News & Honours

Dr. Sarah Munro awarded funding under the Ministry of Health Research Seed Grant program for 2024/25
May 14, 2024
In partnership with the Ministry of Health, UBC Health awarded funding through the Ministry of Health Research Seed Grant Program for research projects that responded to pertinent health-related questions identified by the Ministry. Dr. Munro and their research team will be undertaking a project responding to a specific research question posed by the Ministry of Health […] Read More >

We invite you to attend CanSAGE 2024 Annual Conference in Victoria! Sept 26-28, 2024
May 3, 2024
We are excited to invite you to discover the forefront of gynecological innovation at the upcoming CanSAGE 2024 Annual Conference in Victoria, BC! Hosted against the stunning backdrop of Vancouver Island, this event promises a dynamic convergence of medical expertise, cutting-edge technology, and visionary insights. There is an amazing Scientific Program, designed by a talented Scientific […] Read More >

BC Women’s Research Rounds featuring Dr. Linda Eckert | April 19th, 2024
April 12, 2024
Title: Braiding Together Evidence, Equity, and Advocacy for Cervical Cancer Prevention Presenter: Dr. Linda Eckert When: Friday April 19, 2024, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. PST  Location: Hybrid Rounds, Zoom & SHY D308, 4500 Oak St (enter through entrance #77, take the elevators to the 3rd floor, turn right, the room will be on your […] Read More >

Completed vaginal surgery education trial and local implementation into our residency program
March 27, 2024
We are pleased to report that our PROcedure-specific MOdular Training and Evaluation randomized controlled trial (PROMOTE), led by principal investigator Dr Roxana Geoffrion over the past decade, is completed and recently published. This research produced the first ever fully validated vaginal surgery training curriculum, successfully implemented in the first junior Obstetrics and Gynecology resident cohort […] Read More >

D. A. Boyes Memorial Research Award 2024
March 26, 2024
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2024 DA Boyes Memorial Research Award. This year we are awarding three grants to the following: Jalisa Karim (supervisor Dr Gillian Hanley) Jeffrey Wong (supervisor Dr Deborah Money) Karen Jiang (supervisor Dr. Roxana Geoffrion) Read More >

Dr. Catriona Hippman Receives 2023 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize
March 25, 2024
Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Catriona Hippman is awarded the 2023 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize in recognition of her outstanding research achievements. Dr. Hippman’s research focuses on postpartum care and those who need Parent-Infant Psychiatric Units (PIUs). She hopes to better help meet the needs of women and gender-diverse people living with serious postpartum mental illness. […] Read More >

Dr. Jeffrey Wong Receives the 2023 JAMMI Trainee Published Manuscript Award
March 18, 2024
The manuscript “Establishing obstetrics-specific metrics and interventions for antimicrobial stewardship” of Dr. Jeffrey Wong – the current Reproductive Infectious Diseases Fellow, has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 JAMMI Trainee Published Manuscript Award. Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada is the national specialty association that represents physicians, clinical microbiologists and […] Read More >

Visiting Professor Emeritus, Dr. Susan Reed
March 8, 2024
We had the honour of Dr. Susan Reed, Professor Emeritus from the University of Washington visit us to present the BCWH Interprofessional Grand Rounds-REI Lectureship and deliver the Keynote Address for the 9th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium on March 7 & 8, 2024. Read More >

Dr. Fariba Mohtashami – New Site Head of St. Paul’s Hospital
March 5, 2024
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Fariba Mohtashami as the new Site Head of St. Paul’s Hospital. Dr. Mohtashami takes on this role as of 1 March 2024 from Dr. David Wilkie. Dr. Mohtashami advocates for gender equity in medicine and especially in surgery. She promotes equal pay for OBGYNs and equitable […] Read More >

The BC Centre for Vulvar Health welcomes Dr. Mruganka Kale!
January 8, 2024
The BC Centre for Vulvar Health would like to welcome Dr. Mruganka Kale who has started the vulvovaginal health and sexual medicine advanced training program. Dr. Kale is originally from Vancouver and completed medical school at UBC. She did a Masters degree in health policy at Queen’s University. She did her residency training in Obstetrics […] Read More >