News & Honours


D. A. Boyes Memorial Award
October 28, 2020The 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 >


2020 Applegarth Staff Service
October 1, 2020Applegarth Staff Service Congratulations to Natalie Twohey who received the Applegarth Staff Service Award.  This award recognizes outstanding contributions by UBC staff members to the Faculty of Medicine. Natalie provides administrative support to education programs in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, including the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences graduate program, the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship, and […] Read More >


2020 Distinguished Achievement Awards
October 1, 20202020 Distinguished Achievement Awards Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Distinguished Achievement Awards.  These awards are for recognition of  meritorious performance. Roxanna Geoffrion Excellence in Education Dr. Roxana Geoffrion is an associate professor at UBC, director of the UBC fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology […] Read More >


Clinical Faculty Awards
October 1, 2020Dr. Jag Ubhi – Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching Congratulations to Dr. Jag Ubhi who received the Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi has dedicated many years to medical education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia.  He is driven […] Read More >


Spring 2020 CIHR Project Grants – Congratulations to our department members!
September 24, 2020Congratulations to our department members who were successful in securing Spring 2020 CIHR Project Grants. Lori Brotto (@DrLoriBrotto)  – Pilot RCT for cognitive-behavioural & mindfulness-based online programs for female sexual dysfunction K.S. Joseph and Neda Razaz – Chronic diseases in mothers and risks of neuro-developmental disorders in offspring: an international comparison Jessica Liauw (@LiauwJessica) – […] Read More >


Drs. Brotto and Huntsman elected into CAHS
September 23, 2020On Sep 18, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) announced the list of individuals who were selected to join as Fellows for 2020. “CAHS recognizes excellence in health sciences.  Fellows have demonstrated, through their careers and lives, that they are committed to their field of expertise in many ways.” We are thrilled with the […] Read More >


Welcome Chriselle Serna and Annalyn Cumaual
September 11, 2020Welcome Chriselle Serna and Annalyn Cumaual!   Chriselle is moving to a new position on the Education Team. She will be the Sr Program Assistant for the REI Fellowship and also the Sr Program Assistant to all our Advanced Training Programs (MIS, FPMRS, VV Sexual Medicine and Family Planning). She come with both Department and […] Read More >


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 >