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Calling all passionate health science, medical students & health professionals!September 23, 2022In partnership with BC Children’s Hospital, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame will be hosting Discovery Day in Health Sciences. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame fosters future generations of medical heroes. Young people are encouraged to learn more about Canada’s rich medical history and to explore the exciting career options that are available to […] Read More >

Back to School 2022September 14, 2022Did you know that the Women+ and Children’s Health Sciences program is the only interdisciplinary MSc and PhD training program in BC and in Canada in for women+ and children’s health sciences research? The program is jointly offered through the UBC Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Pediatrics, and is interdisciplinary, building on the strengths […] Read More >

Children’s Health Today Conference on November 4 to 5, 2022Every year, the BC Pediatric Society partners with a different specialty from BC Children’s Hospital. Check out some of the talks by our amazing faculty: Dr. Stephen Noseworthy, Dr. Pei-Yoong Lam, Dr. Eva Moore, Dr. Tatiana Sotindjo, Dr. Tim Oberlander, Dr. Anton Miller, Dr. Todd Sorokan, Dr. William Abelson, Dr. Nita Jain, Dr. Wingfield Rehmus, […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Steven Miller, Fellow & Member with the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)September 8, 2022Dr. Miller was just recently nominated to the Royal Society of Canada | Class of 2022. Membership in the RSC is Canada’s highest academic honour that an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences. On Friday, November 25, 2022, the RSC will welcome the Class of 2022 new RSC Fellows and new […] Read More >

Farewell Dr. Linda Casey!Dr. Casey was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, and spent much of her career at Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. After completing her pediatric training and postgraduate training in Nutrition and Metabolism, she founded the Children’s Intestinal Rehabilitation (CHIRP) Program as a collaborative venture between Edmonton and Calgary. In addition, she was the Director […] Read More >

Congratulations BC Children’s Hospital Youth Advisory Committee!The BC Children’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) were honored and appreciative to receive the news that they are the recipients of the 2022 Team PHSA + Award. The YAC has been representing the voice of youth at BCCH for over a decade, including during challenging times such as the COVID-19 pandemic they continued to come […] Read More >

Tracking COVID-19 for Safer Schools After t​he First Omicron Wave in BC  PRESENTATION: “Tracking COVID-19 for Safer Schools After t​he First Omicron Wave in BC” When: Wednesday September 14th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM PDT Where: BCCHR Room 2108, and virtual ​​(Zoom link below).​ Join via Zoom: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/62010932882?pwd=dEdDcU1qbHpsM2pkZXhCYkZRaStJZz09​ Meeting ID: 620 1093 2882 Passcode: 487702 Please Note: All in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated (two doses […] Read More >

Congratulations CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grant Recipients!August 17, 2022Congratulations to the investigators and their teams whose projects received funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Planning and Dissemination Grant – Institute Community Support program! Read more about the recipients and their projects: https://bcchr.info/3w5UfGZ Cross-posted from BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Read More >

Join us in congratulating Kendrew Wong and Leora Pearl-Dowler!August 2, 2022Congratulations to all the winners from the 2022 BCCHR Summer Student Research Program! For over 34 years, the Summer Student Research Program has enabled university students to participate in child and family health research under the supervision of BC Children’s Hospital investigators. The Summer Student Research Program is a collaboration between UBC, BC Children’s Hospital […] Read More >

People of Colour Mentorship ProgramJuly 22, 2022Congratulations 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 […] Read More >

Staying healthy and connected this summerMeet 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Alexander Rauscher!July 15, 2022Dr. 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 […] Read More >

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 centresJuly 12, 2022COVID-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 […] Read More >

Celebrate Research Spotlight: Dr. Sarah SilverbergJune 29, 2022Check out @slsilverberg poster presentation from Celebrate Research Day which looks at tracking the number of children with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies over the pandemic to give us insight into public health measures.   Read More >

Congratulations Drs. Christine Voss & Dr. Ian Pike!June 27, 2022More about Dr. Voss: https://www.bcchr.ca/cvoss https://twitter.com/DrChristineVoss More about Dr. Pike: https://twitter.com/IanPike4 https://www.bcchr.ca/ipike Congratulations All! 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 >