News & Honours


Congratulations to David Huntsman on Receiving 2023 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award
July 6, 2023
Each 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. David Huntsman is one of the 2023 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award recipients in the category […] Read More >


The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Residency Program welcomes Oisin Coll and Isabelle Hardy!
July 4, 2023
Dr. Oisin Coll (left) grew up in Ireland and Calgary. He graduated from University of Alberta school of medicine in 2005. He completed the UBC Obstetrics and Gynecology residence program in 2010. He has worked for 13 years as a generalist obstetrician/gynecologist with an interest in high-risk obstetrics, at Burnaby Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital, […] Read More >


Dr. Kimberly Stewart and Dr. Aro Kan recognized as residents for outstanding service and exceptional patient care by VMDAS
June 15, 2023
The Vancouver Medical, Dental and Allied Staff Association (VMDAS) held its inaugural Resident Physicians Recognition & Appreciation Event on May 29th at Vancouver General Hospital. Dr. Kimberly Stewart and Dr. Aro Kan were among this year’s 51 residents who received certificates honoring their outstanding contributions. More details on VMDAS website. Read More >


WHRI Assistant Director – Dr. Paul Yong
May 5, 2023
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Paul Yong, Associate Professor has taken on the role of Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) Assistant Director position as of 15 April 2023.  For more information on Dr. Yong’s role with WHRI please click here. Read More >


Congratulations to Dr David Huntsman, Honoraria Doctor of Science from Memorial University.
April 5, 2023
For being a global leader within the Canadian cancer research community, and for his transformative impact on our ability to prevent and treat hereditary cancers, Dr. David Huntsman will receive the degree of doctor of science, honoris causa, on June 1 during the 10 a.m. session of convocation in St. John’s. Read more here. Read More >


Congratulations to Zeba Khan – Recipient of the 2022/23 Community-University Engagement Support Fund
April 3, 2023
UBC awards over $745,000 to support community-university partnerships that benefit communities and advance collaborative research, teaching and learning throughout British Columbia. This year Zeba Khan, a GRA, supervised by Dr. Sarah Munro, received an award for the project ‘Strengthening partnerships for contraception access for newcomer youth in British Columbia’. This project has been co-developed with Options for […] Read More >


VCHRI Investigator Awards
March 1, 2023
The Department would like to congratulate Drs. Katrina Bouchard and Amy Jamieson who each received the 2023 Mentored Clinician Scientist Investigator Award from Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI).   Dr. Bouchard’s award is for her project Sexual health among patients with vulvar lichen sclerosus and their partners: A daily experience and longitudinal study. Dr. Jamieson’s award is for her project p53abn Endometrial Cancer: […] Read More >


2023 UBC CPD Vulvovaginal Health Update is open for registration!
January 12, 2023
The BC Centre for Vulvar Health is proud to announce the 2023 Vulvovaginal Health Update is open for registration. Learn more details and register here. Read More >


Congratulations to Drs. Bouchard, Altas, and Dehaeck on receiving a WHRI Catalyst Grant!
January 11, 2023
The Women’s Health Research Institute, in partnership with the BC Women’s Health Foundation, awarded six Catalyst Grants for the advancement of knowledge in women’s and newborn’s health. Department members Dr. Katrina Bouchard (PI), Dr. Melanie Altas, and Dr. Ulrike Dehaeck received a Catalyst Grant to study the sexual health implications of vulvar lichen sclerosus, a […] Read More >


Congratulations to Dr. Katrina Bouchard on receiving a New Faculty Research Award from the UBC Faculty of Medicine
December 13, 2022
The New Faculty Research Award provides research funds to support newly appointed Assistant Professors in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bouchard’s research project focuses on characterize a network of pain, sexual distress, and negative affective symptoms among patients with chronic vulvar pain at the BC Centre for Vulvar Health. This work is part of a […] Read More >