|Tuesday, May 08, 2012|
|UBC Long Term Service Awards given to Virginia Anthony and Mike Rekart|
|On behalf of UBC, SPPH Director, Dr. David Patrick, presented Long Term Service Awards to:
Virginia Anthony, Senior Administrator, who has been with UBC for 40 years
Mike Rekart, Clinical Professor, who has been with UBC for 25 years
Congratulations to both Virginia and Mike!
|Tuesday, May 08, 2012|
|Public Stealth takes on UBC Staff and Faculty Sports Day|
SPPH's Public Stealth Staff team competed in the UBC Staff and Faculty Sports Day on May 4th. While they gave it their best shot, performing well at the "meditation" and "world geography" heats, they did not place.
|Monday, April 30, 2012|
|Michael Brauer, Mieke Koehoorn and Stuart Peacock win 2012 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Awards|
Once again, the School of Population and Public Health has been fortunate to have several faculty members honoured with prestigious awards. We would like to congratulate:
|Dr. Stuart Peacock who won a Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research|
|Dr. Mieke Koehoorn, who won a Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Service to the University and the Community
|Dr. Michael Brauer, who won a Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence|
|Thursday, April 19, 2012|
|Help Patricia Janssen win Women of Distinction Award from YMCA|
SPPH's Dr. Patricia (Patti) Janssen has been nominated in the Science, Research & Innovation category for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award.
However, in addition, the nominees are also eligible for the Connecting the Community Award. Nominees collect votes and Scotiabank will donate $10,000 to the YWCA program area of her choice.
Voting has now started and will continue until May 22. Please visit the voting site and vote for Patricia Janssen! Then tell others, using Twitter or Facebook or even word of mouth, to vote for Patricia as well!
|Wednesday, April 18, 2012|
|SPPH students win Doctoral Scholarship Research Awards|
|Congratulations to the following SPPH students who won CIHR/Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Research Awards:
- Elaine I Fuertes (PhD OEH)
- Stephanie Harvard (PhD PPH). Stephanie also won a CIHR Doctoral Award for Patient-Oriented Research - Health Economics
- Gareth D Mercer (MD/PhD)
- Lyndsay M O'Hara (PhD PPH)
- Basia Pakula (PhD PPH). Basia also won a Killam Scholarship
- Saskia Sivananthan (PhD PPH)
Congratulations also to the winner of a CIHR Doctoral Research Award in Patient-Oriented Research - Biostatistics:
- Titilola Falasinnu (PhD OEH)
|Tuesday, April 17, 2012|
|SPPH'S Dr. Karen Bartlett wins UBC Killam Teaching Prize|
|Congratulations to Dr. Karen Bartlett, who won a 2011-2012 UBC Killam Teaching Prize.|
An outstanding, popular teacher and student mentor, Dr. Bartlett, will receive her prize at the UBC Spring Convocation.
|Tuesday, April 17, 2012|
|Dr. Patricia Janssen nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award|
The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards is recognized as one of Canada's most prestigious awards for women. YWCA Metro Vancouver's 29th annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours women whose achievements contribute to the well-being and future of the community.
This year, SPPH's Dr. Patricia (Patti) Janssen has been nominated in the Science, Research & Innovation category.
In addition, the nominees are also eligible for the Connecting the Community Award where they select a YWCA program area that they are interested in and use social media such as Twitter and Facebook to promote votes. From April 19–May 22 the public can cast their votes for and the nominee with the most votes receives the Connecting the Community Award and Scotiabank will donate $10,000 to the YWCA program area of her choice.
The winners will be announced on May 24, 2012. Tickets for the Silent Auction and Awards banquet can be purchased here
|Friday, April 13, 2012|
|Winners of James M. Robinson Award and George Elliot Award announced|
The 2011 James M. Robinson Award, for significant contributions to public health, was presented to Dr. Danuta Skowronski. Dr. Skowronski is a Physician Epidemiologist at BCCDC and a Clinical Professor with UBC's School of Population and Public Health.
Danuta Skowronski receives award from SPPH's Jane Buxton
The 2011 George Elliot Award, for lifetime contribution to public health in BC, was presented to Dr. Sam Sheps, who is a Professor with UBC's School of Population and Public Health and the Director of the School's MSc and PhD Program.
Congratulations to Danuta and Sam.
Sam Sheps receives award from SPPH's Jane Buxton
James M Robinson and George Elliot
More information about
James M Robinson and George Elliot, for whom these awards were named.
Selection of winners
BC Medical Health officers, Public Health Association of BC members and SPPH faculty members have the opportunity to nominate individuals for these awards. The final list of nominees is reviewed and the winner selected by a committee composed of a Chair, a Provincial Health Officer, a retired member of the public health community, and a representative from SPPH.
|Wednesday, April 11, 2012|
|Aslam Anis and Mieke Koehoorn honoured for their Mentoring of Early Career Faculty members|
SPPH's Associate Professor Mieke Koehoorn and Professor Aslam Anis are two of the three recipients of UBC's Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty. Dr. Gavin Stuart, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, called their success a "very strong affirmation of [their] contribution in mentoring".
The two will receive their awards at the Faculty of Medicine's Annual Awards Reception in May.
|Tuesday, April 10, 2012|
|New Faculty of Medicine approved Centre: Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences|
The Faculty of Medicine announced that the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHEOS) is its newest Faculty of Medicine approved Centre. This internationally renowned Centre, led by Dr. Aslam Anis, brings together a very talented interdisciplinary group of investigators that is addressing health interventions on populations to understand how to improve health and transform health for the future.
For more information about CHEOS click here