News & Honours


Congratulations to Dr. Sarka Lisonkova on her 2017 MSFHR Scholar Award!
July 18, 2017On July 17, 2017 the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) announced the funding-award recipients for the Scholar Program and Trainee Program. See the MSFHR announcement. Dr. Sarka Lisonkova was named one of 20 exceptional BC-based health researchers. The MSFHR Scholar Program focuses on “researchers who are building cutting-edge health research programs, training junior […] Read More >


The BC Centre for Vulvar Health website is now up and running!
July 10, 2017Our website has information about our programs, referral process, health information for patients and patient education handouts. Find us at www.bcvulvarhealth.ca Read More >


Save the Date: Vulvar Health Update May 3 2018 Vancouver
July 10, 2017We are excited to announce the first BC conference addressing vulvar health! This one day conference was planned with Womens’ Health Care Providers in mind (Primary Care Providers, Gynaecologists, Nurse Practitioners) and will endeavour to provide education in vulvar and vaginal disorders.  Areas that will be addressed include: vulvar skin conditions, urogenital symptoms of menopause, […] Read More >


Feature Researcher: Alexander G. Beristain
July 4, 2017Alexander G. Beristain is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. He received his Ph.D. (Reproductive and Developmental Sciences) from UBC Dept of OBGYN in 2007, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Rama Khokha at the Ontario Cancer Institute in 2012. He holds a New Investigator research grant from Sick Kids […] Read More >


SOGC Honours Dr. Timothy Rowe
July 4, 2017The SOGC recognizes the excellence of members, and the outstanding contributions of those who volunteer their time to women’s health, with the presentation of annual awards at our Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference in mid-June. The SOGC awards ceremony acknowledges the significant accomplishments of leaders in our Society. Selected by peers, these awards are the […] Read More >


2017 Division of Gynaecologic Oncology Research Awards
June 28, 2017The Division of Gynaecologic Oncology is pleased to launch a round of funding applications to support research on gynecologic cancers. These grants are for up to $20,000, are one time only (i.e. non-renewable), and are designed to provide critical review, with rapid turn-around and constructive feedback, and funding for proposals that would not be eligible […] Read More >


Dr Kenneth Swenerton 1946-2017
June 28, 2017It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Ken Swenerton.  Ken was a good friend to the Department over the years and his good humour and generosity will be sadly missed. Read More >


Distinguished Achievement Award for KS Joseph
June 19, 2017The Department is happy to announce that KS Joseph received the FoM Distinguished Achievement Award in the category of Overall Excellent – Senior Faculty in recognition of outstanding contributions in the areas of research, education and service. Read More >


Successful World Congress on Endometriosis
June 19, 2017The 13th World Congress on Endometriosis took place at the Vancouver Convention Center.  Led by our very own Dr. Catherine Allaire, this year’s congress attracted 1100 delegates from 58 different countries and over 400 abstracts were presented. Dr. Mohamed Bedaiwy was the Scientific Program chair and the topics presented covered the latest in immunology, genetics, […] Read More >


Feature Researcher: Sarka Lisonkova, MD, PhD
June 15, 2017Dr Sarka Lisonkova is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and an Associate Faculty member in the School of Population and Public Health. She obtained her medical degree from Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic before studying epidemiology in the US and Canada. She obtained an MSc in Epidemiology from the State University […] Read More >