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Please Share: Students Interested in Psychiatry are Invited to the UBC PSIP Psychiatry Careers Night on June 10th, 6:00-7:30 pm via Zoom!

Please Share: Students Interested in Psychiatry are Invited to the UBC PSIP Psychiatry Careers Night on June 10th, 6:00-7:30 pm via Zoom!

  Are you a student interested in a career in psychiatry? Do you know any students who might be interested? If so, please share and register for the UBC PSIP Psychiatry Careers Night on Thursday June 10th, 6:00-7:30 pm via Zoom. RSVP at: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eqVTb4u1DTAVu74 A panel of psychiatrists will answer all your burning questions about […]

Announcement of New Clinical Faculty Affairs Representative for Psychiatry, Dr. Joseph Tham

Announcement of New Clinical Faculty Affairs Representative for Psychiatry, Dr. Joseph Tham

    Dear colleagues, Following the recent call for expressions of interest in the role of Clinical Faculty Affairs Representative for the Department of Psychiatry, we are delighted to announce that the sole nominee, Dr. Joseph Tham, has been elected by acclamation to this role and will serve for a three-year term from July 1, […]

Life Sciences BC Awards – Nominations are Now Open

  *** Sent on behalf of Brian Wong, Grant Applications Officer & Database Analyst, UBC Faculty of Medicine ***   Dear Faculty, Life Sciences BC is very excited to announce the opening of the nomination process for the 23rd Annual Life Sciences BC Awards presented by FARRIS, which will be held virtually on the Zoom […]

Launch of FoM Faculty Emerging Leaders Program (FELP)

Launch of FoM Faculty Emerging Leaders Program (FELP)

  *** Forwarded on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Office ***   Dear Department Faculty, We are pleased to launch a call for applications for the first cohort of the new Faculty Emerging Leaders Program (FELP) in the Faculty of Medicine. The FELP is intended for academic and clinical faculty who are interested […]

Scheduling Update: Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Fraser Community Forum on June 1st, 2021

  *** Message sent on behalf of Dr. Roger Wong, Chair, Advisory Search Committee for Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Fraser, UBC Faculty of Medicine ***   Dear Colleagues, We would like to provide a scheduling update on the upcoming community forum event taking place on Tuesday, June 1st for the community to engage with Dr. […]

Memo from UBC Psychiatry IT: MacOS Big Sur Screenshot Hack

  There is an Apple security vulnerability that allows hackers to take secret screenshots of MacBooks and iMacs, using macOS Big Sur. This is not just a warning. The vulnerability is being exploited now. Please make sure you have updated Big Sur to version 11.4, which blocks this security vulnerability. Earlier versions of macOS do […]

Opportunity Available for P/T Psychiatrist BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Reproductive Mental Health

  *** Sent at the Request of Dr. Deirdre Ryan, Psychiatrist, Medical Director, Reproductive Mental Health Program, BC Children’s Hospital ***   Dear colleagues, Are you a psychiatrist looking to join a great team of perinatal specialists in Vancouver? Do you know any qualified colleagues who might be interested? Please share with them this excellent […]

Congratulations to Dr. Raymond Lam and Dr. Mahesh Menon, Who Have Each Received a 2021 VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Raymond Lam and Dr. Mahesh Menon, Who Have Each Received a 2021 VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award!

  Congratulations to Dr. Raymond Lam and Dr. Mahesh Menon, who have each received a 2021 Innovation and Translational Research Award from the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) for their respective research projects! This award supports innovative research from concept to application, and this year’s recipients are recognized for their use of groundbreaking techniques […]

CIHR and the CPA Launch the Glenda MacQueen Career Development Award for Women in Psychiatry

CIHR and the CPA Launch the Glenda MacQueen Career Development Award for Women in Psychiatry

  *** Sent on behalf of the Canadian Psychiatry Association and CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction ***   The CPA and the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA) have announced the launch of the Glenda M. MacQueen Memorial Career Development Award for Women in Psychiatry. This annual award was […]

Call for Submissions: Gairdner Early Career Investigator Competition

Call for Submissions: Gairdner Early Career Investigator Competition

  *** Forwarded on Behalf of Dr. Robert McMaster, Vice Dean, Research, Office of Research ***   Dear Gairdner friends and partners, As part of the 2021 Gairdner Awards celebrations, we are inviting early career investigators across Canada to submit a two minute video for an opportunity to present their research as part of the […]

Memo from UBC Psychiatry IT: Connecting to Your Office Computer From Elsewhere

  If you are a Department member who has a Psychiatry IT-supported Windows computer on the Psychiatry wired network, did you know you connect to it from many other locations, and work on it as if you are sitting in front of it?  It is possible to connect to Psychiatry IT-supported Windows computers from other […]

Save the Date: CBD Psychiatry Workshop for PGY2 Supervisors – PGY2s in the Foundations Stage on Monday June 14, 2021

  *** Sent on Behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Interim PGE Program Director, UBC Department of Psychiatry ***   Dear Faculty, Please join us for an online webinar on Monday June 14, 2021 titled “CBD Psychiatry Workshop for PGY2 Supervisors – PGY2’s in the Foundations Stage”. The webinar’s goal is to help you prepare for […]

Departure of Ms. Amity Chiang as the Assistant Human Resources Manager, and Other Staffing Updates

    Dear Department members, It is with mixed feelings that we announce the departure of Amity Chiang from her position as the Assistant Human Resources Manager in the UBC Department of Psychiatry Administration Office, as she has accepted a new position as an HR Coordinator at UBC Library. Amity’s last working day in the Department […]

Appointments of Dr. Kulwant Riar, Dr. Barinder Singh, and Dr. Kenneth Heng to PGE Leadership Roles

Appointments of Dr. Kulwant Riar, Dr. Barinder Singh, and Dr. Kenneth Heng to PGE Leadership Roles

    Dear students, residents, staff and colleagues, The recruitment process for the position of Postgraduate Forensic Subspecialty Program Director has recently concluded and we are delighted to announce that Dr. Kulwant Riar has been appointed to this role for a three-year term, from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024. As the Forensic Subspecialty […]

Help Promote the BC Healthy Child Development Alliance’s Feelings First Campaign!

Help Promote the BC Healthy Child Development Alliance’s Feelings First Campaign!

  The UBC Department of Psychiatry is pleased to be a participating organization in the Feelings First Campaign! Feelings First is a campaign to introduce important concepts around Social and Emotional Development in the early years, to parents and caregivers across British Columbia. It is brought to you by the BC Healthy Child Development Alliance […]

Call for Volunteers to Provide Psychological Support to Front-line COVID-19 workers in India

Call for Volunteers to Provide Psychological Support to Front-line COVID-19 workers in India

    If you are a mental health care provider who speaks Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Marwari, Odia (Oriya), Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu or Urdu, and wishes to assist front-line workers grappling with the COVID-19 humanitarian crisis in India, you are encouraged to contact indearinfo@gmail.com for information on how you can help! This […]

Congratulations to Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Recipient of the 2021 ISBD Robert Post Mentorship Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Recipient of the 2021 ISBD Robert Post Mentorship Award!

  Congratulations to our Department Head Dr. Lakshmi Yatham on receiving the 2021 Robert Post Mentorship Award from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD)! This award, named in honor of Professor Robert Post, recognizes outstanding ISBD members who have followed Dr. Post’s example and lifelong commitment to mentoring, and who have shown a similar […]

You Are Invited By Dr. Michael Krausz to Attend the Let’s Talk Overdose Conference

You Are Invited By Dr. Michael Krausz to Attend the Let’s Talk Overdose Conference

  You are invited to join Dr. Michael Krausz and other researchers, clinicians, policy makers, people with lived/living experience, and youth from all over the world for a full-day virtual conference on the overdose crisis and how to stop it. The virtual Let’s Talk Overdose Conference will take place on Wednesday June 23, 2021,  so […]

REGISTRATION OPEN! 2021 UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day on Thursday June 3rd, 2021

REGISTRATION OPEN! 2021 UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day on Thursday June 3rd, 2021

    Dear Department Faculty, Staff, Students, and Residents,   RESEARCH DAY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! If you are planning to attend our online UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day on Thursday June 3rd, be sure to register by completing the Online Registration Form by Monday May 31! Upon completing and submitting the online form, you will […]

Dr. Jehannine Austin Speaks to Harper’s Bazaar About a Simple Analogy That Can Change How We Think About Mental Health

Dr. Jehannine Austin Speaks to Harper’s Bazaar About a Simple Analogy That Can Change How We Think About Mental Health

  Last month, Dr. Jehannine Austin was featured in a Harper’s Bazaar article, where she spoke with writer Sally Newall about a simple analogy that could provide us all with a new perspective on mental health. Here, Dr. Austin discusses a ‘mental illness jar’ that every person has, which is filled with both genetic and […]

Invitation to PGE Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2021 – RSVP by June 14

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Interim PGE Program Director**   Dear Grads, Faculty and invited guests, I am thrilled to announce the virtual Graduation Ceremony for the Psychiatry Class of 2021! The ceremonies will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 by Zoom. The festivities will start at 6:00 PST at the link […]

Nominations Invited for FoM Awards – Deadline Friday June 4, 2021

    Dear UBC Psychiatry Department Members, Following the Dean’s Call for Nominations for the 2021 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards on May 3, 2021, I wish to announce that the Department will carry out an internal nomination and selection process for the Award Categories listed below. Hence, at this initial stage we invite nominations […]

The BRAIN Lab Invites You to Follow Their BRAIN Blog

The BRAIN Lab Invites You to Follow Their BRAIN Blog

      The Behavioral Reward Affect + Impulsivity Neuroscience (BRAIN) Lab, led by Dr. Christian Schütz, focuses on the psycho-neuro-biological mechanisms underlying cognitive, affective, and stress-associated aspects of decision-making and impulsivity—specifically related to substance use disorders and concurrent mental disorders. Now, the group invites you to visit their new BRAIN Blog focused on translating […]

Don’t Miss Dr. Daniel Vigo’s SBME Special Lecture on May 13th, 2021 at 11am – 12pm!

Don’t Miss Dr. Daniel Vigo’s SBME Special Lecture on May 13th, 2021 at 11am – 12pm!

    You are invited to attend the School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) virtual Special Lecture by Dr. Daniel Vigo, who will present on “The mental health related burden in Canadian youth and  university students” on Thursday May 13th, 2021 at 11am-12pm. For details on this lecture, please visit: https://www.bme.ubc.ca/events/event/sbme-mental-health-dr-daniel-vigo/ Meeting ID: 688 4507 1924 […]

STAY TUNED: Registration for Our 2021 UBC Psychiatry Research Day Opens Tuesday May 11!

STAY TUNED: Registration for Our 2021 UBC Psychiatry Research Day Opens Tuesday May 11!

    General attendee registration for our 2021 UBC Psychiatry Research Day opens on Tuesday, May 11! The registration link will be circulated internally to Department members only, so we ask that you please share this widely across your external networks! Be on the look out for the email on Tuesday May 11th, and be […]

Chapter Co-authored by Dr. Clara Westwell-Roper and Dr. Evelyn Stewart in a New Book on Childhood Health Inequities

Chapter Co-authored by Dr. Clara Westwell-Roper and Dr. Evelyn Stewart in a New Book on Childhood Health Inequities

                  UBC psychiatry resident Dr. Clara Westwell-Roper and Dr. Evelyn Stewart have co-authored a book chapter on “Health Inequities Facing Children Vulnerable to Mental Health Challenge,” now included in the newly published book titled Supporting Children and Their Families Facing Health Inequities in Canada. Their chapter contributes to a broader analysis of disparities […]