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A new home for UBC sports medicine and exercise science

A new home for UBC sports medicine and exercise science

Exploring the benefits of exercise, improving athletic performance and treating sports-related injuries will be the focus of a new building that officially opened today at the University of British Columbia. The Chan Gunn Pavilion, a new facility for the Faculty of Medicine, will house physicians and physical therapists who treat about 3,500 patients a month. […]

Dr. Betty Calam receives 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Nomination

Dr. Betty Calam receives 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Nomination

Betty Calam, Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice was recently nominated for a 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award.   Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community.  Nominees are recognized by category.  

UBC medical students celebrate match day milestone

UBC medical students celebrate match day milestone

On March 1, celebrations kicked off across the province as hundreds of fourth-year UBC medical students learned the results from the first round of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS), which pairs MD students with residency programs across the nation. Students gathered at all four MD training sites, based in Kelowna, Prince George, Victoria and […]

Pregnant women in rural B.C. urged to leave town to deliver- Dr. Jude Kornelsen

Pregnant women in rural B.C. urged to leave town to deliver- Dr. Jude Kornelsen

Giving birth in Canada can be more difficult for women in rural areas, often because they have to travel much farther to deliver in a hospital. It’s the consequence of a move to centralize healthcare, and it can have an impact on the baby’s health. Experts say research shows that any time a woman travels […]