News & Honours


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 >


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 >