Graduation reflections from alumna Jennifer Xenakis, BMLSc learner turned educator
It is a great privilege to work with engaged, eager, intelligent people so full of energy and promise! The BMLSc program is a journey that involves “dipping toes” into the pond of possibilities. What ignites students’ intellectual passions? Each student is a mosaic, woven by threads that have influenced their lives – parents, family, culture, […] Read More >

April 6 is UBC Giving Day!
Be part of the action and support the causes that matter most to you. From student scholarships to experiential learning opportunities, there are so many ways you can support UBC students. Read More >

The show must go online: Medical student traditions transformed for a virtual audience
When the COVID-19 pandemic upended the plans for UBC Medicine Spring Gala and MedPlay, UBC medical students found creative ways to continue these important traditions. Read More >

UBC Dialogues: Ensuring gender-affirming health care
Everybody should have access to health care that supports our identities. On Thursday, March 3, 2022, tune into this live webinar to hear UBC School of Nursing Director and Professor Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc and Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity’s Gender Equity Advisor Dr. A.J. Lowik (PhD’22 candidate) discuss how health-care professionals are changing the way they work and what are some key considerations for the future. Read More >

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. Read More >

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. Read More >

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. Read More >

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. Read More >

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. Read More >

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? Read More >