Awards and Honors

Todd Sakakibara honoured as Health Care Hero

Todd Sakakibara honoured as Health Care Hero

Dr. Todd Sakakibara is a primary care physician at Vancouver Coastal Health’s Three Bridges Community Health Centre.  He has made a long-term commitment to improving health care for residents of Vancouver’s vulnerable and under-served populations.  His innovative approach to community medicine can be seen in his leadership of the Vancouver BOOST Collaborative at his clinic […]

2019 Scholarship Day award winners announced

2019 Scholarship Day award winners announced

The Department of Family Practice Postgraduate Program hosts this full-day event once a year for second-year residents and midwifery students to present their research projects. The event includes opportunities to network with departmental faculty from across the province, and to engage with promising young researchers emerging from the UBC Family Medicine Postgraduate Residency program. To preview […]

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.