Research News


Feature Researcher: Jessica McAlpine, MD, FRCPC
November 9, 2016Jessica McAlpine is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UBC. She is a Gynecologic Oncologist and Translational Researcher with British Columbia Cancer Agency, and has served as Tumor/Tissue Bank Director of OVCARE for Vancouver General Hospital and the BC Cancer Agency since 2012. Read More >


Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum 2017
November 1, 2016Register today for the 2017 Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum: Sowing the Seeds of Research Excellence in our Rising Stars. Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 10:00 to 17:30 Read More >


New Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research funding opportunities
October 27, 2016The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has announced two new funding opportunities: 2017 Scholar Program: The MSFHR Scholar Program allows early career researchers to establish an independent research career, build a leading research program, and expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field. Letter of intent deadline: November 7, 2016 Full application deadline: December 16, […] Read More >


Celebrating Dr. Lori Brotto’s Promotion to Professor
April 28, 2016 The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is delighted to announce that Dr. Lori Brotto was promoted to Professor retroactively from July 2015. As part of the celebration of Dr. Brotto’s numerous accomplishments, the Department is pleased to provide a brief description of her career trajectory up to the time of her promotion. Read More >


Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum 2016 Realizing Evidence Based Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
February 24, 2016The sixth annual Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum took place on the afternoon of January 28, 2016 at the Granville Island Hotel. It attracted 54 participants (clinicians, researchers and trainees) from across our Department. Read More >


British Columbia is taking the right approach to managing cancer of uterus and ovary, new research confirms
February 3, 2016Dr David Huntsman a Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Dr Michael Anglesio a Research Associate in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine have made a breakthrough in understanding the origin and development of cancer that occurs in the uterus and ovary […] Read More >


Inaugural Trainee designed and led symposium a success
December 15, 2015Pregnancy and the Mind: Exploring the triad of caregiver, mother, and fetus The very first Trainee Research Symposium, hosted by the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, took place on November 6th, 2015 at the Shaughnessy Auditorium at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. 4 This Trainee-led event came to fruition […] Read More >


Planning to apply for CIHR project funding? There will be December Information Sessions
November 27, 20152016 Project Scheme: 1st Live Pilot – SPARC Information Sessions SPARC has organized the following information sessions for the first live pilot of the CIHR 2016 Project Scheme. Registration for the events is open and can be accessed via the announcements section of SPARC’s website. Please follow the links for more information on the events. […] Read More >


Feature Researcher: Regina Renner, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACOG
August 19, 2015Regina-Maria Renner is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of UBC and is also a member of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Vancouver Island. She completed her Family Planning Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University, OR USA (OHSU, 2011), where she also did […] Read More >


Dr. Sheona Mitchell shares her experience working with underserved populations internationally and at home through the Clinical Investigator Program
August 6, 2015Dr Sheona Mitchell is an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology based in Prince George, Northern Medical Program. After working with Dr Gina Ogilvie in Uganda during her residency, Dr Mitchell decided to pursue a clincal research career and additional training through the UBC Clinical Investigator Program (CIP). Dr Michell’s vision is to use clinical […] Read More >