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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 […]