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FORMER CANADIAN RUGBY PLAYER JAMIE CUDMORE SPEAKS ABOUT HIS CONCUSSION LAW SUITOctober 9, 2019Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate director and sports injury specialist for BC children hospital was able to confirm the risk. “If you have a suspected concussion the first time, you’re now three times more likely to sustain a second concussion, potentially more severe in nature.” Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate director and sports injury specialist for BC […] Read More >

Dr. Laura Sly appointed Associate Dean, Academic, at Graduate and Postdoctoral StudiesOctober 7, 2019Laura Sly hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba where she did her undergraduate degree before pursuing graduate and postdoctoral work in Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. Laura teaches in the Experimental Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology graduate programs.  Her research focusses on the contribution of macrophages to inflammation with a special interest in reducing inflammation in immune-mediated […] Read More >

Congratulations to Kim Marty | 2019 recipient of the UBC President’s Staff Award for Creativity and InnovationSince joining the Vaccine Evaluation Centre (VEC) as a work study student over 20 years ago, Kimberley Marty has become one of Canada’s most highly-regarded and most skilled data specialists, while building the VEC into a well-recognized international leader for data handling of vaccine trials. As the VEC Senior Data Manager, she coordinates data management and […] Read More >

Defining Rare Disorders: A Profile of Dr. Judith Hall | The Scientist MagazineSeptember 18, 2019At a 1978 genetics conference in Montana, Philip Pallister, then the clinical director of the Boulder River School and Hospital, asked medical geneticist Judith Hall and a group of other researchers a rather startling question: Should we dig up a decomposing baby? “This story is ghoulish,” Hall tells The Scientist. The baby had been born with extra fingers, […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon!Dr. Kissoon is the recipient of the 2020 Drs. Vidyasagar and Nagamani Dharmapuri Award presented by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) for exemplary and pioneering achievements in the care of critically ill and injured infants and children. The Society of Critical Care Medicine is pleased to present this distinction during the combined American […] Read More >

World Sleep 2019 conference in Vancouver, Sept 20-25World Sleep Society (founded by World Association of Sleep Medicine and World Sleep Federation) has collaborated with the Canadian Sleep Society to host World Sleep 2019. The venue selected for the congress on sleep medicine from September 20-25, 2019 is the Vancouver Convention Centre.   World Sleep 2019 offers a worldwide forum inviting sleep professionals […] Read More >

New leadership in the Department of Pediatrics effective Sept 1 2019September 6, 2019**On behalf of Dr. Allison A. Eddy, MD, FRCP(C), Head, UBC Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital** Delighted that each of them has agreed to take on new responsibilities and they are already having an impact! Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Edmond Chan!August 13, 2019Congratulations to Dr. Edmond Chan, 2019 Robyn Allen Leadership Award. The Robyn Allen Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has made a unique contribution to the lives of Canadians with food allergy through their efforts in education, advocacy, community building, leadership, or fundraising. Dr. Edmond Chan is a certified practicing pediatric allergist, UBC Clinical Associate […] Read More >

Graduate Program in Women’s and Children’s Health Research (Fall 2022)August 12, 2019The Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology are collaborating on the development of an umbrella program for graduate student training in Women’s and Children’s Health Research with streams in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (RDS), Pediatric Health and Disease, and Women’s Health. Although still in the discovery phase we would like to see this program […] Read More >

Happy retirement to Dr. Jeffrey SimonsJune 13, 2019On May 14, 2019, Dr. Jeffrey Simons career was recognized at the UBC Retirement Celebration at Academic Gowns Event. Dr. Simons played an important role in increasing connections between UBC and BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) that allowed him to build UBC pediatric infrastructure in the north and improve the care of the children in that […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Garth Meckler!CAEP’s Annual Awards recognize excellence in specific areas within emergency medicine, including advocacy, education, research, and professional practice. Nominated by their peers, the final award winners are selected either by a CAEP committee* and/or or the CAEP Board of Directors. This year’s Marilyn Li Pediatric EM Leadership Award was given to Dr. Garth Meckler. Dr. […] Read More >

Dr. Alfonso Solimano awarded the 2019 Distinguished Neonatologist Award at CPS conferenceThe Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recognized outstanding contributions to child and youth health on June 6-9 in Toronto. This year’s Distinguished Neonatologist is Dr. Alfonso Solimano, a medical graduate of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia where he also learned physiology and biophysics as a biology student of Dr. Carlos Monge, a world leader in high altitude research. […] Read More >

Oral immunotherapy safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergiesApril 23, 2019Congratulations to Dr. Edmond Chan, Head of the Division of Allergy & Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and his team for their work advancing research into pediatric allergies. “… our findings confirm in a real-world setting that this treatment is not only safe but is well-tolerated in […] Read More >

The Tragic Side of Tide PodsFebruary 21, 2019The colorful laundry packets have become one of P&G’s biggest blockbusters. There’s only one problem—too many kids are getting poisoned by them.  For an 8-year-old to be exuberantly goofing off, performing cartwheels and splits while grownups are talking, is nothing out of the ordinary. But as her mother, Katie Mancillas, is explaining, in Bella’s case, […] Read More >

The Power of PlayJanuary 23, 2019The ‘Power of Play’ highlights the many important benefits of just playing around. The Power of Play, a documentary episode on CBC Nature of Things (, puts forward fascinating scientific evidence that all animals play and the critical importance of play for healthy development and survival. In children, research is mounting on the many aspects […] Read More >

UBC and BC Children’s Hospital Global Health Conference- January 24, 2019January 7, 2019 Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Dzung Vo, Joanna McDermid, Jake Locke and Ms. Sabrina Gill!November 26, 2018Congratulations to Drs. Vo, McDermid, Locke and Ms. Gill, members of the MARS-A Mindfulness Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents program (MARS-A) at BC Children’s Hospital. The MARS-A Team were awarded the PHSA+ Award for 2018. The PHSA+ Awards were created with a goal of recognizing and celebrating the passionate contributions our staff make to […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon!November 19, 2018Dr. Kissoon is a recipient of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation Award. This award honors the extraordinary contributions of time, energy and resources to the Society of Critical Care Medicine during 2018. Congratulations Dr. Kissoon! Read More >

Dr. Hal Siden Featured in Today’s Parent MagazineNovember 13, 2018Congratulations to Dr. Hal Siden, PI of the Optimizing the Management of Pain and Irritability in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment project, for being featured in an article published by Today’s Parent on Oct. 4th. Read about ‘The children’s hospice that helps terminally ill kids really live‘ to learn more about his important work at Canuck Place. Read More >

Dr. Colin White | Celebration of Life, Nov 20 2018October 29, 2018You are invited to celebrate the life of Dr. Colin T. White on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 20th at 2:30pm at the Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Avenue in Vancouver. RSVP required. Please contact Alice So, Nephrology Division Secretary at, by phone (604) x5222, or in-person at K4-138. Do you have photos, memories, and/or […] Read More >