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Congratulations to Dr. Erin Michalak, Recipient of the 2019 Douglas Utting Prize for Depression Research!

Congratulations to Dr. Erin Michalak, Recipient of the 2019 Douglas Utting Prize for Depression Research!

The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Erin Michalak for receiving the prestigious 2019 Douglas Utting Prize for Depression Research. The Douglas Utting Prize is awarded annually to a person or group, working in Canada that has made a major contribution to promoting the awareness of depression and/or suicide and/or to advancing the understanding and treatment of […]

Dr. Sophia Frangou Featured in Brain & Behavior Research Foundation eNews

Dr. Sophia Frangou Featured in Brain & Behavior Research Foundation eNews

Dr. Frangou and her team have uncovered new evidence about the origins of auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia Dr. Sophia Frangou, UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Brain Health and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, was recently featured in an article published by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The article highlights a study led by […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Jeffrey Ennis, Clinical Instructor in the UBC Department of Psychiatry

We are saddened to learn about the passing of Dr. Jeffrey Ennis, who was a Clinical Instructor in the UBC Department of Psychiatry since 2016.  Dr. Ennis shared his time between Vancouver Island and Hamiliton, Ontario, where he was also a Clinical Assistant Professor at McMaster University. He founded the Ennis Centre for Pain Management […]

2020 Call for Applications for the Clinical Educator Fellowship Program

*** Sent on behalf of the UBC FoM Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) ***   The Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) at UBC is offering funded fellowship opportunities for senior residents (R3-R5) or established clinicians interested in health education scholarship. The two-year fellowship is based at CHES and includes a master’s degree, completion […]

URGENT: Vancouver/Fraser Tutors Needed Nov & Dec – Year 2 Psychiatry Clinical Skills Sessions

**Sent on behalf of FoM Clinical Skills Program – respond to amanda.jones@ubc.ca**   Dear Faculty, We’ve unfortunately received a last minute cancellation, and urgently require a tutor(s) (psychiatrist) in Vancouver/Fraser for the following dates: Wednesdays: November 20th, 1:00 – 4:30 pm: PSYCHIATRY INTERVIEW 1 November 27th, 1:00 – 4:30 pm: PSYCHIATRY INTERVIEW 2 December 4th, […]

Free Flu Shot Clinic at UBC Hospital Cafeteria, Oct 28, Oct 30, & Nov 1, 2019

Free Flu Shot Clinic at UBC Hospital Cafeteria, Oct 28, Oct 30, & Nov 1, 2019

  Please note that a free flu clinic will be available to UBC staff at the entrance of the UBC Hospital Cafeteria on the following dates: Monday, October 28th from 9:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday, October 30th  from 9:00am – 5:00pm Friday, November 1st from 10:00am – 2:00pm  

A Big Thank You to the Faculty and Residents Who Contributed to Another Successful Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program!

A Big Thank You to the Faculty and Residents Who Contributed to Another Successful Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program!

  On behalf of Dr. Yatham and the Department of Psychiatry, we extend our deep appreciation to the more than 50 faculty and residents who participated in the 2019 Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program, and without whom the Program would not have been possible.  Your tremendous contributions have made the Program a resounding success. Our thanks […]

Celebration of Life for Cindy Woo & the Establishment of the Cindy Woo Educational Fund for Research Technicians

Celebration of Life for Cindy Woo & the Establishment of the Cindy Woo Educational Fund for Research Technicians

  Dear Department Members, We are very sad to announce that Cindy Woo passed away on October 1, 2019, comfortably and with her son and family around her. Cindy was the research coordinator and manager for the UBC Mood Disorders Program for over 10 years and was a consummate health research professional. She held deep […]

2019 Staff Service Awards: Nomination Deadline is November 17, 2019

  Dear Department of Psychiatry Members, I am pleased to announce the 2019 Staff Service Award Committee is accepting nominations until November 17, 2019. The Department’s Staff Service Award is to acknowledge the contributions of outstanding staff members in the following employment groups: Management & Professional Non-Union Research Assistant/Technician CUPE 2950 Administrative Support Staff While […]

Killam Teaching Prizes 2020: Nomination Deadline is 4:00 pm, Friday February 14, 2020

The UBC Killam Teaching Prizes are UBC’s most prestigious teaching awards. The Prizes are awarded annually, and are supported by the UBC Killam Endowment Fund. The Prizes recognize excellent teaching in the MD Undergraduate Program, undergraduate science programs, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs, B.M.L.Sc. program, residency programs, schools and graduate programs within the Faculty. […]

Presenters Needed for Department of Psychiatry Educational Rounds

Presenters Needed for Department of Psychiatry Educational Rounds

  Dear Colleagues, The academic year is now underway and we are in need of presenters for Department of Psychiatry Educational Rounds.  If you would like to present, or know of someone you would like to recommend as a speaker, please contact me at Diane.Fredrikson@vch.ca.  If you hit reply, Laurie Low will forward your email […]

Updated Communications Bulletin Policies and Guidelines

Faculty of Medicine One-on-One Leadership Spotlight on Dr. Lakshmi Yatham

UBC Department of Psychiatry Head Dr. Lakshmi Yatham is currently featured in the Faculty of Medicine One-on-One Leadership Spotlight. The One-on-One is a series aimed at getting ‘behind the scenes’ with senior leadership in the Faculty of Medicine. Read Dr. Yatham’s Leadership Spotlight feature here.

BC College Audit of Psychiatrists’ Practice and New Medical Record Assessment Standard

  Dear Colleagues, In response to various concerns raised by Department members regarding the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSBC) medical record assessment standards for psychiatrists in private practice or otherwise not affiliated with the Health Authorities, earlier this year I initiated discussions with the CPSBC Registrar and Deputy Registrar regarding the need for […]

Appointment of Dr. Sophia Frangou, Professor and UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Brain Health

Appointment of Dr. Sophia Frangou, Professor and UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Brain Health

  Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students of the UBC Department of Psychiatry, I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Sophia Frangou will be joining the UBC Department of Psychiatry as a full-time academic faculty member at the Professor level as of October 1, 2019.  Earlier this year, Dr. Frangou was selected to be the holder […]

Announcement of New Members to the Department APT Committee

  Dear Colleagues, The Department recently invited nominations for new membership to the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (APT) Committee, and we are pleased to announce that the following nominees have been elected to the Committee by acclamation: Assistant Professor Trisha Chakrabarty Assistant Professor (Partner) Tamara Vanderwal Associate Professor Clare Beasley Professors Jehannine Austin Erin Michalak […]

Newly Elected Members Joining the CFAPC

  Dear Colleagues, The Department Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee (CFAPC) election for new membership has concluded, and we are pleased to announce that the following new members have been elected to the Committee.  Each will serve on the Committee for a 3-year term, effective September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022: Clinical Assistant […]

MD Undergraduate Admissions: Interviewers Needed

  The MD Undergraduate Admissions Office would like to invite you to apply to participate as an interviewer for our next round of MD admission interviews (multiple mini-interviews-MMI). If you would like to be an interviewer, please follow the instructions provided to submit an application. The application will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and […]

CPSBC PPEP Update: New Assessment Standard for Psychiatrists – For Your Review and Feedback

In consultation with assessors, medical advisors and the UBC Department of Psychiatry, the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSBC) Physician Practice Enhancement Program (PPEP) has drafted a new assessment standard for psychiatrists.  The Physician Practice Enhancement Panel has recently approved of the draft, and the CPSBC is now seeking broader consultation and feedback on […]

Department Strategic Planning Survey Closing Date Extended – October 6, 2019

To accommodate requests for an extension, this is a notice that the Department Strategic Planning Survey closing date has been extended to Sunday. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to participate in the survey, you are encouraged to do so by 11:59pm on Sunday October 6, 2019.

Vancouver Date Added: On-Site Strategic Planning Sessions

  Dear Department Members, Further to our last communication regarding the upcoming on-site Strategic Planning Sessions in Victoria, Kelowna, and Surrey, we are pleased to confirm that the fourth planning session will be held in Vancouver at VGH Diamond Health Care Centre on Thursday November 14, 2019. We encourage all members of the Department to […]