News & Honours


The UBC MFM Fellowship is in great shape
November 14, 2016Our 2-year Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship program continues to attract the best candidates from across the country. Please allow me, as the proud Program Director, to introduce our current Fellows: Dr. Sarah Coad (centre in the picture), who completed her Ob/Gyn Residency here at UBC and joined us in October 2015, Dr. Jessica Liauw (on […] Read More >


CFAS Epigenetics Workshop – Register Now
November 9, 2016One-day workshop on November 16, 2016 at the Chan Centre, CFRI hosted by CFAS:  the Impact of the Periconceptual Environment on the Health of the Future Child. Register now: https://cfas.ca/epigenetics-workshop/epigenetics-workshop-vancouver/ Program Read More >


Pelvic Anatomy Clay Lab
November 7, 2016The clay lab was a tremendous learning experience. It began with a didactic review of pelvic anatomy which laid the foundation for the subsequent hands on component. This introduction was particularly useful because it included relevant clinical correlates to variants in pelvic anatomy that provided context for our learning. Subsequently, we were put in pairs […] Read More >


Dr Jeffrey Roberts is the newly elected President of the Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society
November 7, 2016We congratulate Dr Jeffrey Roberts as the newly elected President of the Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society (CFAS) for 2016 – 2017 term.  Dr Roberts is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr. Roberts is an active member of the reproductive medicine community in Canada and has served on the […] Read More >


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 >


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 >