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UBC PT Knowledge Brokers announce the launch of ‘Active For Health’

UBC PT Knowledge Brokers announce the launch of ‘Active For Health’

Developed in collaboration with the Physical Activity Support Kit Initiative (PASKI) Core Team and over 100 people including UBC Department of Physical Therapy, this free online toolkit of resources helps people living with chronic health conditions be more physically active. All of the resources in the toolkit have been evaluated to ensure they are appropriate, user-friendly and are in alignment with evidence from health care research.

Webinar: Technology meets biology: Changing how we fight disease on November 30, 2021

Webinar: Technology meets biology: Changing how we fight disease on November 30, 2021

Hear from UBC experts Dr. Calvin Kuo, Dr. Manu Madhav and Dr. Nika Shakiba about how the School of Biomedical Engineering is building a bold and boundless community of collaboration, research and clinical expertise fueled by patient experience to bring interdisciplinary, tailor-made medical solutions to patients faster and make them available to everyone.

alumni UBC Achievement Awards on November 18th

alumni UBC Achievement Awards on November 18th

The alumni UBC Achievement Awards are among the highest honours bestowed to UBC alumni. On November 18, 2021, we are excited to celebrate two alumni from the UBC Faculty of Medicine at a virtual gala who will be recognized for their passion and extraordinary endeavours to create a better world – Dr. James Watt, BSc’62, MD’67 – Global Citizenship Award and Dr. Jacquelyn J. Cragg, BSc’07, MPH’11, PhD’15 – Young Alumni Award.

2021 Annual UBC Chan Gunn Lecture with the World’s Greatest Athlete

2021 Annual UBC Chan Gunn Lecture with the World’s Greatest Athlete

Join Damian Warner, 2020 Olympic decathalon champion and his physiotherapist Dave Zelibka as they look back at their nine-year journey to the top of the Olympic podium, moderated by Senior Gunn IMS instructor Cory Choma.

Changing hearts to co-create spaces of belonging

Changing hearts to co-create spaces of belonging

Laura Yvonne Bulk, PhD’21, MOT’14 has received many accolades for her research, teaching and advocacy to improve the lives of people with disabilities, but the Tom Henrik Walter Occupational Therapy Award still holds a special place in her heart.

Wolf Schamberger, MD’70

Wolf Schamberger, MD’70

Dr. Wolf Schamberger, MD ’70, FRCPC (Physiatry)’79 sub specialized in problems caused by the pelvis/spine being out of alignment.

Erwin Cornel Demiany, BSc’67, MD’69

Erwin Cornel Demiany, BSc’67, MD’69

Dr. Erwin Cornel Demiany died peacefully in his home in Trinity Center, California on July 12th, 2021. He remained active and was still working as hospitalist. He will be dearly missed by his patients, friends and family.

UBC Dialgoues: What is the cost of care? on October 13, 2021

UBC Dialgoues: What is the cost of care? on October 13, 2021

Join our panel of UBC experts as they discuss the complex reality of care in our society. Who are the caregivers? How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted them? What would it look like if we were to rebuild the system into one that better supports them?

MSAC Opening Day - March 17, 1990

The creation of the MSAC from eyes of one of its founders, Dr. Richard Beauchamp, MD’71

Dr. Richard Beauchamp, MD’71 was the third President of the UBC Medical Alumni Association (MAA), established in 1984 by a group of alumni committed to creating a building specifically for medical students to form connections and sense of belonging. The UBC Faculty of Medicine Alumni Engagement Office recently reached out to Dr. Beauchamp to hear […]

Webinar: Translating discovery to transform health: Untold stories from medical research on July 14th

Webinar: Translating discovery to transform health: Untold stories from medical research on July 14th

The rapid pace of development for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines has demonstrated both the need and opportunity to expedite discoveries from the lab to the clinic—where innovation can save and improve lives.
On July 14th, hear from UBC experts Dr. Pieter Cullis, BSc’67, MSc’70, PhD’72, Dr. Megan Levings, PhD’99, and Dr. Sriram Subramaniam as they share insights from their experiences and perspectives on how to integrate academic research and the biotech industry in B.C. to accelerate health innovation.