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Appointment of Dr. Jennifer Russel as Postgraduate CAP Subspecialty Program Director

    Dear students, residents, staff and colleagues, As the recruitment process for the position of Postgraduate Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) Subspecialty Program Director has concluded, we are delighted to announce that Dr. Jennifer Russel has been appointed to this role for a three-year term, from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023. In […]

Happy Holidays and See You All in 2021!

Happy Holidays and See You All in 2021!

  Wishing you all a safe and festive holiday season, and all the best in the New Year! Please note that the UBC Psychiatry Administration Office will be closed as of noon on Thursday December 24, and will reopen on Monday January 4, 2021.  

Year End Message from the Department Head

Year End Message from the Department Head

    Year End Message From the Department Head December 17, 2020   Dear colleagues, staff, students and residents, As I reflect upon the year, I am truly grateful to all of you for your tremendous contributions over these last twelve months. Suffice to say, 2020 has been a uniquely challenging year, as the COVID-19 […]

Reappointment of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai as Interim PGE Program Director

    Dear Colleagues, As you are aware, over the last few months a diligent search process was carried out in order to fill the position of Postgraduate Education Program (PGE) Director in the UBC Department of Psychiatry. Although the position received a great deal of interest, unfortunately the search did not result in identifying […]

To Clinical Faculty: Competency on Foundation Stage EPAs

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Acting PGE Program Director, Department of Psychiatry**   Dear Clinical Faculty involved in teaching our PGY1s, First of all, I wanted to thank you all for your efforts and dedication to all our residents and especially to our PGY1 cohort. It is with our PGY1s that you are […]

PLEASE NOTE: Erroneous Workday Notification – “Verify Life Insurance Beneficiary”

    Dear Department members, Please see the IRP memo below regarding an erroneous Workday task to “Verify Life Insurance Beneficiary,” sent to UBC employees. As noted, this task has now been removed from inboxes, however if you changed your beneficiary on December 11 as a response to the requested task, please reverse this change […]

YOU ARE INVITED: Clinical Trials BC Conference, “The Modernization of Clinical Trials” on January 26-28, 2021

YOU ARE INVITED: Clinical Trials BC Conference, “The Modernization of Clinical Trials” on January 26-28, 2021

    Clinical Trials BC, part of the BC Academic Health Science Network, invites you to a virtual conference titled The Modernization of Clinical Trials. The conference will showcase regulatory renewal, new innovations in trial approaches and design, diversity of populations and teams, current topics, and leadership. This free event will be held virtually on […]

UBC Neuropsychiatry Program Annual Activity Report for 2020

  The UBC Neuropsychiatry Program, headed by Program Director Dr. Trevor Hurwitz, has released its Annual Activity Report for 2020. The report lists all of its scholarly and research activities this year, including publications, manuscripts currently under review, and current grants held by Program members. Access the 2020 UBC Neuropsychiatry Program Annual Activity Report here

Faculty of Medicine News: Spotlight on Dr. Adele Diamond

Faculty of Medicine News: Spotlight on Dr. Adele Diamond

  This week, UBC Psychiatry Professor Dr. Adele Diamond is featured in the Faculty of Medicine News, where she discusses her recent study published in Cerebral Cortex that reveals the harmful impact of stress on our executive functions such as self-control, focused attention, working memory and problem solving. The research, led by Diamond Lab members […]

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Kline and Dr. Rosemary Basson on Their Retirement in 2020!

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Kline and Dr. Rosemary Basson on Their Retirement in 2020!

  The Department would like to congratulate and send our best wishes to Dr. Stephen Kline and Dr. Rosemary Basson, two long-serving Department members who have decided to retire from their UBC clinical faculty appointments in 2020.   Clinical Professor Dr. Stephen Kline joined the UBC Department of Psychiatry in 1988, and for the past […]

Undergrad Year 3 and 4 Students – Virtual Home Office Visit Guidelines

  *** Shared on Behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Education Office Team ***   Dear Faculty, Please see below an important message from UGME Task Force. ********************************************************************************************************************   Good afternoon Year 3/4 Program Administrators, Please see the info below in the Key Messages from UGME Task Force and distribute to your preceptors. Virtual Home Office Visit Guidelines […]

Fraudulent Phishing Email – DO NOT OPEN LINKS

Fraudulent Phishing Email – DO NOT OPEN LINKS

    Dear Department Members, We are aware of fraudulent emails (resembling the one shown below) being sent to Department staff and faculty from “Workday <notification[at]ubc.lol>”. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON OR PROVIDE YOUR CREDENTIALS TO ANY OF THE LINKS IN THIS EMAIL.  Such emails are credentials phishing attempts used to gain access to your […]

Memo from UBC Psychiatry IT: Reasons to Alert UBC IT Security

    Dear Department Members, With a recent influx of fraudulent emails and phishing attempts to UBC faculty and staff, it is important to keep in mind the following situations where you should email security@ubc.ca: Please report: If you see evidence of a computer attack or breach. If you see suspicious activity. If you have […]

UBC Language Sciences: Spotlight on Dr. Todd Woodward

UBC Language Sciences: Spotlight on Dr. Todd Woodward

  UBC Language Sciences’ news story this month features UBC Psychiatry Professor, Dr. Todd Woodward. Here, he discusses his research with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data to determine networks in the brain and also predict the cognitive processes involved.   Read “Looking at Brain Images to Read Minds: Using fMRI Data to Predict Cognitive […]

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

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

    Hello again from the Department’s Research and Scholarly Activity Committee! We’re pleased to provide you with an update on our committee’s work to support residents’ research and scholarly activity endeavours. This committee is responsible for ensuring that our department’s residency program meets Royal College training objectives for research and scholarly activity. Specific responsibilities […]

NEW PUBLICATION: The Phillips Lab’s Study Unravels the Effects of Heantos-4 on Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

NEW PUBLICATION: The Phillips Lab’s Study Unravels the Effects of Heantos-4 on Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Exciting findings from the Phillips Lab hold promise for new non-opioid therapeutics for symptoms of opioid withdrawal.   Earlier this month, a research team led by Dr. Tony Phillips published their paper titled “Neural bases for attenuation of morphine withdrawal by Heantos-4: role of l-tetrahydropalmatine” in the Nature-affiliated journal, Scientific Reports. The study conducted by […]

PGE 2020-21 Mock OSCE Examiner Recruitment: Availability Survey

  *** Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Education Office Team ***   Dear Faculty, We are still recruiting mock OSCE examiners for our February 18, March 11, April 1, & April 15 2020 mock exams.  The Mock OSCEs are an integral part of preparing our residents for their Royal College OSCE exams and […]

Undergrad Medical Students – Daily confirmation of a self-assessment for symptoms of COVID-19 now required

  *** Shared on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Education Office Team ***   Dear Faculty, Please see the important update below from the UBC UGME Office. Thank you   ************************************************************************************   Good afternoon everyone, Update on Self-assessment Requirements In recent weeks, the BC Provincial Government has introduced a number of Public Health Orders related […]

Memo from UBC Psychiatry IT: UBC Microsoft Teams

  All active UBC employees and students now have access to UBC Microsoft Teams. You can activate your UBC Microsoft Teams account on portal.office.com, with your first.last@ubc.ca and CWL password. You should then be able to use all of the Teams Collaboration mode features, including 1Tb of UBC FoIPP act compliant OneDrive, through your web […]

You Are Invited: BCCHR 5th Annual Brain, Behaviour & Development Research Day

You Are Invited: BCCHR 5th Annual Brain, Behaviour & Development Research Day

    You are invited to the 5th Brain, Behaviour & Development 5th Annual Research Day! Event website: https://www.bcchr.ca/BBD-research-day   The BCCHR Brain, Behaviour & Development Theme is pleased to announce that the BB&D’s 5th Annual Research Day will be taking place virtually on Friday January 22nd, 2021. Everyone is welcome to attend, so please feel free […]

Frames of Mind: Mental Health Film Series – Virtual Screening Dec 8 to Dec 14 and Webinar Q&A on Mon Dec 14th @ 7–8:30 pm PST

Frames of Mind: Mental Health Film Series – Virtual Screening Dec 8 to Dec 14 and Webinar Q&A on Mon Dec 14th @ 7–8:30 pm PST

  The Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry and The Cinematheque present: Dirty God Netherlands/Great Britain/Belgium/Ireland 2019 Sacha Polak 105 Minutes Virtual Streaming from Tuesday, December 8 – Monday December 14, 2020 PRE-ORDER  NOW OPEN!   “An unflinching exploration of beauty, identity, sex, and self in the wake of a life-changing event … […]