News & Honours


Department researchers receive the 2017 Harold A. Kaminetzky Prize Paper Award
April 30, 2018Researchers from the Department received the 2017 Harold A. Kaminetzky Prize Paper Award for their recent publication which explained the rise in maternal mortality in the United States. The work was carried out in collaboration with a colleague, Dr. Enrique Schisterman, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Citation: […] Read More >


D. A. Boyes Research Award Recipients
April 23, 2018The D. A. Boyes Society, in honor, and memory, of Dr. David Alexander Boyes’ lifetime commitment to teaching and engagement announce the recipients of the Memorial Research Award. The effect of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization outcomes in women undergoing euploid embryo transfer – A pilot study Principal applicants: Dr. Riki Dayan and Dr. Justin Tan Postoperative biochemical […] Read More >


Dr Dianne Miller to be Awarded the Presidential Medal from The Society of Gynaecologic Oncology of Canada (GOC)
April 23, 2018Dr Miller has been awarded the Presidential Medal, the highest recognition from the GOC membership, the Board, and the Executive for her outstanding leadership, making UBC one of the world leaders in gynecologic oncology, her your (inter)national vision and far reaching collaborative spirit, the advancement of treatment for women in Canada and abroad, and the global impact she has […] Read More >


Sheona Mitchell-Foster received one of the inaugural BC Support Unit Northern Centre Developing Northern Research Collaborations Awards
March 22, 2018“Access to Care for Women with Complex Pregnancies in Northern BC: Patient Partner Capacity Building” was one of five projects awarded the inaugural BC SUPPORT Unit Northern Centre Developing Northern Research Collaborations Awards. Sheona Mitchell-Foster, along with, Health Systems Partner, Vanessa Salmons, and Patient/Community Partner, Trina Fyfe will work together to build capacity on patient-centred […] Read More >


REI Fellowship Program Director Announcement
March 19, 2018The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Sonya Kashyap is now the new reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) graduate fellowship program director for the UBC. Dr. Kashyap selected to direct, teach and mentor trainees in the fields of REI, IVF ( in vitro […] Read More >


Dr Tracy Pressey Awarded Teaching Excellence Award
March 6, 2018The UBC Medical Undergraduate Society is delighted to award Dr Tracy Pressey with the Teaching Excellence Award! This award arose from nominations from the class of 2021 and was then voted on by all students in the class of 2021. This teaching award recognizes her excellence in teaching during this school year, and is their way of […] Read More >


11th Annual Lectureship in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery 2018
March 6, 2018The University of British Columbia Lectureship in Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery was founded to promote an awareness of pelvic floor disorders, to create a forum for the presentation of treatment innovations and new evidence of efficacy, and ultimately to improve the quality of life of women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders. We started the lectureship […] Read More >


CIHR funds Jennifer Hutcheon and her team to assess the consequences of antenatal corticosteroid use on child brain development using a novel research methodology
February 27, 2018Dr Jennifer Hutcheon was awarded a $221,850 CIHR Project Grant for her study “Short term benefits but long term harm? Assessing the consequences of antenatal corticosteroid administration for child neurodevelopment” which aims to establish if antenatal corticosteroids have harmful consequences for child brain development. Although antenatal corticosteroids, a medication given to pregnant women at risk […] Read More >


Dr David Huntsman Recipient of the 2018 Aubrey J Tingle Prize
February 26, 2018Dr. David Huntsman is the Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Professor of Gynaecologic Oncology, holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Molecular and Genomic Pathology, and is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He is a Staff Pathologist at the BC Cancer Agency and a Consulting Pathologist […] Read More >


New 4-year CIHR Project Grant will bring multidisciplinary team together to develop a deeper understanding of sexual pain in endometriosis
February 22, 2018Dr Paul Yong is the Nominated Principal Applicant of a 4-year, $976,904, CIHR project grant which aims to validate the newly discovered genetic and molecular pathways that may contribute to pain with sexual intercourse. The project will use an existing prospective data registry and linked tissue bank in the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain […] Read More >