In the Spotlight

At the UBC Department of Psychiatry, we value all our members and celebrate their diverse profiles and career paths. Our In the Spotlight series aims to highlight the experiences and contributions of our members.

If you would like to be featured in this series or nominate a colleague, please contact Margaret Koshi, Communications Manager.


MEET OUR DEPARTMENT MEMBERS

February 2024

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ALLAN KWAN

Mr. Allan Kwan is our Information Systems Specialist, and in his role provides front-line IT support to our members and is responsible for maintaining the Department’s computer systems and network infrastructure. He has been a member of our core administrative team since 2004.

MORE ABOUT ALLAN


January 2024

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: JOANNE SINAI

Dr. Joanne Sinai is a Clinical Associate Professor and a psychiatrist with the Urgent Short Term Assessment and Treatment (USTAT) team in Victoria. She previously served as the Associate Program Director for Curriculum for our Postgraduate Residency Program, and has been a member of the Department since 2007.

MORE ABOUT JOANNE


December 2023

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ISABEL BESTARD LORIGADOS

Ms. Isabel Bestard Lorigados is a PhD Candidate in the UBC Graduate Program in Neuroscience and a trainee in Alzheimer’s research in the Song Lab. She has been a member of the Department since 2019.

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November 2023

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: KYNA NG

Ms. Ng is our Education Coordinator, providing support to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry Postgraduate Subspecialty Programs (SSP). She joined the UBC Department of Psychiatry’s administration team in 2022.

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October 2023

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ADEEB MALAS

Dr. Malas is a second-year resident in the Fraser Track of UBC Psychiatry’s Postgraduate Residency Program. He completed his undergraduate medical education in the UBC Southern Medical Program in the BC Interior in 2022.

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September 2023

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: FAIZA HAMEER

Dr. Hameer is a Psychiatrist at Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) and administratively, acts as the medical lead for emergency psychiatry for the Fraser Health Psychiatry program. She joined the UBC Department of Psychiatry as a Clinical Instructor in 2016, and in 2017 was appointed as the Assistant Program Director for Fraser and the Discipline Specific Site leader (DSSL) at RCH for the Postgraduate Education Program.

MORE ABOUT FAIZA