Awards Archive

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Dr. Bas Masri co-authors 2021/2022 Excellence in Pharmacy Practice Award-winning study

July 13, 2022

A UBC interdisciplinary study that evaluated the safety of cefazolin as surgical prophylaxis in penicillin-allergic patients was selected for the 2021/2022 Excellence in Pharmacy Practice – Interprofessional Collaboration Award by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. The award recognizes a team that has worked effectively across disciplines to improve patient care. Congratulations to the interdisciplinary […]

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Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow Dr. Mark Xu Awarded an AO Trauma North America Fellows Research Support Grant

July 8, 2022

Dr. Mark Xu, a Division of Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow, was awarded an AO Trauma North America Fellows Research Support Grant ($10,000 USD) for the 2021–22 academic year for his project Long term reoperation rate following open reduction and internal fixation of talar neck fractures: A population-based minimum 10 year follow-up investigation.


Dr. Dena Shahriari Receives NSERC Discovery Grants for Spinal Cord Research

June 28, 2022

Dr. Dena Shahriari among Faculty of Medicine researchers awarded more
than $3.9 million through 2022 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) programs.


Dr. James McEwen Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

June 24, 2022

Long-time Faculty member Dr. James McEwen was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Washington, DC. Dr. McEwen invented the first microprocessor-controlled automatic surgical tourniquet system. Devices based on his innovations are used worldwide in close to 20,000 surgeries each day!


Dr. Anthony Cooper and Dr. Julian Sernik Receive Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Awards

June 17, 2022

We are pleased to share that Dr. Anthony Cooper from the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Dr. Julian Sernik from the Division of Comprehensive Orthopaedics were amongst the recipients of the 2022 Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation (COF) Research Awards.


Dr. Aresh Sepehri Receives Scholarship for ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program

June 14, 2022

We are excited to share that Dr. Aresh Sepehri, a PGY5 Orthopaedic Resident at UBC, was selected for a 2022 Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) Kathy Cramer Young Clinician Scholarship! Scholarship recipients will participate in the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP) held September 22 – 24, 2022 in Rosemont, Illinois and […]

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Dr. Anthony Cooper Receives 2022 POSNA Registry Grant for International Limb Differences Registry

June 3, 2022

We are thrilled to congratulate Dr. Anthony Cooper, Clinical Associate Professor at UBC Orthopaedics and Pediatric Orthopaedic surgeon at BC Children’s Hospital, on receiving the 2022 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society Of North America (POSNA) Registry Grant research award for the International Limb Differences Registry. The POSNA Registry Grant provides three years of funding for high-quality, multicenter clinical […]

UBC Orthopaedics Update 2022 held May 5–6, 2022 at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University.

2022 UBC Orthopaedics Week

May 13, 2022

UBC Orthopaedics hosted our signature week of events during the first week of May beginning with Research Day presentations by residents, fellows, and graduate students from the Department of UBC Orthopaedics trainees followed by Ortho Update, a two-day accredited CPD/CME orthopaedics conference, in collaboration with the BC Orthopaedics Association. For a finale, we ended the […]


Congratulations to our 2022 Orthopaedic Research Day Award Winners

May 11, 2022

Each year, the UBC Department of Orthopaedics recognizes the incredible research by our trainees at our annual Orthopaedic Research Day event. This year’s event was held at the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre at Vancouver General Hospital. We are excited to announce the winners in Resident Research, Clinical Fellow Research, and Graduate Student Research.


SpiNepal Awarded International Development, Aid and Collaboration (IDAC) Grant

March 21, 2022

Spinal Cord Injury Collaboration – Nepal (SpiNepal) was awarded a three-year International Development, Aid and Collaboration (IDAC) Grant from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – RCPS(C) totalling CAD90,000 for its project: A Physical Medicine Residency by, in and for Nepal. SpiNepal works closely with the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) near Kathmandu, Nepal’s first […]

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UBC Orthopaedics Researchers Attract CIHR Fall 2021 Funding to Develop Adult Spinal Deformity Surgical Planning and Failure Prediction Toolkit

February 7, 2022

Congratulations to UBC Department of Orthopaedics Professor and Principle Investigator Dr. Thomas Oxland and co-investigators, Associate Professor Dr. John Street and Professor Dr. David Wilson, on being awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Fall 2021.

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Dr. Robert McCormack honoured with Canadian Football League’s Hugh Campbell Distinguished Leadership Award

February 4, 2022

The Canadian Football League (CFL) has honoured Dr. Robert McCormack, Professor Emeritus with UBC Department of Orthopaedics, with a Hugh Campbell Distinguished Leadership Award in recognition of his exemplary service in establishing and maintaining the league’s health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UBC researchers lead $24 million project to treat spinal cord injury

January 12, 2022

A new multidisciplinary team—named Mend the Gap—is working on a novel approach that may someday help people with spinal cord injury. The Mend the Gap team recently received $24 million from Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund ​2020 Transformation stream to investigate using biomaterials—and soft gels in particular—to heal the injury.