News & Honours


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 >


Doctors of BC SCC funds innovative BCCVH Vulvodynia Proposal!
December 21, 2020Recently Dr. Melanie Altas, on behalf of the multidisciplinary team, submitted a funding proposal request to Chronic Pain Spreading Network. The proposal is entitled Supporting Community Health Care Providers to Treat and Support Vulvodynia Patients. The proposal was approved and the team will receive start up funds of $15, 000 to set up a working […] Read More >


Congratulations to Dr. Jessica McAlpine on Promotion to Professor
December 8, 2020The Department would like to congratulate Dr. Jessica McAlpine on her promotion to Professor with Tenure as of 1 July 2020.  Jessica has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to teaching, research and service in order to attain this promotion. Dr. McAlpine came to UBC in July 2006 having completed her Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Yale […] Read More >


Gisele Bourgeois-Law awarded Research in Medical Education Outstanding Research Paper Award
December 3, 2020On December 1st, 2020 the American Association of Medical Colleges announced the recipient of the 2019 Research in Medical Education (RIME) Outstanding Research Paper Award.  This is an award for the best research paper among all the accepted papers to the RIME forum, a forum promoting the transformation of health care through medical education innovation […] Read More >


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 >