News & Honours


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 >


Holiday Shoebox Gift Drive
December 16, 2019The DHCC office participated in a Holiday Shoebox Gift Drive this year in support of The Shoebox Project for Women.  We were able to collect enough donations to fill 10 Shoeboxes! This is a registered charity that collects and distributes gift-filled Shoeboxes to women impacted by homelessness in communities across Canada. For women who have been displaced from […] Read More >


Congrats to 2019 WHRI Catalyst Grant Recipients!
December 4, 2019Drs. Paul Yong, Sarah Munro, and Mark Carey are among the recipients of this year’s Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) Catalyst Grants.  Congratulations!   This grant competition provides support for pilot studies in women’s and newborn’s health, which aim to generate preliminary data; test new approaches, methodologies or tools; bring new teams together; and/or support […] Read More >


Congratulations to Dr. David Huntsman
November 22, 2019Highly Cited Researchers List released:   Congratulations to Dr. David Huntsman who has been named to the global Highly Cited Researchers 2019 List. Dr. Huntsman is among the 6,217 researchers in various fields from nearly 60 nations on the list, which is based on highly cited research papers. Find out who else from the UBC […] Read More >


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 >