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Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban Promoted to the rank of Professor

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban has been promoted to the rank of Professor, effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Abu-Laban is an Emergency Physician at Vancouver General Hospital and the Scientific Director of the BC Emergency Medicine Network. He has a longstanding commitment to the advancement of Emergency Medicine as an academic […]

Clinical Faculty Promotions 2020

We are delighted to announce that the following clinical faculty members received promotions in 2020! The Department would like to recognize their achievements and wish them continued success at UBC. Please join us in congratulating our faculty members on their well-deserved promotions! Last Name First Name Site New Clinical Faculty Rank Alexander Noah Vancouver Clinical […]

Dr. Brian Grunau presenting at CHEOS’ Work in Progress Seminar Series!

Dr. Brian Grunau presenting at CHEOS’ Work in Progress Seminar Series!

The Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHEOS) is relaunching their Work in Progress (WiP) Seminar Series! The first WiP of 2021 will be on February 10th from 12:00–1:00 PST and will be presented by UBC Emergency Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Brian Grunau. Dr. Grunau will be discussing his recent study which compared […]

Dr. Roy Purssell

UBC Department of Emergency Medicine Welcomes New Interim Department Heads

Drs. Roy Purssell and John Tallon have been appointed Interim Co-Heads, Department of Emergency Medicine effective to December 31, 2022. In their interim roles, Drs. Purssell and Tallon will provide leadership to faculty, staff and learners while we initiate a recruitment plan and search for a new Department Head. Dear friends and colleagues, It is […]

Register: 2021 UBC Emergency Medicine Research Day!

Wednesday April 14, 2021 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Save the date in your calendar REGISTER NOW Please note that this event will be online-only. EM Research Day will feature a number of presentations of completed or planned EM research. We’re excited to share that Dr. Jeffrey Perry will be our visiting professor! If […]

Are you looking for a mentor? Join the DEM Mentorship Program!

Do you have an area of interest, but do not know how to professionally grow into it? Do you need support teaching/supervising learners? Is your transition into practice challenging? Are you interested in playing a leadership role within your work environment? Do you have an interest in mentorship? Are you interested in getting support from […]

Dr. Jared Baylis supports the creation of a COVID-19 simulation guide

We’re proud to share that UBC Department of Emergency Medicine faculty member, Dr. Jared Baylis, has developed a COVID-19 simulation guide in partnership with the Interior Health simulation team. This guide contains a standardized set of protocols to support the safe delivery of simulation exercises regardless of the environment. The new guide is giving simulation […]

Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care – full report now available

Dear Colleagues, The investigative report on Indigenous-specific discrimination in BC health care by Justice Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is now released. It is titled “In Plain Sight” It was initiated due to media reports of specific racist comments in emergency departments in BC. It is a fair and balanced report. It clearly describes Indigenous peoples as […]

Invitation to Participate in the DEM Mentorship Program

The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM), the Offices of Faculty Affairs and Clinical Faculty Affairs, and UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) invite DEM faculty members to participate as a mentor in our second edition of the DEM Mentorship Program. 100% of our mentors agreed or strongly agreed that they would recommend the […]

2019 Awards and Significant Honours

Each year, faculty members from the Department of Emergency Medicine are recognized for their excellence in teaching, clinical practice, and research. Congratulations to our 2019 award and significant honour recipients: NAME AWARD/HONOUR AGENCY Jim Christenson Helen Karounis Memorial Award for Professionalism in Emergency Medicine Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Lee Graham 2019 Interior Site Emergency […]