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$51.5M in federal-provincial funding to benefit Faculty of Medicine (Sports Medicine)

  The federal and provincial governments are providing $51.5 million for three infrastructure projects under the Faculty of Medicine. The joint funding was announced Sept. 19 at UBC by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and by the Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, British Columbia’s Minister of Advanced Education. “State of the […]

Dr. Launette Rieb discusses addiction on CBC Radio

Dr. Launette Rieb discusses addiction on CBC Radio

  Listen to the full interview here   It’s hard to read the word opioid these days and not see the word crisis nearby. The number of deaths related to the painkillers in provinces like Alberta, B.C. and Ontario have prompted both provincial and national attention. While Launette Rieb welcomes the step, she says when it comes […]

Two Department of Family Practice Staff Members Receive 2016 President’s Awards

Two Department of Family Practice Staff Members Receive 2016 President’s Awards

Congratulations to Isabella Losinger and Bill Upward for their outstanding achievements!   UBC presents the President’s Service Awards for Excellence and other staff awards annually to recognize staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC community. This year, four staff members in the Faculty of Medicine received President’s awards.  Two of the recipients are […]

UBC Sports Medicine named a “Medical Centre of Excellence” by FIFA

The University of British Columbia’s Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre (AMSMC) was inaugurated as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence on September 1, 2016. UBC’s sports medicine centre is one of only two in Canada, and just three in the U.S., to attain the designation from the Federation Internationale de Football Association, based in Zurich. […]