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Indigenous medical graduates follow their passions and inspire future generations

Indigenous medical graduates follow their passions and inspire future generations

There is a steady hum of activity inside the Cowichan Maternity Clinic in Duncan.  Cassandra Felske-Durksen places a gentle hand on the young woman’s shoulder, while monitoring the fetal heart rate displayed on a nearby screen. As a family physician with a special interest in Indigenous women’s health and obstetrics, Dr. Felske-Durksen has made it […]

Early guidance can help future moms fear of childbirth

Early guidance can help future moms fear of childbirth

Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 percent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed.  But a new University of British Columbia study suggests that providing women with early knowledge about pregnancy and childbirth could help reduce these […]

Dr. Christie Newton receives 2017 Faculty of Medicine Award

Dr. Christie Newton receives 2017 Faculty of Medicine Award

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation, and public service.  Dr. Christie Newton, Associate Professor, and Director, Continuing Professional Development and Community Partnerships, has been recognized for exemplary and distinguished activities and service in the areas of continuing professional development and continuing medical education. […]

Dr. Fraser Black recognized for teaching excellence

Dr. Fraser Black recognized for teaching excellence

Dr. Fraser Black, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs with the Island Medical Program (IMP), is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Bruce Crawford Award of Excellence. This annual award, which is voted on by third-year IMP students, recognizes teachers, preceptors, or tutors who have made an impact on students’ first two years of medical training. […]