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2016 Scholarship Day Award Winners Announced

2016 Scholarship Day Award Winners Announced

The Department of Family Practice Postgraduate department hosted Scholarship day on June 14, 2016.  Second-year residents and midwifery students gathered to present their research projects at this full day event.  There were several opportunities for participants to network with the department’s faculty across the province and to engage with promising young researchers emerging from the […]

Testing of Lead Levels in B.C. Schools May Save Millions in Health Care Costs

A recent survey of B.C. schools compiled by Postmedia showed that more than a quarter of the province’s school districts have found lead in drinking water that exceeds safe limits. Lead has been linked to health problems such as reduced intelligence scores, learning disabilities, and behaviour disorders such as attention deficit disorder and physical weaknesses. […]

Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin wins Governor General’s Award

Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin wins Governor General’s Award

Ruth Elwood Martin, a family physician and clinical faculty member in UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, is the recipient of one of the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. These awards were created in 1979 to mark the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Persons Case, which changed the course of […]

Family Medicine Residents on the East Coast of Vancouver Island transform a Medical Community

When Peter Gee first paddled the still, azure waters of Clearwater Lake, B.C., it was a moment that changed the course of his life forever. “My family and I were on a kayaking trip, and I just kept asking myself how I could live and work in British Columbia,” recalls Dr. Gee, an English-born family […]