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 the past year. Although we were not able to present the awards in person, we wish to nevertheless recognize and thank all the awardees for their tremendous hard work and dedication.

The 2021 award recipients are recognized in the following award categories:

Clinical Faculty Teaching & Research Awards

UBC Psychiatry Undergraduate Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award

Dr. Cameron Anderson
Dr. James Chin
Dr. Rainer Persaud
Dr. Barinder Singh

UBC Psychiatry Residents Association Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in Postgraduate Education

BCCH – Dr. Andrea Chapman
VGH – Dr. Summer Telio
SPH – Dr. Leona Adams
UBCH – Dr. Edwin Tam
MSJ – Dr. David Ward
RH – Dr. Kenneth Heng
RCH – Dr. Jane Yoo
SMH – Dr. Lindsay Bishop
BH – Dr. Jerome Lee
PAH – Dr. Doug Maskall
Victoria – Dr. Ashley Jewett
Community Psychiatry – Dr. Danielle Chin

Translation Research into Clinical Excellence in Psychiatry Settings (TRICEPS) Award

Dr. Trevor Hurwitz


Resident Teaching & Research Awards

George A. Davidson Scholarship Award

Dr. Julie Leising, PGY4

 CanMEDS Awards:

1st place – Dr. Lingsa Jia, PGY5
2nd place – Dr. Martina Scholtens, PGY3
3rd place – Dr. Harrison Lee, PGY3 & Dr. Raman Srivastava, PGY5
4th place – Dr. Jennifer Clune, PYG3 & Dr. Evelyn Zastepa, PGY2

Resident Undergraduate Teaching Awards:

Vancouver Track – Dr. Shandel Riedlinger, PGY 2
Fraser Track – Dr. Jessica Chin, PGY2
Vancouver Island – Dr. Robert Nathan, PGY2
Prince George – Dr. Christine Kennedy, PGY3

Significant Contribution to Research Award

Dr. John-Jose Nunez, PGY4

 The Emily Ellingsen Prize for Significant Contribution to the UBC Psychiatry Residency Program

Dr. Paige Zhang, PGY4

Significant Leadership Award

Dr. John-Jose Nunez, PGY4

 Postgraduate Psychotherapy Award

Dr. Valerie Nicholls, PGY4

Providence Health Care, Department of Psychiatry Awards:

Dr. Brian Morris Memorial AwardDr. Connor McLean, PGY2
Dr. Maria Corral AwardDr. Julie Leising, PGY4
Dr. Robert Kitchen Memorial Award Dr. Brian Cho, PGY5

All of our 2021 award recipients will be posted on our Department Awards & Honors web page soon. Please join us in once again congratulating each of our resident and clinical faculty awardees for their outstanding contributions over the past year!


Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Professor and Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Interim Postgraduate Program Director, UBC Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Kathryn Fung, Undergraduate Program Director, UBC Department of Psychiatry