News & Honours


DA Boyes Memorial Research Award
March 11, 2019We received 8 applications for the DA Boyes Memerial Research award for Trainees. The Awards Committee reviewed the applications and as per the terms of reference for the award “Applications addressing questions encountered by trainees and others in front-line practice, and projects that will be primarily executed by trainees” were prioritized. The Committee felt that the trainee applications were all interesting and several […] Read More >


Marianne Vidler – Nominated for YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction for 2019
March 11, 2019Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. For those of you who don’t know Marianne she is the Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention and Treatment (PRE-EMPT) Research Program Manager, Faculty of Medicine at UBC and Acting Program Manager of […] Read More >


2018 Staff Service Award Recipients
February 5, 2019We are happy to announce the recipients of the 2018 Staff Service Awards: CUPE 2950 – Natalie Twohey Non Union Technician – Ellen Zhu M&P – Michelle Woo Non UBC – Kerrie Glover Congratulations to all award winners and thanks to all of you who put the time and effort into the nomination packages this year.  […] Read More >


Congratulations to Alex Beristain, Gillian Hanley and Regina Renner on their CIHR project grants!
February 4, 2019Three of our department members were successful in obtaining CIHR Project Grant funding from the fall 2018 competition cycle. Alexander G Beristain for his project “Cellular dynamics at the maternal-placental interface” – a five year project to examine the effects of obesity in altering the cell make-up of the fetal-maternal environment in early human pregnancy. Gillian […] Read More >


The Fred Bryans Leadership Development Program
January 28, 2019The Department ran its first cohort of the Leadership Development Program in 2018.  We received funding from the Faculty of Medicine to run a wellness initiative for one year and the Leadership Program was part of that.  We have now been lucky enough to have the support of Jane Bryans through an education initiative through […] Read More >


Predicting mortality in pregnant women in the ICU – CIPHER model cited as the best tool to use
December 11, 2018The CIPHER collaboration brought together researchers from 13 countries around the world to tackle the problem of identifying risk of death or severe morbidity for critically ill pregnant women. Traditional models, such as APACHE, used in the ICU vastly overestimate risk for women due to the unique physiology of pregnancy. This leads to unnecessary stress […] Read More >


Dr. Jennifer Hutcheon awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Population Health.
December 10, 2018Dr. Jennifer Hutcheon, an Associate Professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, was recently awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. Her program of research “Using ‘Big Data’ to Improve the Health of Mothers and Their Babies” aims to identify pregnancies at risk and to understand impacts of maternity care policies with the ultimate […] Read More >


D. A. Boyes Memorial Award
November 30, 2018The D. A. Boyes Society, in honor, and memory, of Dr. David Alexander Boyes’ lifetime commitment to teaching and engagement announce the second 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 >


Celebrate our Great Supervisors
November 6, 2018Each year in May Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at UBC  organizes ‘Great Supervisor Week’ during which graduate students are encouraged to give kudos to their supervisors through social media and our website. The annual UBC Great Supervisor Week was first held on Nov 1st 2018 to celebrate outstanding mentors. This year Dr Mohamed Bedaiwy, Professor and […] Read More >


Nomination for Staff Service Awards 2018 – Deadline 14 December 2018
October 30, 2018We are pleased to call for nominations for the 2018 Staff Service Awards.  I would encourage you to review all staff who work with you in a Departmental capacity for these awards. You’ll find the details of the award and the application form here . The deadline for submission of these awards is Friday 14 December 2018.  I’d encourage […] Read More >