Leadership Opportunities Available
The Faculty is recruiting for several leadership positions, including new positions in the MD Undergraduate Program:
- Director of Assessment
- Director of Curriculum
- Director of Foundations of Medicine
- Director, Year 4 Clinical Electives, Island Medical Program
- Assistant Dean, Vancouver
- Assistant Dean, Fraser
- Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Northern Medical Program
Other leadership positions in the Faculty of Medicine:
- Head, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
- Director, ICORD
- Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
- Dr. Gisèle Bourgeois-Law was appointed Faculty Liaison, Centre for Health Education Scholarship – Island Medical Program effective June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2015.
- Dr. Robert McMaster was reappointed Associate Dean, Research, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute effective July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014.
- Dr. Graydon Meneilly was reappointed Head, Department of Medicine effective July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.
- Dr. Geoffrey Payne is extended as the Interim Regional Associate Dean, Northern BC effective to June 30, 2012 and was reappointed Assistant Dean, Northern Medical Program effective July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015.
- Dr. Roger Wong was appointed Interim Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education effective to May 14, 2013.
Watch the Full Faculty Meeting webcast
Watch the Full Faculty Meeting that was held on May 9, including a report from Dean Gavin Stuart, a financial report from Mark Vernon, Chief Operating Officer and an update and governance recommendations on the MD undergraduate curriculum renewal from Drs. Snadden, Casiro and Fabian.
Faculty of Medicine Election: Vote for Committee Representatives
Election of representatives to the Faculty of Medicine Standing Committees for the 2012-2013 academic year by voting members of Faculty ends on Monday, June 4, 2012. The committees which require election are the MD Undergraduate Admissions Policy Advisory Committee and the Research Council.
2012 Faculty of Medicine Awards
Each year, the Faculty recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. Read about the 2012 award recipients.
WordPress Training Sessions
The Faculty of Medicine is offering training sessions to learn how to use UBC’s hosted WordPress service – an easy to use website content management system which is free for UBC faculties and units. The training sessions are July 18 and August 8 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm in Room HA 045C, Henry Angus Building. Please sign-up online to attend a session.
Faculty Engagement in Educational Technologies Survey
MedIT and the eHealth Strategy Office would like to better understand your technology needs. Your feedback will assist in decision-making regarding the future use of educational technology tools and shape the course of technology use in the Faculty of Medicine. Follow this link to the Faculty Engagement in Educational Technologies Survey to ensure that your opinions and perspective are represented and heard.
Read the Spring 2012 issue of UBC Medicine magazine
The latest issue of UBC Medicine magazine includes stories about psychiatric training and care in Fraser Health, the Chilliwack Integrated Community Clerkship, the Faculty of Medicine’s Fraser footprint and the opening of the Southern Medical Program.
CMMT 15th Anniversary Celebration: June 5
The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics invites you to its 15th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, June 5 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.
The Power of Multiple Perspectives: Establishing Priorities for the ICC Program
Read about four key directions that emerged from a recent workshop to discuss ideas and perspectives on priority questions related to the UBC Integrated Community Clerkship (ICC) program.
Read the Spring 2012 edition of Gravitas
Gravitas is the official newsletter of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. The theme of this quarterly edition is postgraduate medical education.
Call for Nominations: UBC Vancouver President’s Staff Awards: Deadline Extended to June 15
Nominations for the 2012 President’s Staff Awards are currently being accepted, and the deadline for submitting nomination packages has been extended to Friday, June 15 at 4:30 pm. The President’s Staff Awards recognize the contributions to UBC and personal achievements of staff at the Vancouver campus in five categories: Leadership and Creativity, Enhancing the UBC Experience, Global Citizenship, Emerging Leadership, and Advancing Diversity and Inclusion. Any UBC staff, faculty or student can nominate eligible UBC staff members.
Call for UBC Okanagan Student Volunteers: President’s Advisory Committee on Student Discipline: Deadline June 15
The University Counsel invites interested UBC Okanagan students to apply for positions on the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Discipline, which deals with cases of academic misconduct, for the term of May 25, 2012 to August 31, 2013. To ensure that a broad range of students are represented on the Committee, the University Counsel is inviting students who are interested in serving on the Committee to submit their names for consideration. Application information is available online.
Call for Applications: Academic Director, UBC Learning Exchange: Deadline June 29
The University is seeking an Academic Director for the Learning Exchange. The Learning Exchange exemplifies UBC’s commitment to community engagement and is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The Academic Director will serve as the academic champion for the Learning Exchange, taking a lead role in ensuring that the Learning Exchange is linked effectively with UBC’s academic mission. The appointment is a 20% secondment internal to the University and will be for a minimum of two years with the possibility of reappointment.
Call for Nominees: Lewis Perinbam Award in International Development: Deadline September 16
The Award recognizes significant volunteer efforts that improve people’s lives in the developing world, that engage and inspire Canadians and others to undertake volunteer action, and that identify new ways of thinking and/or addressing difficult development challenges.
Call for Event Submissions: Celebrate Learning Week: October 27 – November 4
All members of the UBC community are encouraged to submit events for the fifth annual Celebrate Learning Week. The idea is to share examples of teaching and learning opportunities that UBC provides its students, faculty, staff and community. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 28, 2012.
Call for Submissions: American Studies Grants Program
The Embassy of the United States of America in Ottawa will be accepting grant applications on a rolling basis until July 31, 2012 or until funds are exhausted. Expenditures of grant funding may take place over a one-to-three year period of time.
start an evolution: Report on Giving 2012
Read the latest update on UBC’s start an evolution campaign. The Report on Giving 2012 features stories about ophthalmology, the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and the Bell Youth Mental Health Impact Project.
External Review of Green College, UBC
The Faculty of Graduate Studies is arranging for a review of Green College in June of this year. The review is being carried out in conjunction with the Faculty’s consideration of Dr. Mark Vessey’s reappointment as Principal of the College. All members of the University are invited to provide written comments relevant to the matters under review. Please forward your comments to the review coordinator, Dr. Herbert Rosengarten, at email@example.com. Your comments will be held in strict confidence and forwarded to the members of the review team. The deadline for receipt of comments is Friday, June 22, 2012. Please ensure your comments are identified by name and affiliation.
Report and Recommendations resulting from the External Review of UBC’s Department of Athletics and Recreation
Read the report and recommendations resulting from the external review of UBC’s Department of Athletics and Recreation undertaken in early February 2012. The review was carried out as part of normal UBC practice for the purpose of evaluating the organization, operation, management, and service role of the Unit. After reading the report, please answer the survey questions.
New UBC Career Navigation Site
UBC has identified career navigation as an important resource for UBC employees. UBC has launched a new Career Navigation site to assist employees to create a personalized career development plan, to provide a step-by-step process to map your career, set new goals and move forward. By planning what you where you want to go and how you will get there, the Career Navigation site will assist you to reach your career destination.
UBC is not signing a license agreement with Access Copyright
After extensive review, the University of British Columbia has decided not to sign a license agreement with Access Copyright (AC) based on the model that it has recently negotiated with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).
AUCC President’s Letter
Read the May 14, 2012 President’s Letter from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), including an advocacy update and information about Canadian university presidents’ recent Brazil mission and the renewal of MOUs between research granting agencies and institutions.
UBC Appointment Announcements
- Dr. Simon Bates was appointed Senior Advisor, Teaching and Learning, and Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) at UBC Vancouver effective July 9, 2012.
- Bud Mortenson was appointed Director of University Relations with UBC’s Okanagan campus.
- Kari Grist has been selected Managing Director of the newly created Department of Communications & Marketing effective July 2, 2012.