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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 […]