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Memo from UBC Psychiatry IT: Using Personal Computers & Apple Product Security Vulnerabilities

  Security Requirements When Using Personal Computers for UBC Business UBC policies require that personal computers used for UBC business be secured to UBC standards. Those standards are: If you are working on a public internet connection (e.g. coffee shop), you must make a UBC VPN connection, even if you aren’t trying to connect to […]

Killam Accelerator Research Fellowship (KARF) Announcement

  *** Sent on behalf of Dr. Robert McMaster, Vice Dean, Research ***    Dear faculty, The Faculty of Medicine (FoM) is launching an internal selection process to nominate candidates for the Killam Accelerator Research Fellowship (KARF), offered by the UBC VP Research & Innovation. Nominations for individuals from one of the federally designated groups […]

Information for Students Invited to Participate in Mental Health and Substance Use Survey by the Mental Health Systems and Services Lab

Information for Students Invited to Participate in Mental Health and Substance Use Survey by the Mental Health Systems and Services Lab

  Dr. Daniel Vigo’s Mental Health Systems and Services Lab is currently leading the Student e-Mental Health Project, a 4-year Health Canada funded project in collaboration with different universities across Canada, including McMaster University, the University of Toronto, and Simon Fraser University, as well as Harvard University in the US. This weekly mental health and […]

Invitation to Teach UBC MEDD 421 Psychiatric Clinical Skills

  ** Shared on behalf of Dr. Kathryn Fung, Undergraduate Program Director, UBC Department of Psychiatry **   If you are a faculty member who is interested in teaching UBC MEDD 421 Psychiatric Clinical Skills, you are encouraged to sign up by completing and submitting the UBC MEDD 421 Psychiatric Clinical Skills Sign-Up Sheet 2021-2022 […]

MEMORANDUM: Division Head, Forensic Psychiatry

MEMORANDUM: Division Head, Forensic Psychiatry

    Dear Colleagues, As the UBC Department of Psychiatry is seeking to fill the vacancy for the role of Division Head, Forensic Psychiatry, I am inviting members of the Division of Forensic Psychiatry to submit your expressions of interest in this key leadership role. Reporting to the Department Head, the Division Head, Forensic Psychiatry […]

Congratulations to Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Awarded UBC’s Largest Ever CIHR Project Grant!

Congratulations to Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Awarded UBC’s Largest Ever CIHR Project Grant!

  Congratulations to Dr. Lakshmi Yatham on being awarded a significant CIHR project grant, which happens to be the largest project grant ever to be awarded to a UBC investigator by CIHR! This five-year grant will fund a randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial for cannabidiol adjunctive therapy for acute bipolar depression. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a […]

Academic Renewal Funding for New Faculty Position in Translational Medicine

    Dear Colleagues, Earlier this year, the Department of Psychiatry submitted a proposal for the first round of the Faculty of Medicine Academic Renewal Program intended to support the recruitment of talented junior faculty in the areas of Translational Science and Medicine, Data Science, and Virtual/Rural and Remote Health. Now that the selection process […]

Announcing the Retirement of Ms. Julia Lew, Educational Technologist

    Dear Department members, It is with mixed feelings that we announce that Ms. Julia Lew, Educational Technologist in the Department of Psychiatry, will be retiring from UBC as of July 31, 2021. While we could not be happier for Julia and send her our hearty congratulations as she begins this new chapter in […]

PGE 2021-22 Mock OSCE Examiner Recruitment

  ** Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Team **   Hi everyone, I hope this email finds you well.  We are starting to recruit examiners for our 2021-22 Mock OSCE’s. The Mock OSCEs are an integral part of preparing our residents for their Royal College OSCE exams. We already know the […]

UBC CPD: Registration Now Open for the 15th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference on Friday September 24th

  ** Shared on behalf of Dr. Anthony Bailey, CPD Director, UBC Department of Psychiatry **   You are invited to attend the 15th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference, which will be hosted virtually once again this year. An incredible group of international and local experts will be joining to discuss topics such as bipolar disorder, […]

Congratulations to Dr. Emma Morton, Recipient of the CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship!

Congratulations to Dr. Emma Morton, Recipient of the CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship!

  Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Dr. Emma Morton, who has been awarded the prestigious CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2020-2021! Dr. Morton is a member of the CREST.BD research team led by Dr. Erin Michalak. Her research project, titled “Towards a future optimising quality of life in bipolar disorder: A focus on digital health,” aims […]

Join the Postgraduate Education Curriculum Committee

  ** Sent on behalf of Dr. Joanne Sinai, Associate Program Director, Curriculum **   Dear Faculty, At this time, I would like to invite any interested faculty to apply to join our Postgraduate Education Curriculum committee.  You would join me, Dr. Jenny Barley (PGY1 rep), Dr. Michelle van den Engh (psychotherapy rep) and a […]

Dr. Ram Randhawa’s Retirement from Curriculum Committee

  ** Sent on behalf of Dr. Joanne Sinai, Associate Program Director, Curriculum **   Dear Faculty: I would like to thank Dr. Ram Randhawa for his work on the Curriculum Committee.  He is stepping down after sixteen years!  When I became Associate Director, Curriculum in 2017, Ram was a welcome face to have on […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Megan Roberts, Clinical Associate Professor

In Memoriam: Dr. Megan Roberts, Clinical Associate Professor

    *** Sent on behalf of Dr. Anson Koo, Associate Head of Clinical Affairs & Partnerships, and a close personal friend and colleague of Dr. Megan Roberts ***   Dear Colleagues, I am very sad to inform you that Dr. Megan Roberts passed away in the early morning of Tuesday June 29. I spoke […]

Reminder of the Requirement to Use UBC Email Systems

  ** Shared on behalf of Hubert Lai, Q.C., University Counsel and Jennifer Burns, Associate Vice-President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer **   At UBC, we all have a shared responsibility to protect the personal information of our students, faculty, staff, and other members of the university community. Over the last year, many faculty […]

Now Open for Applications: 2021 Indigenous Studentship for the Advancement of Women

Now Open for Applications: 2021 Indigenous Studentship for the Advancement of Women

  ** Shared on behalf of Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) and the Canadian Women’s Foundation **     MHRC is proud to partner with the Canadian Women’s Foundation on a funding opportunity for a woman-identifying Indigenous student to work directly with the Foundation on a mental health research project relevant to the needs of Canadian women. […]