News & Honours


Welcome Dr. Sarah Munro!
July 5, 2019  A warm welcome to Dr. Sarah Munro who is joining our department as Assistant Professor.  Dr. Munro is a qualitative health services researcher whose focus is on knowledge translation and implementation science. Her research focuses on the investigation of factors that influence implementation of patient-centred practice and policy, and the development and evaluation of […] Read More >


Competence By Design (CBD) launching July 1, 2019
June 28, 2019The Obstetrics and Gynaecology residency programs in Canada, including UBC, will be implementing the Royal College Competence By Design (CBD) competency-based education mandate for the residents who are starting in the program on July 1, 2019.   The principle of CBD is shifting from a time-based to outcome-based education with multiple, low stake assessments.   […] Read More >


2019 Gown and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony
June 17, 2019  At this event, academic gowns will be presented to faculty members who were recently promoted in 2018 to the rank of Professor or Clinical Professor or Professor of Teaching.  The gowns were presented by Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean of Medicine, and the recipient’s Department Head or School Director along with Dr. Deborah Money, Executive Vice Dean. In […] Read More >


A $10 MILLION INVESTMENT IN CERVICAL CANCER RESEARCH
June 17, 2019On June 4th, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, Government of Canada, announced an investment of $10 million toward national cervical cancer research in partnership with BC Women’s Health Foundation. This funding will help to support the BC Gynaecologic Cancer Initiative in its efforts to eliminate cervical cancer. The BC Women’s Health Foundation […] Read More >


Dr. Kelly Smith receives VCHRI Team Grant Award
June 17, 2019Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Smith and her team in the BC Centre for Vulvar Health; Dr. Lori Brotto, Dr. Caroline Pukall (Queens University), Dr. Leslie Sadownik, and Dr. Paul Yong for receiving the VCHRI team grant for their project “Delivering personalized care to women with vulvodynia – setting up a patient registry to track patient […] Read More >


12th Annual Lectureship in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery 2019
May 2, 2019The University of British Columbia Lectureship in Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery was founded to promote an awareness of pelvic floor disorders, to create a forum for the presentation of treatment innovations and new evidence of efficacy, and ultimately to improve the quality of life of women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders. We started the lectureship […] Read More >


Dr Tracy Pressey Awarded Killam Teaching Prize
April 23, 2019The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching.  This, along with the many other teaching awards that Dr Pressey has received, is a tangible expression of the high regard in which she is held for her teaching contributions. Read More >


Dr. Nicole Racette Obituary
April 15, 2019Colleagues, I am saddened to tell you of the passing of our colleague, Dr. Nicole Racette. Nicole entered the department’s fellowship program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and was subsequently recruited to the department, as an Instructor in the Division of REI in 1995.  She then joined Genesis Fertility Centre, where she practiced until 2008, […] Read More >


Fourth Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium – May 31, 2019
March 29, 2019The Fourth Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East. The Symposium is being hosted by the Women’s Health Research Institute and will be an opportunity to showcase some of the amazing women’s health research taking place in BC and beyond. This year’s focus […] Read More >


DA Boyes Memorial Research Award
March 11, 2019We received 8 applications for the DA Boyes Memorial 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 >