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BC Children’s Hospital Centre for Mindfulness | Dr. Chris WillardMay 08, 2024BC Children’s Hospital Centre for Mindfulness is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Willard is coming to Vancouver and he will be presenting at several events on June 20 & 21st: – Health Professionals at BCCH – UBC Pediatric Grand Rounds – Public Event for BC Families More Information & Registration: Bio: Dr. Chris […] Read More >

The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) Award | Dr. Jonathan RaymentMay 07, 2024In April, the Pediatric Assembly Executive of the Canadian Thoracic Society, announced that Dr. Rayment was selected as the recipient of the 2024 Early-Career Outstanding Contributions Award. The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) is Canada’s national inter-professional specialty society for respirology bringing together over 1,000 members representing specialists, physicians, researchers and healthcare professionals from a variety […] Read More >

2023-24 Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund | Molly Sweeney Magee & Live 5-2-1-0Congratulations to Molly Sweeney Magee and the Live 5-2-1-0 team! Their project entitled, “Supporting Food Security, Nutrition, and a Positive Relationship with Food in the Middle Years: An Afterschool Community Participatory Action Project,” was one of 30 Community-University Partnerships funded through the 2023-24 Community-University Engagement Support Fund. The Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund awards up […] Read More >

Celebrating National Physicians’ Day | May 1, 2024May 01, 2024National Physicians’ Day is celebrated annually on May 1st and honors the birthday of Dr. Emily Stowe, the first female physician to practice in Canada. Today we pay special tribute to those who serve in the profession of medicine. For 2024, we are sharing the work of Drs. Melissa Paquette, Olu Oyedeji, Monica McKay, Laura […] Read More >

Results – 2024 Department of Pediatrics Celebrate Research Day (CRD)Apr 16, 2024The annual Department of Pediatrics Celebrate Research Day was a great success, showcasing the tremendous work that our trainees have completed this past year. This year’s winners showed outstanding talent, and with their mentors, presented high quality research. [See Full List] Revisit all the abstracts and posters in the 2024 CRD booklet: Big thanks […] Read More >

Leadership announcement: Dr. Mona Patel, Associate Head, Education | Department of Pediatrics, UBC & BCCHApr 03, 2024We are celebrating Dr. Mary Bennett’s successful tenure as the Department’s Associate Head, Education. Her impact in enhancing our undergraduate and postgraduate education programs across the province is lasting. We are grateful for the support she provided to so many of us in this role. The Department of Pediatrics thanks Dr. Bennett for her leadership […] Read More >

Leadership announcement: Dr. Laura Sauvé, Assistant Head, Clinical Partnerships | Department of Pediatrics, UBC & BCCHDr. Laura Sauvé will be taking on a new senior leadership position with the Department of Pediatrics. Effective April 1 2024, Dr. Sauvé will assume the role of Assistant Head, Clinical Partnerships for the Department of Pediatrics. In her new appointment, she will be working closely with departmental leaders and faculty to create a provincial […] Read More >

C17 Research Grant Competition 2023/2024Mar 27, 2024Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Deyell, her project, “Impact of Body Composition and Pharmacogenomics on Toxicity and Survival Outcomes in Childhood Bone Sarcoma,” received a 100% Fund Grant Award from C17 Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders in the 2023/2024 competition. C17, is an organization composed of the institutionally appointed heads of the sixteen pediatric hematology, oncology, […] Read More >

Faculty Spotlight | Dr. Cyrus Boelman, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of NeurologyMeet Dr. Cyrus Boelman, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia and Staff Neurologist BC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Boelman’s research focuses primarily on Epilepsy in the pediatric population, as well as epilepsy genetics. He has had 6 research projects funded over the past 12 years, and he has had […] Read More >

The American Pediatric Society 2024 Election ResultsWe are excited to announce that Dr. Steven Miller has been elected to the APS Council! Steven Miller, MDCM, FRCPC, FRSC, is Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatrics at The University of British Columbia, and Chief of Pediatric Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital. He serves as Chair of the Institute Advisory Board for […] Read More >

The Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)Congratulations to Dr. Alex Rauscher! Together with his Co-Lead, Dr. Piotr Kozlowski of the Department of Radiology / Urologic Sciences, their proposal for a Field Camera and Shim System for Precision MRI was awarded a grant by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The Innovation Fund provides continued investments in infrastructure, across the full spectrum […] Read More >

Diagnostic Neurophysiology (EEG & EMG)Meet the Diagnostic Neurophysiology (EEG & EMG) Team or EEG Department because the most common test they perform is an EEG (electroencephalogram). Neurophysiology a highly regarded tertiary service at BC Children’s Hospital. Although this Department is operationally independent of the Division, all of the medical staff in the Department are neurologists. This year, the service […] Read More >

The UBC Quarter Century ClubDr. Elke Roland is an Associate Professor in the Division of Neurology since 1993 with a focus in Pediatric Neurology, Neonatal Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases. Dr. Roland was inducted into the UBC Quarter Century Club, with the designation of Tempus Fugit for her 35 years of service in 2023. The UBC Quarter Century Club was […] Read More >

UBC Killam Research PrizeMar 26, 2024Congratulations! Dr. Stuart Turvey is a recipient of a 2023 UBC Killam Research Prize for outstanding research and scholarly contributions in the category of Applied Science, Medicine and Sciences. Established in 1986, ten UBC Killam Research Prizes are awarded annually to top campus researchers with funds provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund […] Read More >

2024 CaRMS R-1 MatchMar 21, 2024We are so excited to announce that we have successfully filled all of our program positions for the 2024 CaRMS R-1 Match. Please join us in welcoming a fantastic group of incoming trainees, and a big thanks to all of the staff and faculty that made this year’s CaRMS possible! Warm regards, Drs. Mia Remington […] Read More >

YWCA Women of Distinction AwardsMar 11, 2024On Friday, March 8 2024, Dr. Shazhan Amed was nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category of Research, the Sciences & Technology for her work in pediatric diabetes research. Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards presented by Scotiabank, honours extraordinary women leaders and businesses. Dr. Amed is the Head […] Read More >

THANK YOU! Celebrating Canadian Women Physicians’ Day | March 11 2024Today we honour and thank our Canadian Women Physicians. Celebrated for the first time on March 11, 2021 with the generous support of Canadian Women in Medicine. March 11 was the date of licensure of Dr. Jennie Trout, the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada. Canadian Women Physicians’ Day (CWPD) was created by […] Read More >

International Women’s Day | Mar 8 2024Mar 08, 2024For International Women’s Day, we are showcasing some special individuals from our community. Let’s celebrate their unique contributions and extend our thanks to each of them for helping us to create a thriving community that support and inspire each other. Learn more about our 2024 staff & faculty spotlights, which are: Ms. Louise Aromin, Ms. […] Read More >

2024/25 Catalyzing Research Cluster (GCRC) Grant | Child and Youth Overdose Prevention ClusterMar 05, 2024Congratulations to Dr. Matt Carwana and his team. They are the recipients of a 2024/25 grant from the UBC Office of the Vice-President Research + Innovation. A total of 45 research excellence clusters led by researchers at UBC Vancouver will be supported through the Research Excellence Clusters initiative in 2024/25. These clusters are inter-departmental networks […] Read More >

A safer treatment path for high-risk children to overcome food allergiesFeb 29, 2024New UBC research reveals a safe path to overcoming food allergies for older children and others who can’t risk consuming allergens orally to build up their resistance. It’s called sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), and it involves placing smaller amounts of food allergens under the tongue. A study conducted by UBC clinical professor and pediatric allergist Dr. […] Read More >