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#UBCPediatricsGrad2022 we wish you well!June 24, 2022  Congratulations to the Class of 2022! #UBCPediatricsGrad2022 #graduation2022 #graduation #future #nextchapter #congratulations #2022graduates @UBCPediatrics   Read More >

Congratulations! You did it!June 23, 2022Tonight we celebrate the Class of 2022 at our Annual Graduation & Awards Banquet sponsored jointly by the UBC Department of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Faculty. @UBCPediatrics #UBCPediatricsGrad2022 Read More >

Speaking up about coming out: A pediatrician’s story about being queer in medicineJune 16, 2022To help mark #PrideMonth2022 this June, Dr. Moore shares her personal journey in ‘Speaking up about coming out: A pediatrician’s story about being queer in medicine.’ see: https://bit.ly/3Oh2N4v and https://bit.ly/3N44bGp Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Katelynn Boerner !June 15, 2022The results are in…Dr. Katelynn Boerner, placed First in the Elevator Pitch Contest at the 20th Annual Canadian Child Health Clinical Scientist Program Symposium! MORE “Way to go for concise and clear communication!” – Dr. Tim Oberlander, Supervisor MORE: https://cchcsp.ca & @oberlanderlab & https://bcchr.ca/toberlander Congratulations! Read More >

2022 UBC Faculty of Medicine Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition CeremonyJune 10, 2022On May 25, 2022, the UBC Faculty of Medicine celebrated the academic achievements and distinguished careers of faculty members. Recipients from across the faculty wore black gowns to mark their recent promotions to Professor, Clinical Professor or Professor of Teaching.     Margaret Colbourne, Clinical Associate Professor Emerita For the past 37+ years, Dr. Colbourne […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Shelina Babul!On May 25 2022, the UBC Faculty of Medicine celebrated the academic achievements and distinguished careers of faculty members. Recipients from across the faculty wore black gowns to mark their recent promotions to Professor, Clinical Professor or Professor of Teaching. The exemplary work of Dr. Shelina Babul was acknowledged at the 2022 UBC Faculty of […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Nasir Jetha, Clinical Professor Emeritus!Congratulations to Dr. Nasir Jetha, 2021 award recipient of Silver Medal of Service from The Doctors of BC! “Dr. Jetha has been involved in leadership roles at local, provincial and national levels. In addition, he worked with international agencies to improve health delivery in developing countries. In his retirement, he continues his philanthropic and voluntary […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. David Wensley, 2021 award recipient of the Dr. Don Rix Award for Physician Leadership!June 7, 2022Last month, Dr. David Wensley was honoured by the Doctors of BC with a Lifetime Achievement Award. “It is the highest honour that they bestow. He was celebrated for his role in the creation of the intensive care program at BCCH, the pediatric transport program, the sleep program and the home trach and vent program.” […] Read More >

Celebrating World Meditation Day!May 20, 2022In ordinary times, health professionals are at an especially high risk for developing stress-related conditions, such as: burnout, depression and anxiety. Since November 2021, PHSA’s Psychological Health and Safety team and BC Children’s Hospital Center for Mindfulness and its collaborators have been busy making up a beautiful set of tools to support health care workers. […] Read More >

Happy National Physicians’ Day on May 1, 2022! Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nancy Lanphear, Clinical Associate ProfessorMay 5, 2022Dr. Nancy Lanphear, Clinical Associate Professor nominated by Dr. Esther Lee, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital, UBC & BCCH   What is your role? Clinical Associate Professor Head, Division of Developmental Pediatrics​ Senior Medical Director, Child Development and Rehabilitation Please indicate the centre or clinic you work at. Sunny Hill at […] Read More >

Happy National Physicians’ Day on May 1, 2022! Faculty Spotlights: Dr. Anas Manouzi, Clinical Instructor and Dr. Eva Moore, Clinical Associate ProfessorMay 4, 2022                                        We will be featuring outstanding faculty all week to celebrate National Physicians’ Day.   Dr. Anas Manouzi, Clinical Instructor and 2020-2022​ Hudson Scholar in Equity Diversity and Inclusion nominated by Dr. Laura Sauvé, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, […] Read More >

Happy National Physicians’ Day on May 1, 2022! Faculty Spotlights: Dr. Janis Dionne & Dr. Jasmine CohenMay 3, 2022                        We will be featuring outstanding faculty all week to celebrate National Physicians’ Day.   Dr. Janis Dionne nominated by Dr. Scott E. Wenderfer, Head, Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital, UBC & BCCH Roles:  Medical Director Chronic Kidney Care BCCH, […] Read More >

Happy National Physicians’ Day on May 1, 2022! Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Tatiana Sotindjo, Clinical InstructorMay 2, 2022What is your role?: Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Hudson Scholar in Equity Diversity and Inclusion | 2020-2022 Please indicate the centre or clinic you work at: Oak Tree Clinic, Youth Health Clinic and the SPOCK/RICHER Specialist Outreach Program What do you enjoy most about your role? Interacting with children, youth and their families. What prompted you […] Read More >

Celebrating National Physicians’ Day, May 1 2022!April 29, 2022On May 1st, we are celebrating National Physicians’ Day to acknowledge the birthday of Dr. Emily Stowe; Canada’s first female physician. From May 2-6 next week, we will feature the work of each individual. Dr. Tatiana Sotindjo, Clinical Instructor and 2020-2022 Hudson Scholar in Equity Diversity and Inclusion nominated by Dr. Laura Sauvé, Clinical Assistant […] Read More >

Dr. Quynh Doan, Dr. Pascal Lavoie and Dr. Jill Zwicker are leading the BC Children’s ENRICH teamApril 21, 2022BC Children’s is also part of a new national training platform for child health researchers, Empowering Next-generation Researchers In perinatal and Child Health (ENRICH), that will provide new training opportunities for early career researchers and trainees. Dr. Quynh Doan, Dr. Pascal Lavoie and Dr. Jill Zwicker are leading BC Children’s ENRICH team. [MORE] More about […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Bruce Vallance!Dr. Bruce Vallance is a co-principal investigator on a new national research training program, Training Researchers In The Next Generation in Gastroenterology and Liver (TRIANGLE) program, that will support the next generation of trainees and early-career researchers specializing in digestive health. [MORE] @BruceVallance More about Dr. Vallance’s work Read More >

ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge Grant eventsApril 14, 2022The Department of Pediatrics and BCCH Research Education Services successfully awarded a Community Better Challenge grant out of over 2500 applicants! Please join us for some of our upcoming events that support our commitment to getting our community active, building resilience and promoting connection. Count me in! More information: wellbeing@bcchr.ca Read More >

Celebrate Research Day Celebrate Research Day, April 8th, 2022March 30, 2022Please join us for our Annual Celebrate Research Day! The UBC Department of Pediatrics’ annual resident and fellow research competition, is coming to you virtually again this year on April 8th, 2022 from 12-4pm. [MORE] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Philip Crowell!March 15, 2022Dr. Philip Crowell is the recipient of the UBC Health award and scholarship in Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching & Learning. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC and a PHSA Spiritual Health Leader at the C&W campus. Dr. Crowell obtained his PhD in ethics and philosophy from […] Read More >

Building the first Canadian national pediatric diabetes registryMarch 14, 2022Dr. Shazhan Amed and Dr. Elodie Portales-Casamar recently joined with 10 childhood diabetes centres across the nation to work on CAPACIty. CAPACIty is co-funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, JDRF and Diabetes Canada and works from a lens of equity, diversity and inclusion and prioritizes indicators of inequality, their strategies will stand to positively […] Read More >