News & Honours


Head of BCW, Department of ObGyn
September 3, 2014Effective August 31, Dr. Ellen Giesbrecht stepped down as Head of the BCW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a role she held for seven years.  In addition to being department head, for the past two years Ellen has also served as Acting Senior Medical Director, Acute Perinatal Programs, a role she willingly assumed at short notice when […] Read More >


Gyne Onc Fellowship Announcement
August 18, 2014Welcome Dr. Laura White to the UBC Gynecologic Oncology Sub Specialty Program. Dr. White completed her OBGYN residency training at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and she is continuing work on her Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology. Read More >


New MFM Fellow – Dr Tehila Avitan
July 28, 2014Welcome to Dr. Tehila Avitan who joins the MFM Fellowship Program on 1 July 2014. Dr. Tehila Avitan comes to us from the Hadassah Medical School at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.  In 2014 Dr. Avitan was elected as the “Outstanding Resident” of the year by the Faculty of Medicine of Hebrew University. Dr. Avitan […] Read More >


Welcome to Dr Shannon Reid
July 28, 2014Welcome Dr. Shannon Reid to the UBC Advanced Training Program in Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. Dr. Reid completed her OBGYN specialist training in Sydney, Australia, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). She is currently pursuing a PhD entitled “The use of […] Read More >


CIHR Funding Success
July 4, 2014A number of individuals from our department received CIHR Operating Grants this cycle. CIHR had more than 3,000 submission, and 400  that were funded, 44 went to UBC and 6 to the Department of Ob/Gyn.  With a very low success rate at CIHR (13%), this is quite remarkable. Congratulations to the successfully funded investigators: BERISTAIN, […] Read More >


Shanghai Visit
June 30, 2014Shanghai, China – Summer of 2014 Visit to the International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Drs. Cundiff,  Leung and Dr. Christian Klausen, visited the International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital, a site of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, from June 16-22. Since it’s founding in […] Read More >


Canadian Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine – New President
June 27, 2014Dr Amanda Skoll Nominated Dr Amanda Skoll has been nominated as the new President of the Canadian Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine.  CSMFM was established in 2009 to represent MFM specialists in Canada, to promote education and research relevant to maternal, fetal and newborn health and to improve collaboration and communication among Canadian MFM specialists. Read More >


Mentorship Award – KS Joseph
June 23, 2014Mentorship Award Mentor award of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research This award recognizes the importance of dedicated and skilled mentors in the development of reproductive, pediatric, and perinatal epidemiologists. Nominees are evaluated based on proficiency in mentoring skills, dedication to mentoring, and attention to advisee development both technically, professionally, and personally. Nominees […] Read More >


UBC ObGyn 14th Annual Academic Day
May 9, 2014Our 14th annual Academic Day was held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Chan Auditorium in the Child and Family Research Institute.  Sixteen trainees had the opportunity to present their work as an oral presentation, and there was a record-breaking 8 poster presentations.  Faculty abstracts were displayed to showcase the research done in 2013 by […] Read More >


BC Research Impacts WHO Recommendations
April 9, 2014The World Health Organisation recommends 2 doses HPV vaccine for girls under 15, based on BC research.  For more information:http://www.who.int/immunization/sage/meetings/2014/april/report_summary_april_2014/en/ Read More >