April 2021 Update from the Department of Psychiatry Research and Scholarly Activity Committee



Hello from the Department’s Research and Scholarly Activity Committee! We’re pleased to provide you with our Spring 2021 quarterly update; we have four updates for you.

  1. We have welcomed a new ‘at large’ new committee member – Dr. Verena Langheimer is a psychiatrist and Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC Dr. Langheimer undertook her psychiatry residency (research track) and her 5-year postdoc research fellowship in our department and will be a real asset to our committee. Welcome Verena!
  2. Residents, if you’re submitting either your project abstract or your final report, the next scheduled meetings of the committee are June 17th and September 16th 2021. The committee requires one week in advance of the meeting to conduct a thorough review of all the documents, so the deadlines for submissions for the next committee meetings are June 10th and September 9th 2021.
  3. Residents, as part of Accreditation Standards, we are required to collect all your publication and presentation records annually. These records are also used to help inform decisions about the department’s annual resident research awards. If you would like to be considered for an 2020- 21 resident research award, please complete the online form by April 30th: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56np2HzhDInHQ0Z
  4. You can find copies of all relevant documentation relating to scholarly activity on the department website: https://psychiatry.ubc.ca/education-programs/postgraduate-education- scholarly-activity/scholarlyactivity-project/ – new amongst these is a ‘Tips for Constructing Your Scholarly Activity Abstract’ guidance document produced by committee member Dr. Donna Lang.

If you have questions or need support relating to scholarly activity please contact Dr. Erin Michalak, Associate Program Director, Scholarly Activity, via erin.michalak@ubc.ca or contact your regional committee lead (see below) directly.

The Research and Scholarly Activity Committee is responsible for ensuring that our department’s residency program meets Royal College training objectives for research and scholarly activity. Specific responsibilities include the identification, development, enhancement, promotion, monitoring and evaluation of resident scholarly activity projects, and ensuring that objectives relating to research and scholarly activity are integrated throughout our educational program. The committee meets quarterly, at which time resident submissions of their project abstract submissions and final scholarly activity reports are reviewed.