Global Orthopaedics

Local to Global

Together we can make a difference

UBC Global Orthopaedics (UBC GO) is an initiative within the Department of Orthopaedics with a mandate to facilitate activities that improve orthopaedic care and outcomes in resource challenged communities all around the globe.

Our UBC Orthopaedics faculty members have rich skills in teaching and treating MSK pathology. Many have the desire to assist in reducing the burden of musculoskeletal disability beyond BC through building capacity, provision of clinical care, and pursuing research in areas of need. Embracing UBC’s view that universities are global actors, the Department of Orthopaedics seeks to enhance the impact of our clinical and scholarly activities to help build a more just, sustainable, resilient, and thriving world.

Our UBC GO Leaders

UBC GO, Lead

Dr. Shafique Pirani
Clinical Professor, UBC Orthopaedics

UBC GO, Lead

Dr. Jeffrey Potter
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Orthopaedics

UBC GO, Lead

Dr. Emily Schaeffer
Research Associate, UBC Orthopaedics

UBC GO, Coordinator

Maneeta Janjua
UBC Orthopaedics, Research Student

UBC GO, Founding Coordinator

Tarini Boparai
UBC Orthopaedics, Research Student

UBC GO Spotlight Series

Learn about our UBC Department of Orthopaedics faculty members involved in past and current global orthopedic initiatives through our UBC Global Orthopaedics (UBC GO) Spotlight series monthly features.

Contact us

Interested in learning about how you can get involved in UBC Orthopaedics’ global initiatives? Contact us today!

Donate to UBC GO

Your donation will support student education as well as academic research projects within Global Orthopaedics. For more information or to discuss further philanthropic opportunities please contact Olivia Peters at

UBC Global

Learn more about how the university is committed to fostering global citizenship and advancing a sustainable and just society by partnering widely both at home and abroad.