News & Honours

Gillian Hanley: MSFHR Scholar Award recipient for her Health Services project “Population-based ‘big data’ research to improve women’s health”.
July 23, 2018One June 13, 2018 the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) announced the recipients of the 2018 Scholar Award competition. Dr. Gillian Hanley, an Assistant Professor, in the Division of Gynaecology was one of 17 Scholars funded for her Health Services Research project “Population-based ‘big data’ research to improve women’s health”. Gillian continues to […] Read More >

Dr Mary Stephenson – Receives Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Award
July 11, 2018We would like to congratulation Dr Mary Stephenson, who is an adjunct faculty member with our Department,  who has been awarded Fellow ad eundem by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). The Royal Society bestows this on individuals who have made significant contributes to the advancement in the field. Please read more on this here. Read More >

Dr Peter Leung – Distinguished Achievement Award Recipient
July 10, 2018We are pleased to announce that Dr Peter Leung is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award for overall excellence – senior faculty. This award recognises outstanding contributions of a senior academic faculty member in the areas of research, education and service. Read More >

Dr Giselle Bourgeois-Law – 2018 Recipient for Distinguished Service in CME/CPD
July 10, 2018We are pleased to announce that Dr Giselle Bourgeois-Law is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in CME/CPD. This award recognizes exemplary and distinguished activities/service to the Faculty of Medicine in the areas of Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Medical Education (CME/CPD). Read More >

Dr Kristy Cho – GREI Fellow for 2019 – 2021
July 10, 2018On behalf of Dr. Sonya Kashyap, REI Program Director, we are pleased to announce Dr. Kristy Cho as UBC’s match for the 2019 – 2021 GREI Fellowship. Dr. Cho completed medical school and residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia. We believe she will make an excellent addition to the REI […] Read More >

UBC ObGyn 18th Annual Academic Day
June 21, 2018Our 18th annual Academic Day was held on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at the Chan Auditorium in the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.  Sixteen trainees had the opportunity to present their work as an oral presentation, and eight posters were presented and judged in a separate event on May 15th.  Faculty abstracts were displayed to […] Read More >

CONGRATULATIONS!! 2018 Royal College Exam Results
June 12, 2018On behalf of Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi, Residency Program Director, it is my pleasure to announce that all 11 residents passed their Royal College exam! Please join me in congratulating our 2017/18 graduating residents: Dr. Christa Lepik Dr. Eda Karacabeyli Dr. Jennifer Yam Dr. Ji-Hyun Jang Dr. Justin McGinnis Dr. Katharine Phillips Dr. Merry Gong Dr. […] Read More >

Featured Research Staff – Marianne Vidler
May 23, 2018Tell us about your job; what do you do? I am a Research Manager based in Vancouver working in global maternal health with a particular focus on Pre-eclampsia in Sub Saharan African and South Asia. Learn more about the PRE-EMPT project Marianne works on. Do you travel? Every two months or so I go abroad […] Read More >

PRE-eclampsia & Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention & Treatment – Global Results Presentation May 23 and 24
May 11, 2018What is pre-eclampsia? Pre-eclampsia is a condition characterized by high blood pressure during pregnancy with signs of damage to another organ systems, most commonly the liver and kidneys. It complicates 8-10% of pregnancies and is a leading cause of maternal and infant death with 76,000 maternal deaths and 500,000 infant deaths each year worldwide. Pre-eclampsia […] Read More >

The Michael Smith Foundation Health Professional-Investigator Award
May 9, 2018We are happy to announce that Dr Paul Yong  has been awarded the Michael Smith Foundation Health Professional Investigator Award. This award is related to his work on sexual pain in endometriosis and the role of somatic mutations, arising from a collaboration between OVCARE and the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis. Endometriosis is […] Read More >