News & Honours


Dr David A Boyes Obituary
March 20, 2017It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that Dr David Boyes passed away recently. Dr. David Boyes, former Head of the BC Cancer Agency, along with Dr. H.K. Fidler, developed the first organized program in the world to screen for cervical cancer. By 1960, thanks to his pioneering efforts in training physicians and […] Read More >


Dr Roxana Geoffrion Promotion
March 15, 2017We are happy to announce that Dr Roxana Geoffrion has been promoted to Associate Professor. Dr Geoffrion has a clinical practice as a urogynecologist at the Centre for Pelvic Floor at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Dr Geoffrion completed her medical degree at McGill University in 2001 and her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at […] Read More >


Dr Lou Benedet Obituary
March 6, 2017It is with regret that we mourn the passing of Dr Lou Benedet.  Dr Benedet was Department Head from 1993 to 2000. The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Friday, March 10, in remembrance. Read More >


Welcome New PGY1s to UBC Obstetrics & Gynaecology Residency Program 2017
March 6, 2017On behalf of Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi, Residency Program Director, I am pleased to announce the new PGY1 residents in the UBC Obstetrics & Gynaecology residency program for the 2017/18 academic year. Thank you to everyone who participated in the CaRMS interview process.  This fantastic match  would not have been possible without your help. Please join […] Read More >


Dr. Jessica Liauw accepted in the UBC Clinician Investigator Program
February 27, 2017The Division of MFM is proud to announce that Dr. Jessica Liauw, who is currently enrolled in our MFM Subspecialty training program, has been accepted in the UBC Clinician Investigator Program. The UBC CIP is a fully funded two-year program that allows UBC residents the unique opportunity to gain research experience and pursue Master, PhD […] Read More >


Dr Thom Wroz – Interim Division Head, General Obstetrics & Gynaecology
February 20, 2017We are delighted to welcome Dr. Thom Wroz as the Interim Division Head of General Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Dr Wroz  was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada at the age of 16.   He attended  Ashbury College in Ottawa and gained his BSc (anat)  at McGill University and his MD at Dalhousie University.  He was a UBC Resident in the […] Read More >


GOC/APOG joint program on enhancing competency in health advocacy
February 20, 2017The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada (GOC) and The Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada (APOG) are pleased to announce that the UBC project “PAP Challenge during Cervical Cancer Awareness Week at UBC 2016” has been selected as the “Project Involving the Most Residents”. Our university is among four other […] Read More >


2017 Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum: Sowing the Seeds of Research Excellence in our Rising Stars
February 10, 2017  The seventh annual Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum took place on January 26, 2017 at the Listel Hotel. This year the Forum was preceded by a Workshop for Research Facilitation attended by 46 clinicians, researchers and trainees from across our department. The workshop included presentations by senior researchers and staff on key stages of […] Read More >


UBC Reproductive Infectious Diseases Fellowship
February 7, 2017The Reproductive Infectious Diseases (RID) fellowship is hosted by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and is made possible through highly valued partnerships with the Departments of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Medical Microbiology) and the Women’s Health Research Institute. Dr. Chelsea Elwood is the current Clinical Fellow in […] Read More >


STRIDER Canada is now recruiting in British Columbia
February 6, 2017STRIDER Canada is a clinical trial to assess whether, in pregnancies with early onset intrauterine fetal growth restriction (IUGR) if sildenafil improves blood flow to the baby, improving health and thereby allowing doctors to wait longer for delivery. The increased awareness for the participant population is unique to this study as there is currently no […] Read More >