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~ Wild Geese by poet Mary Oliver from Dream Work

I’m hooked on @future_crunch (Thank you Dr. Husband) and their 99 good news stories from 2018!

Social Prescriptions for better health.

By what right? The confrontation at Wedzin Kwah.

Summer Education Institute: Teaching for Transformation (Thank you Dr. Ross)

Made me smile! MacGyver tips for physicians (Thank you Dr. Liu)

Dalhousie’s Sleepwell (Thank you Dr. Dickinson)

Dr. Crosby’s “The impatient patient” (Thank you Dr. Westgeest)

Have a passion for health education research? Consider joining UBC’s CHES.

Three things clinicians should know about disability.

B.C.’s leaking methane gas.

How one man’s loss is transforming perspectives.

I am so at this in September!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Onward and upward,


Friedman Award for Students & Medical Residents

The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education and further their career.

The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health is named after two of the earliest faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sydney Friedman and his wife Dr. Constance Livingstone-Friedman believed that well-rounded and transformative education includes learning from different perspectives and cultures, and they wished to support such learning among UBC graduate students and medical residents.

Awards of up to $50,000 each will be granted for six or more months of study. Award amount will be at the discretion of the adjudication committee. Each recipient of a Friedman Award will be designated a “Friedman Scholar”.

Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019
Learn more or apply here.

And the winner is…

Wow! What an intense debate this evening. Congratulations to Team 1 including JD (Captain), Kathleen, Michelle, James, Jen W, and Joseph! Although your opening statement was a bit weak, you managed to pull off the win with your rebuttal and closing statement! And congratulations to Dan on your MVP award! FYI *JD’s points could be challenged based on my replay review (one foot not two!). Talk with Dr. Liu about how she scored him. As I recall, you won by ~28 pts. It may be worth it.

As the winning team, you have a choice between a dessert with your team name emblazoned on it at the next Journal Club or I’ll make you homemade ice cream and you can design the flavour!

Great job to both groups!

See you tomorrow morning at Academic Half Day!

Warm regards,



“Canada Health Infoway, the pan-Canadian institution reporting to provincial and territorial governments that is charged with promoting digital health solutions, should be given the specific mandate to select and improve one electronic health record — with the input of patients and clinicians — that will be used across primary care sites in Canada. Provinces and territories should fund only this electronic health record for primary care. If we are truly committed to improving the health of Canadians, a bold move such as this is needed.”

Dr. Nav Persaud on A National Electronic Health Record for Primary Care.

Killam Teaching Prizes

UBC Killam Teaching Prizes are UBC’s most prestigious teaching awards. The Prizes are awarded annually, and are supported by the UBC Killam Endowment Fund. The Prizes recognize excellent teaching in the MD Undergraduate Program, undergraduate science programs, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs, B.M.L.Sc. program, residency programs, schools and graduate programs within the Faculty.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Faculty of Medicine will receive four UBC Killam Teaching Prizes of $5,000 each. The prizes will be presented at 2019 Spring Convocation, with award certificates presented at the 2019 Annual Awards Reception in the fall.

Deadline to submit nomination form: Friday February 15, 2019 at 4:30 pm
Nomination Overview & Form

For more information, please contact Ms. Sissi Wang, Executive Assistant, Office of the EADE, at 604-827-3574 or