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People of Colour Mentorship Program

Congratulations to Dr. Tatiana Sotjindo and Ms. Sabrina Gill for their anti-racism and inclusion work at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (C&W). The People of Colour Mentorship Program was developed to address diversity in leadership, and with seed funding from the HPIF, they began the process of creating a formalized […]

The 2022 Vancouver Summer Program (VSP)

This week marks the successful launch of the 2022 Vancouver Summer Program (VSP): Introduction to Clinical Medicine in the Hospital Setting and Scientific Research in the Hospital Setting Course. Developed in 2014, the Vancouver International Summer Program in Medicine (VSP) provides an opportunity for visiting undergraduate medical students from international universities to experience Canadian health […]

Staying healthy and connected this summer

Meet the 2022 UBC Dept of Pediatrics Pick Your Peak Team! DID YOU KNOW? – Stair climbing requires 8-9 times more energy expenditure than sitting. – It counts as ‘vigorous’ physical activity and burns more calories per minute than jogging. – You burn roughly 1.5 calories for every 10 steps. The UBC Pick Your Peak […]

Congratulations Dr. Alexander Rauscher!

Dr. Rauscher was just awarded a CIHR Program Grant. This project will use deep learning to recover image information so the images can be used for quantitative MRI. Abstract: Susceptibility weighted imaging is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan widely used in routine brain exams. The scan combines magnitude (which corresponds to the brightness of […]

Dr. Mariana Brussoni awarded an additional $1.3 million to continue research on ways to maximize outdoor play time for early learning and child care centres

COVID-19 put a spotlight on the importance of outdoor play. “We already know from many other studies that more outdoor play is better. What we are doing with PRO-ECO is focusing on how we can change the behaviours and practices of early childhood educators and families, to support more outdoor play in their centres, especially […]