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Year End Message from the Department Head: Celebrating a Successful 2019!

Year End Message from the Department Head: Celebrating a Successful 2019!

    Dear Colleagues, As the year 2019 draws to an end, it is with a sense of pride that I reflect upon all the UBC Department of Psychiatry was able to accomplish this year. The last twelve months not only signified transformation and progress, but also marked a pivotal phase during which we took […]

A Message from Dr. W. Robert McMaster regarding DMCBH Leadership
Dr. Sophia Frangou and Team Publish New Paper in Cerebral Cortex Uncovering Insights into Linkages Between Brain and Mind

Dr. Sophia Frangou and Team Publish New Paper in Cerebral Cortex Uncovering Insights into Linkages Between Brain and Mind

  An analysis of more than 1,000 brain scans from healthy individuals discovered fundamental rules for how connections between brain regions regulate brain functions. The research team used advanced computational methods to define the “controllability” of each brain region, meaning the degree of control each region exerts on all others. They discovered two types of […]

Department Policy on Disruption of Services by Extreme Weather Conditions

Department Policy on Disruption of Services by Extreme Weather Conditions

  Department Policy on Disruption of Services by Extreme Weather Conditions

Two IMH Marshall Fellows, Dr. Travis Hodges and Dr. Melissa Woodward, featured in UBC Medicine News

Two IMH Marshall Fellows, Dr. Travis Hodges and Dr. Melissa Woodward, featured in UBC Medicine News

Two of our recently appointed IMH Marshall Fellows, Dr. Travis Hodges (PI: Dr. Liisa Galea) and Dr. Melissa Woodward (PI: Dr. Donna Lang), were featured in a UBC Faculty of Medicine News. Both IMH Marshall fellows describe their current research projects and convey how the IMH Marshall Fellowship will make an impact on their future […]

Announcement of Retirement: Dr. Steven Vincent, Professor

Announcement of Retirement: Dr. Steven Vincent, Professor

  It is with mixed feelings that we announce that, after 36 years as an outstanding member of our academic faculty, Professor Steven Vincent will retire as of December 31, 2019.  As one of our longest serving Department members, Dr. Vincent held a number of important leadership roles over the years, including serving as Chair […]

Thank You All for Celebrating with Us at UBC Psychiatry’s Holiday Event!

Thank You All for Celebrating with Us at UBC Psychiatry’s Holiday Event!

Thank you to all who joined us at this year’s UBC Psychiatry Festive Celebration on Thursday December 12, 2019 — it was a night filled with much laughter and good cheer! Additional photos may be viewed in the UBC Psychiatry’s  2019 Department of Psychiatry Festive Celebration Flickr Album.               […]

Congratulations to Mr. Caden Poh, the Department’s 2019 Staff Service Awardee!

Congratulations to Mr. Caden Poh, the Department’s 2019 Staff Service Awardee!

  Please join us in congratulating Mr. Caden Poh, winner of this year’s Staff Service Award. Caden is a Research Assistant Technician with Dr. Erin Michalak in the CREST.BD lab. He was nominated for the award in recognition of contributions above and beyond his position, especially with respect to multiple successful grant applications where Caden […]

UBC Psychiatry Administration Staffing Updates

  We would like to welcome Nadine Kallas, who started as the Interim Program Assistant for UGE Year 3 at VFMP on December 5, 2019, replacing Anne Reyner. Nadine’s contact information is below. Please continue to use the email uge.assistant@ubc.ca. Nadine Kallas Interim Program Assistant, UGE Year 3 Faculty of Medicine | Department of Psychiatry The University […]

Happy Holidays from the Psychiatry Administration Staff!

Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program: Dates Confirmed

The next Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program will take place from Monday – Wednesday, June 8-10, 2020. Online applications will be open from January 2 – 31, 2020. Stay tuned for more details coming soon! If you have any specific questions regarding the Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program, please contact Julia Lew at julia.lew@ubc.ca

Congratulations to Jacob Stubbs and Dr. Will Panenka on their Recent Publication in Lancet Public Health

Congratulations to Jacob Stubbs and Dr. Will Panenka on their Recent Publication in Lancet Public Health

  The study aims to evaluate the lifetime prevalence of  traumatic brain injury in homeless and marginally housed populations The Department congratulates Jacob Stubbs, PhD Candidate and recipient of the IMH Marshall Scholarship Award, who was the lead author on a new UBC-led study titled Traumatic brain injury in homeless and marginally housed individuals: a […]

Department Administration Office Staffing Update

Dear Department Members, I am pleased to announce that Ms. Danielle Hull, Department Finance Assistant, will be taking her maternity leave in the new year. She will be on leave after December 24th and is scheduled to return on January 4, 2021. In her absence, Ms. Gloria Park, will be assuming the responsibilities of the […]

Upcoming Strategic Planning Session in Prince George, Monday December 16, 2019

As part of the Department’s Strategic Planning process, we have hosted a series of on-site sessions across the province. These sessions have provided a unique opportunity for face-to-face discussions on a broad range of topics and issues that will have an impact on our Department, and will be instrumental in developing a Strategic Plan for […]

Reminder to RSVP for the Department Festive Celebration

Reminder to RSVP for the Department Festive Celebration

Join us on Thursday December 12, 2019 to celebrate the Festival Season! As this event is catered, please remember to RSVP by  5:00pm, December 6, 2019 – psychiatry.headasst@ubc.ca