News & Honours

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 >

Annual Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony
June 12, 2017The Faculty of Medicine annual academic gowns and emeriti recognition ceremony took place on 15 May. The following were this year’s recipients: Drs. Vera Frinton and Matthew received emeriti status.  Dr. Lori Brotto (pictured with the Department Head and the Dean) received professorial status and Drs. Debra Miller, Brian Fitzsimons, Tom Ehlen and Petra Selke received clinical professorial status. […] Read More >

Professor Geoffrey Cundiff provides keynote at the Congresso Nacional de Urologia Ginecologica
June 6, 2017Dr. Cundiff recently appeared at the Congresso Nacional of the Sociedad Mexicana de Urologia Ginecologica in Mazatlan, Mexico. He presented two keynote lectures on “Mentorship in Urogynaecology” and “Evolution of the Gold Standard in Pelvic Reconstruction”. Read More >

New $1.4 M CIHR Project Grant brings together three sites across the department to define the maternal legacy
May 29, 2017Dr Deborah Money’s most recent CIHR Project Grant, “Defining the maternal legacy: Does mode of delivery impact the role of the maternal vaginal microbiome in predicting the infant gut microbiome?”, will bring together senior, mid-level and junior investigators from across the department and across the province to develop a deeper understanding of the potential role […] Read More >

2018 World Menopause Congress
May 29, 2017Dr Tim Rowe will be chairing the Regional Organizing Committee for the 2018 World Menopause Congress to be held in Vancouver in 2018 ( In the lead up to this, the Canadian Menopause Society, which is hosting the Congress, would like to begin quarterly Journal Clubs to heighten local interest in the subject. The first […] Read More >

Research on cancer-related gene mutations in endometriosis featured in the Vancouver Sun
May 12, 2017Dr Micheal Anglesio and Dr Paul Yong’s collaborative research studying cancer-related gene mutations in endometriosis is featured in the Vancouver Sun. Read more about this groundbreaking departmental research. This work is also published in the New England Journal of Medicine and the findings will be presented at the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis in Vancouver May 17 to […] Read More >