Special Events

Dr. Anita Palepu receives Providence Health Care’s 2020 Research and Mission Award
December 15, 2020

This award recognizes a scientist at Providence Health Care who demonstrates the mission and values of Providence Health Care while conducting outstanding research.
Dr. Anita Palepu is recognized both nationally and internationally for her research work with marginalized populations such as injection drug users and persons with unstable housing. She has established herself as an independent clinician-scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences at St. Paul’s Hospital and has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers.

Watch the video to learn more about Dr. Palepu’s inspiring work:

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Palepu on this wonderful and well-deserved achievement!

Dr. Nadia Fairbairn has been named the inaugural Philip Owen Professor in Addiction Medicine at UBC
January 18, 2021

New UBC professorship to advance addiction medicine in B.C.The newly established professorship—the first of its kind in Canada—will help close the evidence-to-practice gap to strengthen the addiction treatment system in British Columbia. Dr. Fairbairn, a practicing internal physician specialist in addiction medicine and physician lead of the Addiction Medicine Consult Team at St. Paul’s Hospital, serves as the director of the International Collaborate Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship Program at the BCCSU, the largest addiction fellowship program in North America. This story was posted at the UBC news page, which you can read here!

Dr. Don Sin has been renewed as a have been renewed as Canada Research Chair (CRCs) in recognition of excellence in his fields of study.
December 17, 2020

Dr. Don Sin, Canada Research Chair in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Tier 1, has published more than 550 peer-reviewed papers and is a section editor of the European Respiratory Journal. He is ranked the top medical expert in COPD across North America and second in the world. He is a professor in the Department of Medicine and a staff respirologist at St. Paul’s Hospital (Providence Health Care). He is also the Director of the UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) and holds the inaugural De Lazzari Chair at HLI. This story was posted at the UBC news page, which you can read here!

Dr. Julio Montaner named a University Killam Professor!

The designation University Killam Professor is conferred by the UBC Board of Governors to recognize exceptional members of faculty who are extraordinary teachers and researchers, who are leaders in their academic fields, and who have received national and international recognition as a result of these characteristics. This designation is the highest honour that the University can confer on a member of faculty!

Dr. Adeera Levin made a Member of the Order of Canada!

Dr. Adeera Levin, Head of the Division of Nephrology at UBC has been recognized by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada as a Member of the Order of Canada. The honour is in recognition of Dr. Levin’s leadership in the treatment of kidney disease.

Dr. Julio Montaner inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for leadership in combatting HIV/AIDS!

Dr. Julio Montaner, Head of the Division of AIDS in the Department of Medicine and Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame on April 23, 2015 at a ceremony in Winnipeg.

For more information about Julio and the other inductees, please visit the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Dr. John Webb among “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

Dr. John Webb was included in “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds,” a list of 3,200 researchers in 21 fields compiled by Thomson Reuters, for his work to pioneer percutaneous heart valve replacement.

Dr. Don Sin # 1 medical expert in COPD across North America!

In 2014, Expertscape stated that Dr. Don Sin is the #1 medical expert in COPD across North America and is 2nd in the world. (http://www.expertscape.com/ex/copd/p/earth)

Gairdner, UBC, and St. Paul’s Hospital 2013 Symposium on COPD: New Approaches Toward Prevention & Cure

The Gairdner Foundation chose Dr. James Hogg (Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia and the founding director of the Pulmonary Research Laboratory at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC), as its recipient of the 2013 Gairdner-Wightman Award to recognize and honor Dr Hogg’s lifetime contributions in improving the health of patients with COPD through innovative and cutting edge research.

On December 3rd, 2013 A symposium, bringing together the world leaders in COPD research and innovation to discuss the latest “breakthroughs” in COPD, was held.

Please click here to view the videos and presentations from the Gairdner, UBC, and St. Paul's Hospital Symposium of COPD.