News & Honours


D. A. Boyes Memorial Award
November 7, 2019The D. A. Boyes Society, in honor, and memory, of Dr. David Alexander Boyes’ lifetime commitment to teaching and engagement announce the third year of the Memorial Research Award. This is a grant competition designed to provide critical review, with rapid turn-around, and funding for proposals that would not be eligible to receive funding at […] Read More >


CMA Honorary Membership awarded to Dr. Timothy Rowe
November 5, 2019Dr. Timothy Rowe, Associate Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, was awarded Honorary Membership of the Canadian Medical Association on June 1st. The CMA states that Honorary Members are held in high regard by their colleagues; they are humanitarians who have put into practice the aims and ideals of our profession. They […] Read More >


Sharon Mortimer elected as Member by Royal Society of Biology
November 5, 2019Sharon Mortimer, Adjunct Member of the Division of Endocrinology and Infertility, was elected as a Member by the Royal Society of Biology’s Council on October 1, 2019. Congratulations, Sharon! Read More >


Celebrate our Great Supervisors
November 5, 2019Each year in May, UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies organizes ‘Great Supervisor Week,’ during which graduate students are encouraged to give kudos to their outstanding mentors through social media. This year, Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Co-Directors Dr. Alexander Beristain and Dr. Paul Yong, along with Dr. Mohamed Bedaiwy (pictured above), Dr. Michael Anglesio, Dr. Sarka Lisonkova, […] Read More >


Congratulations to the Graduates of our Department’s Inaugural Class of Vancouver Summer School students!
September 30, 2019In July and August, the department offered  four weeks of classes to visiting undergraduate medical students from around the world, through UBC’s Vancouver Summer Program. Students were introduced to the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology with lectures from dozens of UBC faculty and others on a broad array of topics in the discipline. Their learning […] Read More >


Congratulations to Dr. David Huntsman!
September 25, 2019Congratulations to Dr. David Huntsman, one of three members of the UBC Faculty of Medicine to be elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Dr. David Huntsman is the Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Professor of Gynaecologic Oncology, holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Molecular and Genomic Pathology, and is a Professor in […] Read More >


Nomination for Staff Service Awards 2019 – Deadline 29 November 2019
September 20, 2019We are pleased to call for nominations for the 2019 Staff Service Awards.  I would encourage you to review all staff who work with you in a Departmental capacity for these awards. You’ll find the details of the award and the application form here.  The deadline for submission of these awards is Friday 29 November 2019.  I’d encourage you […] Read More >


2019 Faculty of Medicine Awards
September 17, 2019The members of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology have been very successful in the 2019 Faculty of Medicine Awards this year.  We’d like to congratulate the following: For a list of all awards and the successful recipients please visit https://www.med.ubc.ca/news/2019-faculty-of-medicine-award-recipients/ Read More >


Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Money!
September 6, 2019  Congratulations to our very own Dr. Deborah Money, MD, FRCSC, on being the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (IDSOG).  The award recognizes Dr. Money for her outstanding contributions to improving women’s health through scientific exchange, education, and leadership in infectious diseases in […] Read More >


Associate Head of Research
August 6, 2019Dear colleagues It is my pleasure to inform you that Janice Kwon from the Division of Gynaecologic Oncology has accepted the position as Associate Head of Research as of 1 August 2019.  Janice has been with the Department since 2008 and is an Associate Professor.  She is currently the Program Director for the Gynaecologic Oncology Fellowship. I would […] Read More >