News & Honours


2020 Staff Service Award Recipients
May 11, 2021The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology would like to congratulate the 2020 Staff Service Award recipients: Jennet Baltayeva – Non Union Tech award Donna Bradley – M&P award Kathryn Tullis – CUPE 2950 award Janice Wortman – Non – UBC award To get to know our award recipients better please click on their names above […] Read More >


Welcome to Ilona Ugortsev
March 30, 2021I would like you to join me in welcoming Ilona Ugortsev to the Department.  Ilona is joining us as the new Research Manager at VGH.  Ilona will be working on Wednesdays and is currently based at home but available by email or virtually for the time being. Ilona completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, followed by a Master of Public Health […] Read More >


Gynae Cancer Initiative one of UBC’s Research Excellence Clusters for the 2021/22 academic year.
March 23, 2021The Gynecologic Cancer Initiative (GCI) has been selected as one of the successful UBC Research Excellence Clusters for the 2021/22 academic year.  Read more about this remarkable group. Read More >


Transition to Discipline Residents Promoted to Foundations
March 18, 2021On behalf of Dr. Hanna Ezzat, Residency Program Director, we are pleased to announce the first year residents have been promoted from the Transition to Discipline (TTD) stage of training to the Foundations stage of training (formerly PGY2). Please welcome them on service at the core training sites. Thank you for supporting them in their transition to […] Read More >


Congratulations CIHR Grant Recipients!
March 17, 2021  Congratulations to our OBGYN investigators who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Fall 2020 competition. Project Grants Project: “Role of Female Sex Hormones on Aging in Women Living with HIV.” Principal Investigator: Dr Melanie Murray; UBC OBGYN Co-investigator: Dr. Chelsea Elwood $382,500 / 5 years. Project: “It […] Read More >


2020 MSFHR Reach Award Recipients – 3 of 12 projects will be co-led by department members
March 16, 2021Our department members shine in the 2020 MSFHR Reach Award Program.  Three projects will be co-led by our faculty members and our department members are also part of an additional two successful teams. #BePelvicHealthAware: Sharing clinical best practices on pelvic floor health through whiteboard animations, social media and a dedicated website – Co-lead Roxana Geoffrion […] Read More >


Dr Lori Brotto awarded a MSFHR 2020 Innovation to Commercialization Award
March 16, 2021Dr Lori Brotto was awarded a MSFHR 2020 Innovation to Commercialization Award for her project eSense: an online psychological intervention for women’s health. Learn more about her project at https://www.msfhr.org/news/features/new-app-to-revolutionize-womens-sex-therapy   Read More >


Announcing the Recipients of the 2020-2021 Division of Gynaecologic Oncology Research Awards
March 8, 2021In September 2020, the Division of Gynaecologic Oncology announced its annual competition for research in gynaecologic cancers. We would like to thank all of the applicants for their outstanding proposals.  The results are now in and funding will be awarded for two projects.   Characterization and Prognostic Significance of Subclonal Molecular Marker Expression in ProMisE evaluated […] Read More >


Our Vulvovaginal Health Spring Update is Virtual!
January 19, 2021The BC Centre of Vulvar Health is very excited to bring back our popular vulvar health conference – Thursday March 11th pm and Friday March 12th am. We have designed two half days of practical virtual lectures – join from your home of office. Several excellent International experts will be speaking at this unique event. […] Read More >


BCCVH Welcomes Dr. Emily Stern!
January 6, 2021The BC Centre for Vulvar Health welcomes Dr. Emily Stern who will be starting our advanced training program in vulvovaginal disorders and sexual medicine. This unique and innovative 6 month program is offered to practicing Canadian gynaecologists who wish to develop expertise in the assessment and management of women with chronic and complex vulvovaginal disorders. […] Read More >