News & Honours


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 >


Geoff Cundiff Elected President of the American Urogynecologic Society
October 24, 2018On October 13, at the annual PFD Week congress, Professor Cundiff accepted the gavel and began his term as the President of the American Urogynecologic Society. Read More >


Dr. Mohamed Elgendi Appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Howard Brain Science Foundation
October 17, 2018  We are pleased to announce that Dr Mohamed Elgendi has been appointed to the prestigious Harvard Brain Sciences Foundation Fellowship. The mission of the Brain Sciences Foundation is to establish a vibrant community of expert scientists, gathered in the Brain Sciences Foundation Fellowship, to study the origins of human cognition and intelligence and conduct […] Read More >


Division of Gynaecologic Oncology Research Awards 2018
October 9, 2018Announcing the Division of Gynecologic Oncology Awards 2018 recipients: ‘Genomics, Histopathology and Artificial Intelligence: An Integrative Approach for Biomarker Discovery in Ovarian Cancer’ has been selected for funding in the 2018 Division of Gynaecologic Oncology Research Awards competition. Principal Applicants: Ali Bashashati PhD David Huntsman MD C Blake Gilks MD Co-Applicants: Tayyebeh Nazeran MD Basile Tessier-Cloutier […] Read More >


Renewed MOU with Women’s Hospital Zhejiang University Promises Continued Collaboration
October 3, 2018Professors Geoff Cundiff and Peter Leung recently travelled to Hangzhou China to renew our Department’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Women’s Hospital Zhejiang University. The formal MOU signing ceremony took place on September 11, 2018, renewing our commitment to shared educational and research goals. The prior MOU was signed in 2014. Dr. Cundiff also provided […] Read More >


Dr. Gina Ogilvie awarded YWCA’s Woman of Distinction, Research and Sciences
September 26, 2018Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours extraordinary women leaders in the community. Dr Ogilvie  was the recipient of Vancouver’s 2018 YWCA Woman of Distinction, Research and Sciences award. The award in this category goes to a woman who has made a significant and sustained difference in Metro Vancouver through her dedicated pursuit of scientific […] Read More >


Dr Lori Brotto is elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
September 12, 2018Dr Brotto has been elected to the  Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists which includes top mid-career leaders in Canada. The College provides the RSC with a multigenerational capacity to help Canada and the world address major challenges and seize new opportunities including those identified in emerging fields. The Members of the College […] Read More >


Access to the BC Perinatal Data Registry for WHRI members
September 10, 2018The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot project in partnership with Perinatal Services BC (PSBC), allowing WHRI members to have streamlined access to data from the BC Perinatal Data Registry (BCPDR) through a dedicated in-house Data Analyst at the WHRI. The BCPDR contains maternal, fetal, and neonatal […] Read More >


2018 Division of Gynaecologic Oncology Research Awards
July 24, 2018The Division of Gynaecologic Oncology is pleased to launch a round of funding applications to support research on gynecologic cancers. These grants are for up to $20,000, are one time only (i.e. non-renewable), and are designed to provide critical review, with rapid turn-around and constructive feedback, and funding for proposals that would not be eligible to […] Read More >