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UBC Psychiatry Well Represented at the 2019 Drishti Awards

UBC Psychiatry Well Represented at the 2019 Drishti Awards

  The Annual Drishti Awards Gala was held in Surrey, BC on Friday November 15th, 2019 to celebrate leaders across BC who have demonstrated excellence and innovation within the fields of health and medicine, science, technology, business, and community. The UBC Department of Psychiatry was well represented, with Department Head Dr. Lakshmi Yatham receiving the […]

Congratulations to Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, A Highly Cited Researcher in 2019!

Dr. Lakshmi Yatham has been named among the global Highly Cited Researchers in a list compiled by Clarivate Analytics in 2019, based on highly cited research papers defined as those ranking in the top one per cent by citations in that field and year of publication in the Web of Science. Dr. Yatham is one […]

UBC Psychiatry IT Bulletin: September – November 2019

Staffing Update: Psychiatry Education Office

Please note that Anne Reyner, Program Assistant Year 3, has moved on to other opportunities and is no longer with the UBC Department of Psychiatry.  The Department is seeking a temporary replacement and at present, please continue to email uge.assistant@ubc.ca for anything regarding Undergrad Year 3 at VFMP, and someone will respond. You may also […]

Update: Associate Program Director – Prince George Track

  ** Sent on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, UBC Psychiatry Department Head, and Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Acting Program Director, UBC Postgraduate Psychiatry Education Program**   Dear Faculty members, This email is to let you know that as of August 30, 2019, Dr. Johannes Giede stepped down from his position as Associate Program Director for the […]

DMCBH Guest Lecture: Dr. HR Nagendra to speak on “Yoga and Therapeutic Integrative Medicine – Its Role in Health and Healthcare” on December 3, 2019

  The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) invites you to attend a guest lecture presented by Dr. HR Nagendra, Chancellor of S-VYASA University, India, on Tuesday December 3, 2019 from 11:00am to 12:30pm.  Dr. Nagendra will present research on yoga, its role in health and health care, as well as standards and quality […]

Department Festive Celebration

~ ~ Please join us on Thursday, December 12, 2019 ~ ~ We look forward to celebrating the Festive Season with you! RSVP | December 6, 2019 to psychiatry.headasst@ubc.ca

Congratulations to Dr. Steven Taylor on the Publication of His New Book, and for his CBC Radio Interview on December 2, 2019!

Congratulations to Dr. Steven Taylor on the Publication of His New Book, and for his CBC Radio Interview on December 2, 2019!

  Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry professor Dr. Steven Taylor, who has recently published a new book titled The Psychology of Pandemics: Preparing for the Next Global outbreak of Infections Disease (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019). This book explores the psychological factors that influence the spread of pandemic infection, as well as the associated emotional distress and […]

Dr. Daniel Vigo Featured in DMCBH News & Events

Dr. Daniel Vigo Featured in DMCBH News & Events

  This week, DMCBH News & Events features Dr. Daniel Vigo, newly appointed Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Psychiatry, and his multi-site Health Canada-funded project which aims to improve mental health and substance use outcomes of university students through the integration of e-mental health tools with traditional health services. Currently in its early […]

Reminder to Clinical Faculty: Submit Your 2019-20 Postgrad CTwPC Invoices (PGY2-6) – All Invoices Due Tues March 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 […]

Save the Date: Dr. Sophia Frangou, President’s Excellence Research Chair Lecture on Tuesday December 17, 2019

Save the Date: Dr. Sophia Frangou, President’s Excellence Research Chair Lecture on Tuesday December 17, 2019

Please join Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, UBC Department Head, and Dr. Jon Stoessl, Director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, as they host Dr. Sophia Frangou and her President’s Excellence Research Chair Lecture on Tuesday December 17, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the DMCBH Rudy North Lecture Theatre. Dr. Frangou, newly-appointed Professor and […]

Congratulations to Dr. Sophia Frangou, Recipient of the Prestigious 2019 Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research!

Congratulations to Dr. Sophia Frangou, Recipient of the Prestigious 2019 Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research!

  The UBC Department of Psychiatry is thrilled to announce that Dr. Sophia Frangou, Professor and UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Brain Health, has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research. Dr. Frangou accepted her prize at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation International Awards Dinner in New […]

Reminder: Upcoming Strategic Planning Session in Vancouver on Thursday November 14, 2019 from 8:30am to 10:30am

​ ** Sent on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Department Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry **   Dear Department Psychiatry Faculty, Staff, Residents and Students, As part of the Department’s Strategic Planning process, we are hosting a series of on-site sessions across the province, which will provide a unique opportunity for face-to-face discussions on a […]

Faculty Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Associate Professor (Tenure) in the Departments of Psychiatry and SPPH

  The Department of Psychiatry and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), jointly with the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), invite applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (with […]

An Update from the Department’s Research and Scholarly Activity Committee

  Broadly, this committee is responsible for ensuring that our department’s residency program meets Royal College training objectives for scholarly activity. Specific responsibilities include the identification, development, enhancement, promotion, monitoring and evaluation of resident scholarly activity projects, and ensuring that objectives relating to research and scholarly activity are integrated throughout the educational program. The committee […]

Save the Date: DMCBH Town Hall on Thursday December 5, 2019

  Members of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health research community, including staff and students, are invited to attend a town hall meeting on Thursday December 5, from 3:00 to 4:00pm in the DMCBH Rudy North Lecture Theatre, Lower Level, 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver BC (map).  This meeting will be held in order to […]

Transit Strike May Impact Your Commute: Important Updates for UBC Staff, Students and Faculty

  The 1st phase of job action among Coast Mountain Bus Company and SeaBus operators began on Friday November 1, 2019, with a uniform ban and overtime ban in place among drivers and maintenance workers.  Given that potential disruption and delays in regular Metro Vancouver transit services are anticipated, all UBC staff, students and faculty […]

Dr. Sophia Frangou & Team Publish A Major Study Revealing Common Localized Abnormalities in Brain Function Across Mood Disorders

New findings indicate that mood and anxiety disorders show common abnormalities in the activity of brain regions involved in the generation and control of feelings and emotional thoughts. Targeting these common abnormalities could potentially reduce the risk of these disorders in the general population and improve outcomes in clinical populations.   Dr. Sophia Frangou, UBC […]