UBC Health Newsletter

UBC Health News is a monthly newsletter to keep colleagues, partners, students, and community members informed of our latest initiatives, collaborations, and funding opportunities.

Subscribe to UBC Health News

Read our latest issue

September 2022

News

  • UBC Health awards and scholarships competition open until Nov 10 
  • Patient videos offer new resource for health program instructors
  • Interprofessional student leadership opportunity available
  • Global health conference enriched by students

Events

  • Health After 2020 Dialogue Sessions
    • Oct 27: State-level responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in India 
    • Nov 30: Substance use among international students from Punjab in BC’s Lower Mainland
  • Substance Use and Addiction Lunch & Learn Webinar
    • Nov 2: Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care Webinar, Part 2

Past Issues

  Open All

2022

July 2022

Leadership Message: Dr. Christie Newton appointed Associate Vice-President, Health pro tem

News

  • Be a panelist for team-based care event
  • Health in unexpected places: Submit a proposal for Health After 2020
  • Last chance to register for TUFH conference
  • HIFI call for proposals opens August 15

June 2022

Leadership Message from Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews, Associate Vice-President, Health

News

  • UBC Health in action
  • Interdisciplinary teams awarded funding for innovative health research
  • Summer program launches for students interested in health professions
  • Award and scholarship recipients celebrated

Events

  • Aug 16-19: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) Conference

May 2022

News

  • Call for proposals for collaborative health enrichment activities funding
  • Join the conversation about the respectful and equity-oriented collection and use of disaggregated data
  • UBC Health webinars and event recordings available on YouTube

Events

  • May 31: UBC Health Awards Celebration
  • June 7: Racism is Deadlier than You Think: Listening, Unlearning, and Relearning to Promote Anti-Racism in Healthcare Education
  • June 15: TBC @ UBC Network Event: Innovative composition of disciplines on healthcare teams
  • Aug 16-19: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) Conference

April 2022

News

  • Proposed team-based care clinic at UBC moving forward
  • Partnership sponsors students to attend substance use conference
  • Community partner advocates for gold standard in patient engagement

Events

  • April 21 (new date): Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care Webinar
  • April 21: Team Up! Reflections from the Field: Team-Based Care Networks & Communities of Practice 
  • April 27: Exploring Barriers and Facilitators to Health Equity: A Public Dialogue to Advance Research Agendas related to Opioid Prescribing for Pain Conditions | Health After 2020 Dialogue Session
  • May 11: Engaging Patients Before and After Childbirth from all Walks of Life in Health Research | Health After 2020 Dialogue Session
  • Aug 16-19: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) Conference

March 2022

News

  • UBC Health award and scholarship recipients recognized for excellence in health research, education, and practice
  • Virtual reality innovation in exposure therapy
  • Thank you for sharing your thoughts on improving health in BC
  • Special interest groups support development of communities of practice

Events

  • March 18: Lost in translation: Why studying sex/gender differences is not enough to move the dial on women’s health | Health After 2020 Dialogue Session
  • March 24: Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care Webinar
  • April 4: Health Mentors Symposium
  • April 8: Home-based virtual reality therapeutics for mental health care: Opportunities and challenges | Health After 2020 Dialogue Session
  • April 27: Exploring barriers and facilitators to health equity: A public dialogue to advance research agendas related to opioid prescribing for pain conditions | Health After 2020 Dialogue Session
  • May 11: Engaging patients before and after childbirth from all walks of life in health research | Health After 2020 Dialogue Session
  • Aug 16-19: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) Conference

February 2022

Leadership message from Dr. Kelleher, Vice-President, Health 

News

  • Call for proposals for Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards
  • New funding opportunity to support collaborative health enrichment activities
  • Health After 2020 dialogue sessions begin next month
  • UBC Health to sponsor students and Indigenous peoples to attend TUFH conference

Events

  • Health After 2020 Dialogue Sessions 
    • Lost in translation: Why studying sex/gender differences is not enough to move the dial on women’s health
    • Home-based virtual reality therapeutics for mental health care: Opportunities and challenges
    • Exploring barriers and facilitators to health equity: A public dialogue to advance research agendas related to opioid prescribing for pain conditions
    • Engaging patients before and after childbirth from all walks of life in health research
  • Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care Webinar
  • Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) Conference

January 2022

News

  • Nine interdisciplinary teams awarded funding for innovative health research
  • Patient facilitators share rich insights with students in collaborative decision-making workshop
  • Share your thoughts on improving health in BC 
  • Donna Drynan receives alumni achievement award from University of Toronto

Events

  • Substance Use and Addiction Webinars
    • Substance Use and Stigma
    • Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care
  • TBC @ UBC Network Event
  • Racism is Deadlier than You Think: An Anti-Racist Approach to Health Education, Care, and Systems
  • Towards Unity for Health Conference
2021

December 2021

  • Wishing you happy holidays and all the best for 2022! 
  • Practice education initiative catalyzes collective action to advance rural placements
  • Indigenous Elder-led research collaboration in the Okanagan promotes culturally safe parenting 
  • Grant awarded to engage patients in delivery of medical education at UBC
  • Moving Forward on a Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy
  • Substance Use and Stigma Webinar 
  • TBC @ UBC Network Event

November 2021

  • Competition for 2021 UBC Health awards and scholarships now open
  • Cross-institutional research teams to participate in Health After 2020 dialogue series
  • Interdisciplinary HIFI team investigates effects of dual public health emergencies
  • Call for abstracts open for global health conference at UBC
  • Substance use and addiction webinars
  • TBC @ UBC Network event

October 2021

  • 2021 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award open for nominations
  • Health After 2020 program brings together researchers around this inflection point in society
  • Launching the TBC @ UBC Network to advance team-based care
  • Finding the patient’s voice
  • Substance use and addiction lunch & learn series

September 2021

  • Ben Fair appointed Assistant Director, Health Systems at UBC Health
  • Interprofessional placement project in rural BC enhances health student experience
  • Call for proposals for Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards open to UBC faculty 
  • Videos of patients and caregivers illustrate vital topics for health education
  • Building a community of practice for substance use and addiction education
  • In memoriam: Dr. James Frankish
  • Disaggregated data dialogue session on research ethics

July 2021

  • Dr. Nadine Caron appointed Special Advisor on Indigenous Health to the Vice-President, Health and to the Dean, Faculty of Medicine
  • Health After 2020 call for proposals now open
  • Successful year for patient-led workshop series
  • Health informatics game wins innovation award
  • Donna Drynan appointed to Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative board of directors

June 2021

  • Health After 2020 initiative cultivates interdisciplinary research collaborations and launches with public lecture on July 14 
  • Health education symposia to drive transformations in teaching and learning
  • UBC Health Awards Celebration 
  • Health Data Research Network Webinar 
  • Health After 2020 Launch and Public Lecture  

May 2021

  • Message from UBC Health leadership 
  • Better health together: UBC Health launches 2021-2026 strategic plan
  • Collaborative health education: Shaping the workforce of tomorrow 
  • Interdisciplinary health research: Catalyzing innovative collaborations 
  • Health systems: Advocating for positive change in health

April 2021

  • UBC Health to launch strategic plan
  • Substance use and addiction training a priority for student learning
  • Celebrating 10 years of health mentors

March 2021

  • Dr. Ray Markham appointed Special Advisor to the Vice-President, Health on Health Systems
  • Students recognized for academic excellence and health field contributions
  • Mentorship enables students to reach their full potential
  • Ongoing engagement through disaggregated data dialogue series

February 2021

  • Six faculty teams awarded funding for innovative health research
  • A UBC dialogue about the collection and use of disaggregated data 
  • Student learning enhanced by community educator 
  • 10th Annual UBC Interprofessional Health Mentors Virtual Symposium 

January 2021

  • UBC Health Award recipients recognized for advancing health research mentorship and education
  • Learning on the run about team-based care
2020

December 2020

  • Dr. Dermot Kelleher re-appointed as Vice-President, Health 
  • Moving towards better health together 
  • Student leads creation of unique patient support tool 
  • Using data to advance human rights

November 2020

  • What is health? 
  • Visioning retreat first step in broad engagement around team-based care 
  • Award-winning educator joins UBC Health 
  • Deadline reminder for UBC Health Awards + Scholarship submissions 

October 2020

  • A new way to connect
  • Introducing... the HIFI Awards
  • Interprofessional learning goes online
  • Pilot project REACHES out to rural BC