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Wishing a Fond Farewell and Best Wishes to Interim Head’s Assistant, Lilla Berry!

    Dear Department Members, We wish to inform you that our Interim Head’s Assistant, Lilla Berry, has decided to move back to Australia, and her last day with us is Monday, November 30th. Lilla was assigned to our Department by Hiring Solutions, and has been providing fantastic administrative support to the Head and the […]

Clinical Faculty: Reminder to Submit Invoice for UGME On Call Payments – Deadline Thu Dec 31, 2020

Clinical Faculty: Reminder to Submit Invoice for UGME On Call Payments – Deadline Thu Dec 31, 2020

  Please note these payments are NOT processed through the Department of Psychiatry.   Dear Clinical Faculty, This is a friendly reminder regarding UGME On Call Teaching Payments. Information on how to submit an invoice to the FoM for on call payments can be found here – see the “On Call Payments” subsection (screenshot below), […]

Clinical Faculty: Submit Your 2020-21 Postgrad CTwPC Invoices (PGY2-6) – All Invoices Due Wed Mar 31, 2021

  Please send inquiries to psychiatry.education@ubc.ca.    Dear Psychiatry Clinical Faculty,   This is a reminder to submit your Postgraduate Clinical Teaching with Patient Care (CTwPC) invoices for the 2020-21 fiscal year (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021) for PGY2-5 residents and PGY6 subspecialty psychiatry residents. Note that PGY1 teaching is paid by the […]

Remote Working – Reimbursement for Certain Office Equipment

    Dear Eligible Staff and Faculty, As UBC follows the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer, I would like to provide an update on the status of remote work arrangements and one-time financial assistance for certain office equipment. Although UBC has introduced a COVID-19 safety planning process for the gradual resumption of activity on […]

Congratulations to Dr. Lakshmi Yatham and Dr. Raymond Lam, Both Named Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate in 2020!

Congratulations to Dr. Lakshmi Yatham and Dr. Raymond Lam, Both Named Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate in 2020!

    Congratulations to Dr. Lakshmi Yatham and Dr. Raymond Lam, both of whom are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2020 by Clarivate Analytics! Each year, Clarivate identifies the world’s most influential researchers across 21 research fields who have demonstrated significant impact through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Dr. […]

Inviting Expressions of Interest in the Role of PGE Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Subspecialty Program Director

    Dear Colleagues, Further to the announcement that Dr. Andrea Chapman will be stepping down from her role as Program Director for the Postgraduate Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) Subspecialty Program on December 31, 2020, we would like to invite expressions of interest in this role from faculty members in the Department. The position […]

Presenters Needed for VGH & UBC Hospitals Psychiatry Educational Rounds

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Diane Fredrikson, Rounds Coordinator, VCH Department of Psychiatry**   Dear Colleagues, The academic year is now underway and we are in need of presenters for Department of Psychiatry Educational Rounds.  If you would like to present, or know of someone you would like to recommend as a speaker, please […]

Memo from UBC Psychiatry IT: Compatibility Issues with MacOS Big Sur

  On November 12, 2020, Apple released macOS 11.0, Big Sur. Mac users should note that upgrading to Big Sur can cause compatibility issues with your current Apps. We recommend confirming with App vendors that your Apps are compatible with Big Sur, before upgrading. In particular the current version of Cisco AnyConnect is not compatible […]

A Global Survey To Understand The Impact Of Covid-19 On Mental And Physical Health And Functioning

A Global Survey To Understand The Impact Of Covid-19 On Mental And Physical Health And Functioning

  ***Shared on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Professor and Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry***   The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have an unprecedented impact on mental and physical health of the population. To understand its full impact, a large global most comprehensive survey, supported by many national and international scientific associations has been […]

YOU ARE INVITED: Register for the Virtual Solutions for Substance Use Care Conference on December 9-10, 2020

YOU ARE INVITED: Register for the Virtual Solutions for Substance Use Care Conference on December 9-10, 2020

  The Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Research Group in the UBC Department of Psychiatry is hosting the Virtual Solutions for Substance Use Care Conference on December 9-10! It’s free to register and join this virtual conference, which  will provide a good overview of the core elements of virtual mental health care given by international colleagues. […]

The Next Physician Appreciation Networking Lunch is on Tuesday November 17!

The Next Physician Appreciation Networking Lunch is on Tuesday November 17!

  Everybody’s safety is paramount to us. The UBC lunch is a grab-and-go lunch with prepackaged meals. It provides the VPSA an opportunity to connect with members about their activities and initiatives. We want to recognize that we are holding the lunch in compliance with the requirements set out by the provincial government.   The […]

UBC Indigenous Research Project: Participants Needed

  *** Shared on behalf of Dr. Tal Jarus  – for more information or to volunteer for the study, please email alicia.ditty@alumni.ubc.ca directly ***   Dear members of the UBC Department of Psychiatry, We would like to invite your students, staff, and academic and clinical faculty to participate in a study that investigates the barriers and facilitators […]

Message from UBC IT: Important Security Updates for all Apple Products

  Security vulnerabilities are actively being exploited by criminals.  The vulnerabilities allow the criminals to install and run any Apps, on your Apple Products, from the internet.  That means they can fully control your Apple devices, including deleting, modifying or encrypting your files.  The primary targets will be government and institutional devices. Updates are available […]

URGENT: Tutors Needed for Undergrad Year 2 Psychiatry Clinical Skills Sessions

  **Sent on behalf of Amanda JS Jones, Manager, VFMP Clinical Skills Years 1 & 2 and Manager, Clinical Experiences Years 1 & 2**   Dear faculty, We are most urgently in need of psychiatrists to teach our Year 2 medical students this term. Provincial Psychiatry tutors will be welcome, as the sessions will be done […]

Call Out for Nominations for APT Committee Membership

    Dear Faculty Members, As membership renewal in the Departmental Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee (APTC) is implemented regularly, the Department is calling for nominations and self-nominations from faculty members to fill the following vacancy in the APTC, effective September 1, 2020. The Department is calling for nominations and self-nominations from faculty members to […]

Workday Support for PIs & Their Research Groups

    Dear Department Members, Workday is now live! To log in to Workday, please visit the IRP website and click on the Workday link that is published on the homepage. To help PIs & their research group with Workday (ie. to set up tasks/approval delegation, answer inquiries on approval processes/delegation, etc.), I am providing […]