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UBC Faculty of Medicine Shadowing and Career Planning Cafe

  ** Forwarded on behalf of the UBC FoM MD Undergraduate Program **   Shadowing for Year 1 and Year 2 students: Faculty of Medicine has approved for Year 1 and Year 2 students to begin shadowing again. If any preceptor is interested for students to contact them for shadowing experience they can sign up […]

VGH Learning Environment Joint Survey

  ** Sent on behalf of Dr. Sonia Butterworth, Assistant Dean, PGME, UBC & Dr. Ravi Sidhu, Associate Dean, PGME, UBC **   Hi to all, As we wrap up this academic year and look ahead to the next, the PGME Office, in collaboration with VGH leadership, is seeking your input on the work and learning […]

Launch of UBC Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (CRMA): Apply for Funding to Support Research Collaborations

  **Message forwarded on behalf of Dr. Rob McMaster, Vice Dean Research, Faculty of Medicine, UBC** The UBC Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (CRMA) program is now open again. It provides up to $5000 to support new or existing research partnerships between UBC researchers in the Okanagan and Vancouver. Faculty members from all disciplines are invited […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Screen Lock Enablement

  Most of the Department’s computers contain or can access personal information (PI) and some also contain personal health information (PHI).  Many of our computers also contain financial and other sensitive information.  All of this needs to be kept confidential.  When we leave our running computers unattended, whether going for a coffee or finishing work […]

UBC Department of Psychiatry Staffing Updates – June 2021

    Dear Department members, I am pleased to share some exciting staffing updates within our UBC Psychiatry Administration and Education teams. Firstly, please join me in warmly welcoming Mr. Ahsan Sahibzada, who started as our new Senior Program Assistant for the Psychiatry Postgraduate Program on June 14. Ahsan may be reached by email at […]

CPD Survey Invitation: Psychiatrists’ Current Experience of CPD & CME

    Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to let you know that the Department of Psychiatry has recently constituted a CPD Advisory Committee to advise the department on how to improve the effectiveness of Continuing Medical Education (CME). As our current PGY1 Residents in Psychiatry are already following the new Competence by Design (CBD) training […]

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Palis, Recipient of a CIHR Fellowship and Ranked in the Top 1% of Applicants!

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Palis, Recipient of a CIHR Fellowship and Ranked in the Top 1% of Applicants!

  Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow and 2020/2021 IMH Marshall Award recipient Dr. Heather Palis, who was not only successful in the recent CIHR Fellowship competition, but also ranked in the top 1% of the national applicant pool. Supervised by Dr. Amanda Slaunwhite (SPPH) and Dr. Tonia Nicholls, Dr. Palis is currently engaged in studies to […]

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Dagg, Recipient of the CPA 2021 Paul Patterson Innovation in Education Leadership Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Dagg, Recipient of the CPA 2021 Paul Patterson Innovation in Education Leadership Award!

  The Department is thrilled to share the news that Clinical Professor and Associate Head Dr. Paul Dagg has received the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s 2021 Paul Patterson Innovation in Education Leadership Award, in recognition for his steadfast dedication to educational innovation and excellence in psychiatric education within the Department, at UBC, and all across Canada. […]

Congratulations to Jacob Stubbs, Recipient of a 2021 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health!

Congratulations to Jacob Stubbs, Recipient of a 2021 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health!

  Congratulations to Jacob Stubbs on being awarded a 2021 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health! A doctoral student in Experimental Medicine who is currently supervised by Dr. Will Panenka and Dr. Bill Honer, Jacob is also the recipient of a prestigious Killam Doctoral Scholarship in 2020-2021. He recently presented a lightning talk on “Differential […]

Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry Recpients of the 2021 DMCBH Innovation Fund Kickstart Research Grant!

Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry Recpients of the 2021 DMCBH Innovation Fund Kickstart Research Grant!

  Congratulations to the following faculty members who were awarded the the 2021 Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Innovation Fund Kickstart Research Grant! This grant is intended to help kick-start new research collaborations, directions, and technological developments, supporting new projects that generate preliminary data for future grant applications to external funding agencies.     […]

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2021 Department of Psychiatry Teaching and Research Awards!

    Dear students, residents, staff and colleagues, Further to the announcement of the 2021 awardees of the Department of Psychiatry Teaching and Research Awards at Research Day last week, we wish to again extend a warm congratulations the deserving residents and clinical faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the our Education Programs over […]

Dr. Carol Ward Appointed as Geriatric Psychiatric Consultant for National Long-Term Care Services Standards with the Health Standards Organization (HSO)

Dr. Carol Ward Appointed as Geriatric Psychiatric Consultant for National Long-Term Care Services Standards with the Health Standards Organization (HSO)

  Congratulations to Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Carol Ward on her appointment as the Geriatric Psychiatric Consultant for National Long-Term Care Services Standards with the Health Standards Organization (HSO). This appointment is in collaboration of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) to meet the needs of residents, families and […]

Release of Finalized Department Strategic Plan for 2020-2025

Release of Finalized Department Strategic Plan for 2020-2025

    Dear students, residents, staff and faculty, Upon completion of the last phase of Department-wide review and consultation, I am delighted to announce the release of the finalized UBC Department of Psychiatry Strategic Plan for 2020-2025.  With this finalized Strategic Plan, I believe we have succeeded in implementing the diverse and candid feedback gathered […]

2021 UBC Psychiatry Research Day Evaluation & Feedback

2021 UBC Psychiatry Research Day Evaluation & Feedback

    Dear colleagues, We wish to thank everyone who participated in the 2021 UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day yesterday, and also express our gratitude to all of the outstanding presenters and Lightning Talk speakers for their engaging presentations and hard work in helping to make our virtual Research Day a success. Additionally, we wish […]

Frames of Mind: Mental Health Film Series, Virtual Screening June 10-16 & & Webinar Q&A on Wed June 16th @ 7–8:30 pm PST

Frames of Mind: Mental Health Film Series, Virtual Screening June 10-16 & & Webinar Q&A on Wed June 16th @ 7–8:30 pm PST

The Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry and The Cinematheque present:   Watch the film trailer here Free Virtual Screening of Mother (2019) June 10 through June 16 Live Webinar Q&A on June 16 7:00-830pm PST Belgium/Netherlands 2019 / Director: Kristof Bilsen / 82 min FREE virtual screening now live! Registration to view the film also […]

The 15th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry is Taking Place Virtually on June 28 – 30, 2021 – REGISTER NOW!

The 15th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry is Taking Place Virtually on June 28 – 30, 2021 – REGISTER NOW!

    You are invited to attend the 15th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, taking place virtually from 28th to 30th June 2021. “Precision Psychiatry in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies” is the major theme of this Congress, which will feature plenaries, symposia, workshops and posters that will highlight the advances in […]

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Vigo, Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mental Health Systems (IJMHS)!

  The Department congratulates Dr. Daniel Vigo on his new appointment as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mental Health Systems (IJMHS)! The IJMHS aims to contribute to democratizing mental health services by guiding the critical research programs that will inform the decision-making process required, and continues to be a leading source for mental […]

Advance Booking for UBC FoM Curriculum / Teaching Sessions 2021-2022 – Fall Window

  *** Sent on behalf of the FoM Reseource Coordination Team ***   Dear Colleagues: The Resource Coordination Team is accepting advance booking requests for UBC FoM curriculum/teaching sessions for the fall window of academic year 2021-2022 from May 24, 2021 until June 18, 2021(extended from June 11th). This window is inclusive of events occurring […]