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Dr. Ron Abrahams to receive Meritorious Service Cross

Dr. Ron Abrahams to receive Meritorious Service Cross

We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Ron Abrahams, medical director of Perinatal Addictions, along with Sarah Payne, who was the former senior practice leader for Perinatal Addictions and manager of Fir Square, will both receive the Meritorious Service Cross.

Centre for Rural Health Research releases film about birthing in rural communities

In BC alone, more than 1,000 rural women a year must travel more than 100 kilometers to give birth. This causes stress and anxiety and, in some instances, adverse maternal and newborn outcomes. Women who have to travel more than 4 hours have more than a three times higher rate of perinatal mortality. Where was […]

Faculty members honoured at the Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony

Faculty members honoured at the Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony

On May 15, the Faculty of Medicine celebrated the academic achievements and distinguished careers of 62 faculty members during its annual Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony.  Recipients from across the Faculty, including Drs. Silvia Guillemi and Parmjit Sohal from the Department of Family Practice wore black gowns to mark their recent promotions to Clinical […]

Improving maternal health at home and abroad – Cathy Ellis

Improving maternal health at home and abroad – Cathy Ellis

Cathy Ellis, a senior instructor with UBC’s four-year Midwifery program has devoted her career to improving maternal health in countries around the world, including Mexico, Kosovo, Zambia, Uganda, and Nepal. In 2005, she established UBC’s Students for Global Citizenship- an initiative that offers UBC midwifery students an opportunity to participate in global practicums in low-resource […]