Thank you to our UBC Abbotsford-Mission Family Practice residents, faculty, staff, preceptors, and Mission & Abbotsford Divisions of Family Practice for joining us last Thursday for our Scholar Day! This engagement is an opportunity for our residents to share their research with our surrounding community and for our program to continue to network, collaborate, and build upon the ideas and insights emerging from their work. For a recap of the projects, click here.

Congratulations to Dr. Monika Wojtera for winning Scholar Day’s Best Presentation “But Mom, It’s Better Than Smoking: A Review and Update on Vaping” on the topic of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and how they continue to increase in popularity, particularly among adolescents. Her project summarized the current knowledge on e-cigarettes, focusing on the distinctions between vapes containing nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol/cannabinoids, and flavouring. Also congratulations to Ashan, Tony, Andrea, and the Abbotsford Division of Family Practice for cleaning up at the roulette and trivia tables. Tony was definitely The Voice during our karaoke session of Hound Dog! I know what crew I’m bringing to Vegas next time!

And a very special thank you to Elvis, Bébé Cirque, & Lion Gage for providing our amazing halftime show! We’re a very cool family.

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