News & Honours


Dr Jennifer Hutcheon Promotion
January 17, 2017We are happy to announce that Dr Jennifer Hutcheon has been promoted to Associate Professor. Dr Hutcheon is a perinatal epidemiologist with the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Her research uses population databases and registries to improve our understanding of maternal and infant health. Current interests include the assessment of fetal growth, perinatal research methods, […] Read More >


Dr. Jan Christilaw named to Order of Canada
January 3, 2017Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. On December 30th, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, named new members including Dr. Jan Christilaw.  As Vice President, Provincial Women’s and Newborn Health, […] Read More >


Dr. Sarka Lisonkova honoured for highly cited research by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
December 12, 2016Dr. Sarka Lisonkova, Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, was honoured by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology for her highly cited research on preeclampsia. Her paper (Lisonkova S, Joseph KS. Incidence of preeclampsia: risk factors and outcomes associated with early- versus late-onset disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Dec;209(6):544.e1-544.e12. doi: […] Read More >


Roopan Gill- Awarded Prestigious Population Council Scholarship
December 7, 2016UBC Family Planning Fellow, Dr. Roopan Gill was awarded a prestigious fully funded scholarship to work with the Population Council for one month in New York City. She will be engaged in writing systematic reviews and involved with projects involving new reproductive and contraceptive technologies and learning how to move policy into action. Join us […] Read More >


Graduate Students in obstetrics win awards at inaugural Healthy Starts Research Day
November 28, 2016Students and Faculty allied with the Healthy Starts theme at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute celebrated the Inaugural Annual Healthy Starts Research Day with research presentations and poster sessions on November 8, 2016. The event included presentations by Faculty who received Catalyst grants in the 2016 competition (including Dr. Alex Beristain from the Department […] Read More >


Society of Family Planning gets first Canadian on its board and Local research wins Best Poster award – Congratulations to Dr. Wendy Norman
November 21, 2016The Society for Family Planning has elected Dr. Wendy Norman as Canada’s first board member, and only the second family physician in their history, in the role of “member-at-large”. It is an exciting time as they enter their second decade and a significant strategic planning process for how to best meet the society’s vision: “A […] Read More >


The UBC MFM Fellowship is in great shape
November 14, 2016Our 2-year Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship program continues to attract the best candidates from across the country. Please allow me, as the proud Program Director, to introduce our current Fellows: Dr. Sarah Coad (centre in the picture), who completed her Ob/Gyn Residency here at UBC and joined us in October 2015, Dr. Jessica Liauw (on […] Read More >


CFAS Epigenetics Workshop – Register Now
November 9, 2016One-day workshop on November 16, 2016 at the Chan Centre, CFRI hosted by CFAS:  the Impact of the Periconceptual Environment on the Health of the Future Child. Register now: https://cfas.ca/epigenetics-workshop/epigenetics-workshop-vancouver/ Program Read More >


Pelvic Anatomy Clay Lab
November 7, 2016The clay lab was a tremendous learning experience. It began with a didactic review of pelvic anatomy which laid the foundation for the subsequent hands on component. This introduction was particularly useful because it included relevant clinical correlates to variants in pelvic anatomy that provided context for our learning. Subsequently, we were put in pairs […] Read More >


Dr Jeffrey Roberts is the newly elected President of the Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society
November 7, 2016We congratulate Dr Jeffrey Roberts as the newly elected President of the Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society (CFAS) for 2016 – 2017 term.  Dr Roberts is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr. Roberts is an active member of the reproductive medicine community in Canada and has served on the […] Read More >