News & Honours


Register today – Faculty Research Forum
February 28, 2022On behalf of the 2022 Fred Bryans Faculty Forum Planning Committee, we are excited to invite you to join us for the 2022 Forum, themed Quality Improvement to Advance Women’s Health   When: Thursday, March 31st, 2022 from 9 AM – 5:30PM Where: Sage Bistro at UBC (map) and virtually (via live-stream).   In-person event: Limited spots available […] Read More >


Congratulations Victoria Department of OB/GYN
February 15, 2022Congratulations to the Victoria Department of OB/GYN for another successful Victoria Gynecology Update. This annual event, held in January, showcases clinical experts on a wide variety of gynecologic topics geared toward community physicians and other health care providers. Starting twenty years ago, as a small local educational event, the conference has now grown to attract […] Read More >


Registration Open! 7th Contraception & Abortion in BC Meeting
February 15, 2022Please join us for the “The 7th Contraception & Abortion in BC” provincial family planning services meeting focusing on abortion and contraception care in BC. Co-chairs are Dr. Sarah Munro, Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Cheryl Davies, Chief Operating Officer, BC Women’s Hospital. This event is funded by a Michael […] Read More >


CRC Tier 2 – Dr. Gillian Hanley
January 19, 2022Congratulations to Dr. Gillian Hanley for being the successful recipient of a Tier 2, Canada Research Chair in Population-based Gynecologic and Perinatal outcomes. Dr. Gillian Hanley, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia. As well as a CRC Chair, she is a CIHR New […] Read More >


Welcome to Dr. Katrina Bouchard
January 13, 2022Dr. Katrina Bouchard is thrilled to (finally) begin her appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She joins the Department after having completed a SSHRC-funded PhD in clinical psychology at Queen’s University and a postdoctoral fellowship at Dalhousie University funded by the IWK Health Centre. She is a […] Read More >


REI Fellowship Program welcomes Dr. Lauren Whitehead
January 10, 2022Dr. Lauren Whitehead was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has completed both her medical school and residency at UBC. Prior to entering medicine, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at UBC while competing in volleyball for the UBC Thunderbirds. She is very excited to be joining the REI group! Read More >


The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Residency Program welcomes Mary Ellen Conway and Élise Lavoie Lebel
December 7, 2021Dr. Conway (left) completed her medical school at McMaster University before attending UBC for residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Prior to entering medicine, she completed a Degree in Physical and Health Education at Queen’s University Dr. Lavoie Lebel (right) completed medical school at Laval University in Quebec City, then moved to the prairies for her […] Read More >


Nomination for Staff Service Awards 2021 – Deadline 7 January 2022
November 24, 2021We are pleased to call for nominations for the 2021 Staff Service Awards.  I would encourage you to review all staff who work with you in a Departmental capacity for these awards. Please review the information sheet and application form outlining the details of the award and a application form on the second page. The deadline for submission […] Read More >


Improving Access to Care at the BC Centre for Vulvar Health
November 9, 2021We are thrilled to announce that the BC Centre for Vulvar Health has received funding for two exciting projects! Dr Melanie Altas, Director of the BCCVH, in partnership with Dr Kaitlyn Goldsmith, a psychologist at the West Coast Centre for Sex Therapy and lecturer with the Department of Psychology, has received a Partners in Care […] Read More >


Congratulations to Drs Brotto and Todd
November 9, 2021We would like to congratulate the following faculty members in the most recent round of FoM awards. Dr Lori Brotto – Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty Recognizes faculty members who have formally been identified as mentors and who exemplify a deep commitment to fostering the professional and personal development of faculty members […] Read More >