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Save the Date: PGME and The Office of Faculty Development present CLINICAL TEACHING IN VIRTUAL SETTINGS

  ** Sent on behalf of the Office of Faculty Development – **   Dear PGME Programs, We invite all postgraduate faculty who are or will be teaching clinically in virtual settings, to join us for an evening of interaction and discussion with colleagues and a panel with experience in this area. SAVE THE […]

Developing UBC Guidelines to Increase Diversity in Conference Panels and Keynote Speakers

  *** Sent on behalf of Naznin Virji-Babul, Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women and Gender-Diverse Faculty, UBCV ***   Developing UBC guidelines from the Provost’s office to increase diversity in conference panels and keynote speakers:  Call for faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students We are inviting UBCV and UBCO faculty members, post-doctoral […]

Pandemic Psychiatry: We’re all in This Together – Please fill out this short anonymous survey!

  ***Sent on behalf of Dr. Joanne Sinai, Associate Director, Curriculum, UBC Department of Psychiatry***   This year for our Education Day on November 5th, Dr. Shakeri and I are going to do an afternoon seminar on this theme. To gather information that we’ll use in the seminar, we are surveying residents and faculty anonymously […]

UBC Psychiatry IT Bulletin: FASmail Generic Account Sent Mail Folder

  If you use a FASmail Generic account, we recommend that you access it using web-mail at, rather than through Microsoft Outlook. If you access your FASmail Generic account through Outlook, your copy of sent mail might only be found in the FASmail User account and will therefore not be accessible to other users […]

Dr. Lakshmi Yatham Discusses the ‘Parallel Pandemic’ and the Promise of Virtual Care in a New Vancouver Sun Article

  In a new article in the Vancouver Sun, titled “Mental health challenges expected to increase during the first full winter of COVID-19,” Department Head Dr. Lakshmi Yatham describes the potential of a wide-scale ‘parallel epidemic’ of mental problems triggered by viral outbreaks, a topic of focus in a recent editorial he co-wrote with Dr. […]

PGE 2020-21 Mock OSCE Examiner Recruitment: Availability Survey

  *** Sent on behalf of Linda Chang, Education Coordinator, Postgraduate, UBC Department of Psychiatry ***   Hi everyone, We are continuing to recruit examiners for our 2020-21 Mock OSCEs.  The Mock OSCEs are an integral part of preparing our residents for their Royal College OSCE exams and we want to ensure the continued success […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 for Passing the Royal College Exam!

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Acting PGE Program Director, UBC Department of Psychiatry** Dear Faculty, We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our 2020 grads this year for successfully passing their Royal College Exam. We are so proud of them and hope they enjoy this incredible moment. Sincerely, Dr. Irfan […]

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Vigo and Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Recipients of a CIHR Grant to Support COVID-19 Mental Health & Substance Use Research!

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Vigo and Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Recipients of a CIHR Grant to Support COVID-19 Mental Health & Substance Use Research!

      Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Vigo and Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, who are among the grant recipients from a $10.2M investment by the CIHR, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and other provincial partners to support research addressing the mental health and substance use challenges facing Canadians, which have increased during the COVID-19 […]

2020 UBC PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH DAY UPDATE: Abstract Booklet, Research Day Q&As, ePoster Gallery and Awards

    Dear Department Members, 2020 UBC PSYCHIATRY VIRTUAL RESEARCH DAY ABSTRACT BOOKLET All of the abstracts submitted are now available for viewing in the 2020 Psychiatry Virtual Research Day Abstract Booklet which is now posted on the Research Day web page.  For those who submitted an abstract, please download the booklet and review your […]