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Expanding the Impact of 3D Printing and Virtualization on Orthopedics Surgery across BCOctober 27, 2023Surgical wait times in B.C. are a recognized challenge, particularly given the backlog from the pandemic. Advanced surgical planning and patient-specific instrumentation can improve both the efficiency and quality of care in myriad of ways – and emerging technologies are accelerating the transformation. Congratulations to the Digital Lab at BC Children’s Hospital! The Digital Lab […] Read More >

2023 AAP – BC Chapter Special Achievement AwardOn Oct 25 2023, at the BC Pediatrics Society Annual AGM, The American Academy of Pediatrics, BC Chapter, awarded Dr. Matt Carwana with the ‘2023 AAP – BC Chapter Special Achievement Award’ for his exceptional work and advocacy for children’s health and wellness in BC. The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to […] Read More >

2023 BC Pediatric Society awardsOctober 26, 2023Last night, the BC Pediatric Society had the honour of presenting the 2023 Dr. Parminder Singh Award to Dr. Wingfield Rehmus, the 2023 Dr. Judith Hall Award to Dr. Paul Thiessen, and the 2023 AAP – BC Chapter Special Achievement Awards to Dr. Richard Stanwick and Dr. Matthew Carwana. Congratulations to all of the deserving […] Read More >

New provincial funding supports research to improve pain management for B.C. childrenOctober 19, 2023Dr. Catrina Loucks is among the recipients of new funding from the B.C. government for her research aimed at improving pain management for vulnerable B.C. children, including those with cancer and other conditions. Dr. Loucks, assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine’s department of pediatrics and department of anesthesiology, pharmacology and therapeutics, is the principal […] Read More >

The Royal College of Canada James H. Graham Award of MeritOctober 5, 2023This past week, the Royal College of Canada celebrated the leaders and innovators in health care at their 2023 Royal College Awards ceremony. In recognition of his contributions as a clinician, researcher, innovator and mentor in the field, Royal College Fellow Steven Miller, FRCPC, is the 2023 recipient of the James H. Graham Award of […] Read More >

2023 UBC Faculty of Medicine AwardsOctober 3, 2023Congratulations to all of the recipients from the 2023 UBC Faculty of Medicine awards! From the Department of Pediatrics, we celebrate: Drs. Bruce Vallance, Mona Patel, Odion Kalaci, Quynh Doan, Shelina Babul and Ms. Michelle Man. Full list: Award Program: Read More >

Commemorate Orange Shirt Day – September 30September 26, 2023Orange Shirt Day, September 30, is a day to honour and uphold Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors of the Indian Residential School system, and to commemorate those who didn’t return home. To find a wide range of Orange Shirt Day programming and information, please explore the hub page curated by the Indian Residential School History and […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Catrina Loucks and the PMP Lab!September 20, 2023Sadly, the opioid crisis continues to devastate the lives of Canadians, and unfortunately, it has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased movement toward opioid-sparing pain management strategies means that we are at risk of undertreating serious pain. This can be particularly devastating in children with high burdens of pain, where ongoing pain can […] Read More >

Forty-eight new Fellows elected into the Canadian Academy of Health SciencesOn September 20 2023, The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) shared their distinguished list of Fellows that represent excellence in health sciences. Election to Fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. The nomination carries with it a covenant to serve the Academy […] Read More >

Congratulations Michelle Man!September 18, 2023Congratulations to Michelle Man recipient of the 2023 President’s Staff Award for Wellbeing. This award is presented to staff who promote the social, physical, and/or mental health and wellbeing for those who study, work, and live at UBC. They develop welcoming and inclusive physical and virtual spaces to nurture community and connection. They take initiative […] Read More >

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute | Year in Review 2022-2023September 12, 2023Read about some of the exciting discoveries and progress our researchers have made in the last year! Faculty spotlights from the Dept of Pediatrics include: Dr. Bruce Carleton Dr. Bruce Verchere Dr. Christopher Maxwell Dr. Gregor Reid Dr. James Lim Dr. Mehul Sharma Dr. Philipp Lange Dr. Shazhan Amed Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani Dr. Stuart Turvey […] Read More >

Breathr 3.0 shows you easy and fun ways to practice mindfulnessBreathr 3.0 is now out! The app was developed by experts at BC Children’s Hospital Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre and Centre for Mindfulness, and has been updated to include new content, functionality and features. Breathr was originally created for young people, but has been expanded for everyone to give it a try! Begin to […] Read More >

The Vancouver Summer Program in MedicineSeptember 11, 2023Kudos to the exemplary leadership, staff, instructors, and volunteers that made this year’s Vancouver Summer Program a smashing success. Students from around the world were mentored by leaders that provide exemplary pediatric clinical care and research at our state-of-the-art teaching, clinical and research facilities. See you next summer! More: Read More >

Back-to-School Student Spotlight: Mckenna LaingSeptember 5, 2023As summer draws to a close, and preparations begin for Back-to-School, we celebrate Mckenna Laing, a former long-term patient at BC Children’s Hospital, who is wrapping up her first Co-Op placement with the Department of Pediatrics, UBC & BCCH (DoP). Mckenna is entering her third year at the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business. […] Read More >

BC Pediatric Children Health Today 2023 ConferenceAugust 28, 2023This year, the 2023 BC Pediatric Children Health Today Conference will take place on November 3-4, 2023, at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver, BC. The conference will cover a wide range of topics related to pediatrics. Distinguished experts will be presenting their latest research findings and best practices. Attendees, will have the opportunity to learn […] Read More >

Highlights from this summer’s Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) Medicine PackageAugust 7, 2023The highly successful Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) Medicine package is in full swing! Developed and led by Dr. Ran Goldman, VSP Program Director, the VSP prides itself for its mixed-methodology teaching style, allowing for multi-faceted growth in students. In the ‘Introduction to Clinical Medicine in the Hospital Setting,’ VSP Medicine students see the active lives […] Read More >

Congratulations to Caroline Kim!August 3, 2023Caroline Kim, Neurology Trainee from the Miller Lab, led by Dr. Steven Miller, won “The People’s Choice Award” for her three-minute presentation at the Summer Student Research Program Poster Day organized by the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute on July 13! A hearty congratulations to all of this year’s participants and kudos for the flawless […] Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Quynh Doan and Bruce Vallance!Dr. Doan was presented with the Service to the University and Community Award, which recognizes significant contributions to local, national, or international communities aimed at improved health outcomes of the population. Dr. Vallance was bestowed, the Excellence in Basic Science Research Award, which acknowledges outstanding basic science research and scholarly contributions in the areas of […] Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Matt Carwana, Mariana Brussoni and their team!August 2, 2023Drs. Matt Carwana, Mariana Brussoni and their team (Lisa Ritland, Rabia Mir and Britt Udall) were awarded a $300,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation to do a community-based participatory action project around early childcare. Together with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and the Emily Carr Health Design Lab, this project will look at […] Read More >

New Clinical Faculty Appointment: Dr. Dylan EhmanAugust 1, 2023Meet Dr. Dylan Ehman, DSSL for BC Children’s Hospital.⁠ ⁠ Did you know that Discipline Specific Site Leaders (DSSLs) are the representatives for the Department of Pediatrics at the distributed medical school sites across the province? They are education leaders for our students and postgraduate trainees, and are responsible for logistics management, evaluation and liaising […] Read More >