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Awards and Recognition
Grants and Funding Opportunities

In the News
HR Corner
Career Opportunities

Message from the Director


Welcome to the October edition of the Family Practice newsletter. Thank you for taking the time to click the links and read about the department activities. And special thank you to those who have contributed content and resources to share.

We are especially pleased to have a new spotlight that focusses on the background and accomplishments of Dr. and Elder Roberta Price as well as some Canadian Medical Hall of Fame appointees. As usual, you will find links to upcoming awards that are calling for nominations and opportunities for grant opportunities. 

Please look to the research listing to see firsthand the work that your colleagues are engaged in and where others have been in the news. 

As we move into fall, I wish you all the best for the school year and thank you for your contributions to the Department of Family Practice.

Marni Fraser, Director of Administration

We want to ensure you find this newsletter valuable and we welcome your feedback. Please email if you have any suggestions, would like to see additional information or have questions.
Department Recognition: Dr. and Elder Roberta Price

Dr and Elder Roberta's honorary doctorate portraitThe Awards Committee is delighted to honour Dr. and Elder Roberta Price as the first nominee of the Something to Shout About initiative. Described by her peers as the "fearless leader and inspiration behind what [we] do on JEDI, Dr. and Elder Roberta has graciously and tirelessly shared her gifts and her knowledge with our department."

In 2021, Dr. and Elder Roberta received an honorary degree for her incredible work. You can watch here:

As noted on the university website:

For over 30 years, Elder Roberta Price has actively shared her leadership, wisdom and teachings at UBC and throughout the Lower Mainland to assist both Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members to achieve improved outcomes in health care. A member of the Coast Salish Snuneymuxw and Cowichan Nations, she has been instrumental in helping to create shared spaces for both Indigenous and Western approaches to healing and health. Her ongoing involvement and leadership in research projects have been key to the continued work of decolonizing health care and creating cultural safety and equity for Indigenous patients.

What her colleagues say:

[Dr. and Elder Roberta] has graciously and tirelessly shared her gifts and her knowledge with our department. These not only include her wonderful work with JEDI, but also her outstanding leadership in the UBC FP Residency Program as Indigenous Program Co-Director and as Lead for the Anti-Racism Support Group.

We feel very strongly that [her] exceptional expertise, longstanding dedication, wise leadership, and tireless advocacy go above and beyond in every respect.

We raise our hands up to honour Elder Roberta and humbly and respectfully support her nomination for this Departmental recognition.

This work is extraordinarily demanding from physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual perspectives.  – Dr. Linda Reid

We are now looking for peer nominations across the department to recognize the outstanding work being done. If there is someone you'd like to acknowledge, please email .

Awards & Recognition

This year, department members Elaine Carty and Carol Hebert were inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Read about it here.

Faculty of Medicine Awards

Click here to read about faculty members recognized for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service.

Nomination Opportunities

UBC Health awards and scholarships competition

UBC Health recognizes the academic and research excellence of faculty and students from various health disciplines through its annual awards and scholarships competition. Award nominations and scholarship applications close November 10, 2022. For more information, click here

Killam Teaching Prizes 2023

Faculty of Medicine Internal Deadline: Friday February 3, 2023 12:00pm

UBC Killam Teaching Prizes are UBC’s most prestigious teaching awards. The UBC Killam Teaching Prizes recognize excellence in teaching in the medical and science undergraduate programs, residency programs, school and graduate programs within the Faculty of Medicine. 

Overview | Nomination Form | Previous Recipients

Contact: Office of the Vice Dean, Education (

More info here: UBC Office of the Provost & VP Academic


Have you recently celebrated an accomplishments? Let us know! We want to highlight the amazing people behind our department's great work!


The SOGC Supports High-Quality, Accessible Abortion Care.

Primary care for individuals with serious mental illness (PriSMI): protocol for a convergent mixed methods study.

Telemedicine for First-Trimester Medical Abortion in Canada: Results of a 2019 Survey.

Inequities in quality perinatal care in the United States during pregnancy and birth after cesarean.

Primary care for individuals with serious mental illness (PriSMI): protocol for a convergent mixed methods study.

Abortion services and providers in Canada in 2019: results of a national survey.

Advancing virtual primary care for people with opioid use disorder (VPC OUD): a mixed-methods study protocol.

Flexible Buprenorphine/Naloxone Model of Care for Reducing Opioid Use in Individuals With Prescription-Type Opioid Use Disorder: An Open-Label, Pragmatic, Noninferiority Randomized Controlled Trial.

Understanding racialised older adults' experiences of the Canadian healthcare system, and codesigning solutions: protocol for a qualitative study in nine languages.

Systematic review of social prescribing and older adults: where to from here?

Grants and Funding Opportunities


The 2022 Research Facility Support Grants (RFSG)

Competition is open to faculty located at the UBC Vancouver campus and affiliated hospital sites. It provides one-year grants of up to $50,000 intended to enhance UBC research, training, and equipment sustainability. The application deadline is October 24, 2022.

Further details here

Please questions to


Apply for Funding to Support Research Collaborations

The UBC Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (CRMA) competition is now open. It provides up to $5000 to support new or existing research partnerships between UBC researchers in the Okanagan and Vancouver. Faculty members from all disciplines are invited to apply. The application deadline is November 4, 2022.

Further details on this program are available here.

Direct questions about the CRMA program


Rural Physician Grant Opportunities

I wanted to let you know that RCCbc is once again accepting applications for our next round of Rural Physician Research Grants and for the Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative. The next deadline is October 31, 2022.  Note that rural physicians partnering with First Nations communities on projects (either research or non-research projects) are also able to apply for the global health partnership initiative. Below are summaries of the opportunities, and more information and the application forms are available on our website. 

Rural Physician Research Grants

Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative: For Health Equity at Home and Abroad


UBC Healthy Aging Postdoctoral Fellowship

The award will provide financial support to exceptional postdoctoral researchers to conduct research relevant to healthy aging at UBC. 

Fellows will advance research that contributes to the vision of the Edwin S.H. Leong Health Aging Program to harness the science of healthy aging in order to help people in BC, across Canada, and around the world stay healthy, happy and active longer into old age.

Learn more about how to apply to this award here

Call for Applications from Primary Health Care Decision Makers

TUTOR-PHC is accepting applications for its 2023-2024 training year. Individuals who are employed full-time in a role that shapes policy or manages programs that are directly relevant to primary health care are invited to apply. 

Read more here



Opportunity: Provincial Learner Assessment Team (PLAT)

PLAT is recruiting Physician Examiners to participate in Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE’s) for this academic year. As an physician examiner, you will observe students and candidates interacting with a Standardized Patient in a clinical encounter and record their performance according to specific rating guidelines. Training will be provided before each exam.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to be involved in ensuring excellence in the assessment of future physicians and contribute to medical education.

The application is now open. For more detailed information, exam dates, and how to apply visit:

Questions? Email


Survey Participation Opportunity

The OurCare project is conducting a research survey to hear from people across Canada about their views on primary care and what better would look like to them.

The OurCare project is being led by Dr. Tara Kiran from the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Unity Health Toronto. For more information, visit


Call for Applications 

TUTOR-PHC is open to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, mid-career clinicians, and decision makers in primary health care.

TUTOR-PHC is a one-year, pan-Canadian interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary health care researchers and decision-makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, occupational therapy, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.

Application deadline: December 5, 2022

Learn more here.

Call for Applications to the UBC Clinician Scholar Program for the 2023-25 Cohort

To learn more about the program, read here. If you have questions, please email


The ISU is hosting the next Primary Care Transformation Community of Practice Webinar Oct 20th at 11am-12pm contact for invite or drop in and join us on Zoom.

The ISU is working with the TPCLC project in the DFP to support team mapping sessions for all learning centres. If you are part of a learning centre and have not yet had the opportunity to schedule a team mapping session please reach out to

Season 3 of the TeamUP podcast series is focused on Supporting Distributed Teams and we have been releasing WEEKLY episodes since mid September! Please listen and subscribe!

Registration is open for the next TeamUp! webinar scheduled for October 20th, 1200 - 1300 (PST) (co-hosted by the ISU and the BCPSQC on behalf of

How do we know team-based care is having an impact? Join our next Team Up! webinar hosted by Jamie Duteil (BCPSQC) and Sarah Fletcher (UBC ISU)  for a discussion about Community Health Centre Evaluation in BC. Join speakers Valerie St John from BC Association of Community Health Centres and Elka Humphrys, Michee Hamilton and Rita McCracken from the UBC Innovation Support Unit share their learnings.

Stay tuned on TeamBasedCarebc website for updates and speaker bios.

Register Now!


Research Round: Understanding the Experience of a Positive Father/Child Relationship

Join us on October 19 @12pm for a look at the work in which Dr. David Kuhl has been involved for the past few years. Details here


UBC Division of Palliative Care CME Day 2022 - October 28

The UBC Division of Palliative Care invites you to this year’s virtual CME Day, Back to the Future: Essentials of Modern Palliative Medicine, aiming to enhance your practice when caring for patients with palliative care needs. We have a multidisciplinary lineup of speakers presenting a wide range of topics, from evidence-based opioid conversions to the delivery of palliative care to First Nation communities in BC. 

More information

In the News


HR Corner


Staff/Faculty portfolio umbrella for the HR team:

  • Hana Kim, HR Manager: Tenured Faculty, complex DFP HR matters for all DFP faculty/staff
  • Annie Lai, HR Coordinator: Non-Tenured/Term Faculty, Clinical Administrators
  • Adrian Whitehead, HR Assistant: Staff (e.g. M&P, CUPE 2950, Non-Union Technicians and Research Assistants, Students, Work Learn)
  • Ara Silva, Clinical Faculty Coordinator: Clinical Faculty Appointments
  • Armaan Kahlon, Work Learn HR Student: HR administration & special projects

Workday Updates

Employees Now Able to Generate Their Own Employment Verification Letter: Current UBC employees can now create their own employment verification letter in Workday using a new report. These letters include basic employment information and are typically used to provide proof of employment or income to a third party, such as a financial institution. More info here.

UBC HR Updates

  • Fund your event with Thrive Grants! This year we are focusing on coming together as a community to learn about, talk about, and explore mental health, and one way you can participate this year is by hosting an event. Learn more here.
  • Between November 1-30, 2022, learn more about mental health with the UBC Community through Thrive.

Resource Corner for Managers and Supervisors

UBC HR Central Support

The following is a reminder on services/support provided by other Central HR departments and units on certain topics:

  • Payroll – if you have a payroll issue that cannot be resolved on a departmental level, please contract Integrated Service Centre at or 604-822-8200 (UBCV)
  • Workday – If you are experiencing issues with onboarding, enter information, or locate information on Workday, please contact or 604-822-8200 (UBCV) or visit Workday Resources at
  • Benefits – Questions about enrollment on benefits or support on benefits can be addressed to or 604-822-8111.
  • Pensions – Questions on staff and faculty pension plan are found here
  • Learning and Development – Online Courses/Trainings – Many new hire orientations, trainings, and additional training resources can be found here

Career Opportunities

Director, Midwifery Program, Department of Family Practice

See full posting here

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