Levings has been recognized with a 2020 YWCA Women of Distinction Award Read More >

#DifferentTogether Pledge
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2020 Chung Lectureship – Dr. Melanie Morris
In lieu of an in-person gathering for our annual Chung Research Day, the UBC Department of Surgery will instead be hosting a virtual Chung Lectureship. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Melanie Morris on November 18, 2020 from 7-8am. A poster for the event is  available here. Read More >

Dr. Alex Seal wins a UBC Postgraduate Faculty & Staff Wellness Award
The UBC Postgraduate Faculty & Staff Wellness Award honours faculty and staff members in postgraduate medical education who demonstrate leadership in resident wellness. Dr. Alex Seal, Program Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, is one of the recipients of the 2020 awards. His residents have many things to say about his commitment to resident wellness […] Read More >

Faculty Spotlight
Learn about Dr. Lea's path to pursuing otolaryngology, involvement in BC First Nations communities and top advice for students interested in global surgery! Read More >

Dr. Daphne Lu has been elected Resident Doctors of BC President
Dr. Lu is a third year resident in General Surgery at the University of British Columbia. Read More >

Dr. Glenn Regehr awarded international prize for medical education
UBC’s Dr. Glenn Regehr has been awarded the 2020 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education, becoming the tenth recipient of the prestigious international prize. Read More >