Family Matters

UBC family medicine residency training expands to South Okanagan

From a young age, Travis Thompson took an acute interest in medicine — but it wasn’t just an affinity for anatomy and physiology that drew him to the field, rather the prospect of helping others, particularly those living in underserviced areas of the province. “When you come from a small town, you have a unique […]

Sarah Munro receives Michael Smith Foundation Trainee Award

Sarah Munro receives Michael Smith Foundation Trainee Award

Sarah Munro, PhD Candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has been awarded a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) trainee award.  Ms. Munro was one of 28 outstanding post doctoral researchers chosen from a highly competitive pool of 154 applications.  With a maximum term of three years, the awards will […]

Zika Virus Will have Minimal Impact at Olympics Due to Winter Weather – Dr. Navin Prasad

With less than a month left to go before the Summer Olympic Games kick off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, local athletes are making their final preparations. 29 current and former University of British Columbia student athletes, who are part of Team Canada’s roster, received a special sendoff from UBC’s newly-appointed president Santa Ono.  Another […]

Doctors Sound Alarm Over Abortion Pill Restrictions- Dr. Wendy Norman

Doctors Sound Alarm Over Abortion Pill Restrictions- Dr. Wendy Norman

Canadian doctors are sounding the alarm over a restrictive abortion pill access program that requires them not only to prescribe the drug but dispense it as well. Last year, after one of the longest drug approval processes on record, Health Canada agreed to allow doctors to begin prescribing the home abortion pill Mifegymiso, more commonly known as […]