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Department Administration Office Staffing Update

  Dear Department Members, We are delighted to announce that Margaret Koshi has accepted the position of Manager, Communications and Partnerships in the Department Administration team, effective August 30, 2019. Prior to Margaret’s new role, she was the Assistant Human Resources Manager, Faculty Appointments where she had provided exceptional support to our faculty members. In […]

Congratulations to Dr. Tonia Nicholls – Recipient of a 2019 MSFHR Convening & Collaborating Award

Dr. Tonia Nicholls was recently named a recipient of a 2019 MSFHR Convening & Collaborating Award for her project titled, “Collaborative development of an inclusive research agenda for evaluating correctional health service.” The MSFHR Convening & Collaborating Awards are intended to support the planning of research programs and activities that will bring researchers and research […]

WHRI Research Spotlight Features Dr. Erin Michalak and her CREST.BD Project

Dr. Erin Michalak’s project, ‘Bipolar Bridges: A Digital health Innovation Targeting Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder,’ was recently featured in the Women’s Health Research Institute’s In the News: Research Spotlight page. Dr. Michalak’s CREST.BC project aims to enable access to credible, evidence-based, and safe information for people living with bipolar disorder. Read the full […]

Reminder: 2019-20 Postgrad CTwPC Invoices (PGY2-6) – All Invoices Due Tue Mar 31, 2020

Please reply to psychiatry.education@ubc.ca with inquiries.    Dear Psychiatry Clinical Faculty, This is a reminder that you may submit your Postgraduate Clinical Teaching with Patient Care (CTwPC) invoices for the new 2019-20 fiscal year (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020) for PGY2-5 residents and PGY6 subspecialty psychiatry residents. Note that PGY1 teaching is paid […]

Please Review Listing and Credentials for the 2020/2021 UBC Academic Calendar

Dear Department Members, Thank you very much for reviewing your credentials listed in the draft 2020-2021 Psychiatry Academic/Clinical Faculty list. For those who have sent me emails requesting edits to be made to their listing, I have implemented those changes.  To ensure correctness, and to make sure that no request was missed, we ask that […]

OSCE Physician Examiner Application 2019 – 2020 Now Open!

Dr. Weihong Song and his team find possible prenatal origin for Alzheimer disease

Dr. Weihong Song, UBC Psychiatry Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Alzheimer disease, has led the Canadian team in collaboration with professor Xiulian Sun, a former Song lab PhD student, in the discovery of a possible prenatal origin for Alzheimer disease in a gene function associated with neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorder.  Read full story here.

2019 Election for New Membership to the Department CFAPC

Dear Clinical Faculty Members, The voting window is now open for the election of two (2) Clinical Professors, one (1) Clinical Associate Professor and one (1) Clinical Assistant Professor to the Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee (nominee biographies are attached). We ask that you please submit your votes by completing the Qualtrics survey found […]

Pictured, left to right: Dr. Jun Chen, Dr. Raymond Lam, Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Dr. Yifeng Xu, and Dr. Wei-Yi Song 
at Shanghai Mental Health Center

UBC Department of Psychiatry Signs Milestone Agreements with Chinese Institutions

In late August 2019, UBC Psychiatry Department Head Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, accompanied by Executive members Dr. Raymond Lam, Associate Head of Research and International Affairs, and Dr. Wei-Yi Song, Clinical Professor (IMP) and President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, traveled to China to sign historic Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the Shanghai Mental Health Center […]

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Lafleur, co-author of a recently published book on understanding mental disorders

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Lafleur who, with Professor Christopher Mole (UBC Dept of Philosophy), has co-authored the recently published book, Understanding Mental Disorders: A Philosophical Approach to the Medicine of the Mind, 1st Edition. This book aims to help current and future psychiatrists, and those who work with them, to think critically about the ethical, […]

2019 Election for New Membership to the Department CFAPC

  Dear Clinical Faculty Members, The nomination period to fill vacancies on the Department Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee (CFAPC) has now closed, and an election will be held for the following vacancies: Vacancies for two (2) Clinical Professors for a 3-year term from September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022 Vacancy for one […]

Congratulations to Dr. David Kealy and Dr. John Ogrodniczuk on their recent book publication

Congratulations to Dr. David Kealy and Dr. John Ogrodniczuk on the recent publication of their book, Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 1st Edition. This book covers the latest applications of psychodynamic therapy for a range of clinical issues, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, borderline personality and trauma. It discusses psychodynamic practice as an evidence-based therapy, providing reviews of […]

Congratulations to Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty – recipient of 2019 MSFHR HP-I Award

  Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty has been awarded MSFHR Health Professional – Investigator (HP-I) Award Many patients with depression struggle to return to their full level of functioning in work and other areas of life. These poor functional outcomes in depression may be related to cognitive difficulties, as patients demonstrate problems with memory, attention, and problem […]

Review Listing and Credentials for the 2020/2021 UBC Academic Calendar

  Dear Department Members, In anticipation of the publication of the 2020/2021 UBC Academic Calendar in which your name and credentials will be listed, we ask that you please review the attached PDF version of the Psychiatry Academic Staff List to ensure that your listing is correct.  Please search for your surname by using the […]

Free Image Capture and Editing software

  UBC has purchased a license for Techsmith’s Snagit and Camtasia software.  UBC staff, faculty and students are eligible for a free copy. Snagit, as the name suggests, allows you to capture, edit and share screenshots.  It will also capture video of your screen, with optional audio.  In Psychiatry IT, we use it to record […]

Clinical Faculty Annual Activity Reports & Promotion Applications Due Oct 1, 2019

  Clinical Faculty Annual Activity Reports This is a friendly reminder that your Clinical Faculty Annual Activity Report for the period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 is due for submission by October 1, 2019.   Please find the Annual Report and Supplement templates on the Department website here. Please submit your completed Annual Report and Supplement (if […]

Update: 2019 Call for Nominations for Department CFAP Committee Membership

  Dear Clinical Faculty Members, The nomination period for membership to the Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee will be extended until August 23rd, 2019 due to a revision to the CFAPC Terms of Reference 2019 to reflect a more balanced representation of ranks. As there is now a vacancy for one more Clinical Associate […]

Congratulations to the IMH Marshall Scholarship and Fellowship Awardees

Dear Colleagues, The selection process for the inaugural IMH Marshall Scholars and Fellows Program in Mental Health has been completed, and I am delighted to announce the successful Scholars and Fellows whose proposals were selected from a robust and competitive pool of applications.   Please join me in warmly congratulating the following fifteen Scholarship and five […]

OSCE Faculty Development Session

  OSCE Faculty Development Session Thursday, September 19, 2019 5pm – 8pm DHCC/VGH and via Videoconference to other locations   Dr. Paul Dagg, Associate Head, Postgraduate Education & Continuing Professional Development, will be holding a faculty development session to help interested faculty strengthen their skills as mock OSCE examiners. The mock OSCEs are an integral part […]

Call for TIPP 2020 Tutors

  Course: MEDD 448 Transition into Postgraduate Education and Medical Practice (TIPP) Session: Acute Psychosis & Delirium (Small Group, local site delivery) Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Time: 10:00-12:00pm (*May include a 30min tutor meeting prior to session TBC) Location: DHCC 2nd floor   Dear Faculty, Recruitment has started for the 2020 TIPP course Year […]

Dr. Steven Taylor interviewed by CBC

Dr. Steven Taylor interviewed by CBC on August 14: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1260600/bryer-schmegelsky-kam-mcleod-meurtres-suicide-deuil

ISSPD Congress 2019

The ISSPD 2019 Congress  will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 through Friday, October 18, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. This year theme is  “Personality Pathology: Linking Into New Horizons”. The ISSPD aims to deliver a congress that addresses cutting edge science and the latest innovations in treatment recognizing the human face of understanding and […]

ISSPD Congress 2019

  International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders presents the ISSPD 2019 Congress   The 2019 ISSPD Congress “Personality Pathology: Linking Into New Horizons” will take place Tuesday, October 15, 2019 through Friday, October 18, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. Registration now – Early Bird pricing deadline has been extended to August 15!

CIHR Fall 2019 Project Grant timelines and procedures

  Please see below for important dates/procedures and required documents.   Important Dates & Procedures: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – Register for Project Grant via ResearchNet Thursday, August 29, 2019, 12 pm – Submit application package to the Department Administration Office, attention Vicky Yau (vicky.yau@ubc.ca ), for Department review & approval. After Department has reviewed and […]

2019 Psychiatry Undergraduate Student Awards

  The Psychiatry Undergraduate Education Program would like to congratulate the following winners of the 2019 UBC Psychiatry Student Awards:   Annette E. Hacking Memorial Award in Medicine – Kirsten Bock, NMP Awarded to an M.D. student with an aptitude for and an interest in mental health. Adjudication is based on leadership skills, commitment to […]

2019 Call for Nominations for Department Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee Membership

  Dear Clinical Faculty Members, As the renewal of membership in the Departmental Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee is implemented regularly per the attached 2019 CFAPC Terms of Reference, the Department is calling for nominations and self-nominations from clinical faculty members to fill the following vacancies in the CFAPC, effective September 1, 2019. The […]

2019 Call for Nominations for Department APT Committee Membership

Dear Members of the Department, As the renewal of membership in the Department of Psychiatry’s Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (APT) Committee is implemented regularly per the 2019 APTC Terms of Reference , the Department is calling for nominations and self-nominations from full-time academic faculty members to fill the following vacancies in the APT Committee, effective […]

Staff Welcome Back BBQ 2019 – Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Dear Staff members in the Department of Psychiatry, We are pleased to invite UBC Vancouver campus staff to the: 17th Annual Staff Welcome Back BBQ Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Flag Pole Plaza Hosted by the President’s Office and Human Resources, and produced by Ceremonies & Events, this event welcomes staff […]

Congratulations to our Clinical Faculty Members Promoted in 2019

The department would like to congratulate the following clinical faculty members on their recent promotions, which took effect on July 1, 2019: Dr. Auby Axler, promoted to Clinical Professor Dr. Andrea Bardell, promoted to Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, promoted to Clinical Associate Professor Ms. Emily Morris, promoted to Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Sreedharan […]

Enhanced CWL

Enhanced CWL

As part of Privacy Matters and UBC’s ongoing effort to enhance cybersecurity, UBC is implementing Enhanced CWL (multi-factor authentication). Please note that Enhanced CWL is mandatory, so please register for Enhanced CWL by September 30, 2019.   What is Enhanced CWL? Enhanced CWL (multi-factor authentication) is a security standard providing an effective way to prevent […]

New Faculty Position in the Department of Psychiatry through Faculty Renewal Funding

Date:    July 25, 2019   To:        Faculty, Staff and Students of the UBC Department of Psychiatry   From:   Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham Professor and Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry Director, Institute of Mental Health, UBC Regional Head and Program Medical Director, VCH/PHC   Re:        New Faculty Position in the Department of Psychiatry through Faculty Renewal […]

Congratulations to Dr. Weihong Song on receiving CIHR Operating Grant

Dr. Weihong Song has been awarded a 5-year, $994,500 CIHR operating grant for his research project “The effect of a novel presenilin 1 mutatio non Alzheimer’s Disease pathogenesis”. The project will seeks to investigate how this PS1 mutation selectively regulates APP without affecting Notch cleavage, and to define the mechanism underlying the PS1’s role in AD […]

Congratulations to Dr. David Kealy – recipient of 2019 MSFHR Scholar Award

Congratulations to Dr. David Kealy – recipient of 2019 MSFHR Scholar Award

Dr. David Kealy has been awarded MSFHR Scholar Award Personal identity–one’s psychological sense of personal continuity–is an important aspect of mental health, informing one’s motivations, behaviors, and social relations. Disruptions in identity can contribute to prevalent conditions such as personality disorders. Indeed, distorted identity is a core aspect of personality dysfunction and disorder, contributing to […]

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Comments and Suggestions

This is a free-for-all page! What suggestions, hints, comments, brickbats, etc. do you have about research and scholarly activity?  You can submit them here by leaving a comment.

“The Resident Research Track: A Primer.” A Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, Montreal, September 27, 2012

Presenters Venkataramana Bhat (McGill University), KaWai Leong (University of BC), Jeff Daskalakis (University of Toronto), Raymond W. Lam (University of BC), Fabrice Jollant (McGill). Objectives appreciate the Royal College Specialty Training Requirements for research training in psychiatry; understand the structure and timelines of research tracks across the largest training programs in Canada; and have an […]

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Resident Research Night, Oct. 12, 2012

Resident Research Night Oct. 12, 2012 at 6:00pm Cacutus Club 1530 W Broadway (west of Granville Street) Program 5:45 – Presentation Set-up 6:00 – Seating and Dinner Orders 6:15 – Welcome Dr. Lam, Smita Naidoo, Nadeesha Fernando 6:35 – Resident Presentations (2-5 min/presentation, 1-2 min/questions) Dr. Alan Bates Dr. Smita Naidoo Dr. Carina Perel-Panar Dr. Alex […]

Department of Psychiatry’s Annual Research Day 2013

Department of Psychiatry’s Annual Research Day 2013

Join us for the Department of Psychiatry’s Annual Research Day on June 6, 2013, which showcases outstanding faculty and student research.

Congratulations to Drs. Alan Bates and KaWai Leong

Congratulations to Drs. Alan Bates and KaWai Leong

Congratulations to Psychiatry Research Track Residents Dr. Alan Bates, who received the 2012 Professional Association of Residents of British Columbia (PAR-B.C.) Award of Merit, and Dr. KaWai Leong (PGY-2), who received a Resident Psychiatric Research Scholars Fellowship award from the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Congratulations to Drs. Alan Bates and KaWai Leong

Congratulations to Drs. Alan Bates and KaWai Leong

At the UBC Psychiatry Residents’ Graduation Dinner in June 2013, the following awards were presented: The George Davidson Scholarship Award (for research and scholarly activity during residency training) to Dr. KaWai Leong (PGY2 Research Track resident). The Award for Significant Contribution to Research (during residendy training) to Dr. Alan Bates (PGY5 Research Track resident).   […]

Resident Research Social 2014

Resident Research Social 2014

We held a very successful Resident Research Social on March 12, 2014. Many thanks to the outstanding clinical faculty who presented on their research, including: Dr. Alasdair Barr, Dr. William Honer, Dr. Donna Lang, Dr. Erin Michalak, Dr. Tim Murphy, Dr. Tonia Nichols, Dr. Will Panenka, Dr. Pratibha Reebye, and Dr. Evelyn Stewart, as well […]

CPA holds 4th Annual Junior Investigator Research Colloquium

CPA holds 4th Annual Junior Investigator Research Colloquium

The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) held its 4th Annual Junior Investigator Research Colloquium at the annual conference in Ottawa in September 2017.  Two UBC Research Track residents participated (Dr. Nicholas Ainsworth and Dr. Clara Westwell-Roper) and Dr. Lam (shown here with his mentor group) was one of the 7 mentors. You can read more about […]

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Welcome to our two new Research Track Residents!

We would like to welcome our two new Research Track residents, Gillian Munro (2019) and Magda Szumilas (2019).

*New date: First Research Track Seminar, April 15, 2015

*New date: First Research Track Seminar, April 15, 2015

We are pleased to announce the start of a series of half-day seminars for Research Track residents, taking place approximately 3-4 times per year and carved out of residents’ one-day research time.  The first in this series will feature two 1.5 hour sessions: Responsible Conduct in Research, led by Dr. Jehannine Austin, and Meta-analysis, led […]

Department of Psychiatry’s Annual Research Day

Department of Psychiatry’s Annual Research Day

Residents that presented at the 2017 Research Day included Nicholas Ainsworth, Gabrielle Chartier, Marlon Danilowitz, Sharleen Gill, Verena Langheimer, Golnaz Naderkhani, Andrew Perrin, Clara Weswell-Roper, and Rebecca Zivanovic. Check out the 2017 Research Day Abstracts.

New Scholarly Activity Project Policy!

New Scholarly Activity Project Policy!

In March, 2016, the Postgraduate Education Committee approved a Scholarly Activity Project Policy, which will apply to residents starting the program in 2015-2016. More information on the Scholarly Activity Project can be found here.

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Welcome to our new Research Track Residents!

A warm welcome to our new Research Track residents, PGY1 Haroon Ahmad (2024) from McMaster University and PGY1 Victor Li (2024) from University of BC.

Department of Psychiatry Research Day

Department of Psychiatry Research Day

The annual Research Day is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2019, at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Welcome to our new Research Track Residents!

Welcome to our new Research Track Residents!

A warm welcome to our new Research Track residents starting July 1, 2019: PGY1 Haroon Ahmad (2024) from McMaster University and PGY1 Victor Li (2024) from University of BC.

Scholarly Activity Project

Scholarly Activity Project

Residents entering PGY1 starting from July, 2015 have a requirement to complete a scholarly activity project by the end of PGY5. For more information, click here or check the Scholarly Activity Project tab

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