News and Events

  • Department of Family Practice Faculty Named in Top 50 Cited Primary Care Researchers List

    Members of the UBC Department of Family Practice have been named to the primary care researchers most-cited list.

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  • Building Bridges: An Overview of Social Prescribing for Older Adults in British Columbia

    Margaret Lin, Bev Pitman, Prab Sandhu and Maureen Ashe Social prescribing is a health and social model of care that recognizes community-based knowledge, resources, and other types of care or support. Informed by the social determinants of health, it aims to address people’s unmet social needs. Although it has been around for some time, a…

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  • OPEN HOUSE: Family Practice Enhanced Skills

    The Enhanced Skills Program will be holding a virtual open house on July 18, 2024 at 5:30 pm PST. This will be an opportunity to connect with our program directors and administrators across Category 1 and Category 2 programs.

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  • June 2024 Cedar Award: Blake Dobie

    Nominated by Cecilia Duran Blake Dobie has been with the Midwifery Program for over a decade, working in a variety of roles before being promoted to Senior Administrative Business Manager. He first helped run a pilot for international midwives before taking on the role of student services manager. In 2015, Blake took on a leadership…

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  • Building a Primary Care Learning Health System in BC

    When: Wednesday, June 12 from 12 – 1 pmWhere: Zoom Talk Abstract The BC Primary Health Care Research Network (BC-PHCRN) sits in the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, is part of the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Canadian Primary Care Research Network (CPCRN) and houses the BC arm of the Canadian Primary…

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  • Family Doctor Day 2024

    This Family Doctor Day, the BC College of Family Physicians and the UBC Department of Family Practice acknowledge that family physicians are the bedrock of our healthcare system.

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  • Meet the Rural Immersion Residents

    Starting this July, medical graduates will have the opportunity to further specialize in rural family medicine through our new and innovative Rural Immersion program — the first of its kind in BC and one of the very few offered at medical schools across Canada. With that, we would like to welcome the four incoming Rural Immersion Site…

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  • May 2024 Cedar Award: Lindsay Gowland

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    Lindsay Gowland, is a standout manager known for unparalleled responsiveness and proactive leadership. She consistently ensures seamless operational flow of the department’s Enhanced Skills Program and has an astute awareness of areas that need attention. With her reputation for being dedicated, inspiring and making things happen, Lindsay is the worthy recipient of the May Cedar…

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  • April 2024 Cedar Award: Flora and Leo Wong

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    This month, we are proud to highlight Drs. Flora and Leo Wong as the recipients of the Cedar Award. See below for what Bill Upward had to say about them and their contributions to the Department of Family Practice.

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  • Dr. Nichole Fairbrother Attends House of Commons Standing Committee on Health

    Dr. Nichole Fairbrother was invited to appear before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health in Ottawa last Thursday. She served on a panel for women’s mental health as one of only a small number of perinatal mental health scientists. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Health studies issues that relate to Health…

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  • Empower Elderly Care: Join Our Innovative Working Groups

    The UBC Department of Family Practice Care if the Elderly Committee is looking for people to join their working group.

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  • Department of Family Practice Launches New Rural Family Medicine Residency Program

    The Rural Immersion program will train UBC family medicine resident doctors in communities across northern BC

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  • UBC and BC Rural Health Network Address the Gap Between Community Voices and Policy and Decision Making

    Advancing Community Engagement in Healthcare in Rural BC: A gap analysis to improve community involvement in healthcare A recent gap analysis has been published by the UBC Centre for Rural Health Research (Department of Family Practice) and the BC Rural Health Network. The Gap Analysis project was funded by the Social Planning and Research Council…

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  • DFP Launches Curriculum Mapping App

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    collaboration with the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Digital Solutions EdTech team, the UBC Family Practice Residency Program created a user-friendly, highly intuitive and standardized curriculum mapping tool that is consistent across all of the program’s distributed training sites.

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  • March 2024 Cedar Award: Ada Okonkwo-Dappa

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    This month, the Department recognizes Ada Okonkwo-Dappa for the Cedar Award. Thank you to Erza Mjekiqi for submitting the nomination! I am thrilled to nominate Ada for her outstanding work as an evaluation and engagement analyst at the Innovation Support Unit. Ada plays a vital role as the lead coordinator for our CapEs project, demonstrating…

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  • R3 Enhanced Skills Program Openings

    The Department of Family Practice offers a number of residency positions for family physicians in the province of British Columbia for the purpose of developing specific advanced skills. These positions represent a commitment on the part of the department, and the Faculty of Medicine, to respond to community needs in an effective way.  See below…

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  • HealtheSteps® Lifestyle Counselling for the Prevention of Chronic Disease

    The Lifestyle Research Team led by Dr. Robert Petrella, Head (Chair) of the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, are excited to announce the return of the Continuing Professional Development activity called HealtheSteps® Lifestyle Counselling for the Prevention of Chronic Disease for physicians and primary care providers. By completing the CPD…

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  • The Restorative Imperative in Healthcare: Broadening the Definition of Healing

    Save the Date Event Details Start: April 19 @ 10:00 amEnd: April 19 @ 12:00 pmVenue: Life Sciences Centre (LSC) – 1001, 2350 Health Sciences MallZoom: Details released post email registrationCategories: UBC Midwifery Program, Restorative Justice UBC Midwifery is hosting a free keynote lecture on restorative justice, and we are extending this invitation to all our partners and colleagues.…

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  • February 2024 Cedar Award: Dr. Caroline Shooner

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    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.

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  • January 2024 Cedar Award: Dr. Alicia Pawluk

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    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 both clinical practice and teaching.

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