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Dr. John Ogrodniczuk and Heads Up Guys team member Joshua Beharry interviewed by CBC News

Dr. John Ogrodniczuk and Heads Up Guys team member Joshua Beharry interviewed by CBC News

  UBC Psychiatry Professor Dr. John Ogrodniczuk and his research technician Joshua Beharry were recently interviewed by CBC News about Heads Up Guys, an initiative founded by Dr. Ogrodniczuk and intended to reach out to men with depression and other mental health challenges. Heads Up Guys aims to provide information, remove stigma,  encourage men to […]

Dr. Brian MacVicar & His New Study Featured in this Week’s DMCHB News

Dr. Brian MacVicar & His New Study Featured in this Week’s DMCHB News

    UBC Psychiatry Professor Dr. Brian MacVicar and his colleagues discuss their exciting new study which focuses on the meninges, a highly specialized component of the brain that is not yet well understood by neuroscientists. Read the full DMCBH story here

Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Raymond on her Appointment as the Director of DMCBH!

Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Raymond on her Appointment as the Director of DMCBH!

  The Department congratulates Dr. Lynn Raymond, who has been appointed as the Director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH), effective March 1, 2020. In this role, she will lead the Centre into its next phase of growth by supporting and enhancing foundational, translational and clinical research that will lead to improved […]

Please Participate: Survey on the Clinical Faculty Promotion Process

  **** Sent on behalf of Dr. Marilyn Champagne, Clinical Faculty Representative for UBC Psychiatry ****   Dear Department Clinical Faculty, In an effort by the FoM Clinical Faculty Affairs Office to improve the clinical faculty promotion process and identify the barriers, you are strongly encouraged to complete this Survey by replying with your existing […]

February 2020 Update from the Department of Psychiatry Research and Scholarly Activity Committee

February 2020 Update from the Department of Psychiatry Research and Scholarly Activity Committee

    Dear Department Members, We have had a busy few months in the Department’s Research and Scholarly Activity Committee!  We are pleased to share that all departmental scholarly activity procedural, policy and support documents are now fully reviewed and updated. New amongst the resources provided for residents and faculty is a copy of a […]

Save the Date: Psychiatry Graduation Gala on Saturday, June 20, 2020

  **** Sent on behalf of the Postgraduate Psychiatry Education Team ****   Dear Faculty, Please save the date on your calendar and join us on celebrating the Postgraduate Psychiatry Grad Gala 2020.   Date:                      Saturday, June 20, 2020 Address:               Vancouver Convention Centre                                Level 2, […]

Postponed: UBC Psychiatry Research Day

Postponed: UBC Psychiatry Research Day

  Given the uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 outbreak for the weeks and months to come, the Department has made the decision to postpone Research Day, which had been planned for Thursday May 28, 2020.  Department members will be notified in the near future as soon as a new date for Research Day has been […]

Call for Nominations: 2020 COUPE Early Educator Award

  ****Sent on behalf of Dr. Kathryn Fung, Undergraduate Program Director and COUPE Representative****   2020 COUPE EARLY EDUCATOR AWARD   PURPOSE: The Canadian Organization of Undergraduate Psychiatric Educators (COUPE) is proud to announce the creation of our first COUPE Early Educator Award. This award is designed to recognize a teacher who is actively involved […]

Report on Phishing Attacks

Report on Phishing Attacks

  *** Forwarded on behalf of the UBC Faculty of Medicine***

Request for Psychiatrists to Participate in the Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program (Mon. June 8 to Wed. June 10)

  Dear Faculty, After two successful years, the Department of Psychiatry 3rd annual Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program will take place Mon, June 8 – Wed, June 10, 2020. The 3-day program provides an opportunity for 1st Year undergraduate medical students to explore the field of psychiatry as a potential career option through engagement with psychiatrists and psychiatry residents. […]

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Russel and Dr. Matthew Chow, named Physician Changemakers by the Canadian Medical Association!

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Russel and Dr. Matthew Chow, named Physician Changemakers by the Canadian Medical Association!

    The Department would like to congratulate our clinical faculty members Dr. Jennifer Russel and Dr. Matthew Chow, both of whom were recognized as Physician Changemakers by the Canadian Medical Association. CMA’s Physician Changemakers are outstanding physicians who are “developing innovative technologies and programs, influencing public health policy and using their voices to advocate […]

Call for Applications: UBC Institute of Mental Health (IMH) – Marshall Scholars and Fellows Program in Mental Health for 2020-2021

Call for Applications: UBC Institute of Mental Health (IMH) – Marshall Scholars and Fellows Program in Mental Health for 2020-2021

  Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the call for applications for the UBC Institute of Mental Health (IMH) – Marshall Scholars and Fellows Program in Mental Health for 2020-2021. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) established the Marshall Scholars and Fellows Program in Mental Health to support the training of young investigators in […]

Dr. Steven Vincent’s Retirement Reception on February 12, 2020

Dr. Steven Vincent’s Retirement Reception on February 12, 2020

Thanks to all who came by last Wednesday to congratulate Dr. Steven Vincent on his retirement. Here are some lovely photos from the reception! The entire album can be viewed on the UBC Psychiatry Flickr page here.    

Call for Nominations for the 2020 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards – Department Internal Process

  Dear UBC Psychiatry Faculty Members, Following the Dean’s Call for Nominations for the 2020 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards on January 22, 2020, I wish to announce that the Department will carry out an internal nomination and selection process for the Award Categories listed below. Hence, at this initial stage we invite nominations for […]

CTV News: Dr. Raymond Lam Discusses His Meta-Analysis Published in CJP, Revealing Potential Benefits of Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

CTV News: Dr. Raymond Lam Discusses His Meta-Analysis Published in CJP, Revealing Potential Benefits of Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

  CTV covered a recent UBC News piece on Dr. Raymond Lam and his meta-analysis titled “Light Therapy for Patients With Bipolar Depression: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials” which was recently published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.  It is the first meta-analysis of light therapy for bipolar depression to be published […]

Fall 2019 CIHR Project Grant Recipients in UBC Psychiatry: Congratulations to Dr. Bill Honer, Dr. Will Panenka, and Dr. Nichole Fairbrother!

Fall 2019 CIHR Project Grant Recipients in UBC Psychiatry: Congratulations to Dr. Bill Honer, Dr. Will Panenka, and Dr. Nichole Fairbrother!

  The Department congratulates three of its faculty members, Dr. Bill Honer, Dr. Will Panenka, and Dr. Nichole Fairbrother, who were awarded funding through the highly competitive Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant competition for Fall 2019. Dr. Honer and Dr. Panenka were awarded a full project grant totaling $1,235,475 for their project […]

Clinical Faculty: Submit your 2019-20 Postgrad CTwPC invoices (PGY2-6) – All invoices due Tuesday March 31, 2020!

***** Sent on behalf of Paola Martens, Senior Education Programs Manager *****   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 from Psychiatry IT: Do You Need an Email Account for Your Program or Research Project?

  Do you need a common e-mail address for your UBC Psychiatry program or research project?  FASmail Generic accounts can be setup for your UBC Psychiatry program and research projects, at no cost.  They can only be accessed by one or more specified FASmail User account holders.  For more information, please contact psychiatry.it@ubc.ca