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Abortion care in Canada is decided between a woman and her doctor, without recourse to criminal law – Dr. Wendy Norman

As the UK debates decriminalisation of abortion and people wonder about the effects it might have,1 it may be useful to consider the Canadian experience of nearly 30 years without a criminal law to police access to abortion. For many years, abortion was prohibited under the Canadian criminal code unless provided in a hospital after […]

Carolyn Canfield promotes relationship-based health care in Japan

Carolyn Canfield promotes relationship-based health care in Japan

Carolyn Canfield, Honorary Lecturer and Patient Safety Champion in the department recently visited Japan to promote relationship-based health care for better safety and quality.  Six speaking engagements included presentations for clinicians, managers and researchers to the 11th Annual Congress of the Japanese Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Tokyo, Yokohama City University Medical Center, […]

Dr. Karim Khan appointed Co-Director, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

Dr. Karim Khan appointed Co-Director, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

Dr. Karim Khan, Professor, Department of Family Practice, and the School of Kinesiology has been appointed Co-Director, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility.  Dr. Khan is an internationally recognized researcher in sport and exercise medicine which includes promoting physical activity for public health.  His over 300 research publications span high-risk clinical groups such as those […]

Dr. Mark MacKenzie appointed Postgraduate Program Director

Dr. Mark MacKenzie appointed Postgraduate Program Director

The UBC Department of Family Practice is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark MacKenzie as the Postgraduate Program Director effective July 1, 2017. Dr. MacKenzie has been a practicing physician in Chilliwack for over 20 years, and the Program Director for the UBC Integrated Community Clerkship since 2011. In previous roles, he has […]