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Congratulations to Dr. Garth Meckler!June 13, 2019CAEP’s Annual Awards recognize excellence in specific areas within emergency medicine, including advocacy, education, research, and professional practice. Nominated by their peers, the final award winners are selected either by a CAEP committee* and/or or the CAEP Board of Directors. This year’s Marilyn Li Pediatric EM Leadership Award was given to Dr. Garth Meckler. Dr. […] Read More >

Dr. Alfonso Solimano awarded the 2019 Distinguished Neonatologist Award at CPS conferenceThe Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recognized outstanding contributions to child and youth health on June 6-9 in Toronto. This year’s Distinguished Neonatologist is Dr. Alfonso Solimano, a medical graduate of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia where he also learned physiology and biophysics as a biology student of Dr. Carlos Monge, a world leader in high altitude research. […] Read More >

Oral immunotherapy safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergiesApril 23, 2019Congratulations to Dr. Edmond Chan, Head of the Division of Allergy & Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and his team for their work advancing research into pediatric allergies. “… our findings confirm in a real-world setting that this treatment is not only safe but is well-tolerated in […] Read More >

The Tragic Side of Tide PodsFebruary 21, 2019The colorful laundry packets have become one of P&G’s biggest blockbusters. There’s only one problem—too many kids are getting poisoned by them.  For an 8-year-old to be exuberantly goofing off, performing cartwheels and splits while grownups are talking, is nothing out of the ordinary. But as her mother, Katie Mancillas, is explaining, in Bella’s case, […] Read More >

The Power of PlayJanuary 23, 2019The ‘Power of Play’ highlights the many important benefits of just playing around. The Power of Play, a documentary episode on CBC Nature of Things (, puts forward fascinating scientific evidence that all animals play and the critical importance of play for healthy development and survival. In children, research is mounting on the many aspects […] Read More >

UBC and BC Children’s Hospital Global Health Conference- January 24, 2019January 7, 2019 Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Dzung Vo, Joanna McDermid, Jake Locke and Ms. Sabrina Gill!November 26, 2018Congratulations to Drs. Vo, McDermid, Locke and Ms. Gill, members of the MARS-A Mindfulness Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents program (MARS-A) at BC Children’s Hospital. The MARS-A Team were awarded the PHSA+ Award for 2018. The PHSA+ Awards were created with a goal of recognizing and celebrating the passionate contributions our staff make to […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon!November 19, 2018Dr. Kissoon is a recipient of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation Award. This award honors the extraordinary contributions of time, energy and resources to the Society of Critical Care Medicine during 2018. Congratulations Dr. Kissoon! Read More >

Dr. Hal Siden Featured in Today’s Parent MagazineNovember 13, 2018Congratulations to Dr. Hal Siden, PI of the Optimizing the Management of Pain and Irritability in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment project, for being featured in an article published by Today’s Parent on Oct. 4th. Read about ‘The children’s hospice that helps terminally ill kids really live‘ to learn more about his important work at Canuck Place. Read More >

Dr. Colin White | Celebration of Life, Nov 20 2018October 29, 2018You are invited to celebrate the life of Dr. Colin T. White on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 20th at 2:30pm at the Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Avenue in Vancouver. RSVP required. Please contact Alice So, Nephrology Division Secretary at, by phone (604) x5222, or in-person at K4-138. Do you have photos, memories, and/or […] Read More >

20th Anniversary Injury Prevention Symposium, Oct 1 2018October 9, 2018On Wednesday, October 10, the research symposium is open to all who are interested in hearing about the future of injury prevention in British Columbia. 20/20 Hindsight and Vision: Focusing on Injury and Violence Prevention in the Future will feature TEDx-style presentations from top researchers and influencers in injury prevention. This event is intended to shine […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Jeff Bishop!September 17, 2018Dr. Bishop is a recipient of a 2018 Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from the Faculty of Medicine. This award recognizes excellence in teaching by clinical faculty members. [more] Congratulations Dr. Bishop!       Read More >

Book Launch: Dissident Doctor—catching babies and challenging the medical status quoSeptember 11, 2018 Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Sarah Jassemi to the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine!September 6, 2018Dr. Jassemi was born and raised in Ottawa, ON where she also completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Ottawa. She obtained her MD at the University of British Columbia in 2013, and completed her pediatrics residency at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the University of Calgary in 2016. She completed her subspecialty […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Amanda Li!August 14, 2018Dr. Amanda Li was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She graduated from Dalhousie University medical school in 2010, and completed her Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship at the University of British Columbia.  Following this, she trained at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the field of Cancer Immunotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplant, […] Read More >

Allergy CheckAugust 13, 2018A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system reacts unusually to a specific food. Though reactions are often mild, they can also be serious. It can be difficult to determine whether a symptom is an allergic reaction or caused by another factor – and this is why we created Allergy Check. This tool is […] Read More >

The Colonel Harland Sanders Allergy Clinic at BC Children’s HospitalAugust 7, 2018From left to right: Vanessa Abaya, Jocelyn Jia, Tess Erazo, Dr. Tiffany Wong, Dr. Allison Eddy, Jennifer Graham, John Jacob, Karen Karny, Bill Karny, Dr. Edmond Chan, Brendan Azzano, Lillian Hum, Lianne Soller, Nicole Lee, Linda Lemke, and Amy Wang.     The Colonel Harland Sanders Charities’ generous gift to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, will ensure that […] Read More >

NEW HEAD APPOINTED TO DIVISION OF DERMATOLOGYJuly 30, 2018In the spring of 2018, Dr. Wingfield Rehmus was appointed as the new Head for the Division of Dermatology. Dr. Rehmus is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and an associate member of the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at UBC. She completed her medical school at Duke University; earned an […] Read More >

UPDATE: DIVISION OF DERMATOLOGYIn April 2018, Dr. Julie Prendiville retired from her role as Head of the Division of Dermatology – a position that she held from 1990 – 2018. Dr. Prendiville is a Clinical Professor with the Department of Pediatrics and an internationally-renowned pediatric dermatologist who has published countless papers and book chapters. During her career, she […] Read More >

New Head appointed to the Division of Adolescent Health and MedicineDr. Dzung Vo was appointed as the new Head for the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine in July 2018. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and has been with the division since 2010. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and he completed his residency in […] Read More >