Education News


2017 Hamilton Wadman Award
June 19, 2017Dr. Sarah Saunders (PGY5 resident) was presented the Hamilton Wadman Award by Dr. Petra Selke. This award represents a resident who embodies leadership, clinical skills and empathy. Read More >


2017 Ryan Program Resident Award
June 19, 2017Dr. Natasha Simula, (PGY1 resident), was presented the Ryan Program Resident Award for excellence by the Fellowship in Family Planning Program Director, Dr. Brian Fitzsimmons. Read More >


2017 AAGL Minimally Invasive Surgery Award
June 19, 2017During the Resident Day Awards Banquet, Dr. Claudine Storness-Bliss (PGY5 Resident) received the AAGL Minimally Invasive Surgery Award. Read More >


2017 Robert M Liston Award
June 19, 2017Dr. Justin McGinnis, PGY4 Resident, was awarded the 2017 Robert M. Liston Medical Student Teaching Award for his commitment and efforts to teach Year 3 medical students. Dr. McGinnis volunteered his time to develop Pelvic Pain lectures for the renewed Year 3 curriculum, and was committed to be the regular presenter of this topic throughout […] Read More >


2017 CREGOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education
June 19, 2017Dr. Janice Kwon received the 2017 CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education during Resident’s Day Awards Banquet. One Faculty member in every OBGYN Residency Program across Canada and USA receives an award and is voted by the residents at each university. Read More >


2017 Residency Program Graduates
June 19, 2017Congratulations for all the Graduates in the Residency Program! From left to right: Dr. Claudine-Storness-Bliss, Deirdre O’Connor, Sarah Saunders with Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi, Residency Program Director. Missing: Dr. Shaina Lee. Read More >


Welcome to the Fellowship in Family Planning
June 8, 2017We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Brigid Dineley, a recent graduate of McMaster OBGYN Residency Program, to the UBC Fellowship in Family Planning. Dr. Dineley completed medical school and an Undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Honours) at Queen’s University. She will be joining our current Fellow, Dr. Roopan Gill, […] Read More >


2017 RISING STAR AWARD – Dr. Haolong Li
June 6, 2017Haolong is a leader and role model on his research team. He has mentored other trainees including visiting scholars, junior graduate students and undergraduate co-op students. His research examines improving drug treatments for prostate cancer, and he has also been recognized for his academic achievements, including prolific publishing of first-author peer-reviewed papers during his PhD. […] Read More >


2017 TOP GRADUATING DOCTORAL STUDENT AWARD – Dr. Asif Khowaja
June 6, 2017Asif demonstrates a genuine readiness to help others and serves on a number of trainee committees, such as the OBGYN Departmental Awards Nomination Committee and UBC Faculty of Medicine Graduate Students Committee. He has acted as a Graduate mentor on the VCHRI Research challenge and is recognized for his outstanding academic achievements and awards. Asif […] Read More >


2017 OBGYN Undergraduate Head of Class
June 6, 2017Jennifer Clune graduated from the UBC Faculty of Medicine with the highest ranking for a Year 3 OBGYN clerkship. She was among the  297 students across all our teaching sites in the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP), Northern Medical Program (NMP), Island Medical Program (IMP) and Southern Medical Program (SMP). Read More >