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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for 2020 UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for 2020 UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day

  Further information and updates on the 2020 UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day and be found on HERE!   Dear Department Members, Following the postponement of the originally-scheduled Research Day due to COVID-19 disruptions, we are looking forward to the upcoming 2020 UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day to be held online via Zoom on Thursday […]

Fraudulent Phishing Email – DO NOT OPEN LINKS

Fraudulent Phishing Email – DO NOT OPEN LINKS

  *** Sent on behalf of UBC Psychiatry IT ***   Dear Department Members, We are aware of fraudulent emails (resembling the one shown below) being sent recently to Department staff and faculty from “ubc.svcs[at]ubc-university.services”. DO NOT RESPOND TO OR CLICK ON ANY OF THE LINKS IN THIS EMAIL – PLEASE JUST DELETE THE EMAIL. […]

MEMO: Update on Invitation for Expressions of Interest in the Role of PGE Program Director

  MEMORANDUM   Dear Colleagues, As you are aware, we recently invited expressions of interest from faculty members for the role of Program Director for the Postgraduate Education Program (PGE) in the UBC Department of Psychiatry.  We wish to share with you an update that the Department will continue to accept written expressions of interest […]

MEMO: Inviting Expressions of Interest for the Role of Associate Program Director, Prince George Track

    MEMORANDUM Dear Colleagues, We would like to share with you the news that Dr. Rachel Boulding will be stepping down from her role as Associate Program Director of the Prince George Track as of September 30, 2020.  We sincerely thank her for all her exemplary work and the tremendous support she provided to our […]

Upcoming Workshop: Dr. David Kealy to Present on “Becoming a More Effective Therapist” on Sept 22 @ 3:00pm

Upcoming Workshop: Dr. David Kealy to Present on “Becoming a More Effective Therapist” on Sept 22 @ 3:00pm

  The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Intervention (SEPI) will be hosting a webinar on “Becoming a More Effective Therapist: Using Reliable, Personalized Case Formulations,” and Dr. David Kealy will be a co-presenter alongside Dr. George Silberschatz to speak on this topic. The workshop will cover the major theoretical assumptions informing the Plan-Formulation Method, […]

The Right Psych: A New Podcast Geared Toward Medical Students Interested in Psychiatry!

The Right Psych: A New Podcast Geared Toward Medical Students Interested in Psychiatry!

  Do you know any medicals students who are curious about a career in psychiatry? If so, encourage them to tune into The Right Psych, a new podcast series hosted by UBC medical students and developed in collaboration with the UBC Department of Psychiatry as part of the Summer Immersion Program. This series hosts psychiatrists […]

Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr. Emma Morton Publish a Study Validating the Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder (QoL.BD) Scale in French

  Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr. Emma Morton have published a new study in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry which validates the Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder (QoL.BD) Scale in the French language. The English-language version of the QoL.BD Scale was developed by Dr. Michalak and her team as the the first quality of […]

Staffing Update in the UBC Psychiatry Education Group

  *** Sent on behalf of Paola Martens, Senior Education Programs Manager**   Hi everyone, I would like to update you on some recent staffing changes. I would like to welcome MJ Alarcon to the Psychiatry Education Team, who started last week on Wed Aug 12, 2020. She is filling the role previously held by […]

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Project Advisory Group – Psychiatry Rep

**Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Acting PGE Program Director, UBC Department of Psychiatry** Dear Faculty, A directive in recent years in medical education from the Royal College is focussed on improving how we train our residents in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.  To this end, the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Project Advisory Group has […]

Mandatory Passcodes for Zoom Meetings on August 31, 2020

Mandatory Passcodes for Zoom Meetings on August 31, 2020

  Beginning August 31st, 2020, UBC will require all new Zoom meetings to have a passcode enabled for increased security. Any new meetings that you create as of August 31st will have a passcode automatically enabled and generated. Any meetings that were created before August 31st will not be affected by this change. Beginning September […]

Message from UBC Psychiatry IT: Home Office Ergonomics

Message from UBC Psychiatry IT: Home Office Ergonomics

    Many of us have tried to make our office work environment ergonomic, but now that many of us are working from home, we need to make sure we are still taking care of ourselves. Human Resources has prepared a guide and webinar on the ergonomics of working from home and is offering virtual assessments. […]

MEMO: Inviting Expressions of Interest for the Role of Associate Program Director, Vancouver Island Track

  MEMORANDUM Dear colleagues, We wish to thank Dr. Wei-Yi Song for his exemplary work as the Associate Program Director for the Vancouver Island track of our UBC Psychiatry Residency training program.  Dr. Song stepped down from this position in March 2020, and Dr. Alison Gregson has graciously stepped in as Interim Associate Program Director […]

Workday Goes Live on November 2, 2020!

Workday Goes Live on November 2, 2020!

    On November 2, 2020, UBC will transition to Workday as the core enterprise system to replace UBC’s Student Information System (SIS), Human Resource Management System (HRMS), and Financial Management System (FMS). This transition is central to the Integrated Renewal Program (IRP), a business process transformation that will modernize and simplify student, HR and […]

You Are Invited: Upcoming Virtual Workshop on “Clinical Teaching in Virtual Settings – Tips, Tricks, Learning from Each Other”

  **Sent on behalf of the UBC Office of Faculty Development & Educational Support**   Dear Department Faculty, Clinical preceptors are invited to participate in an upcoming virtual workshop titled “Clinical Teaching in Virtual Settings – Tips, Tricks, Learning from Each Other” to be offered on Tuesday August 25, 2020 from 7:00-8:30pm. ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP: In […]

Congratulations to Dr. Jehannine Austin, Elected Vice-President of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics!

Congratulations to Dr. Jehannine Austin, Elected Vice-President of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics!

  Dr. Jehannine Austin has been elected as Vice-President of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG). The ISPG is worldwide society of professionals committed to the advancement of research and education in the field of psychiatric genetics. This new leadership role follows Dr. Austin’s previous role as President of the National Society of Genetic […]