News & Honours


Congratulations to Fertile Future!
July 11, 2019Fertile Future is a Canadian national non-profit organization that provides fertility preservation information and support services to cancer patients and oncology professionals. UBC REI has strong representation with Drs. Dunne and Roberts on the board of directors and Dr. Nakhuda on the Vancouver gala committee. The Division is very involved in Fertile Future lobby work across […] Read More >


Congratulations to Dr. Caitlin Dunne!
July 10, 2019A big congratulations to Dr. Caitlin Dunne, who has been named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 List for 2019.   Dr. Dunne is a clinical assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology and a partner and co-director at the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM). She specializes in fertility and egg freezing and […] Read More >


Announcing the 2019 WHRI Catalyst Grants: LOI due August 1
July 8, 2019The Women’s Health Research Institute, in partnership with the BC Women’s Health Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2019 Catalyst Grant competition for the advancement of knowledge in women’s and newborn’s health. A total of six grants will be awarded at $25,000 each. Like last year, there is a required letter of intent which is […] Read More >


Welcome Dr. Sarah Munro!
July 5, 2019  A warm welcome to Dr. Sarah Munro who is joining our department as Assistant Professor.  Dr. Munro is a qualitative health services researcher whose focus is on knowledge translation and implementation science. Her research focuses on the investigation of factors that influence implementation of patient-centred practice and policy, and the development and evaluation of […] Read More >


Competence By Design (CBD) launching July 1, 2019
June 28, 2019The Obstetrics and Gynaecology residency programs in Canada, including UBC, will be implementing the Royal College Competence By Design (CBD) competency-based education mandate for the residents who are starting in the program on July 1, 2019.   The principle of CBD is shifting from a time-based to outcome-based education with multiple, low stake assessments.   […] Read More >


2019 Gown and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony
June 17, 2019  At this event, academic gowns will be presented to faculty members who were recently promoted in 2018 to the rank of Professor or Clinical Professor or Professor of Teaching.  The gowns were presented by Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean of Medicine, and the recipient’s Department Head or School Director along with Dr. Deborah Money, Executive Vice Dean. In […] Read More >


A $10 MILLION INVESTMENT IN CERVICAL CANCER RESEARCH
June 17, 2019On June 4th, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, Government of Canada, announced an investment of $10 million toward national cervical cancer research in partnership with BC Women’s Health Foundation. This funding will help to support the BC Gynaecologic Cancer Initiative in its efforts to eliminate cervical cancer. The BC Women’s Health Foundation […] Read More >


Dr. Kelly Smith receives VCHRI Team Grant Award
June 17, 2019Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Smith and her team in the BC Centre for Vulvar Health; Dr. Lori Brotto, Dr. Caroline Pukall (Queens University), Dr. Leslie Sadownik, and Dr. Paul Yong for receiving the VCHRI team grant for their project “Delivering personalized care to women with vulvodynia – setting up a patient registry to track patient […] Read More >


Welcome Incoming 1st Year Residents (Transition To Discipline) to UBC Obstetrics & Gynaecology Residency Program 2019
June 14, 2019On behalf of Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi, Residency Program Director, I am pleased to announce the new first-year residents in the UBC Obstetrics & Gynaecology residency program for the 2019/20 academic year, who will be joining us July 1, 2019. Two of our own from UBC, and 6 from across the continent – Winnipeg, Kingston, Pennsylvania […] Read More >


12th Annual Lectureship in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery 2019
May 2, 2019The University of British Columbia Lectureship in Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery was founded to promote an awareness of pelvic floor disorders, to create a forum for the presentation of treatment innovations and new evidence of efficacy, and ultimately to improve the quality of life of women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders. We started the lectureship […] Read More >