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Appointment of Dr. Verena Langheimer as IMG Oversight Director, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Program

  *** Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Interim Program Director, Postgraduate Psychiatry Program ***   Dear Colleagues, Following our announcement in September regarding Dr. Sara Junaid’s decision to step down as International Medical Graduate (IMG) Oversight Director, I am very excited to announce that Dr. Verena Langheimer has accepted this role in the […]

Congratulations to Dr. Christian Schütz, Promoted to the Rank of Professor (Partner)!

Congratulations to Dr. Christian Schütz, Promoted to the Rank of Professor (Partner)!

  The Department would like to congratulate Dr. Christian Schütz on his promotion to the rank of Professor (Partner), effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Schütz has been an academic faculty member in the UBC Department of Psychiatry since 2009, and is also a Research Scientist at the UBC Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences […]

UBC Department of Psychiatry Staffing Updates – November 2021

  Dear Department members, I wish to share with you some staffing updates within our UBC Psychiatry Administration team.  Firstly, please join us in warmly welcoming Mr. Fergus Killeen, who started as our new Human Resources Assistant on November 15. Fergus brings previous experience as an Immigration Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin, Ireland, and his […]

Congratulations to the 2021 UBC Department of Psychiatry Undergraduate Student Awards Winners!

  *** Sent on behalf of the Undergraduate Education Team, UBC Psychiatry ***   The Psychiatry Undergraduate Education Program would like to congratulate the following winners of the 2021 UBC Psychiatry Student Awards:   Annette E. Hacking Memorial Award in Medicine Awarded to an M.D. student with an aptitude for and an interest in mental […]

Congratulations to Dr. Lakshmi Yatham and Dr. Raymond Lam, Named Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate in 2021!

Congratulations to Dr. Lakshmi Yatham and Dr. Raymond Lam, Named Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate in 2021!

      Congratulations to Department Head Dr. Lakshmi Yatham and Associate Head Dr. Raymond Lam, both of whom are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2021 by Clarivate Analytics! Each year, Clarivate identifies the world’s most influential researchers who have demonstrated significant impact through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. […]

Strategic Plan in Action: Academic Faculty Recruitment in the Northern Medical Program

Strategic Plan in Action: Academic Faculty Recruitment in the Northern Medical Program

    Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share that the UBC Department of Psychiatry has recently made important progress in meeting two key objectives outlined in the UBC Psychiatry Strategic Plan 2020-2025. Since early 2021, the Department has been actively pursuing opportunities to establish an academic presence beyond the Vancouver epicentre, and build much-needed […]

Dr. Steven Taylor Joins WHO Roundtable Discussions Exploring the Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Infectious Threats

Dr. Steven Taylor Joins WHO Roundtable Discussions Exploring the Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Infectious Threats

  On Tuesday November 9, Dr. Steven Taylor was invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners to join a panel of world leaders and experts in virtual roundtable discussions to explore four potential scenarios on the future of the pandemic, and to discuss the implications, potential risks and possible solutions. The international […]

Expression of Interest Request for Career Counsellor

    Dear Clinical Faculty, In our roles as Program and Associate Program Directors, a part of our duties is to help residents in matters of career counselling and career development.  As an additional layer of support, our program would like to establish a faculty member in each of our distributed tracks in the role […]

Congratulations to Dr. Cameron Anderson, Recipient of the 2021 Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching – Early Career!

Congratulations to Dr. Cameron Anderson, Recipient of the 2021 Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching – Early Career!

    Dear Staff, Students, Residents and Colleagues, We are delighted to share that Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Cameron Anderson has received the 2021 Faculty of Medicine Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching – Early Career, in recognition of his significant and outstanding contributions to both undergraduate and postgraduate education in Psychiatry. An […]

Congratulations to Dr. Terry Snutch, Recipient of the 2021 Faculty of Medicine Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Terry Snutch, Recipient of the 2021 Faculty of Medicine Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement Award!

    The UBC Department of Psychiatry, Michael Smith Laboratories, and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health are delighted to announce that Dr. Terry Snutch has been awarded the prestigious 2021 Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement Award. By way of this award, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes extraordinary members who have had sustained […]