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Dr. Babak Shadgan Attends 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as Medical Director of Wrestling Competitions

July 22, 2021

The International Olympic Committee has amended its “Faster, Higher, Stronger” motto to include the word ‘Together’, highlighting the need for solidarity during difficult times such as the COVID-19 pandemic. At this year’s 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, finding and sustaining the proper balance of safety and togetherness has never been more challenging. Dr. […]

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Dr. Pierre Guy Named COA 2nd President Elect

July 22, 2021

Congratulations are extended to UBC Orthopaedics Professor, Dr. Pierre Guy, who was named the Canadian Orthopaedic Association’s 2nd President Elect during the Association’s recent virtual Annual Meeting. “I am both honoured and humbled by the nomination” says Dr. Guy. “I know that many surgeons are contributing to improving musculoskeletal care in Canada and I look […]

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Canadian Football League Appoints Dr. Robert McCormack as Chief Medical Officer

July 19, 2021

The Canadian Football League (CFL) recently appointed Dr. Bob McCormack and Dr. Dhiren Naidu as its Chief Medical Officers.

McCormack and Naidu will lead a CFL Medical Committee comprised of top health professionals and executives from the league and its clubs.

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Congratulations to the COA’s 76th President Dr. Kishore Mulpuri

July 9, 2021

Congratulations UBC Orthopaedics Professor and Head, Dr. Kishore Mulpuri, on becoming the 76th President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA)! As President, Dr. Mulpuri will become the chair of COA’s Executive Committee. The Executive Committee meets a minimum of ten times annually and addresses issues related to planning, programs, staffing, and the implementation of COA’s […]

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Faculty Spotlight – Raphaele Charest-Morin

July 7, 2021

RAPHAELE CHAREST-MORINCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Division:Spine Site:Vancouver – Vancouver General Hospital Can you share a little bit about your educational background and journey, and how you got to where you are today? What inspired you to work in orthopaedics, specifically spine surgery? I was born and raised in Québec city. For as long as I can […]

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Dr. Kelly Lefaivre Leads Exceptional COA Annual Meeting Education Program

June 30, 2021

Congratulations and thanks are extended to Dr. Kelly A. Lefaivre for her management of the 2021 Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) Annual Meeting program. Dr. Lefaivre was able to successfully transition from what was initially planned as an in-person event, to a hybrid event, to an eventual fully virtual meeting while staying true to the key […]

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2021 Academic Gown Ceremonies

June 30, 2021

On June 22nd and June 30th, the Faculty of Medicine honoured colleagues promoted to the ranks of Professor, Professor of Teaching, and Clinical Professor, as well as those granted Emerita and Emeritus status in 2019/2020 and 2020/2021. We would like to congratulate our newly promoted faculty members! Learn more about the careers and accomplishments of […]

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National Indigenous History Month 2021

June 29, 2021

As many of you may know, June is National Indigenous History Month – a time to honour the unique history and culture of Indigenous peoples. It is also a time to pay tribute to the strength and depth of present-day Indigenous communities and a time for Canadians, and British Columbians in particular, to contemplate the […]

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Statement on the Missing Children of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

June 25, 2021

We are devastated by the revelation shared today by the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan of 751 unmarked graves at a site nearby the former Marieval Indian Residential School. Our thoughts are with all those families and communities who have suffered and continue to suffer as a consequence of the residential school system, and who […]

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Congratulations to our 2021 Graduates and Award Winners

June 14, 2021

On June 4, 2021 faculty, staff, residents, and fellows from the UBC Department of Orthopaedics attended the 2021 graduation ceremony via Zoom. This virtual ceremony commemorated the accomplishments of our graduating trainees, signifying the culmination of their hard work, passion, and commitment to orthopaedics. This year’s virtual program included remarks and presentations from a number […]

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What’s Next for our 2021 Graduating Trainees?

June 11, 2021

The UBC Department of Orthopaedics would like to congratulate our outgoing trainees as they celebrate their achievements and look ahead to the next stage of their careers in orthopaedics! Meet a handful of our 2021 graduates and learn more about what’s next for them. The UBC Department of Orthopaedics offers training in the UBC MD […]

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Faculty Spotlight – Bertrand Perey

June 7, 2021

BERTRAND PEREYCLINICAL PROFESSOR Division:Trauma Site:Fraser – Royal Columbian Hospital Can you share a little bit about your educational background and journey, and how you got to where you are today? I was born in the city of Montreal in 1962 to European immigrants; my father was from France and my mother from Denmark. I was […]

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Statement on the Missing Children of the Kamloops Indian Residential School

June 1, 2021

Dear members of the UBC Orthopaedics Community, It is with profound sadness that we have learned about the recent discovery of 215 children buried at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The sorrow that this news represents is felt throughout our university community as well as our nation. We encourage everyone to reflect on the […]

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Congratulations to our 2021 Orthopaedic Research Day Award Winners

May 26, 2021

Each year, the UBC Department of Orthopaedics recognizes the incredible research being conducted by our trainees at our annual Orthopaedic Research Day event. This year’s online event was hosted by Dr. Henry Broekhuyse, UBC Orthopaedics Clinical Professor and Director of Postgraduate Medical Education. Drs. Adrian Huang, Lise Leveille, and Babak Shadgan sat on the presentation […]

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UBC Orthopaedics: Designing local programs for worldwide roll-out

May 20, 2021

Under the leadership of Dr. Kishore Mulpuri, the Department of Orthopaedics is building “global” into the foundation of everything we do – mirroring UBC’s new global engagement strategy, In Service.

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