News & Honours


Dr Catherine Alliare, Division Head Division of Gynaecologic Specialties
October 25, 2016We welcome Dr Catherine Allaire as the Head of the Division of Gynaecologic Specialities.  Dr Allaire is currently a Clinical Professor in our Department and also the Program Director for the Advanced Training Program in Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery is the Medical Lead of the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis. Dr. Allaire graduated […] Read More >


New Fellow in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
October 24, 2016We would like to introduce Dr May Sanaee as the new fellow in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (urogynecology). May completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University and is currently working towards a Masters in medical education.  We wish her well during the two year fellowship. Read More >


Nomination for Staff Service Awards 2016 – Deadline 30 November 2016
October 12, 2016One of the five commitments in our Strategic Plan is to Realize Individual Potential.  This includes recognizing the accomplishments of faculty and staff.   There are already many established awards for Faculty but few for staff.  Last year we set up the Staff Service Awards to recognise the dedication and achievements of our hard working staff.   The recipient’s […] Read More >


Journal of Gynecologic Oncology Highest Cited Paper
October 11, 2016Dr Nelly Auersperg has one of the top 5 cited papers in the Journal of Gynaecolgoic Oncology.  It is entitled Ovarian surface epithelium as a source of ovarian cancers: Unwarranted speculation or evidence-based hypothesis? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23558054 which was published in 2013 is one of the most highly cited papers during 2014 and 2015. Read more about […] Read More >


Still time to submit an abstract for the World Congress of Endometriosis!
October 11, 2016Mark your calendars for the biggest event in Endometriosis, coming to Vancouver. Congress Details –  http://endometriosis.ca/world-congress/wce2017/ Read More >


Inaugural Division of Gynaecologic Oncology Research Grants Recipients Announced
October 11, 2016The Division of Gynaecologic Oncology is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Research Awards.  This funding is 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 projects […] Read More >


International Urogynecologic Association Annual Clinical Meeting to be Held in Vancouver
October 5, 2016The International Urogynecologic Association will hold the 42nd Scientific Meeting in Vancouver. This international multi-disciplinary organization is on the front of scientific discovery and education in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Topics covered will include nonsurgical and surgical management of pelvic floor disorders, prevention of birth trauma, new techniques for managing vaginal atrophy and […] Read More >


Geoff Cundiff Elected as Vice President of the American Urogynecologic Society
October 5, 2016Dr. Geoff Cundiff began his 1 year term as Vice President of the American Urogynecologic Society at the Annual Clinical Meeting in Denver, September 26-28th. The American Urogynecologic Society is the preeminent organization representing the sub-specialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in North America. Read More >


Evelyn Maan receives the 2016 UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence
October 3, 2016The Department is very proud to announce that Evelyn Maan received one of only five President’s Services Awards in 2016.  The award acknowledges staff who have made outstanding contributions to UBC, and who excel in their personal achievements. Evelyn is originally from Hamilton Ontario where she began her nursing career before moving to BC in […] Read More >


Dr Peter Leung Receives Mentorship Award
October 3, 2016The Department would like to congratulate Dr Peter Leung for receiving the 2016 John McNeill Excellent in Health Research Mentorship Award. This award recognizes faculty members at any stage in their academic career, in any of UBC’s health-related disciplines, who have formally been identified as mentors and who exemplify a deep commitment to fostering the professional […] Read More >