News & Honours


Congratulations Dr. Lisonkova!
June 9, 2020Dr. Sarka Lisonkova, Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, is leading her research team in the study of “All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality and Acute Morbidity Attributable to COVID-19 and Medical History Associated with Severe COVID-19 Infection in BC“. As one of the first 10 successful research teams that have been awarded the […] Read More >


Dr.Jason Hitkari Elected President of CFAS For 2020/2021
May 27, 2020Dr. Hitkari is Co-founder and Co-director of Olive Fertility Centre in Vancouver, BC. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University Of British Columbia (UBC). He completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UBC and went on to do a formal fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at The University of […] Read More >


CANCOVID-Preg: A National Surveillance Program of COVID-19 in Pregnancy
May 8, 2020  Currently, as effects of COVID-19 in pregnancy on both the mother and the fetus are largely unknown, there is very limited data to inform recommendations and care of pregnant women with COVID-19.  Recognizing this gap in our collective knowledge of the disease, OBGYN professor and FoM Executive Vice Dean Dr. Deborah Money began dialogue […] Read More >


Congratulations to SSTAR book award recipient Dr. Lori Brotto
May 8, 2020Big Congrats to our very own Dr. Lori Brotto, OBGYN professor, sex researcher, and Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI), on winning two major awards in recent weeks. In addition to being one of only three research faculty to be awarded the 2019 Distinguished Researcher Award from UBC Faculty of Medicine for […] Read More >


Congratulations to Dr. Lori Brotto and Dr. Peter Leung!
May 8, 2020Each year, UBC Faculty of Medicine (FoM) recognizes outstanding contributions by research faculty in all areas of health and life science research, as well as clinical and applied research to improve health outcomes of populations. On April 20th 2020, FoM announced the 3 recipients of the 2019 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Researcher Awards:  Dr. Lori […] Read More >


Welcome to Lisa Andres!
March 9, 2020We would like to welcome Lisa Andres to the Department!  Lisa will be the administrative support for the Division of Gynaecologic Oncology. Lisa was born and raised in the Fraser Valley, but moved to Vancouver twelve years ago after starting a job with BC Children’s Hospital.  After about seven years, she transferred over to Vancouver General […] Read More >


FBFF 2020 – Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Digital Age: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Women’s Health Care
February 27, 2020On Thursday, January 30, 2020 we held the 10th Annual Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum in the Sheraton Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver. There were who participated. We started the Forum with two workshops – “Influencing policy (makers) through research” and “Representing patients’ voices in our research”. Dr. Ann Pederson and Dr. Sarah Munro spoke […] Read More >


Director, Vancouver Summer Program
February 10, 2020We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sharon Mortimer has accepted the role of Director, Vancouver Summer Program (VSP).  Sharon will be responsible for all aspects of the Vancouver Summer School Program in the UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. This includes responsibility for the curriculum, the day-to-day management of the program. ​Sharon Mortimer PhD […] Read More >


Fall 2019 CIHR Project Grants Competition Results Announced!
February 5, 2020  Congratulations to all the recipients of the Fall 2019 CIHR Project Grants Competition! Dr. Gillian Hanley and Dr. Timothy Oberlander:  “A population-level linked data study of the long-term developmental impacts of prenatal antidepressant exposure“.   Dr. Wendy Norman, Dr. Bonnie Henry, & Dr. Kimberlyn McGrail:  “The CART Mife-Outcomes study:  Relating Canada’s unique mifepristone regulations […] Read More >


2019 Staff Service Award Recipients
February 3, 2020We are happy to announce the recipients of the 2019 Staff Service Awards: CUPE 2950 – Brian Nelson M&P – Marianne Vidler Non UBC – Marie Rivard Congratulations to all award winners and thanks to all of you who put the time and effort into the nomination packages this year.  This is still a relatively new award […] Read More >