Awards and Honors

2019 Doctors of BC Award winners announced

2019 Doctors of BC Award winners announced

Every year, we acknowledge the outstanding contributions of physicians around our province through the Doctors of BC Awards. Congratulations to nine physicians and one medical student who were honoured this year at a ceremony in Vancouver on June 1st. Each of these distinguished individuals has made a real difference for patients, the profession and our […]

Mothers of colour experience high rates of mistreatment by providers during childbirth in the U.S.- Saraswathi Vedam

In a study published today in Reproductive Health, community members worked with researchers to survey 2,700 women across the United States on their experience of care during childbirth. While 17 per cent of all women reported experiencing one or more types of mistreatment, incidents of mistreatment were higher for women of colour.  

Robert Petrella appointed Head, Department of Family Practice

Robert Petrella appointed Head, Department of Family Practice

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Petrella as the incoming Head of the Department of Family Practice, effective October 15, 2019.  Rob is joining us from Western University. The current heads are excited that Rob is taking on this role and they will be working with him on his transition into […]

Faculty members honoured at Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony

Faculty members honoured at Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony

On May 14, the Faculty of Medicine celebrated the academic achievements and distinguished careers of faculty members during its annual Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony. From the Departments of Surgery, Midwifery and beyond, recipients from across the faculty wore black gowns to mark their recent promotions to Professor, Clinical Professor or Professor of Teaching. […]