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Announcement of Appointment of Dr. Kyooseob Ha, Dr. Kyung Sue Hong, and Dr. Cornelia (Nel) Wieman

Announcement of Appointment of Dr. Kyooseob Ha, Dr. Kyung Sue Hong, and Dr. Cornelia (Nel) Wieman

  Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce the appointments of three new faculty members to the UBC Department of Psychiatry. We extend a warm welcome to Dr. Kyooseob Ha, Professor (Partner), Dr. Kyung Sue Hong, Professor (Partner) and Dr. Nel Wieman, Adjunct Professor, each of whom brings an outstanding track record of leadership and […]

ER Medical Clearance Working Group

**Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Program Director, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program **   Dear Faculty, At the request of the junior residents, I am inviting expressions of interest to those faculty who have an interest in Medical Clearance in the ER to join a collaborative resident-faculty working group.  The ask is to […]

UBC Psychiatry Website Memo

As many of you are aware, our current UBC Psychiatry website is being refreshed and a new and improved site will be launched in the new year. As a part of this process we are preparing for transfer over some of the content on the current website and as such, you may notice that previously […]

The Next UBCH Physician Appreciation Networking Lunch is on Tuesday December 13!

  The Vancouver Physician Staff Association is hosting the next UBC Hospital Physician Appreciation Lunch at 12-1pm on Tuesday December 13th in the Bernstein Room at UBC Hospital. This is an opportunity for physicians on site to come out, connect with colleagues, and enjoy a catered lunch. Residents and medical students are also welcome to […]

Inviting Project Submissions for Free Data Analysis

** Shared on behalf of the Applied Statistics and Data Science Group (ASDa), Department of Statistics **   Under the supervision of Statistics professors, Statistics students will provide free project-specific data analysis, including a formal written report, as part of their STAT 450 and 550 practicum consulting courses that will run next term. Submissions are accepted now […]

CALL OUT FOR A SPEAKER for January 18th Frames of Mind Film

CALL OUT FOR A SPEAKER for January 18th Frames of Mind Film

** Shared on behalf of Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor and Frames of Mind Series Director **   The Frames of Mind Film Series is seeking a speaker for the Wednesday January 18th screening of Woman on the Roof (in Polish, with English subtitles), ideally someone with an interest or expertise in geriatric psychiatry and/or […]

Early Payroll Deadline to Enter and Approve Time for December

** Shared on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry HR Team ** To accommodate the winter break, the payroll deadline for time entry, submission and approval is Wednesday December 21, 2022 . The deadline for employees and timekeepers to enter and submit time (both absences and hours worked), and for managers to approve time submitted in Workday, […]

Psychiatry IT reply email

Due to some security changes, with UBC email relays, Psychiatry IT is having difficulty replying to your support requests. Our replies may come from psychiatry.it@rmmservice.com and may include a “caution – non-UBC email” warning. We are working with UBC IT and our support ticket system vendor and hope to have this resolved in the next […]

UBC Department of Psychiatry Staffing Update | November 2022

  Dear Department members, I wish to share with you some important staffing updates within our UBC Department of Psychiatry Administration Office. Firstly, it is with mixed feelings that we announce the departure of Mr. Fergus Killeen and Ms. Bree Wilson from their respective positions in the UBC Psychiatry Human Resources team. As you are […]

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: Request for Expressions of Interest for Associate Director for Morning Curriculum

**Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Program Director, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program **   Dear Faculty, Dr. Joanne Sinai, our current Associate Director for the Morning Academic Day Curriculum, will be stepping down from the role as of December 31, 2022.  I wanted to thank Dr. Sinai for doing an exemplary job in the […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Google Android OS Security Vulnerabilities

Google Android is used on most non-Apple smartphones, tablets and some watches. Multiple security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Android OS, the most severe of which could allow your phone, tablet or watch be taken over. The attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full rights. […]

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | Wednesday December 14 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | Wednesday December 14 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

12 Days (12 Jours) France 2017 Director: Raymond Depardon 88min Wednesday December 14th @ 7:00pm, The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St) Share Tweet Forward Film Description Every year in France, close to 100,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. In an attempt to find a better balance between the protection of patient’s rights and […]

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Labonté and Dr. Vivian Tsang, Award Recipients for Best Research Presentation

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Labonté and Dr. Vivian Tsang, Award Recipients for Best Research Presentation

Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry Research Track residents Dr. Laura Labonté (PGY4) and Dr. Vivian Tsang (PGY 2), who were each selected for the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s Junior Investigator Research Colloquium, and at the event held in Toronto on October 26, 2022, received the Best Research Presentation Award for their respective oral presentations. The Colloquium is […]

Congratulations to Governor General’s Award Recipient Dr. Shimi Kang!

The Department warmly congratulates Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Shimi Kang, who has received a 2022 Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the goal of equality for women and girls in Canada. As one of Canada’s first addiction psychiatrists with a sub-specialization of women […]

Please RSVP | UBC Department of Psychiatry Festive Celebration | Tuesday December 13, 2022 @ 5:30pm | Arbutus Club

Please RSVP | UBC Department of Psychiatry Festive Celebration | Tuesday December 13, 2022 @ 5:30pm | Arbutus Club

Dear Department Members, After a 2-year hiatus, the Department will once again hold our year-end Festive Celebration in person on Tuesday December 13, 2022! This year, the event will take place at the Arbutus Club at 2001 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver BC, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.    All Department members are invited, so if you wish […]

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Accepting Applications for Two Re-Entry Residency Positions

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Accepting Applications for Two Re-Entry Residency Positions

The UBC Department of Psychiatry is accepting applications for two (2) re-entry residency positions in Psychiatry, commencing July 1, 2023. Both re-entry positions have a Return of Service (ROS) contract with the Ministry of Health. One ROS will be completed in Northern Health Authority and the other in the Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia. […]

Continuing Professional Development: You Are Invited to Forensic Psychiatry Education Day

Continuing Professional Development: You Are Invited to Forensic Psychiatry Education Day

  ** Shared on behalf of Dr. Kulwant Riar, Forensic Psychiatry Subspecialty Program Director ** Faculty, psychiatry residents and students are invited to attend Forensic Psychiatry Education Day, hosted by the Department’s Division of Forensic Psychiatry and the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. This event is approved for 5.0 Royal College MOC Section […]

Request for Expressions of Interest for Associate Director for Morning Curriculum

**Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Program Director, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program **   Dear Faculty, Dr. Joanne Sinai, our current Associate Director for the Morning Academic Day Curriculum, will be stepping down from the role as of December 31, 2022.  I wanted to thank Dr. Sinai for doing an exemplary job in the […]

Announcement of Academic Renewal Funding for New Faculty Position in Translational Psychiatry

  Dear Colleagues, As announced by the Faculty of Medicine this morning, the proposal submitted earlier this year by the UBC Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI), is among the six proposals selected for funding in the second round of […]

NEW PUBLICATION: A Study Led by Dr. Lakshmi Yatham Reveals New Insights on Correlation Between Reduced DAT Density and Severity of Manic Symptoms in Acute Mania

Although dopamine is implicated in the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder (BD), the precise alterations in the dopaminergic system remain unknown. Earlier this month, Dr. Lakshmi Yatham and his colleagues published their findings in JAMA Psychiatry in a study seeking to determine if mania in bipolar BD is associated with dopamine transporter (DAT) density. The cross-sectional […]

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | Wednesday November 16 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | Wednesday November 16 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

The Light of the Moon USA 2017 Director: Jessica M. Thompson 90min DCP Wednesday November 16th @ 7:00pm, The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St) Share Tweet Forward Film Description The debut feature of Australian filmmaker Jessica M. Thompson, who now lives in Los Angeles, is a raw and revelatory film about the aftermath of a sexual assault, told […]

Association for Academic Psychiatry Annual Meeting in Vancouver | September 6-9, 2023

  ** Sent on behalf of Dr. Joanne Sinai, Associate Curriculum Director, UBC Department of Psychiatry **   To all faculty: The Association for Academic Psychiatry will be holding its annual meeting in Vancouver in September 2023 at the Pinnacle Hotel. This is a medical education conference. The theme is Academic Psychiatry: Discovery and the […]

You are Invited to UBC MATRIX-N’s Translation in Action Virtual Conference on December 6, 2022

You are Invited to UBC MATRIX-N’s Translation in Action Virtual Conference on December 6, 2022

Department members are invited to attend a virtual conference hosted by the UBC MATRIX-N (Multidisciplinary Alliance for Translational Research and Innovation in Neuropsychiatry) Research Excellence Cluster led by Dr. Anthony Phillips, Dr. Michael Krausz, and Dr. Tamara Vanderwal. This will be a full day event on Tuesday December 6, 2022. This free, virtual conference will […]

Memo from UBC Psychiatry IT: Don’t Click to Agree Without Reading the Small Print

Some free software/apps pass your information on to advertisers, change your computer or download other software without asking you. Some suppliers will claim that this is OK because you agreed to this. How? People often click on the ‘agree’ button to accept 20 pages of difficult legal jargon they don’t understand. But buried in the […]

Congratulations to Dr. Nel Wieman, Recipient of the CPA President’s Commendation!

Congratulations to Dr. Nel Wieman, Recipient of the CPA President’s Commendation!

Congratulations Dr. Nel Wieman on receiving the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s highest award, the President’s Commendation, which honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the mental health field. Presented to her at the CPA President’s Dinner and Awards Gala on October 29, this award is in recognition of Dr. Wieman’s “leadership and powerful voice […]

SAVE THE DATE | UBC Department of Psychiatry Festive Celebration | December 13th @ The Arbutus Club

SAVE THE DATE | UBC Department of Psychiatry Festive Celebration | December 13th @ The Arbutus Club

Please mark your calendars for the UBC Psychiatry Festive Celebration to take place on Tuesday December 13th at 5:30pm at The Arbutus Club.  Stay tuned for more details and an RSVP request to follow in the coming weeks. All Department members are invited, so we hope you will join us in our year-end celebration!  

Thank you to All Who Attended the UBC Psychiatry Annual General Meeting on October 20

We wish to thank everyone who took the time to join in the UBC Psychiatry Annual General Meeting on Thursday October 20, and especially thank those who contributed their ideas, questions and suggestions to the discussion.  As this meeting will take place annually each Fall, we hope to see you all again next year and […]

Congratulations to Dr. Shimi Kang, Among WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners!

Congratulations to Dr. Shimi Kang, Among WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners!

The Department congratulates Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Shimi Kang, who has been named among Canada’s Most Powerful Women in Canada: Top 100 Award Winners in 2022 by the Women’s Executive Network! These awards recognize outstanding women across Canada who create meaningful change in the way they lead within their organizations and communities. Dr. Kang was […]

Selections Committee Needs More Faculty Representatives

**Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Program Director, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program **   Dear Faculty members, We are looking for interested Faculty to sit on our CaRMS Selections Committee this year as we are currently short of members.  It is an incredibly interesting and important committee as we are helping to choose […]

Strategic Plan in Action: Announcing CaRMS Psychiatry Residency Track in Interior Health in 2023

Strategic Plan in Action: Announcing CaRMS Psychiatry Residency Track in Interior Health in 2023

  Dear Department Members, I am delighted to share the exciting news that the UBC Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the Interior Health and the PGME at UBC, has secured funding to establish a new residency track in the Interior Health region. As such, this new track will be included in the CaRMS match […]

Examiner Recruitment: IMG Clinical Assessment Program MMI 2022

**Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Program Director, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program ** Examiners needed for live virtual Multiple Mini-Interview Assessment of International Medical Graduates  The International Medical Graduate BC (IMGBC) Program would like to invite you to apply to participate as an Examiner for the 2022 IMG Clinical Assessment Program (CAP) Multiple […]

Registration Open: BCPA Annual Meeting and AGM | Virtual Conference | Saturday Nov 19, 2022

** Shared on behalf of the FoM Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) **   We’re pleased to announce that registration for this year’s BC Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting & AGM is now available! We had such a fantastic turnout for our last two virtual conferences that we’ve decided to try it again this year […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Fake Antivirus Software

Dear Department Members, Fake anti-virus software continues to be a threat on the web. This malware uses social engineering to lure you, scare you into believing your computer is infected with threats that do not really exist, and then pushes you to purchase services to clean up the non-existent threats. Often those services and software […]

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | Wednesday October 19 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | Wednesday October 19 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

The Farewell Party (Mita Tova) Israel/Germany 2014 Directors: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon 95min DCP Wednesday October 19th @ 7:00pm, The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St) Get Your Tickets Now! Share Tweet Forward Film Description A box-office hit in Israel, this tender and humanistic film audaciously walks the finest of lines between comedy and tragedy. In a […]

Congratulations to 2022 FoM Award Recipients Dr. Arvind Kang, Dr. Raymond Lam, and Dr. Carol Ward!

Congratulations to 2022 FoM Award Recipients Dr. Arvind Kang, Dr. Raymond Lam, and Dr. Carol Ward!

The Department congratulates Dr. Arvind Kang, Dr. Raymond Lam, and Dr. Carol Ward, all of whom have received Faculty of Medicine Awards for 2022! Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Arvind Kang is the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, in recognition of her significant contribution to both undergraduate and postgraduate education in Psychiatry. […]

Invitation: UBC Psychiatry Annual General Meeting | Thursday October 20, 2022 @ 3:30pm | Via Zoom

Invitation: UBC Psychiatry Annual General Meeting | Thursday October 20, 2022 @ 3:30pm | Via Zoom

** Sent on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Professor and Department Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry ** Dear Department Members, I would like to invite you to attend the UBC Psychiatry Annual General Meeting which will take place on Thursday October 20, 2022 at 3:30-4:30pm, virtually on Zoom. This meeting will be a great […]

UBC Health Awards and Scholarships Competition Open Until November 10th

** Sent on behalf of the Office of the Vice-President, Health **   The competition for the 2022 UBC Health Awards and Scholarships is now open until November 10, 2022. The awards are open to faculty, health educators, professionals, and community partners in health who have made significant contributions to the advancement of health education […]

NEW PUBLICATION: Woodward Lab Publishes New Findings in a Hallucinations-fMRI Study

  In a recent study published in Schizophrenia Bulletin Open, Dr. Todd Woodward and his research team developed a new method that can provide proof of whether fMRI can detect hallucinations, that is, by showing that there is a difference in duration of blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) signal response for short vs. long hallucinations events. This type […]

OSCE Examiner Recruitment 2022-2023

** Sent on behalf of the Provincial Learner Assessment Team (PLAT) **   We are recruiting Physician Examiners to participate in Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE’s) for this academic year. As an physician examiner, you will observe students and candidates interacting with a Standardized Patient in a clinical encounter and record their performance according to […]

SAVE THE DATE: Psychiatry Graduation Gala | Friday June 23, 2023

** Sent on behalf of the Postgraduate Psychiatry Education Team **   Dear Faculty, Please save the date on your calendar and join us on celebrating the Postgraduate Psychiatry Grad Gala 2023.  Date:                                   Friday, June 23, 2023Address:                            Shaughnessy Restaurant, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver BCInvitation Poster:             […]

Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Murphy and Dr. Tamara Vanderwal, Awarded Funding from the BC Knowledge Development Fund
Fraudulent Email Alert

Fraudulent Email Alert

  Dear Department Members, We are aware that an unusual email resembling the one below from a fraudulent Gmail account, posing as the Department Head’s email, has been circulating to our Department members.  This email has been reported to UBC IT Security and has since been blocked from reaching UBC email accounts. If you have […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Apple Product Security Updates

  Dear Department Members, There are several serious security vulnerabilities affecting a range of Apple products including laptops/desktops (macOS), tablets and phones (iOS). iOS users should go to Settings > General > Software Update and upgrade to either iOS 15.7 or iOS 16. macOS Big Sur users should update to 11.7. macOS Monterey users should […]

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Butler, Recipient of a MSHRBC 2022 Research Trainee Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Butler, Recipient of a MSHRBC 2022 Research Trainee Award!

  Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Butler, who has received a 2022 Research Trainee Award from Michael Smith Health Research BC (MSHRBC)! The award will support her study, titled Transforming prisons and improving health outcomes for people who use drugs: An evaluation of BC’s prison-based therapeutic community, which aims to identify the therapeutic communities (TCs)-related mechanisms […]

Congratulations to Dr. Randall White and Dr. Harish Neelakant, Recipients of VCH Vancouver Community of Care VMDAS Awards!

Congratulations to Dr. Randall White and Dr. Harish Neelakant, Recipients of VCH Vancouver Community of Care VMDAS Awards!

  The Department warmly congratulates Clinical Professor Dr. Randall White and Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Harish Neelakant, each of whom has received an award from the VCH Vancouver Community of Care Medical, Dental & Allied Staff Association (VDMAS)! Both recipients were honoured at the awards ceremony, which took place on September 12, 2022.   Dr. […]

Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth on Monday September 19 | Federal Holiday for Residents

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Program Director, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program **   Dear Clinical Faculty, Monday September 19, 2022 has been declared a holiday by the Federal and Provincial governments. We have received notification from our PGME office that as health authority employees, it will be a holiday for residents […]

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | Wednesday September 21 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | Wednesday September 21 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

The Raft (Flotten) Sweden/Denmark/USA/Germany 2018 Director: Marcus Lindeen 97min DCP Wednesday September 21 @ 7:00pm, The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St) Get Your Tickets Now! Share Tweet Forward Film Description The top-prize winner at Copenhagen’s CPH:DOX in 2018, Marcus Lindeen’s engrossing documentary recounts the baffling 1973 Acali Experiment, in which 11 perfect strangers drifted across the […]

Request for Faculty to Join the Resident Wellness Committee

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Kenneth Heng, Chair, Resident Wellness Committee & Associate Program Director – Vancouver, and Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Program Director, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program **   Dear Clinical Faculty, The Post Graduate Education Program in Psychiatry is adding additional members to the Resident Wellness Committee. While the committee may solicit […]

Submit a Proposal for the Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards

Submit a Proposal for the Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards

  ** Shared on behalf of UBC Health and the Office of the Vice President, Health **     UBC Health invites faculty members at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan to submit a proposal for the Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards by October 14, 2022. UBC Health is offering up to $25,000 to faculty […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Encryption of USB External Drives and USB Sticks

  USB storage devices, like USB sticks and external USB hard drives, are easier to lose or steal than it is to break into OneDrive. It is good practice to encrypt USB storage devices and it is UBC policy: https://cio.ubc.ca/information-security-standards/U5 It is quick and easy to do on macOS and business versions of Windows. Please […]

Request for Expressions of Interest for Resident Consultation Group Facilitator Role

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Interim Program Director, and Dr. Kenneth Heng, Associate Program Director – Vancouver, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program **   Dear Faculty, The UBC Post Graduate Education Program in Psychiatry, informed by the results of the last Psychiatry Resident Wellness Survey, is planning on implementing a new program […]

Fraudulent Email Alert

Fraudulent Email Alert

  If you have recently received an unusual or suspicious email, such as the ones below sent from Dr. Yatham’s UBC email (l.yatham@ubc.ca) or a variation of it (ie. l.yatham@ubc.in.net), DO NOT RESPOND to this email and please send the original as an attachment to Margaret Koshi at margaret.koshi@ubc.ca.  Please be aware that any such […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Patrick L. McGeer

In Memoriam: Dr. Patrick L. McGeer

  *** Shared on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Professor and Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry ***   Dear Colleagues, With profound sadness, I share the news that Dr. Patrick McGeer passed away on Monday August 29, 2022 at the age of 95. As a pioneering researcher within the international neuroscience community, Dr. McGeer […]

UBC CPD: Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference 2022 | Registration Open

UBC CPD: Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference 2022 | Registration Open

** Shared on behalf of Dr. Randall White , UBC Department of Psychiatry **     We’re pleased to announce this year’s 16th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference will be returning to in person learning at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver, BC, on Friday, Sep.23, and Thursday, Sep. 22 for a pre-conference workshop. Can’t make […]

CREST.BD Launches Study to Evaluate New Bipolar Disorder App

CREST.BD Launches Study to Evaluate New Bipolar Disorder App

  Dr. Erin Michalak and the CREST.BD research network has just launched a research study evaluating the impact of a new app for bipolar disorder – PolarUs. The research team is now welcoming people with bipolar disorder in the US and Canada to participate. The first of its kind, the PolarUs app helps people with bipolar disorder to measure and monitor […]

PLEASE REVIEW- Your Listing in the 2023/2024 UBC Academic Calendar

  *** Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry HR Team *** Dear Faculty members, In anticipation of the publication of the 2023/2024 UBC Academic Calendar in which your name and credentials will be listed, we ask that you please review the attached FoM Psychiatry Academic Staff List to ensure that your listing is correct.  […]

A Message from Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Frames of Mind Series Director

A Message from Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Frames of Mind Series Director

  ** Shared on behalf of Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor and Series Director for the Frames of Mind Monthly Mental Health Film Series **   Thanks to all those who joined us this past Sunday at the Cinematheque theatre to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Frames of Mind Mental Health film series! […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Windows 8.1 End of Life

  Dear Department Members, UBC Information Security Standard U77 says; “The Device must run a version of its operating system for which security updates continue to be produced and are available. If this is not possible, see the Vulnerability Management standard for compensating controls. If the Device is University-owned, software updates must not be impeded, […]

Improvements to VFMP Clinical Skills Psychiatry Sessions | Sign Up

  ** Sent on behalf of Dr. Kathryn Fung, Program Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry **   Dear all, We are pleased to let you know that for this year, there have been improvements made to the VFMP Clinical Skills psychiatry sessions based on tutor feedback. These include: Use of pre-work to better prepare students for two interview […]

IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Kiri Simms, Clinical Instructor

IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Kiri Simms, Clinical Instructor

  We are deeply saddened to share the news that Dr. Kiri Simms passed away on August 3, 2022.  Dr. Simms had been a Victoria-based emergency psychiatrist since 2006, joining the UBC Department of Psychiatry as a Clinical Instructor in 2013. In addition to her various clinical roles with Island Health, she was appointed as […]

2022 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 2022 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 […]

Clinical Faculty Annual Report for 2021/2022 | Promotions | Higher-Rank Reappointments

  *** Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry HR Team ***   Dear Department Clinical Faculty Members,   Deadline Reminder: Clinical Faculty Annual Report for 2021/2022 This is a reminder that the Online Clinical Faculty Annual Report Form for the period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 is due on December 31, 2022. Please click […]

August 2022 Update: 2022-2023 Research and Scholarly Activity Committee Meeting Dates

  Happy summer from the Department’s Research and Scholarly Activity Committee! As a reminder and update, the dates of the committee’s quarterly meeting dates for 2022-23 are as follows: September 22nd 2022 (submission deadline Sept 15th) November 17th 2022 (submission deadline Nov 10th) February 23rd 2023 (submission deadline Feb 16th) April 27th 2023 (submission deadline […]

PGE 2022-23 Mock OSCE Examiner Recruitment – Availability Survey

  ** Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Team **   Dear Faculty Members, I hope this email finds you well.  We are starting to recruit examiners for our 2022-23 Mock OSCE’s. The Mock OSCEs are an integral part of preparing our residents for their Royal College OSCE exams. We have finalized […]

A Message from the FoM Co-Leads on Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

A Message from the FoM Co-Leads on Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

  Dr. Leona Adams and Dr. Rebecca Howse, FoM Postgraduate Faculty Associate Co-Leads for Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, share an important statement to PGY1 residents who have started the ‘new year,’ and invite them to participate in a survey which aims to gather information on diversity within  this cohort. All residents, fellows and faculty […]

Call Out for Mentors: FoM Staff Mentorship Program

  *** Shared on behalf of the UBC Faculty Of Medicine Dean’s Office ***   Good morning colleagues, In September 2022,  the Faculty of Medicine is aiming to launch a pilot of the Staff Mentorship Program.  For the pilot year, we are hoping to get about 10-15 mentorship pairings. We are working to gather a […]

Announcing the Stimulus Grants Initiative and Call for Applications

Announcing the Stimulus Grants Initiative and Call for Applications

    Dear Faculty, Trainees and Residents, I am pleased to announce that the UBC Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the UBC Institute of Mental Health (UBC IMH) and BC Children’s Hospital, has launched the Stimulus Grants Initiative, which aims to increase research capacity and support for clinicians at any stage and for junior […]

Announcement of the 2022/2023 IMH Marshall Fellows

Announcement of the 2022/2023 IMH Marshall Fellows

    Dear Faculty, Staff, Students and Residents, I am delighted to share that, following the thorough review and consideration of all the outstanding project proposals submitted by PhD and MD applicants this year, the selection process for the 2022/2023 IMH Marshall Fellows Program has been completed. Six highly innovative proposals have been recommended for […]

Don’t Miss this Year’s Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference on Friday September 23!

Don’t Miss this Year’s Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference on Friday September 23!

  *** Shared on behalf of the Division of Continuing Professional Development, UBC Faculty of Medicine ***   The conference organizers, including members of the UBC Department of Psychiatry, invite you this year’s Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference on Friday, Sept 23, 2022. This annual event is taking place both virtually and in-person at the Pinnacle Hotel […]

Congratulations to Department Members Awarded CIHR Project Grants in the Spring 2022 Competition!

As the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced the results of its Spring 2022 project grant competition, we would like to congratulate the following UBC Psychiatry faculty members who were awarded project grants for their respective projects: Dr. Todd Woodward & Dr. Mahesh Menon (Co-PIs: Michael W. Best, Christopher Bowie, Faye Doell, George […]

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF FRAMES OF MIND | Sunday August 14, 2022 | The Cinemateque

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF FRAMES OF MIND | Sunday August 14, 2022 | The Cinemateque

  Dear Department Members, Although it’s come and gone, September 2021 marked the beginning of the twentieth year of the Frames of Mind Mental Health Film Series as a monthly event at The Cinematheque. We’re understandably proud of this achievement, and would like to thank our presenting partners, The Cinematheque and the Institute of Mental […]

New Educational Modules for Health Researchers Looking to Engage with More Diverse Communities – Available Now!

New Educational Modules for Health Researchers Looking to Engage with More Diverse Communities – Available Now!

    The Methods for Supporting Diverse Patient Engagement in a Diverse World project, led by Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr. Steven J. Barnes, has now released their educational modules for health researchers! Funded by the BC SUPPORT Unit, the modules were co-created by patient partners and academic researchers and are displayed using the Tapestry […]

UBC Department of Psychiatry Staffing Update | July 2022

    Dear Department members, I wish to share with you a staffing update within our UBC Psychiatry Administration Office. Our HR team has recently expanded to include an additional HR Assistant, and I am delighted to announce that Ms. Leah Ranada has accepted and assumed this new role as of July 4. As most […]

The B.R.A.I.N. Lab Seeking Eligible Participants for a Cannabis Research Study

The B.R.A.I.N. Lab Seeking Eligible Participants for a Cannabis Research Study

  The Behavioral Reward Affect + Impulsivity Neuroscience (B.R.A.I.N.) Lab, led by Dr. Christian Schütz, is currently seeking eligible participants for an MRI study (Cannabis and Polysubstance Use: Response Inhibition and Stress Exposure) investigating the short-term effects of cannabis consumption. The study involves taking cannabis oil during three sessions and completing MRI scans, computer tasks, […]

Congratulations to the Inaugural Recipients of the Dr. Megan Roberts Honorary Scholarship!

Congratulations to the Inaugural Recipients of the Dr. Megan Roberts Honorary Scholarship!

  In honouring the legacy of Dr. Megan Roberts and her extraordinary impact on psychiatry residents, physician colleagues and patients, the Dr. Megan Roberts Honorary Scholarship has been established to recognize Royal Columbian Hospital residents who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, collaboration and mentorship, all qualities which were embodied by Dr. Roberts throughout her life and […]

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | In-person Screening on Wednesday July 13 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

    The Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry and The Cinematheque present: *********************************************************************************************************** Frames of Mind Returns to In-person Screenings at The Cinematheque! Celebrating 20 years! We’re sure you’ll agree, nothing beats the fulsome experience of watching a film in a theatre and discussing it afterwards live and in person. Please note […]

Congratulations to Dr. Raymond Lam, Recipient of the 2022 FoM Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty!

Congratulations to Dr. Raymond Lam, Recipient of the 2022 FoM Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty!

    The Department warmly congratulates Professor and Associate Head of UGE & Graduate Education, Dr. Raymond Lam, who has received the 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty! This award recognizes the many outstanding contributions Dr. Lam has made over the past year in the areas of research, […]

SAVE THE DATE: UBC Psychiatry Annual General Meeting | Thursday October 20, 2022 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm

  The UBC Psychiatry Annual General Meeting will take place this year on Thursday October 20, 2022 from 3:30pm-4:30pm, and all members of the Department are welcome to attend. The location/format and agenda will be confirmed soon, but in the meantime, please save the date in your calendars!

Open Call for Applications: MATRIX-N Cluster 2022/23 Junior Scholars Program

Open Call for Applications: MATRIX-N Cluster 2022/23 Junior Scholars Program

    The Multidisciplinary Alliance for Translational Research and Innovation in Neuropsychiatry (UBC MATRIX-N) Research Excellence Cluster (PIs: Drs. Anthony Phillips, Tamara Vanderwal, and Michael Krausz) is inviting applications for three paid, part-time positions available to UBC graduate students to support translational research and innovation in neuropsychiatry and the MATRIX-N Cluster. In line with the […]

Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry Recipients of 2022 NSERC Discovery Grants!

Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry Recipients of 2022 NSERC Discovery Grants!

  On June 23, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced an investment of more than $500 million through its Discovery research programs in order to generate world-firsts in knowledge, train the next generation of scientists, and expand the frontiers of science and engineering. We would like to congratulate the following […]

Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry Recipients of 2022 DMCBH Kickstart Grants!

Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry Recipients of 2022 DMCBH Kickstart Grants!

    Recipients of the 2022 Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Kickstart Grants were announced this week, which include UBC Psychiatry faculty members, Dr. Christian Schütz, Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty and Dr. Jeremy Seamans! These grants are intended to encourage research that demonstrates new collaborations, directions, and technological developments, supporting new projects that generate preliminary data […]

Congratulations to Dr. Tammy Vanderwal and Team, Awarded the 2022 UBC HIFI Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Tammy Vanderwal and Team, Awarded the 2022 UBC HIFI Award!

  Congratulations to Dr. Tammy Vanderwal, who alongside her multidisciplinary team of researchers and trainees from UBC Psychology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Audiology and Speech Sciences, and Computer Science, has been awarded the UBC Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Award for their project titled, “Catalyzing Multimodal Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Research on Children’s Brain Health and Development.” […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Cancel Old Accounts

  Don’t let personnel issues become security issues: Terminate computer access before you end a contract or give notice of termination of employment. A situation in LA in 2006 illustrates the point: The Department of Transportation terminated the contracts of the two transportation engineers, but did not revoke computer access beforehand.  Shortly before a labour […]

Invitation to Join the Clinical Faculty Mentoring Program 2022-23

    Dear colleagues, I wish to share with you a valuable opportunity that is available to any UBC Psychiatry clinical faculty who are interested in either mentoring learners or junior colleagues, or receiving support from an experienced clinical faculty colleague. The UBC Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with UBC Faculty Affairs and UBC CPD, […]

New Submission Schedule for Clinical Faculty Promotion & Higher-Rank Initial Reappointment Packages

  ** Sent on behalf of the HR Administration Team, UBC Department of Psychiatry **   Dear Clinical Faculty, We are pleased to share that, as of Fall 2022, we will be implementing two review cycles over the course of the year (Fall and Spring) for promotion application packages, as well as initial reappointment packages […]

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2022 UBC Psychiatry Resident & Clinical Faculty Teaching Awards

    Dear students, residents, staff and colleagues, We wish to extend a warm congratulations to the deserving residents and clinical faculty who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to our Education Programs over the past year. The following residents were presented with awards at the 2022 Research Day on Thursday June 9, and the […]

New Community/Grassroots Group for Trans and Gender Diverse Faculty at UBC

  ** Shared on behalf of Dr. Jehannine Austin, Professor, UBC Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics **   Hello, My name is Jehannine Austin and I am an agender professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics. I have started an informal group for trans and gender diverse faculty at UBC for mutual […]

Congratulations to Dr. Emma Morton, Recipient of the 2022 ISBD Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Emma Morton, Recipient of the 2022 ISBD Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award!

  The Department would like to congratulate Dr. Emma Morton, who has received the prestigious Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award for her contribution to bipolar disorder research — specifically for her publication “Supporting Wellness”: A depression and bipolar support alliance mixed-methods investigation of lived experience perspectives and priorities for mood disorder treatment — from the […]

Inviting Feedback from Attendees of 2022 UBC Psychiatry Research Day

  If you attended our 2022 UBC Psychiatry Research Day on Thursday June 9 (in-person/virtually), we would really appreciate your thoughts and feedback regarding the event. We ask that you please complete the brief online Research Day Evaluation and Feedback Form by Monday June 27, 2022. Your responses will be kept confidential and only aggregate […]

Island Medical Program Emily Ellingson Award

Listed below are residents who were previously recognized for outstanding contributions have resulted in improvements in the training, professional development and/or camaraderie in the residency training program.   2021: Dr. Valerie Nichols

PGY2 STACER exam

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Interim Program Director, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program **   Dear PGY2 Supervisors, This is a friendly reminder that the new requirement of completion of a STACER for our PGY2 residents needs to occur by the end of this academic year.  Please work with your resident to ensure that this […]

Many Thanks to All the Clinical Faculty Who Attended the Annual Dinner Yesterday Evening!

Many Thanks to All the Clinical Faculty Who Attended the Annual Dinner Yesterday Evening!

  It was wonderful to welcome all of our clinical faculty members who attended the Annual Clinical Faculty Dinner, held once again in-person yesterday evening after a two-year hiatus!  It was a great opportunity to recognize and show appreciation for all our clinical faculty members and their many valuable contributions to the Department, and also […]

Thank you to Everyone Who Participated in our 2022 UBC Psychiatry Research Day!

Thank you to Everyone Who Participated in our 2022 UBC Psychiatry Research Day!

We wish to thank everyone who participated in our 2022 UBC Psychiatry Research Day yesterday, either in person or virtually, 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 Research Day a success!     Additionally, we […]

Congratulations to Dr. Summer Telio, Recipient of the 2022 Douglas Levin Essay Prize from the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society!

Congratulations to Dr. Summer Telio, Recipient of the 2022 Douglas Levin Essay Prize from the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society!

  Congratulations to Clinical Instructor Dr. Summer Telio, who has been awarded the 2022 Douglas Levin Essay Prize by the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society (CPS)! Named in memory of Douglas Levin, a long-time revered director of training for the CPS, this award is presented biennially in recognition of the top paper submitted over a two-year period. […]

Resident Attendance Guideline for Supervisors

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Interim Program Director, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program **   Dear Clinical Faculty, It has been brought to my attention that there are ongoing questions from supervisors around resident attendance on clinical rotations, especially given protected time for the myriad of requirements from the Royal College which can end […]

Our ePoster Gallery is Live! | View the Full Event Program | 2022 UBC Psychiatry Research Day

Our ePoster Gallery is Live! | View the Full Event Program | 2022 UBC Psychiatry Research Day

  The 2022 UBC Psychiatry Research Day is one week away, and our ePoster Gallery is now live and online! We would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who prepared and submitted ePosters this year – a total of 43 ePosters in the Basic Science/Translational Research and Clinical Research categories! The full Research Day Event […]

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | In-person Screening on Wednesday June 15 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | In-person Screening on Wednesday June 15 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

    The Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry and The Cinematheque present: *********************************************************************************************************** Frames of Mind Returns to In-person Screenings at The Cinematheque! Celebrating 20 years! We’re sure you’ll agree, nothing beats the fulsome experience of watching a film in a theatre and discussing it afterwards live and in person. Please note […]

A Statement on the Shootings in Buffalo, by Dr. Leona Adams

A Statement on the Shootings in Buffalo, by Dr. Leona Adams

  As the Postgraduate Faculty Associate Co-Lead for Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Dr. Leona Adams has written a personal statement published in the PGME Hub Newsletter, in which she reflects upon the shootings that occurred in Buffalo, NY on May 14, where Black people were targeted by hate-driven violence.  

Speaker Spotlight | UBC Psychiatry Research Day: Dr. Jessica Rosin and Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez

Speaker Spotlight | UBC Psychiatry Research Day: Dr. Jessica Rosin and Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez

  We are excited to share that Dr. Jessica Rosin and Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez will each be presenting during the afternoon session at our Research Day on Thursday June 9, 2022. Dr. Rosin’s talk will be on “Fetal microglia mediate sex-specific neurodevelopmental responses to maternal stress” from 1:30pm to 2:00pm, and Dr. Vila-Rodriguez will present […]

New Competence-By-Design (CBD) Academic Day Curriculum – Letter to Faculty

  **Sent on behalf of the PGE Psychiatry Curriculum Committee**   Dear Faculty Members, It is with great excitement that we are announcing the redesigned Psychiatry PGE Academic Day schedules. They take into account the requirements of the Royal College CBD curriculum. Please see attached the letter describing these changes in detail. We are including […]

Congratulations to Dr. Emma Morton, Recipient of the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Emma Morton, Recipient of the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award!

  Congratulations to CREST.BD member Dr. Emma Morton, who has just been awarded the 2021-2022 Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award! This prestigious award is granted each year by Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) in recognition of researchers whose work expands knowledge of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. Dr. […]

IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Ralph Shulman, Professor Emeritus

IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Ralph Shulman, Professor Emeritus

  The Department is deeply saddened to learn the news that Professor Emeritus Dr. Ralph Shulman passed away on May 5, 2022 at the age of 93. Dr. Shulman was born in Glasgow and studied internal medicine prior to pursuing formal training in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Upon completion, he was appointed […]

Internet Explorer 11 Retirement

Internet Explorer 11 Retirement

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, often known as IE, will be retired on June 15. At that point, one of two things will happen; Web sites and links that normally opened with IE will open in Microsoft Edge and may or may not work as expected. The site will simply not work. If you normally open any […]

Inviting Expressions of Interest | Emergency Psychiatry Oversight Co-Directors

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Interim Program Director, UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program **   Dear Faculty, Our residency training program has transitioned to the new Competence By Design (CBD) curriculum over the last 2 years.  One of the changes that is occurring for the PGY4 year is that Emergency Psychiatry will […]

Thanks to Everyone Who Joined in the Retirement Celebration Dinner for Dr. Tony Bailey and Dr. Paul Dagg!

Thanks to Everyone Who Joined in the Retirement Celebration Dinner for Dr. Tony Bailey and Dr. Paul Dagg!

  We wish to thank everyone who attended the Retirement Celebration Dinner for Dr. Tony Bailey and Dr. Paul Dagg on Friday May 13. It was a wonderful evening and a rare in-person opportunity to recognize and celebrate the significant contributions and many career accomplishments of our esteemed honorees.   More photos of the event […]

Dr. Jehannine Austin and Collaborators Develop New Video on Simulation Model of Treatments for Major Depression (SiMMDep)

  Dr. Jehannine Austin and collaborators from UBC School of Population and Public Health, Genome BC and Genome Canada have developed a new video titled Simulation Model of Treatments for Major Depression (SiMMDep): Pharmacogenomic Testing and Beyond. SiMMDep is a model the team has developed to analyze the costs and benefits of pharmacogenomic testing for […]

Speaker Spotlight | UBC Psychiatry Research Day: Dr. Christian Schütz, Professor (Partner)

Speaker Spotlight | UBC Psychiatry Research Day: Dr. Christian Schütz, Professor (Partner)

  We are excited to share that Dr. Christian Schütz, Professor (Partner) in the UBC Department of Psychiatry, will be presenting on “Addiction: A Disorder of Decision Making?” at our Research Day on Thursday June 9, 2022. His talk will be at 10:30 to 11:30am, following the first set of Lightning Talks. The full Event […]

Congratulations to Ms. Leah Ranada, Winner of the 2022 IPPY Gold Medal for her Debut Novel The Cine Star Salon!

Congratulations to Ms. Leah Ranada, Winner of the 2022 IPPY Gold Medal for her Debut Novel The Cine Star Salon!

  The Department warmly congratulates Ms. Leah Ranada, whose debut novel The Cine Star Salon, published in 2021, has been awarded the 2022 Independent Publishers IPPY Gold Medal Book Award for Multicultural Fiction! Leah is the Assistant to Dr. Anthony Bailey and has been a member of our UBC Psychiatry Administration Team since 2015. The […]

Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez and His Team Publish New Study Mapping Brain Changes During rTMS Treatment for Depression

Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez and His Team Publish New Study Mapping Brain Changes During rTMS Treatment for Depression

  Although rTMS has proven to be an effective treatment for depression, the underlying mechanisms of how rTMS affects the brain are not well understood. Now, in a new study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez and his team have, for the first time, mapped the changes occurring in […]

PLEASE RSVP | UBC Psychiatry Clinical Faculty Annual Dinner | Thursday June 9 @ 5:00pm | The Arbutus Club

PLEASE RSVP | UBC Psychiatry Clinical Faculty Annual Dinner | Thursday June 9 @ 5:00pm | The Arbutus Club

  ** Sent on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Professor & Department Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry **   Dear Clinical Faculty Members, After a two-year hiatus, the UBC Department of Psychiatry is delighted to once again invite clinical faculty members to attend the Annual Clinical Faculty Dinner, to be held in-person on Thursday […]

Junior Colleague Recommendations for ISBD 2022 Meeting

Junior Colleague Recommendations for ISBD 2022 Meeting

  ** Sent on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Professor & Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry **   Dear Faculty, The International Society for Bipolar Disorders will be hosting the 2022 ISBD Experience (virtual) on June 10-12, 2022, which will include two events focused on mentoring and resource development. As such, we ask that […]

Request for Clinical Faculty to Participate in Interviews | Welcoming New Clinical Faculty

  ** Sent on Behalf of the UBC Office of Faculty Development **   Dear Clinical Faculty Members, We are inviting clinical faculty to participate in an interview about their onboarding experiences with becoming clinical faculty in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. The interviews are part of a project titled Welcoming New Clinical Faculty: […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Do Not Trust Links Sent in Email Messages

  Dear Department Members, A common fraud called “phishing” sends messages that appear to be from a bank, shop or auction, giving a link to a fake website and ask you to follow that link and confirm your account details. Don’t trust these links – fraudsters may use your account details to make purchases or […]

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | In-person Screening on Wednesday May 18 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series | In-person Screening on Wednesday May 18 @ 7:00pm | The Cinematheque

    The Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry and The Cinematheque present: *********************************************************************************************************** Frames of Mind Returns to In-person Screenings at The Cinematheque! We missed you too! It’s hard to believe, but it’s been over two years since our last in-cinema presentation. We’ve offered a few films online since that time, but […]

RSVP BY MAY 29, 2022 | PGE Psychiatry Grad Gala on Saturday June 18, 2022

RSVP BY MAY 29, 2022 | PGE Psychiatry Grad Gala on Saturday June 18, 2022

  ** Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Team **   Dear Faculty, We welcome you to join the celebration with the Class of 2022 Psychiatry graduates.  You can attend the event in-person or virtually. Please RSVP latest by Sunday, May 29th via this link: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9RAbWA54R6ix1eC EVENT INFO (In-Person) Venue: Jack Poole […]

SAVE THE DATE: UBC Psychiatry Clinical Faculty Annual Dinner on Thursday June 9 @ 5:00pm

SAVE THE DATE: UBC Psychiatry Clinical Faculty Annual Dinner on Thursday June 9 @ 5:00pm

  ** Sent on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Department Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry **   Dear Clinical Faculty Members, After a two-year hiatus, the UBC Department of Psychiatry is delighted to once again invite clinical faculty members to attend the Annual Clinical Faculty Dinner, to be held in-person on Thursday June 9, […]

UBC Department of Psychiatry Staffing Update – April 2022

    Dear Department members, I wish to share with you a staffing update within our UBC Psychiatry Administration Office. We are delighted to welcome Ms. Shaelynn Perreault, who started in her position on April 19 as the new Executive Coordinator for the Office of the Department Head and IMH Director.  Shaelynn brings to this […]

Please RSVP | Retirement Celebration Dinner for Dr. A. Bailey and Dr. P. Dagg | Friday May 13 @ 5:30pm

Please RSVP | Retirement Celebration Dinner for Dr. A. Bailey and Dr. P. Dagg | Friday May 13 @ 5:30pm

  ** Sent on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Department Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry **   Dear Department Members, Further to the Save the Date memo sent out last week, we now invite Department members to please RSVP by May 6, 2022 if they wish to attend the Retirement Celebration Dinner in honour […]

SAVE THE DATE: Retirement Celebration Dinner for Dr. Anthony Bailey and Dr. Paul Dagg on Friday May 13, 2022

SAVE THE DATE: Retirement Celebration Dinner for Dr. Anthony Bailey and Dr. Paul Dagg on Friday May 13, 2022

  ** Sent on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Professor & Department Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry **   Dear Department Members, A Celebration Dinner will be held on the evening of Friday May 13, 2022 in honour of Dr. Anthony Bailey, Professor and Dr. Paul Dagg, Clinical Professor & Associate Head, PGE & […]

NEW PUBLICATION: An fMRI Study by the Woodward Lab Reveals New Findings About Delusion-Associated Brain Activity Under Weak Evidence in People with Schizophrenia

NEW PUBLICATION: An fMRI Study by the Woodward Lab Reveals New Findings About Delusion-Associated Brain Activity Under Weak Evidence in People with Schizophrenia

  New findings published earlier this month (Functional brain networks underlying probabilistic reasoning and delusions in schizophrenia, Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging) by Dr. Todd Woodward and his research team reveal that, in people with schizophrenia experiencing delusions, these delusions manifest in fMRI as reduced activity in an early visual attentional process whereby weak evidence is incorrectly […]

2022 Psychiatry CaRMS Match Result

  *** Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Interim Program Director, Postgraduate Psychiatry Program ***   Dear Faculty, We are thrilled to inform you that we have done very well in our virtual CaRMS match! We have matched all our Canadian medical graduate positions, and I feel that the new incoming residents will be […]

Message from the Department Research and Scholarly Activity Committee: Annual Resident Publication and Presentation Record (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)

    As part of the Accreditation Standards, the Program is required to collect all your publication and presentation records annually.  These records are also used to help inform decisions about annual resident research awards. Your publication and presentation record may include: Peer-Reviewed Publications Non peer-reviewed Publications (e.g., commentaries, book chapters) Presentations (e.g., oral or poster […]

Congratulations to Dr. David Kealy, Promoted to the Rank of Associate Professor with Tenure!

Congratulations to Dr. David Kealy, Promoted to the Rank of Associate Professor with Tenure!

  The Department warmly congratulates Dr. David Kealy on his promotion to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure, effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Kealy was first appointed to the UBC Department of Psychiatry as a Clinical Instructor in 2012, was promoted to Clinical Assistant Professor in 2015, then in the same year, was appointed […]

EXTENSION OF APPLICATION DEADLINE for the 2022-2023 UBC Institute of Mental Health (IMH) Marshall Fellow Program in Mental Health – Monday April 18, 2022

    Dear Colleagues, I wish to share that the application deadline for the 2022-2023 UBC Institute of Mental Health (IMH) Marshall Fellows Program in Mental Health has been extended to Monday April 18, 2022. This is to accommodate those who had missed the original application deadline, or were interested but could not apply due […]

SAVE THE DATE: Psychiatry Graduation Gala – Saturday, June 18, 2022

  **Sent on behalf of the Postgraduate Psychiatry Education Team **   Dear Faculty, Please save the date on your calendar and join us on celebrating the Postgraduate Psychiatry Grad Gala 2022. Date:                   Saturday, June 18, 2022 Address:             Jack Poole Hall – Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 […]

Introductory Resource & Scenario Library for Teaching at UGME and PGME

  *** Sent on behalf of the UBC Faculty Development Office ***   Dear Faculty, As promised during the Learning Environment meetings, we are delighted to share new resources by the Office of Faculty Development to address the needs of new clinical faculty, in particular, to provide new resources for Faculty Development in the clinical […]

CREST.BD Hosts the Largest Q&A Event on Bipolar Disorder Ever Held!

CREST.BD Hosts the Largest Q&A Event on Bipolar Disorder Ever Held!

  On World Bipolar Day (March 30), the CREST.BD Bipolar Disorder Research Network led by Dr. Erin Michalak hosted their fourth annual large-scale “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) on Reddit. The panelists on this AMA featured 44 bipolar disorder experts and researchers from around the world, including eight members of our department: Dr. Chris Gorman Dr. Erin Michalak Dr. Emma Morton Dr. […]

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 2022 UBC Psychiatry Research Day | In Person on Thursday June 9, 2022 @ UBC LSC

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 2022 UBC Psychiatry Research Day | In Person on Thursday June 9, 2022 @ UBC LSC

  Dear Department Members, ATTENDEE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! If you are planning to attend the 2022 UBC Psychiatry Research Day either in person or via Zoom on Thursday June 9th, be sure to register by completing the online Attendee Registration Form by Sunday May 15th, 2022! Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing […]

Announcement of Dr. Jordan Cohen as New Associate Head, PGE & CPD

    Dear Faculty, Staff, Fellows, Students and Residents, In anticipation of Dr. Paul Dagg’s retirement this summer, a formal announcement of which will be forthcoming, I am writing to share with you that Dr. Jordan Cohen has been appointed as the incoming Associate Head, Postgraduate Education & Continuing Professional Development, effective April 1, 2022. […]

RESPONSE DUE SUN, APR 10, 2022 – Have you Taught UBC Psychiatry Residents between Apr 1, 2021 to Mar 31, 2022?

  ** Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Team **   Dear Faculty, The clinical teaching with patient care (CTwPC) invoice forms for Apr 1, 2021 to Mar 31, 2022 were due as of March 31st, 2021. At this point, we are NO LONGER accepting clinical teaching invoices. For those who have […]

Save the Date: CBD Psychiatry Workshop for PGY3 Supervisors – PGY3’s in the Core Stage

  *** Sent on behalf of Dr. Charles Ho, Competence By Design (CBD) Lead, Postgraduate Psychiatry Program***   Dear Faculty, Please join us for an online webinar titled “CBD Psychiatry Workshop for PGY3 Supervisors – PGY3’s in the Core Stage”. The webinar’s goal is to help you prepare for and describe what you need to […]

Congratulations to Dr. Lindsay Bishop, Recipient of the Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching!

  The Department warmly congratulates Clinical Instructor Dr. Lindsay Bishop on receiving the Resident Doctors of BC Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching! The award recognizes a physician clinical educator who has made outstanding contributions to residents’ medical education, and has created a safe learning environment that encourages self-inquiry, supports adult learning, and […]

CPD for Faculty: The Role of the Medical Expert in Estate Litigation

  Interested faculty are invited to enroll in the Royal College-accredited workshop The Role of the Medical Expert in Estate Litigation on Thursday June 23rd and Friday June 24th. This 2-day course will serve as a valuable resource in enabling medical experts to help the courts make their determinations in cases of disputed capacity and […]

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series Returns to In-person Screenings! Wednesday April 27 @ 7:00pm at The Cinematheque

FRAMES OF MIND Mental Health Film Series Returns to In-person Screenings! Wednesday April 27 @ 7:00pm at The Cinematheque

  The Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry and The Cinematheque present: *********************************************************************************************************** Frames of Mind Returns to In-person Screenings at The Cinematheque! We missed you too! It’s hard to believe, but it’s been over two years since our last in-cinema presentation. We’ve offered a few films online since that time, but as we’re […]

Request for Faculty to Record and Share Their Planetary Health Pledge for WHO World Health Day on April 7th

  *** Sent on behalf of Clinical Professor Dr. Bob Stowe and Doctors for Planetary Health (BC) ***   Dear Faculty Members, Doctors for Planetary Health – West Coast have joined a global campaign by the Planetary Health Alliance and other organizations to get as many health professionals as possible to video themselves taking a […]

Invitation to Competence By Design Town Hall with Dr. Jason Frank – Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Invitation to Competence By Design Town Hall with Dr. Jason Frank – Tuesday, April 5, 2022

  ** Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Team **   Dear Faculty, PGME is pleased to invite you to a Competency By Design Town Hall by Dr. Jason Frank, MD, MA(Ed), FRCPC, on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Dr. Frank is the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Director of […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Do Not Trust Links Sent in Email Messages

  A common fraud called “phishing” sends messages that appear to be from a bank, shop or auction, giving a link to a fake website and asking you to follow that link and confirm your account details. The fraudsters then use your account details to buy stuff or transfer money out of the account. These […]

Urgent Requirement for PGE Mock OSCE Examiner on April 7, 2022

  ** Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Team **   Dear Faculty Members, We are urgently looking for Mock OSCE examiners for our April 7th, 2022 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 […]

UBC Department of Psychiatry Staffing Updates – March 2022

    Dear Department members, I wish to share with you some staffing updates within our UBC Psychiatry Education Office. First, we are delighted to welcome Ms. Kyna Ng, who started on March 14 in her position as the new Education Coordinator for the Subspecialty Postgraduate Training Programs (SSP). Kyna brings to this role her […]

CSCI/CIHR Resident Research Prize Manuscript UBC Competition 2022

*** Shared on behalf of the UBC FoM Clinician Investigator and Transition into Practice Programs ***   Each year, the Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation (CSCI) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) co-sponsor an annual Resident Research Manuscript Prize Award program. This prize is awarded each year for the best first author published […]

Congratulations to the Department Members Funded in the 2022/2023 Research Excellence Clusters Competition!

  UBC’s Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation recently announced 40 emerging and established research excellence clusters that will be supported with funding in 2022/23. Of these clusters, four are being led by the following UBC Department of Psychiatry members:   Emerging Clusters Cluster Lead: Dr. Jennifer Coelho BC Pediatric Eating Disorders (BC-PED) The […]

Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry Residents Dr. Vivian Tsang and Dr. Kirsten Roche, Recipients of the Doctors of BC Changemaker Award!

Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry Residents Dr. Vivian Tsang and Dr. Kirsten Roche, Recipients of the Doctors of BC Changemaker Award!

  The Department warmly congratulates UBC Psychiatry residents Dr. Kirsten Roche and Dr. Vivian Tsang, who have each received the 2021 Changemaker Award from Doctors of BC. This award honours residents and medical students who are making a real impact in the lives of patients, the profession, and the healthcare system as a whole. Dr. […]

Request for Psychiatrists to Participate in the Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program (June 6 -7)

  *** Sent on behalf of Dr. Clare Beasley and the Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program ***   Dear Faculty, After two successful years, the Department of Psychiatry 3rd annual Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program will take place Mon, June 6 – Tues, June 7, 2022. The 2-day program provides an opportunity for 1st Year undergraduate medical students to […]

Call for Applications for the UBC Institute of Mental Health (IMH) Marshall Fellows Program in Mental Health for 2022-2023

Call for Applications for the UBC Institute of Mental Health (IMH) Marshall Fellows Program in Mental Health for 2022-2023

    Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the call for applications for the UBC Institute of Mental Health (IMH) Marshall Fellows Program in Mental Health for 2022-2023. The Marshall Fellows Program in Mental Health was established in 2019 by the IMH to support the training of young investigators in translational research in order […]

Request to Clinical Faculty Who Run Resident Electives

  *** Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Interim Program Director, Postgraduate Psychiatry Program ***   Dear Clinical Faculty, Many of you provide very valuable clinical teaching in the form of Electives for our PGY4’s and 5’s.  I wanted to thank you for your continued commitment to our Program and our Residents. Given that each site where electives are done across […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Theft of your Computer

  Theft of your Computer What if your computer was stolen? Departmental computers have been stolen from locked offices and from trunks of cars.  Please think about the physical security of your computer and what it would mean to you, if it was stolen.  Could thieves put the hard drive in another computer and read […]

The Next Physician Networking Lunch is on Tuesday March 15!

The Next Physician Networking Lunch is on Tuesday March 15!

  *** Sent on behalf of the Vancouver Physician Staff Association ***   The Vancouver Physician Staff Association is hosting the UBCH Physician Networking Lunches on the third Tuesday of each month at noon, and invites physicians on site to come out, catch up and connect with colleagues, and enjoy a catered lunch. Residents and […]

IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Christine Tipper

IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Christine Tipper

  *** Shared on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Department Head, at the request of the Family ***   It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Christine Tipper, former investigator with BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services and BC Children’s Hospital, and Assistant Professor with the Department of […]

Congratulations to the Department Members Awarded a CIHR Project Grant in the Fall 2021 Competition!

Congratulations to the Department Members Awarded a CIHR Project Grant in the Fall 2021 Competition!

  Congratulations to Dr. Clare Beasley, Dr. Raymond Lam, Dr. Tim Murphy, and Dr. Terry Snutch, each of whom are recipients of a major project grant through the CIHR Fall 2021 competition! Their projects are among the 61 UBC-led projects that were selected for funding totaling $36 million.   Dr. Clare Beasley’s project (Association between […]

Feedback Requested on Department Divisional Restructure

    Dear Department members, In late 2021 the Department Advisory Committee held a full-day meeting to discuss, among other issues of strategic importance, a proposal to review and refresh the Department’s current divisional structure in order to more accurately reflect the organizational function and accountabilities of our divisions, as well as our programs. The […]

Congratulations to Dr. Adele Diamond, Recipient of the Flux 2022 Huttenlocher Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Adele Diamond, Recipient of the Flux 2022 Huttenlocher Award!

  Congratulations to Dr. Adele Diamond, recipient of the Flux Society’s 2022 Huttenlocher Award! This award recognizes Dr. Diamond’s transformative contributions to developmental cognitive neuroscience, which have had significant impact not only on international medical guidelines for the treatment of diseases to improve the lives of millions of children, but also on educational practice worldwide. […]

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Vigo, Awarded $1.28M in Additional Funding for his Student E-Mental Health (SEMH) Project!

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Vigo, Awarded $1.28M in Additional Funding for his Student E-Mental Health (SEMH) Project!

  Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Vigo, whose Student E-Mental Health (SEMH) Project has received an additional $1.28M in funding from Health Canada to scale up the project and expand its scope, bringing the total investment from the Government of Canada to $4.54M. With this additional funding, the Mental Health Systems and Services Lab led by […]

PGE Mock OSCE Examiner Urgent Requirement for February 3, 2022

  ** Sent on behalf of the UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Team **   Hello, We are urgently looking for Mock OSCE examiners for our February 3rd, 2022 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 for […]

In Memoriam: Clinical Professor Emerita Dr. Louise Jilek-Aall

In Memoriam: Clinical Professor Emerita Dr. Louise Jilek-Aall

  We are deeply saddened to learn of passing of Dr. Louise Jilak-Aall on January 4, 2022. Dr. Jilek-Aall was a Clinical Professor Emerita who had first joined the Department in 1975, serving as a member of our clinical faculty until her retirement many years later. Born in 1931 in Oslo, Norway, Dr. Jilek-Aall completed […]

Dr. Paul Dagg Appointed to the ABHS and Royal College Steering Committee

Dr. Paul Dagg Appointed to the ABHS and Royal College Steering Committee

  Clinical Professor and Associate Head of PGE and CPD Dr. Paul Dagg has recently been appointed to a new steering committee that will oversee the collaboration between the Arab Board of Health Specialization (ABHS) and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, in order to support the ABHS’s capacity building in faculty […]

Congratulations to Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty, Recipient of a Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty, Recipient of a Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Award!

  Congratulations to Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty, whose team has been awarded a UBC Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Award! The proposal submitted by Dr. Chakrabarty and her colleagues Dr. Rebecca Todd, Dr. Stan Floresco, and Dr. Luke Clark from the Department of Psychology, as well as graduate students Cecilia Yu, Ryan Tomm and Alexander Terpstra, […]

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: ARC Sockeye Workshop – Essential Skills

  *** Sent on behalf of the UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Service ***   Dear Sockeye users, We are excited to invite you to Advanced Research Computing’s (ARC) Sockeye Workshop – Essential Skills. In this two-day workshop, we will be sharing best practices and how to troubleshoot using UBC ARC Sockeye. This workshop is […]

Recruiting Graduate Students for SUSxGSS Mentorship Program

  *** Sent on behalf of the UBC Science Undergraduate Society ***   Dear Graduate Students, We invite you to participate in the SUSxGSS Mentorship Program, an initiative of the UBC Science Undergraduate Society that allows undergraduate students to sign up to be paired with either an upper year undergraduate or graduate mentor to provide […]

In Fond Memory of Dr. Sadi Bayrakal

In Fond Memory of Dr. Sadi Bayrakal

  The Department is very saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Sadi Bayrakal on Thursday January 6, 2022 at the age of 94. Dr. Bayrakal was a prominent child and adolescent psychiatrist whose career spanned over many decades in various settings across Canada. He ultimately settled in Vancouver, where he served as Head […]

Memo from Psychiatry IT: Managing Email

  UBC email is a robust and flexible system, however Psychiatry IT has been noticing a tendency for Department members to overload it by using it as a filing system. The result is often lost and slow email, something that none of us have much tolerance for. Simply buying more email storage does nothing to […]

Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Kane, Recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association!

Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Kane, Recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association!

  The Department congratulates Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Barbara Kane, who has earned the distinction of Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The status of Distinguished Fellow is the highest honour conferred by the APA to its members, and Dr. Kane is very deserving given her significant contributions to psychiatry in a range […]

UPDATE: VCH Has Declared COVID-19 Outbreak at Detwiller Pavilion To Be Over

      January 5, 2022 Dear all department members concerned, Further to my email on January 3 (below) regarding the COVID-19 outbreak within Detwiller Pavilion at UBC Hospital (http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/vancouver-coastal-health-declares-covid-19-outbreak-at-detwiller-pavillion-2021-12-29), I am writing to inform you that as of today Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Detwiller Pavilion to be over. […]