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We stand at the forefront of transformative primary healthcare, blending education and research to create, implement and support team-based approaches to family practice. Together with our partners, we provide the next generation of family physicians and midwives the patient-centred foundation to shape the future of primary care in British Columbia.

News and Events

Department updates, recognition, and upcoming events

  • February 2024 Cedar Award: Dr. Caroline Shooner
    February 2024 Cedar Award: Dr. Caroline Shooner

    The Department is proud to recognize Dr. Caroline Shooner as the recipient of the February Cedar Award. Dr. Shooner is a family physician and GP oncologist. Dr Shooner is the educational lead at Haida Gwaii Hospital, responsible for both medical students and residents rotating at the remote, rural site.

  • January 2024 Cedar Award: Dr. Alicia Pawluk
    January 2024 Cedar Award: Dr. Alicia Pawluk

    This month the Awards Committee is excited to recognize Dr. Alicia Pawluk for the Cedar Award. Dr. Pawluk is the director of Care of the Elderly and a clinical assistant professor who specializes in geriatric addictions and emergency medicine on Vancouver Island. Her work focuses on improving elderly care through…

  • Announcing Dr. Meera Anand as Interim Undergrad Program Director
    Announcing Dr. Meera Anand as Interim Undergrad Program Director

    The Department of Family Practice is pleased to announce that Dr. Meera Anand has been appointed to the role of Interim Undergraduate Program Director. Having previously held the role of year 1 and 2 lead for the program, Dr. Anand is stepping in to take on oversight.

With gratitude, we acknowledge that the UBC Department of Family Practice —encompassing our programs, faculty, learners and staff—is located on traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of Indigenous peoples—including First Nations, Métis and Inuit—around the province now known as British Columbia. In our work within the Department, we all have a responsibility to disrupt, dismantle and decolonize in order to unravel the ways in which settlers have exercised and continue to exercise their power and privilege with consequent impacts on First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. We acknowledge the ongoing consequences of colonization and strive to support reconciliation within our department. 

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