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Release of the New Streamlined Online Clinical Faculty Annual Report Form

    Dear colleagues, As you will recall, last winter we carried out an integrative strategic planning process which involved department-wide consultation on a wide range of issues and priorities. During this time, many clinical faculty members expressed a desire for more efficient and streamlined processes for appointment, reappointment, and promotion. Thus, in response to […]

Call for Faculty to Take on Academic Advisor (AA) Role to Mentor Residents in the New CBD Curriculum

    Dear colleagues, Firstly, we would like to thank our faculty and staff who have been providing exceptional support to our first Competence By Design (CBD) cohort of PGY1 residents over the last several months. As the UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Program is preparing to implement individualized, one-to-one coaching for our residents as they progress […]

Call For Virtual Preceptors for Undergraduate Medical Students

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Kathryn Fung, Program Director, Undergraduate Psychiatry Medical Education**   Dear Faculty, In large part due to the pandemic, our undergraduate medical education program (UGE) has encountered situations in which we are in need of preceptors willing and able to supervise Year 3 or Year 4 undergraduate medical students virtually […]

Fraudulent Email Alert – DO NOT RESPOND TO OR ENGAGE

    Dear Department Members, We are aware of fraudulent emails being sent to Department members from from the email address lakshmi.yatham.ubc.ca[at]gmail.com which is an unknown Gmail account. PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO, ENGAGE WITH, OR SEND PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIS EMAIL. Such emails are referred to as “CEO frauds” and are designed to impersonate […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Decommissioning of UBC Secure WiFi in UBC Hospital on March 2

  PHSA will be discontinuing UBC Secure WiFi, in the UBC Hospital complex (Detwiller, Koerner and Purdy), on March 2, 2021.  Eduroam WiFi will remain available and offers the same service.  If you use WiFi at UBC Hospital, please make sure you are using Eduroam, rather than UBC Secure. Instructions for connection to Eduroam can […]

Save the Date: 2020 National Research Award Celebration on Tuesday, March 9th 2021, 4-5pm

Save the Date: 2020 National Research Award Celebration on Tuesday, March 9th 2021, 4-5pm

    On Tuesday March 9th 2021 from 4:00– 5:00pm, you are invited to join in celebrating the achievements of the recipients of the 2020 UBC Faculty of Medicine National Research Awards! The four awardees are among Canada’s leading scientists in heart, brain and cancer research, are being recognized for their scientific accomplishments, and for […]

INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST in PGE Leadership Roles & Resignation of Dr. Todd Tomita as Forensic Psychiatry Subspecialty Program Director

    Dear Colleagues, It is with mixed feelings that we announce that Dr. Todd Tomita has decided to step down as the Program Director of the Postgraduate Forensic Psychiatry Subspecialty Program in the UBC Department of Psychiatry, after having served in this role since 2015. While we will miss the competent leadership and support […]

Register for the Royal College Competence By Design (CBD) Webinar, “Teaching and Learning in CBD”

Register for the Royal College Competence By Design (CBD) Webinar, “Teaching and Learning in CBD”

  *** Shared on behalf of the Psychiatry Postgraduate Program Directors – Drs. Irfan Khanbhai, Jennifer Russel, Ashok Krishnamoorthy and Todd Tomita ***     If you are a faculty member seeking to gain more knowledge and insight into Competence by Design (CBD), be sure to REGISTER for “Teaching and Learning in CBD,” the latest […]

Faculty Members Invited to Participate in the Virtual Cup of Coffee Program!

Faculty Members Invited to Participate in the Virtual Cup of Coffee Program!

  *** Sent on behalf of Dr. Kathryn Fung, Program Director, Undergraduate Psychiatry Medical Education ***   Dear Faculty, Please find attached an invitation to the participate in the Virtual Cup of Coffee Program, created by Student Affairs as a way for students to connect with clinicians without shadowing, as shadowing was cancelled due to […]

YOU ARE INVITED: High-Risk Substance Use and Overdose Among Youth Virtual Conference on Monday January 25, 2021

YOU ARE INVITED: High-Risk Substance Use and Overdose Among Youth Virtual Conference on Monday January 25, 2021

  Join fellow researchers, students and health care professionals for the High-Risk Substance Use and Overdose Among Youth Virtual Conference on Monday January 25, 2021 from 9:00am to 3:40pm, and participate in important and eye-opening discussions on high-risk substance use among youth. Hosted by the Addictions & Concurrent Disorders Research Group, in collaboration with the […]

CPA Junior Investigator Research Colloquium: Submission Deadline is March 1, 2021

CPA Junior Investigator Research Colloquium: Submission Deadline is March 1, 2021

    Are you a resident or early-career psychiatrist who is interested in a research career in psychiatry, or do you know one who might be? The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is now accepting applications for the Junior Investigator Research Colloquium (JIRC). The JIRC provides mentorship to young Canadian psychiatrists in the early phases of […]

Congratulations to Dr. Randall White, Recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association!

Congratulations to Dr. Randall White, Recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association!

  The Department congratulates Dr. Randall White, who will be awarded the status of Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 2021. As the sole recipient of this distinction for Western Canada, Dr. Randall is being recognized for his significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in a range of areas, including administration, teaching, […]

Congratulations to Dr. Adele Diamond, Author of One of 2020 Top 10 Most Downloaded Articles in Annual Reviews!

  Congratulations to Dr. Adele Diamond, whose article on Executive Functions originally published in the Annual Review of Psychology in 2013, was named among the Top 10 Most Downloaded Articles in 2020 by Annual Reviews. Dr. Diamond’s article was one of a handful of articles across 51 disciplines that attracted the most attention from readers […]

Memo from UBC Psychiatry IT

Memo from UBC Psychiatry IT

  Would you eat a sandwich… from a stranger? If a bad guy can persuade you to run his program on your computer, it is not your computer any more. It is an unfortunate fact of computers that when a computer program runs, it will do what it is programmed to do, even if it […]

Previous Recipients of the Katie and Frank Chang Memorial Prize in Brain Health

Listed below are medical students who were previously recognized for excelling in psychiatry.   2020: Marco Arimare