News & Honours


11th Annual Lectureship in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery 2018
March 6, 2018The 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 >


CIHR funds Jennifer Hutcheon and her team to assess the consequences of antenatal corticosteroid use on child brain development using a novel research methodology
February 27, 2018Dr Jennifer Hutcheon was awarded a $221,850 CIHR Project Grant for her study “Short term benefits but long term harm? Assessing the consequences of antenatal corticosteroid administration for child neurodevelopment” which aims to establish if antenatal corticosteroids have harmful consequences for child brain development. Although antenatal corticosteroids, a medication given to pregnant women at risk […] Read More >


Dr David Huntsman Recipient of the 2018 Aubrey J Tingle Prize
February 26, 2018Dr. David Huntsman is the Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Professor of Gynaecologic Oncology, holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Molecular and Genomic Pathology, and is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He is a Staff Pathologist at the BC Cancer Agency and a Consulting Pathologist […] Read More >


New 4-year CIHR Project Grant will bring multidisciplinary team together to develop a deeper understanding of sexual pain in endometriosis
February 22, 2018Dr Paul Yong is the Nominated Principal Applicant of a 4-year, $976,904, CIHR project grant which aims to validate the newly discovered genetic and molecular pathways that may contribute to pain with sexual intercourse. The project will use an existing prospective data registry and linked tissue bank in the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain […] Read More >


New Division Head – Division of General Obstetrics and Gynaecology
February 19, 2018Dr. Fariba Mohtashami is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She completed medical school and Ob/Gyn residency in Tehran, Iran and practiced as a consultant for five years before moving to Canada in 2002. She completed her second residency at UBC in 2009 and followed her professional goal by a […] Read More >


2017 Staff Service Award Recipients
January 29, 2018The 2017 Staff Service Awards were announced at the recent OBGYN Seasonal Celebration.  The recipients are: CUPE 2950 – Gayle Jagpal, Medical Secretary to Gyne Onc Non Union Technician – Maggie Woo Kinshella, Pre-EMPT Research Group M&P – Leah Solomon, Education Manager Non UBC – Ariadna Fernandez, Research Manager Congratulations to all award winners and […] Read More >


Medical Disorders and Pregnancy April 14 2018
December 11, 2017Don’t miss this educational conference designed for practitioners that deal with the management of disorders in pregnant patients. This accredited event will provide a focused, expert review of common medical conditions in pregnancy and will provide practical strategies for their management. Resources and clinical guidelines will be highlighted to support decision making. Who Should Attend? […] Read More >


Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi Awarded the Carl Nimrod Award 2017
December 11, 2017Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi was awarded the 2017 Carl Nimrod Award for Excellence in Education at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This award is created to recognizes excellence, commitment, innovation, and leadership in education.  Past recipients have excelled in one or two of these areas, but Dr. Ubhi excels […] Read More >


Dr. Brotto Named Researcher of the Year by APOG
December 11, 2017The Association of Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynecology awarded Professor Lori Brotto as the Researcher of the Year at the annual meeting December 1. This is a tremendous honor recognizing her unique contributions in research and knowledge translation. With an educational background in clinical psychology and basic science Dr. Brotto has pursued a impressive array […] Read More >


The 1st Advanced Workshop on Gynecologic Laparoscopic Anatomy and Surgical Treatment of Apical Prolapse, Chaired by Dr. Fariba Mohtashami
December 4, 2017Fundamentals of surgery, including laparoscopic anatomy, dissection, and suturing, were recently reviewed at the “1st Advanced Workshop on Gynecologic Laparoscopic Anatomy and Surgical Treatment of Apical Prolapse” at UBC on Sep 29-30, 2017. This two-day MOC Section 3-accredited workshop, organized and chaired by Dr. Fariba Mohtashami brought together a cohort of local and highly selected […] Read More >