Departmental Committee

Faculty of Medicine Clinical Faculty Appointment Policy

More than 450 Clinical Faculty members provide valuable teaching and administrative service to the Department of Psychiatry’s education programs and related activities.
Please note that all clinical faculty members must submit an Annual Report to Margaret Koshi, Assistant HR Manager, Faculty Appointments,  Department of Psychiatry, Administration Office 2C1-2255 Wesbrook Mall   by October 1st of every year.
Please see the Clinical Faculty Affairs Office website for the clinical faculty resource guide, contract updates, teaching resources, clinical faculty events and other information of interest to Clinical Faculty in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Committee Mandate

The mandate of the Department’s Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee is to review all requests for initial higher-rank appointment, reappointment and promotion for clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. The Committee follows the criteria set out in the UBC Faculty of Medicine document entitled Faculty of Medicine Policy on Clinical faculty Appointments” which is available here.

‘The committee includes members elected by and from the clinical faculty at the ranks of Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Professor, for a total of 6 members. The committee is currently chaired by Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, the Department Head and co-chaired by Dr. Marilyn Champagne, Clinical Faculty Affairs Representative for Psychiatry.

Committee members are elected for a three-year term with the possibility of sitting for additional terms if re-elected. Elections may be held in the Spring if renewal of committee membership is due.  The Committee is advisory to the Head of the Department.’


 Committee Members

Department of Psychiatry

Clinical Faculty Appointments & Promotions Committee

Chair: Dr. Lakshmi Yatham
Vice Chair: Dr. Marilyn Champagne


Dr. Andrew Howard, Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Todd Tomita, Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. John Higenbottam, Clinical Professor

Dr. Caroline Choo, Clinical Professor

Dr. Hiram Mok, Clinical Professor

Dr. Jake Locke, Clinical Professor