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A mindful approach to confront racial injustice and work towards healingJanuary 20, 2023Reflecting on 2022, one of the most beautiful and heartfelt groups to emerge from our hospital community is the book club studying, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness authored by Rhonda V. Magee. Dr. Magee is a professor of law at the University of San Francisco, and […] Read More >

2023 Faculty & Staff Appreciation BrunchFaculty and staff from the administrative offices of the Department of Pediatrics welcomed in the New Year with a hearty family style brunch on Jan 17th hosted by Dr. Steven Miller. Read More >

Challenge accepted!January 19, 2023This year, we have 3 teams competing in the 2023 ‘Walk for Joy’ challenge beginning January 30 until Apr 2 2023. Staff and faculty will compete against each other and other UBC teams in this engaging challenge that promotes regular fitness in social settings. Good Luck All! Dept of Pediatrics – Les Piediatrics Michelle Man […] Read More >

2022 Faculty of Medicine Awards ReceptionJanuary 18, 2023On Jan 16 2023, several Department of Pediatrics faculty were acknowledged for their excellence and contributions to the community. Recognition was given to the winners of the 2022 Faculty of Medicine Awards and for awards granted in 2021. See: 2022 Awards Reception booklet and 2021 Awards and Significant Honours report           […] Read More >

Our global health electives are a distinguishing feature for our residentsJanuary 12, 2023Did you know that the Department of Pediatrics and the pediatrics residency program at UBC have an interest in social pediatrics and the health of vulnerable children and youth? Residents have opportunities to engage in resident- driven local health advocacy projects, outreach programs within Western Canada (including Whitehorse, Smithers/Hazelton, Hartley Bay, and Haida Gwaii), and […] Read More >

Reconnect and celebrate with the Healthy Starts community!Registration open until 12pm January 24th: Submit your abstract until 12pm January 13th: More: Queries:  Becci Venema (hear it) Ph.D. (she/her) Healthy Starts Theme Research Manager Read More >

One-on-One with Steven MillerJanuary 11, 2023One-on-One is a series aimed at getting ‘behind the scenes’ with senior leadership in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Steven Miller’s interest in science and humanism prompted him to study medicine. As a medical student, he travelled to Ghana for a research elective and was assigned to the pediatric ward of a large hospital. He vividly […] Read More >

2022 Seasons Greetings from the Department of Pediatrics, UBC & BCCHDecember 14, 2022Dear Colleagues, I am awed by this Department’s distinctive culture of caring and collaboration. I am so grateful to be part of this exceptional team of talented faculty, trainees and staff, working together to improve the care of children & youth and their families. As we work through this surge, I am humbled by the […] Read More >

Take action against Gender-Based ViolenceDecember 7, 2022Dr. Andrew Macnab, various collaborators and students from the Stand Tall School in Kampala, Uganda have created a music video to end sexual violence against girls and women, entitled Tekawo Enjawulo. See:   Tekawo Enjawulo is part of a 16-day campaign running November 25th to Dec 19th 2022 led by UN Women and their UNITE […] Read More >

Dr. Steven Miller awarded the highest honour by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for his career achievementsNovember 25, 2022Congratulations to Dr. Steven Miller! On Friday, November 25, 2022, Dr. Miller will be inducted into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as part of the class of 2022 new RSC Fellows and Members ceremony. Recognition by the RSC for career achievement is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences […] Read More >

Timely preprint comparing RSV infections and hospitalizations in children before and during COVID-19 pandemicNovember 22, 2022Recent work by researchers from the Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the BC Centre for Disease Control show more RSV cases in children ages 2-3 years old without increased severity even after the pandemic mitigation measures were lifted in 2021-22. SEE: Read More >

Registration Open | 5th Annual Global Health Conference | January 26, 2023November 21, 2022Join us on Thursday, January 26, 2023 for the 5th Annual Global Health Conference (GHC23). Co-chaired by Dr. Gina Ogilvie and Dr. Caron Strahlendorf, this event brings together health professionals from diverse disciplines to share their knowledge at this exciting one-day event. MORE: Read More >

Health After 2020 program for 2022/23November 14, 2022Drs. Mariana Brussoni, Anamaria Richardson, and Matthew Carwana are part of the seven interdisciplinary, cross-institutional teams that have been accepted into the Health After 2020 program for 2022/23. Are the early years still the greatest equalizer? Examining equity in early childhood emerging from the Covid era This project will bring together a small, multidisciplinary group […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani!November 9, 2022Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani! He is the recipient of the 2022 Award of Excellence in Lung Health Research by the BC Lung Foundation. This award is given to outstanding individuals who scored the highest marks in peer-reviewed research. For more than 110 years, BC Lung has been a leader in the fight for healthy […] Read More >

Digital Health Week: Empowerment, Equity, Inclusion Nov 14-18 2022November 8, 2022Dr. Shazhan Amed, MD, FRCPC, FAAP will talk about TrustSphere at Digital Health Week, an annual celebration of how digital and virtual health is transforming the delivery of care across Canada. More Information: The Office of Virtual Health (OVH) / Digital Health Strategy Office (DHSO) / BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) and Women’s […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Robert Armstrong!November 3, 2022Dr. Robert Armstrong was just recognized by The Royal College for his outstanding global contributions in advancing postgraduate medical education. “Reaching beyond our borders is important,” says Dr. Armstrong. “There is a great deal not only to contribute but also to learn from global engagements.” Dr. Armstrong began his career as a pediatrician with a […] Read More >

Ms. Helena Lee, newest member of the UBC 25 Year ClubNovember 2, 2022Congratulations to Ms. Helena Lee, Program Assistant for Subspecialty Training Programs within the Department of Pediatrics. She has just been inducted into The University of British Columbia’s 25 Year Club! Since joining our Department at BC Children’s Hospital over ten years ago, Helena has worked tirelessly to support countless Subspecialty Medical Trainees, and through her […] Read More >

The BC Pediatric Society honors Drs. Caron Strahlendorf, Kirsten Miller, Esther Lee and Laura SauvéLast week, Drs. Caron Strahlendorf, Kirsten Miller, Esther Lee and Laura Sauvé were honored by the BC Pediatric Society for their leadership, hard work & dedication. They were the recipients of several BCPS awards! READ MORE: Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Ronald Barr & Paul Rogers!Congratulations to Drs. Ronald Barr & Paul Rogers, Professors Emeriti of the Dept of Pediatrics. Both are recipients of The International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. SIOP is a multidisciplinary society entirely devoted to paediatric and adolescent cancer. MORE: Read More >

Please welcome Dr. Erin Peebles, our new Undergraduate Program DirectorThe Department of Pediatrics would like to welcome Dr. Erin Peebles to her new role as Undergraduate Program Director. ​Dr. Peebles completed her medical school at University of Ottawa, followed by residency at Memorial University, Newfoundland. She has also completed her Masters in Health Professions Education through Maastrict University. Dr. Peebles has a strong interest […] Read More >