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Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry Professor Dr. Adele Diamond, 2020 Recipient of an Honorary Degree from Swarthmore College

Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry Professor Dr. Adele Diamond, 2020 Recipient of an Honorary Degree from Swarthmore College

  The Department congratulates Professor Dr. Adele Diamond, a 2020 recipient of an honorary degree from Swarthmore College. Swarthmore College confers honorary degrees each year to alumni who have had distinguished careers in their professions and have made significant contributions to society. The announcement made by Swarthmore states, “Dr. Diamond’s work has fundamentally changed the […]

DMCBH Scientists, including UBC Psychiatry Faculty, Among Top 100,000 Cited Researchers Worldwide

  This week, an article in DMCBH News & Events discusses a new database published in PLOS Biology which lists the top 100,000 cited researchers worldwide in all fields of science. Among these top-cited researchers, DMCBH scientists are very well represented and include UBC Department of Psychiatry members Dr. Ann Marie Craig, Dr. Adele Diamond, […]

Dr. Steven Taylor Interviewed by CTV, CBC, Huffington Post and National Post For His Expert Take on Reactions to 2019-nCoV in Canada and Abroad

Dr. Steven Taylor Interviewed by CTV, CBC, Huffington Post and National Post For His Expert Take on Reactions to 2019-nCoV in Canada and Abroad

    Dr. Steven Taylor, Professor in the UBC Department of Psychiatry, was interviewed this week by CTV News, CBC Vancouver, and Huffington Post for his expert take on the public’s response to new cases of 2019-nCoV in Canada. Dr. Taylor, a clinical psychologist and researcher in health anxiety, OCD and panic disorders, has recently […]

CBC Interviews Dr. Diane McIntosh on Depression and Tackling the Stigma and Misunderstanding that Persist

CBC Interviews Dr. Diane McIntosh on Depression and Tackling the Stigma and Misunderstanding that Persist

  Dr. Diane McIntosh, Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Psychiatry and author of This is Depression: a Comprehensive, Compassionate Guide, was recently interviewed by CBC in an article titled “A Psychiatrist Tackles 7 Dangerous Myths About Depression.” Here, she dispels several of the commonly-held misconceptions about depressions, and offers straightforward information and […]

Important Updates from UBC Psychiatry IT: January 2020

Windows 7 End of Life (Jan 14, 2020) Windows 7 was introduced in July 2009.  After more than 10 years, Microsoft will no longer be providing updates to protect it against hackers.  This leaves it very vulnerable to attacks from the internet and somewhat vulnerable, to attacks from insertion of infected media, like USB memory […]

Faculty Career Opportunity: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Early Intervention in Psychosis/Bipolar Disorder

Faculty Career Opportunity: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Early Intervention in Psychosis/Bipolar Disorder

  The UBC Department of Psychiatry and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) invite applications from clinician scientists for a CIHR Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Early Intervention in Psychosis/Bipolar Disorder. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (with […]

You Are Invited: Afternoon Tea Reception to Honour the Retirement of Dr. Steven Vincent – Please RSVP!

You Are Invited: Afternoon Tea Reception to Honour the Retirement of Dr. Steven Vincent – Please RSVP!

  Dear Department Members, Please join us in celebrating our long-serving faculty member, Dr. Steven Vincent, who recently retired on December 31, 2019 after 36 years with the UBC Department of Psychiatry. An afternoon tea reception will be hosted by Department Head Dr. Lakshmi Yatham on Wednesday February 12, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:30pm in […]

Pilot of New Tool for Undergrad Year 3: WBA Direct Observation #3 Differential Diagnosis

Pilot of New Tool for Undergrad Year 3: WBA Direct Observation #3 Differential Diagnosis

*** Sent on behalf of Dr. Kathryn Fung, UBC Department of Psychiatry, Clerkship Director ***   Dear Clinical Faculty, Beginning Monday, January 20, 2020, the Undergraduate Year 3 Rotational Clerkship program is piloting an updated WBA form for Direct Observation #3 (DO #3) – Differential Diagnosis for students rotating through Psychiatry. This will be integrated […]

PGE Mock OSCE Examiner Recruitment: Thursdays, Feb 13, Mar 12, Apr 9 & May 14, 2020

  Hi everyone, Happy New Year!  We are still recruiting mock OSCE examiners for our February 13, March 12, April 9, & May 14 2020 mock exams.  The Mock OSCEs are an integral part of preparing our residents for their Royal College OSCE exams and we are proud to say that last year’s PGY5’s achieved […]

Reminder: 2020 Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program Applications Now Open!

Reminder: 2020 Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program Applications Now Open!

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. To apply, please click the 2020 Online Application Form. For more information, please contact Julia Lew at julia.lew@ubc.ca.

UBC Psychiatry Administration Staffing Announcement

  Dear Department Members, I am writing to let you know that Rachel Schweikert, Administrative Assistant to the Department Head and Mood Disorders Program, has had to leave her position effective December 23rd, 2019 due to unexpected circumstances. Rachel expressed her regrets about having to leave for home without the opportunity for a proper farewell […]

Congratulations to Dr. Wei-Yi Song, Newly Appointed to a Senior Leadership Role within Island Health

Congratulations to Dr. Wei-Yi Song, Newly Appointed to a Senior Leadership Role within Island Health

  The Department congratulates Dr. Wei-Yi Song on his appointment as Department Head and Island Medical Director for Psychiatry and Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) within Island Health, effective January 1, 2020.  In this role, Dr. Song will be responsible for ensuring high quality mental health and substance-related medical services across Island Health. His […]