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MEMORANDUM: Invitation of Expressions of Interest for the 2021 Canada Research Chair Competition – Deadline Monday March 29th

    Dear Colleagues, The Faculty of Medicine has launched the 2021 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Competition for up to four Tier 1 and up to three Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs in any field of research aligned to the Faculty of Medicine strategic plan, through a competition open to FoM Departments, Schools with Centres, […]

YOU ARE INVITED: BC Concurrent Disorders Conference on March 12, 2021

  Don’t forget to register for the B.C. Concurrent Disorders Conference on Friday March 12, 2021, hosted by BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services with the support of partners, including the UBC Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Group. This free, one-day virtual event is dedicated to health professionals interested in learning how to best treat […]

Reminder: Share Your Feedback in the Workplace Preferences Survey by March 3rd

  *** Sent on behalf of Marcia Buchholz, Vice-President, UBC Human Resources ***   Dear UBC Community, As COVID-19 continues to impact the way we teach, perform research, and work, we would like to invite faculty and staff to share your feedback on working at UBC over the past year in the Workplace Preferences Survey. […]

Killam Connection Competition for Faculty

  *** Sent on behalf of the Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies ***   Dear Faculty, The Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies invites faculty members to submit a proposal for the Killam Connection Program. The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to […]

Dr. Biju Mathew Honoured by MP Marc Dalton for his Contributions to Culture and Community

Dr. Biju Mathew Honoured by MP Marc Dalton for his Contributions to Culture and Community

  On February 22, 2021, Clinical Professor Dr. Biju Mathew was honoured by MP Marc Dalton in the Parliament of Canada for his significant contributions to youth mental health in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, as well as for his acclaimed book, Super 30: Changing the World 30 Students at a Time, which became one […]

Congratulations to Dr. Ray Lam, Dr. Jill Murphy and Dr. Erin Michalak, Funded in the 2021/2022 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters Competition!

Congratulations to Dr. Ray Lam, Dr. Jill Murphy and Dr. Erin Michalak, Funded in the 2021/2022 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters Competition!

      Congratulations to Dr. Ray Lam, Dr. Jill Murphy, and Dr. Erin Michalak, whose research cluster has been selected for funding in the 2021/2022 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters Competition.  This grant will support their emerging Asia-Pacific Equity research excellence cluster, focused on significantly advancing mental health research and knowledge exchange (KE) in […]

FACULTY CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Early Intervention in Psychosis/Bipolar Disorder

FACULTY CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Early Intervention in Psychosis/Bipolar Disorder

  The UBC Department of Psychiatry and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) invite applications from clinician scientists for a CIHR Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Early Intervention in Psychosis/Bipolar Disorder. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (with […]

MEMORANDUM: Departure of Ms. Paola Martens as the Senior Education Programs Manager, UBC Department of Psychiatry

MEMORANDUM: Departure of Ms. Paola Martens as the Senior Education Programs Manager, UBC Department of Psychiatry

    Dear Department members, * It is with mixed feelings that we announce that Ms. Paola Martens will be leaving her position as the Senior Education Programs Manager in the UBC Department of Psychiatry Administration Office, as she has accepted a new position in the UBC Faculty of Medicine PGME Office. Paola’s last working […]

REMINDER: All One45 Users Must Reset Password as of February 23, 2021

  On February 23rd, 2021 (between 8-10am PT) One45 users will be prompted to reset their passwords after they log into One45. This will include ALL user types (students, residents, faculty and administrators). A message will be posted on the One45 login screen until March 9th, 2021 that reads: IMPORTANT: Starting Feb 23rd, 2021 anyone […]

YOU ARE INVITED: 10th Annual E-Mental Health Conference on March 3-4, 2021

YOU ARE INVITED: 10th Annual E-Mental Health Conference on March 3-4, 2021

  You are invited to join fellow students and colleagues in the healthcare professions to discuss the future of e-mental healthcare from different perspectives at the 10th Annual E-Mental Health Conference on March 3-4! This event is co-hosted by the UBC Addictions and Concurrent Disorders (ACD) Group led by Dr. Michael Krausz, along with the […]

T4/T4A Tax Slips Now Available for Faculty and Staff

  UBC faculty and staff can now access their payroll-related 2020 T4 and T4A tax slips for personal income tax returns through Workday. UBC issues tax slips online as PDFs that are identical to the printed form, and are accepted by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) when filing your taxes. An active CWL ID and […]

Congratulations to Dr. Kam Keramatian, Recipient of the 2021 VCHRI Mentored Clinician Scientist Investigator Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Kam Keramatian, Recipient of the 2021 VCHRI Mentored Clinician Scientist Investigator Award!

  Congratulations to Dr. Kam Keramatian, Clinical Assistant Professor and consultant psychiatrist with the UBC Mood Disorders Centre, who has received the 2021 VCHRI Mentored Clinician Scientist Investigator Award! The VCHRI Mentored Clinician Scientist Investigator Award is a salary award that supports outstanding and promising clinician investigators as they build their early research careers. This […]

Dr. Paul Steinberg Discusses His Recently Published Book in a Podcast Interview for New Books in Medicine

Dr. Paul Steinberg Discusses His Recently Published Book in a Podcast Interview for New Books in Medicine

  Last week, Clinical Professor Dr. Paul Steinberg discussed his latest book, titled Psychoanalysis in Medicine: Applying Psychoanalytic Thought to Contemporary Medical Care, in a podcast interview with the program New Books in Medicine. Speaking with host and medical student at the University of Chicago, Alec Kacew, Dr. Steinberg offers his thoughts and guidance on […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Wolfgang Jilek, Clinical Professor Emeritus

In Memoriam: Dr. Wolfgang Jilek, Clinical Professor Emeritus

  We are very saddened to share the news that Dr. Wolfgang Jilek, Clinical Professor Emeritus, passed away on January 15, 2021.  Dr. Jilek joined the clinical faculty of the UBC Department of Psychiatry in 1974, where he was very active in teaching, supervision and mentorship until his retirement in 1995. Dr. Jilek was a […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Sue Penfold, Professor Emerita

In Memoriam: Dr. Sue Penfold, Professor Emerita

  It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Dr. Sue Penfold, Professor Emerita, passed away on February 7, 2021.  Dr. Penfold first joined the UBC Department of Psychiatry as a resident in 1963, then notably became one of the department’s first female academic psychiatrists to be appointed to a full-faculty position […]

Highly Positive Learning Experience in Psychiatry Placements – 2019-2020 UGME Learning Environment Report

    Dear Colleagues, * The Department recently obtained the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Learning Environment Report prepared by the UBC Faculty of Medicine UGME Committee, which captures survey data from the 2020 Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Graduation Questionnaire on the educational experiences of students graduating from MD programs at […]

Request for Faculty Feedback on Changes to the Postgraduate Clinical Teaching Budget

    Dear colleagues, Attached is a briefing note outlining a proposed change to how the Department allocates funding from the Faculty of Medicine for clinical teaching of residents by Department members. The note also lays out the rationale for this proposed change. We are now sending out this briefing note for consultation with all […]

Dr. Colleen Froese Interviewed for a New Award-Winning Documentary – Join Her and Other Panelists in a Discussion on Friday Feb 19 @ 6-7pm

Dr. Colleen Froese Interviewed for a New Award-Winning Documentary – Join Her and Other Panelists in a Discussion on Friday Feb 19 @ 6-7pm

  Last year, Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Colleen Froese was interviewed during the making of a mental health-themed documentary titled Crux. The film tells the story of a young man struggling with mental illness and addiction in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, whose passion for rock climbing has given him hope, purpose and a […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Louis I. Woolf, Professor Emeritus

In Memoriam: Dr. Louis I. Woolf, Professor Emeritus

  We have learned from the family of Dr. Louis I. Woolf, Professor Emeritus in the UBC Department of Psychiatry, that sadly, he passed away on Sunday January 7, 2021 at the age of 101. * Dr. Woolf first joined UBC in 1968 as a part of a research group in neurochemistry and neurophysiology in […]

Join in the Reproductive Mental Health Web Series: 2021 Update on Common Mental Health Conditions in Pregnancy and Postpartum

  Physicians and other health care professionals who work with pregnant and postpartum women are invited to join a 7-part webinar series titled 2021 Update on Common Mental Health Conditions in Pregnancy and Postpartum, hosted by the BC Reproductive Mental Health Program. The webinar series will be via Zoom for 7 Wednesdays in a row […]

DMCBH and UBC ARC Invite You to the UBC Digital Research Infrastructure Showcase on Fri Feb 19 @ 12:30pm

DMCBH and UBC ARC Invite You to the UBC Digital Research Infrastructure Showcase on Fri Feb 19 @ 12:30pm

    UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC), in partnership with Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH), invite you to their showcase of the UBC ARC digital research infrastructure Sockeye and Chinook on Friday February 19, 2021, at 12:30pm. This talk will provide an introduction to UBC ARC services, including the high-performance computing system and object storage platform, as well as firsthand […]

Frames of Mind: Mental Health Film Series, Virtual Screening Feb 11–18 & Webinar Q&A on Wed Feb 17th @ 7–8:30 pm PST

Frames of Mind: Mental Health Film Series, Virtual Screening Feb 11–18 & Webinar Q&A on Wed Feb 17th @ 7–8:30 pm PST

  The Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry and The Cinematheque present: As part of the Frames of Mind Mental Health Film Series, The Cinematheque and the Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry, present a free virtual screening of Cured. Watch the movie trailer here! Cured USA 2020 Patrick Sammon, Bennett […]

Announcing the New UBC Psychiatry CaRMS Information Page!

Announcing the New UBC Psychiatry CaRMS Information Page!

  **Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Education Team**   Dear Department Members, We are excited to announce that the UBC Psychiatry CaRMS Information Page is now live on the UBC Psychiatry Department website! This CaRMS information page will serve as an additional resource for any interested applicants who would like to learn more […]

Dr. Steven Taylor Discusses the Psychology of Pandemics with TIME, The Guardian, CBC Radio, and Other Outlets

Dr. Steven Taylor Discusses the Psychology of Pandemics with TIME, The Guardian, CBC Radio, and Other Outlets

  In interviews this week with numerous news and media outlets, Dr. Steven Taylor shared his perspectives on how people are coping with COVID-19 after having endured the pandemic for nearly a year. He also discusses the many uncertainties felt even as vaccination programs ramp up in Canada and around the world. Dr. Taylor is […]