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August 26
MD program prepares to launch a new curriculum

​Starting this week, the first set of medical students will experience the MD renewed curriculum, launching this fall.

Learn more about the renewed curriculum here.



August 26
​Back to School 2015: Meet our Students

This fall, students from across a wide range of programs in the Faculty of Medicine will start a new academic year.

Meet some of the students here.



August 19
Upcoming Wellness and Activities Offerings

Healthy UBC Career Navigation Series @ Diamond Health Care Centre (Sept 23, Nov 5, Dec 3)

Join UBCs Career Navigation & Transition Consultant Pooja Khandelwal in this 3-part Career Wellbeing Series, to provide stimulus to your UBC career experience by discovering and designing opportunities for your professional success.  Mark your calendars now! 

Course Alert: Making Sense of your Talents and Strengths (Point Grey campus) 

This workshop uses the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment tool and enhances participant understanding of the full potential of these strengths.  Research shows that if we could find out more about how our talents impact our behaviors, our decision making, and motivation, we could work more from talents and strengths to fully develop our potential. 

Yoga on Main Mall is back for summer 2015! 

Summer on the Mall is back for another season.  Looking for a relaxing break at lunch?  Join UBC UTown for free noon hour yoga on August 21 and 28.

Coping with Change on the Job

A series of articles from Shepell, UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) on topics such as handling on-the-job change, building a resilient team, transition and growth and more! 

Video: Combat the Effects of Sitting all Day

Learn 3 changes you can make to your daily routine to work towards a healthier lifestyle. 

August 18
New UBC photography library now available

Communications and Marketing has made available a comprehensive library of new photographic images of UBC students, faculty and staff in a wide range of locations and activities on both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

You can download images at various sizes suitable for web or print, depending on your needs. Please check back regularly as we will be adding to the library on an ongoing basis.

If you have any suggestions for subjects, topics or environments, please contact us at comm.marketing@ubc.ca. Images are for non-commercial use by UBC faculties and units. For non-UBC use please contact: comm.marketing@ubc.ca.

August 12
Call for Nominations - British Columbia Medal of Good Citizenship

Nominations for British Columbia's newly launched Medal of Good Citizenship are now being accepted for individuals demonstrating outstanding achievement, excellence and distinction in their field.

The online
nomination form is available on the here. Nominations must be received by the September 25, 2015.   

For further information about this award, please contact the Office of Protocol, Government of British Columbia by phone at 250.387.1616 or email to bchonoursandawards@gov.bc.ca

August 12
Body Donor Memorial Service: September 26

On Saturday September 26, 2015, there will be a memorial service for those who have made the commitment to graciously donate their bodies to support the education of students in The Faculty of Medicine. The medical students would like to honour and commemorate these individuals for their selfless donation. These individuals have enhanced the education and training of our future healthcare professionals - to reflect this, the memorial service will provide students with an opportunity to express their appreciation. 

The service will be held in the West Atrium of the Life Sciences Center at the University of British Columbia on Saturday September 26th at 1 p.m. The service will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a reception. The address is 2350 Health Sciences Mall in Vancouver. 

If you would like to attend, please email Elise Yohm, Assistant to the Associate Dean, Office of Student Affairs, at associate.dean@ubc.ca with your RSVP.


August 06
Call for Applications: 2016/2018 UBC Clinician Investigator Program

​The UBC Clinician Investigator program is designed to provide a combined research and clinical training stream for residents in Clinical Specialty Programs at UBC. The aim is to encourage young physicians to pursue careers as clinician-scientists and to renew the clinical academic faculty at UBC and other Canadian Medical Schools. 

This aim will be accomplished by providing clinical trainees two years of protected research fellowship. The UBC CIP follows the guidelines of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and is approved by the RCPSC 

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2015 

For eligibility and complete application guidelines, please check our website at http://www.cip.med.ubc.ca 

Prospective applicants are encouraged to meet with Dr.Sian Spacey spacey@mail.ubc.ca to discuss their application plans and address any other inquiries. 

July 31
Future of IT in the FoM Information Session: Recording Available

The outputs of the July 23’s Future of IT in the FoM information session are now available: 

For questions or feedback on the recommendations, please contact the Future of IT in the FoM project team at it.fom@ubc.ca 

More information about the initiative can be found at the Future of IT in the Faculty of Medicine.

July 31
Appointment Announcements

​Faculty of Medicine Appointments

  • Michael Nimmo extended as Director, Clinical Faculty Affairs, effective July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

UBC Appointment

  • Jennifer Burns appointed Chief Information Officer effective August 1, 2015.
  • Joanne Fox appointed Principal and Academic Director, UBC Vantage College effective July 1, 2015.
  • Corey Nislow appointed Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Advisor effective July 1, 2015.


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