UBC Health Newsletter

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

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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
Past Issues

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

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