News & Honours


Congratulations to Sarah Munro on Receiving 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award
June 28, 2022Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty members who exemplify exceptional contributions in the areas of education, research and/or service, and who are dedicated to advancing both the Faculty’s values and vision of transforming health for everyone. Sarah Munro is one of the 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award recipients in the category […] Read More >


Thank you to Larisse Melo!
June 27, 2022Larisse will be transitioning out of the Interim Research Manager role at BCWH; her last day is June 30th, 2022. This transition time is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous job she did over the past year which included navigating the transition to in-person research activities and the first ever hybrid Dr Fred Bryans […] Read More >


ACSC 2022 Abstract Award recipients
June 15, 2022MARLA SHAPIRO Category Best of Three Oral Abstract: Gynaecology Title A Phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled, 12-week, double-blind study to assess efficacy and safety of fezolinetant, a neurokinin-3 receptor antagonist, in women with moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause ERICA PASCOAL Category Best of Three Oral Abstract: Gynaecology (Junior Member) Title Applying the fragility index to statistically […] Read More >


2022 Gown and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony
May 26, 2022On May 25 the Faculty of Medicine celebrated the academic achievements and distinguished careers of faculty members during the most recent Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony. At this event, academic gowns were presented to faculty members who were recently promoted to the rank of Professor or Clinical Professor or Professor of Teaching.  In attendance were […] Read More >


2022 Division of Gynaecologic Oncology Research Award Recipients
May 25, 2022The Division of Gynaecologic Oncology announces the recipients of the 2022 Gynaecologic Oncology Research Awards funded by the Research Endowment. 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. Dr Julyanne Brassard – Development of an in vivo […] Read More >


Congratulations to Dr. Gillian Hanley – Promoted to Associate Professor
May 3, 2022Congratulations to Dr. Gillian Hanley who is promoted to Associate Professor as of 1 July 2022. It’s been a good year for Gillian so far. Earlier in the year she was awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Population-based Gynecologic and Perinatal Outcomes. As well as a CRC Chair, she is a CIHR New […] Read More >


Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Finlayson for being awarded the 2021/22 Killam Teaching Prize
April 21, 2022Dr. Finlayson exemplifies the passionate, enthusiastic educator we all remember as our favorite teacher.  She is described by her students, residents and Fellows as being patient, inspiring and a role model.  She has received local, national and international awards including the Mike Turko Award for Surgical Teaching, the CREOG award, the Carl Nimrod Educator Award […] Read More >


Dr. Deborah Money featured on CIHR’s “Ask a Scientist” video series
April 5, 2022Dr. Deborah Money was featured on CIHR’s Ask a Scientist video collection! Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility has been rampant, but the good news is that data from scientific studies around the world have been very reassuring. There is already a tremendous body of evidence telling us that the COVID-19 vaccines do not interfere with […] Read More >


Dr. Víctor Gomel recognized as surgical legend by ASRM
March 15, 2022Congratulations to Dr. Víctor Gomel who has been recognized as a surgical legend by the ASRM. His leadership, research and dedication to education has been a cornerstone to the growth of MIS gynecology and reproductive medicine in Canada.  Read More >


Transition to Discipline Residents Promoted to Foundations
March 11, 2022On 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 starting March 14, 2022. Thank you for supporting […] Read More >