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In Memoriam: Dr. Johannes Giede

In Memoriam: Dr. Johannes Giede

  *** Sent on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Professor and Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry ***     Dear Colleagues, It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the untimely passing of Dr. Johannes Giede on Friday December 17, 2021. Dr. Giede was an outstanding psychiatrist, a passionate teacher, […]

Announcing the Appointment of Dr. Emlene Murphy as Forensic Division Head

    Dear students, fellows, residents, staff and colleagues, As the search and selection process for the role of Head, Division of Forensic Psychiatry in the UBC Department of Psychiatry has concluded, I am delighted to announce that Dr. Emlene Murphy has been appointed to this role for a two-year term, effective January 1, 2022. […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please Participate in the Inclusion Self-Assessment Tool (ISAT)

  *** DEADLINE EXTENDED *** Thank you to all who participated in the Inclusion Self-Assessment Tool (ISAT), which was circulated in late December and through January. For those who have not yet had the opportunity, the deadline has been extended to Tuesday March 15, 2022, so we kindly ask that you complete the survey here: […]

2021 in Review: Don’t Miss the UBC Department of Psychiatry Annual Newsletter!

2021 in Review: Don’t Miss the UBC Department of Psychiatry Annual Newsletter!

  Dear colleagues, staff, students, and residents, As we approach the end of 2021, I would like to express my deep gratitude to all of you for your support and for working extremely hard to achieve the many high goals we set for the Department this year. Throughout the year, all of you in your […]

Urgent Memo from UBC Psychiatry IT: Critical Security Vulnerability Affecting Many Internet Accessible Devices

    Critical Security Vulnerability Affecting Many Internet Accessible Devices   Dear Department Members, If any of your computers (Windows, macOS and Linux are all potentially vulnerable) or electronic devices can be access from the internet, it is of critical importance that you determine if they use log4j.  log4j is embedded in many web servers […]

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Clinical Scientist III (Research Lead) Position at BCMHSUS, in Partnership with UBC Psychiatry!

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Clinical Scientist III (Research Lead) Position at BCMHSUS, in Partnership with UBC Psychiatry!

    BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), in partnership with the UBC Department of Psychiatry, is accepting applications for the position of Clinical Scientist III (Research Lead), Complex Mental Health and Substance Use Services. The new research lead for complex mental health and substance use disorders, based out of Coquitlam, will have […]

December 2021 Update from the Department of Psychiatry Research and Scholarly Activity Committee

    Warm wishes from the Department’s Research and Scholarly Activity Committee! We are pleased to provide you with our final communication of 2021; we have five updates for you. We have scheduled our committee meeting dates for 2022, which are as follows: February 17th 2022 (submission deadline February 10th) April 21st 2022 (submission deadline […]

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Accepting Applications for Re-Entry Residency Position, Interior Health Authority

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Accepting Applications for Re-Entry Residency Position, Interior Health Authority

  The UBC Department of Psychiatry is accepting applications for a re-entry residency position in Psychiatry, commencing July 1, 2022. This re-entry psychiatry residency position has a 3 year Return of Service (ROS) contract with Interior Health Authority in British Columbia. The application deadline is Tuesday February 8th, 2022. Please review the FULL POSITION POSTING […]

REMINDER to Clinical Faculty: Submit your 2021-22 Postgraduate CTwPC Invoices (PGY1-6) by Thursday March 31, 2022

  ** Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Team **   Dear Psychiatry Clinical Faculty, This is a reminder that you may submit your Postgraduate Clinical Teaching with Patient Care (CTwPC) invoices for the 2021-22 fiscal year (April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022) for PGY1-5 UBC residents and PGY6 subspecialty psychiatry […]

A Friendly Reminder Regarding the Resident Career Counsellor Position

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Interim Program Director, Postgraduate Psychiatry Program**   Dear Faculty, We are still looking for expressions of interest for our Career Counsellor Positions.  At this point, we are needing interested faculty for the Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Prince George tracks. This paid role would be to offer career guidance to any queries […]

Congratulations to Dr. Ivan Torres, Recipient of a MSHR BC 2021 Health Professional-Investigator Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Ivan Torres, Recipient of a MSHR BC 2021 Health Professional-Investigator Award!

  Congratulations to Dr. Ivan Torres, who has received a 2021 Health Professional-Investigator Award from Michael Smith Research BC! This award will support a study led by Dr. Torres to investigate the severity, pattern, and variation in cognitive functioning among individuals with treatment resistant schizophrenia (TRS), and to determine whether cognitive difficulties predict treatment response […]

Appointment of Dr. Sophia Frangou as Director, Research Track, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Program

Appointment of Dr. Sophia Frangou as Director, Research Track, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Program

      Dear students, residents, staff and colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Sophia Frangou has been appointed to the role of Director, Research Track (RT) for the UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Program, effective November 15, 2021. Her new role and responsibilities will be incorporated into the portfolio of her current role as […]

Urgent Requirement for PGE Mock OSCE Examiner on Thursday Dec 9, 2021

  ** Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Team **   Hello, We are urgently looking for a Mock OSCE examiner for our December 9th 2021 exams.  The Mock OSCEs are an integral part of preparing our residents for their Royal College OSCE exams and we want to ensure the continued success […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Using Dropbox or Other Non-UBC Storage for UBC Business

  Dear Department Members, If you use Dropbox, Google Drive, Sync.com, Box or other non-UBC storage for UBC business, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) requires a UBC Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA). A UBC PIA is a formal risk assessment which you apply for. It is processed by the UBC Safety […]