Education News


New Advanced Training Program Welcomes First Trainee
March 23, 2020The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’s newest Advanced Training program, Vulvovaginal Disorders/ Sexual Medicine, welcomed its first trainee in January 2020, Dr. Ariel Mendlowitz. This unique and innovative 6 month program is offered to practicing Canadian gynecologists who wish to develop expertise in the assessment and management of women chronic and complex vulvovaginal disorders. The […] Read More >


Resident Research Project Fair
December 17, 2019On Wednesday, December 11th we hosted our first ever “Resident Research Project Fair.” Research teams from across the department came to share research opportunities with our first year OBGYN residents. It was a great opportunity for research teams and residents to connect in person. Residents were able to learn about the breadth of research in […] Read More >


Welcome James Hayward, MFM Fellow
August 21, 2019We would like to welcome Dr. James Hayward to the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship (Subspecialty Residency)! Dr. Hayward recently completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Saskatchewan, after attending medical school at UBC. Welcome, Dr. Hayward! Read More >


New Advanced Trainee in Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
July 12, 2019We would like to welcome Dr Alicia Long as the new fellow in Endo, CPP and ALS. Alicia completed medical school and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Alberta. Read More >


2019 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health
July 5, 2019Congratulations to Aalia Sachedina (OBGYN resident) and Maggie Woo Kinshella (PhD student, Reproductive and Developmental Sciences) for receiving the prestigious  Friedman Award for Scholars in Health. Friedman Scholars receive funding for six or more months of study outside western Canada. Aalia Sachedina is a medical resident in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital. […] 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 >


UBC Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Instagram Page!
October 23, 2018  We have recently created an Instagram page for the UBC Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Program. Here we will highlight the conferences, workshops and other events which residents attend. Please support the page and follow to see what residency life looks like! @ubcobgyn 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 >


2018 Friedman Scholar: Lindsay Richter
July 5, 2018Congratulations to Lindsay Richter, one of nine recipients for 2018’s Friedman Award for Scholars in Health. Lindsay is a student in the Master of Science program in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, working with research supervisors Dr. Sarka Lisonkova and Dr. Joseph Ting. Lindsay’s research uses a large national database and epidemiological methods to examine recent […] Read More >