News & Honours


New Division Head – Division of General Obstetrics and Gynaecology
February 19, 2018Dr. Fariba Mohtashami is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She completed medical school and Ob/Gyn residency in Tehran, Iran and practiced as a consultant for five years before moving to Canada in 2002. She completed her second residency at UBC in 2009 and followed her professional goal by a […] Read More >


2017 Staff Service Award Recipients
January 29, 2018The 2017 Staff Service Awards were announced at the recent OBGYN Seasonal Celebration.  The recipients are: CUPE 2950 – Gayle Jagpal, Medical Secretary to Gyne Onc Non Union Technician – Maggie Woo Kinshella, Pre-EMPT Research Group M&P – Leah Solomon, Education Manager Non UBC – Ariadna Fernandez, Research Manager Congratulations to all award winners and […] Read More >


Medical Disorders and Pregnancy April 14 2018
December 11, 2017Don’t miss this educational conference designed for practitioners that deal with the management of disorders in pregnant patients. This accredited event will provide a focused, expert review of common medical conditions in pregnancy and will provide practical strategies for their management. Resources and clinical guidelines will be highlighted to support decision making. Who Should Attend? […] Read More >


Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi Awarded the Carl Nimrod Award 2017
December 11, 2017Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi was awarded the 2017 Carl Nimrod Award for Excellence in Education at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This award is created to recognizes excellence, commitment, innovation, and leadership in education.  Past recipients have excelled in one or two of these areas, but Dr. Ubhi excels […] Read More >


Dr. Brotto Named Researcher of the Year by APOG
December 11, 2017The Association of Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynecology awarded Professor Lori Brotto as the Researcher of the Year at the annual meeting December 1. This is a tremendous honor recognizing her unique contributions in research and knowledge translation. With an educational background in clinical psychology and basic science Dr. Brotto has pursued a impressive array […] Read More >


The 1st Advanced Workshop on Gynecologic Laparoscopic Anatomy and Surgical Treatment of Apical Prolapse, Chaired by Dr. Fariba Mohtashami
December 4, 2017Fundamentals of surgery, including laparoscopic anatomy, dissection, and suturing, were recently reviewed at the “1st Advanced Workshop on Gynecologic Laparoscopic Anatomy and Surgical Treatment of Apical Prolapse” at UBC on Sep 29-30, 2017. This two-day MOC Section 3-accredited workshop, organized and chaired by Dr. Fariba Mohtashami brought together a cohort of local and highly selected […] Read More >


Dr. Peter Leung Wins Western University Alumni of Distinction Award
November 15, 2017  Dr. Peter Leung was recently recognized by the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University with the prestigious 2017 Alumni of Distinction Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research. Dr. Leung earned his PhD at Western in 1979. He is pictured at the ceremony with his wife Lisa Leung and son, Aden […] Read More >


D. A. Boyes Memorial Awards
November 2, 2017The D. A. Boyes Society, in honor, and memory, of Dr. David Alexander Boyes’ lifetime commitment to teaching and engagement announce two inaugral awards in his memory: Community Teaching Award This Award will be bestowed annually on a British Columbia or Yukon community which shows exceptional commitment toward Undergraduate and/or Resident education in Obstetrics and […] Read More >


Feature Researcher – Dr. Sheona Mitchell-Foster
November 1, 2017Dr. Sheona Mitchell-Foster is an Obstetrician Gynecologist and Assistant Professor with the Northern Medical Program. She completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Calgary, and her specialty training and Clinical Investigator fellowship in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia. Sheona also holds a Masters of Public Health degree from John Hopkins Bloomberg School […] Read More >


Nomination for Staff Service Awards 2017 – Deadline 1 December 2017
October 12, 2017We are pleased to call for nominations for the 2017 Staff Service Awards.  I would encourage you to review all staff who work with you in a Departmental capacity for these awards. Please find attached a PDF outlining the details of the award and a fillable application form on the second page. The deadline for submission of these awards is Friday 1 […] Read More >