News & Honours

Brighter Smiles program approved for renewed funding from the First Nations Health Authority
Brighter Smiles is an innovative service-learning initiative Read More >

2019–2020 BISC Instructor Appreciation
Dr. Penny and Dr. Poenaru are recognized for the significant contributions as two UBC BISC Instructors Read More >

Pinpointing the cause of COVID-19-related inflammatory surge
Dr. Alice Mui has received CIHR funding for COVID-19 related research Read More >

Safe Surgical Care: Strategies During a Pandemic
Dr. Emelie Joos (General Surgery) prepared this course over a period of five weeks during the pandemic while still performing her functions as a trauma surgeon at VGH. It is offered free online. To date, enrolment has included over 1100 people from different walks of life (not all surgeons), half are from Canada, the remainder from over […] Read More >

MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator Award
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has renewed Dr. Andrew Thamboo (Otolaryngology)’s Health Professional-Investigator Award for his work “Understanding a potentially common upper airway disorder: Empty nose syndrome” . The MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator Program is designed to develop BC’s research talent and help decrease the gap between health research and its implementation. […] Read More >

Virtual Surgical Education Using Wearable Technology
Arman Abdalkhani (Otolaryngology) has been awarded a Strategic Initiative Fund grant to develop a library of  educational videos for each surgical division, created through live broadcasting with bi-directional communication with students, and a program evaluation. The intended outcome is enhanced high-quality surgical teaching for UBC medical students via a virtual and interactive platform. Read More >

PGY-4 wins ASBrS Outstanding Scientific Presentation Award
Dr. Daniel Lustig (General Surgery, PGY-4 in) with the mentorship of Dr. Elaine McKevitt presented their research entitled “Development and Prospective Validation of a Risk Calculator That Predicts a Low Risk Cohort for Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia Upstaging to Malignancy: Evidence for a Watch and Wait Strategy of a High-Risk Lesion” at the 21st Annual Meeting of […] Read More >

2020 Academic Year End
Congratulations to our Graduating Residents and MSc in Surgery Students Read More >

Faculty Profile: Dr. Krista Genoway
Faculty Profile: Dr. Krista Genoway, Clinical Instructor, Division of Plastic Surgery Read More >

Safe Surgical Care: Strategies during a Pandemic – Free Online Course
The UBC Branch for International Surgical Care  has just launched a new free online course Read More >

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