News & Honours Archive

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Centre for Education Research & Innovation (CERI) at Western University is looking to hire a Research Officer and Education Coordinator. The deadline for applications is June 5, 2014. See the full job posting here.

A CHES tip of the hat to Dr. Luke Chen for earning the Faculty of Medicine Fay R. Dirks Award for Excellence in Teaching! He will be accepting his award at the annual departmental awards night on May 29.

The Faculty of Dentistry is inviting applications for a grant-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow position. The position is available beginning July 1, 2014, for one year initially with the possibility of an extension. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2014. See the full job posting here.

Please note that the May Research Rounds with Dr. Charlotte Ringsted (May 21, 2014) has been cancelled. We look forward to hosting you at our final Research Rounds of the academic year: Rethinking health advocacy, with Dr. Maria Hubinette on June 18, 2014. Read more about the event here.

Congratulations to Dr. Robin Hopkins for successfully defending her PhD thesis! Her presentation on “Understanding the Experience of Basic Scientists Transitioning to an Integrated Curriculum” passed with flying colours. We’re excited to see what comes next for Robin!

Congratulations to Clinical Educator Fellowship Program alumnus Dr. Luke Chen for his appointment as Postgraduate Director, Hematology starting July 1, 2014! We wish him best of luck as he takes on this new role.

The Faculty of Medicine is inviting applications for the position of Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development. Review of the applications will begin on May 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. See the full job posting here.

Dr. Chris Watling, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, visited CHES for 3 days. During his visit, Dr. Watling presented our April Research Rounds and pursued his research into feedback in the health professions.

Congratulations to CHES member Cynthia Min for winning the CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Graduate Scholarship(Doctoral Program)! Ranked 8th out of 526 applications, Cynthia will receive $35,000 for up to 3 years.

CHES would like to invite all members to contribute to the upcoming issue of the CHES Quarterly. If you would like to share news of recent publications, grants or awards received between Jan 1 – Mar 30 2014 either on your behalf, or on behalf of a fellow CHES member, please provide the details to Marcin Lasinski at marcin.lasinski@ubc.ca by Apr 20th, 2014.

Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is recruiting a tenure-stream Assistant Professor in Educational Assessment. For details, click here.

CIHR’s NEW Foundation Funding Scheme Pilot is open for registration March 24 to June 23. There are substantial differences compared to the Operating Grants. Click here for more information.

The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada is accepting abstracts and workshop proposals for its Simulation Summit held in Toronto on Sept 11-12. Abstract submission deadline is April 14. Workshop proposals are due May 1. Click here for more information.

The abstract submission deadline for the 2014 AAMC Medical Education Meeting (previously known as RIME) has been extended to April 18th. Please note that this year there are new presentation formats and a new submission process.

Dr. Stan Bardal, Assistant Teaching Professor at the UVIC Division of Medical Sciences and UBC Island Medical Program, visited CHES for 2 days. During his visit, Dr. Bardal pursued his educational interest in studying the process by which new ideas are introduced into medical professions and the challenges involved.

Dr. Kevin Eva, Acting Director of CHES, is presenting in the March 18 CAME Webinar Series!

The RCPSC Medical Education Grant’s full application deadline is February 19, 2014.

CHES Quarterly is now available - Vol. 5, Iss. 2

Dr. Rodrigo Cavalcanti, Assistant Professor at the U of T Faculty of Medicine, visited CHES for four days to make connections and further his research on clinical reasoning.

Researchers may be aware of upcoming changes to grant application procedures at UBC. Effective January 1, 2014, researchers are required to include “Indirect Costs” (overhead) in their grant applications. Additionally, a new form replaces previously used cover sheets. Click here to see what UBC CHES members need to know.

CHES invites applications for a full-time position of Assistant Professor, grant tenure track.

We congratulate Dr. Brett Schrewe, alumni of the Clinical Educator Fellowship Program, for completion of his Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Anthropology/Educational Studies) awarded by UBC. His thesis can be found here.

Click here for a list of publications and grants from CHES members from July to September, 2013.

CHES is pleased to announce the 2014 Call for Applications for the Clinical Educator Fellowship Program (CEFP).

For all UBC Researchers and Faculty please read the revisions to the UBC policies and systems regarding Conflict of Interest/Commitment. Free informational sessions are available. Click here to read more.

The UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board has recently posted sample ethics on their website. The resources will also be posted in the members' area of the website.

CHES Members: Publications (April – June, 2013)
Click here for a list of publications and grants from CHES members from April to June, 2013.

CHES Quarterly is now available – Vol 4, Issue 4

Registration is now open! The 3rd annual CHES Celebration of Scholarship will held be on October 17, 2013 at the SFU Segal School of Business. Click here for more event details and registration form.

If you've missed Dr. Darrell Kirch's presentation on June 6, The Leadership Imperative for a Healthier Globe, you can watch it here!

The latest edition of Education Matters newsletter highlights Hot Topics in Faculty Development with articles from Drs. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Lesley Bainbridge, Gisele Bourgeois-Law and Gary Poole. Click here to read.

CHES Members: Publications (January - March, 2013)

Click here for a list of publications and grants from CHES members from January to March, 2013.

The latest CHES Quarterly Volume 4 Issue 3 is now available here!

We are proud to share that UBC will have a large presence at this year's CCME presenting workshops, oral presentations, and posters. Here is a list of the UBC presenters.

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Eva, CHES Senior Scientist, on receiving the honorary John P. Hubbard Award from NBME for his outstanding contributions to the pursuit of excellence in the field of evaluation in medicine. Click here to read more.

Dr. Glenn Regehr, CHES Associate Director, Research, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious CAME Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education for his dedication to excellence in teaching and mentoring. Congratulations!

We congratulate Dr. Luke Chen, one of our Clinical Educator Fellowship alumni, for completion of his Master's Degree in Medical Education (M. MEd.) awarded by the University of Dundee. The title of his dissertation is "Understanding and Improving Academic Half Days in Residency Training Programs".

Congratulations to Dr. Angela Towle, CHES Senior Scholar, for her Feb. 1st appointment as the Academic Director for the UBC Learning Exchange. Learn more about the appointment here.

CHES Quarterly is now available - Vol 4, Issue 2

Congratulations to Dr. Gary Poole, CHES senior scholar, who was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Kevin Eva recently published two articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association about assessment biases and the validity of multiple mini-interviews (MMIs). Click here for the press release.

Congratulations to Dr. Dan Pratt
We are proud to share that Dr. Dan Pratt, CHES Senior Scholar, is a co-recipient of the prestigious Imogene Okes Award from the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. Learn more about the award here.

Call for Applications from CHES
CHES is pleased to announce the 2013 Call for Applications for the Clinical Educator Fellowship Program (CEFP). Application Deadline is December 21, 2012.

CHES is also seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in health professions education research. This is a one-year funded position, renewable once, which begins on July 1, 2013. Application Deadline is February 28, 2013.

CHES Members: Publications (July - September, 2012)
Click here for a list of publications and grants from CHES members from July to September, 2012.

CHES Quarterly, Vol. 4, Iss. 1
The latest issue of the CHES Quarterly is available here.

Dr. Roona Sinha, adjunct Clinical Educator Fellow at CHES, speaks about the need to include global health training in the core curriculum of medical education. Read the CMAJ article here.

CHES Celebration of Scholarship 2012
Thank you to all those that participated in the CHES Celebration of Scholarship on October 2, 2012 and helped make the day a great success! A full report of the event will be included in the next CHES Quarterly.

New Appointment
CHES is delighted to congratulate Dr. Adam Peets, CHES Junior Scholar, on his appointment as Associate Head Education in the UBC Department of Medicine, effective October 1, 2012.

Celebrate Learning Week 2012
Together CHES and presenters from across the health professions will be hosting an event during UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week on October 31, 2012. Click here for more details.

New Faculty Liaison
CHES is pleased to announce Dr. Gisèle Bourgeois-Law has been appointed as Faculty Liaison, CHES-IMP for a three year term effective June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2015. We look forward to working closely with Gisèle and evolving our relationship with the IMP to a new level of engagement, mentorship and strategic thinking. Read the article in the latest CHES Quarterly for more details.

CHES Celebration of Scholarship 2012 - Call for Abstracts
We would like to remind everyone that the deadline for submissions is approaching on August 15, 2012 at 5pm PDT. CHES members are invited to submit abstracts for a poster or an oral presentation related to health professions education research and innovation. Share your work with the CHES community and become eligible for the Most Thought-Provoking Presentation and Most Thought-Provoking Poster, with certificates awarded at the event. The Call for Abstracts is open to CHES members only. You may become a CHES member here. We look forward to having you present with us!


CHES Members: Publications (April-June, 2012)
Click here for a list of publications and grants from CHES members from April to June, 2012.

CHES Quarterly, Vol. 3, Iss. 4
The latest issue of the CHES Quarterly is available here.

CHES Celebration of Scholarship 2012
CHES is hosting its second annual Celebration of Scholarship at the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 2, 2012. This is an opportunity for the CHES Community to showcase and share their work and to celebrate the accomplishments of the health professions education scholarship network. Register or submit an abstract today! The Call for Abstracts is open to CHES members only. You may become a CHES member here.

CHES Welcomes Visiting Professor, Dr. David Irby
CHES is pleased to be hosting our June Research Rounds speaker, Dr. David Irby, from June 18 to 21, 2012. Dr. Irby is professor of medicine and until recently the vice dean for education and director of the Office of Medical Education at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He is a former senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he co-directed a national study on physician professional preparation.

CHES Members: Publications (January-March, 2012)
Click here for a list of publications from CHES members from January to March, 2012.

CHES Quarterly, Vol. 3, Iss. 3
The latest issue of the CHES Quarterly is available here.

UBC Presentations at CCME 2012
The Canadian Conference on Medical Edcuation (CCME) 2012 is happening this weekend in Banff, Alberta from April 14-18, 2012. We are proud to share that UBC will have a large presence at this year’s event presenting workshops, oral presentations, and posters. For your reference, here is a list of presenters so that you may support your UBC colleague with your presence, or with your congratulations following the event. Please join us in celebrating the successes of our community!

Drs. Joanna Bates, Adam Peets, and Kevin Eva Receive AFMC Awards
CHES is delighted to congratulate the three faculty members recognized by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) for their contributions to medical education. Click here to learn about their awards.

Become a CHES Member!
If you have an interest in medical education, and would like to expand your network of colleagues and resources, we hope that you will join us!

CHES Quarterly, Vol. 3, Iss. 2
The latest issue of the CHES Quarterly is available here.

CHES Members: Publications (September-December, 2011)
Click here for a list of publications from CHES members from September to December, 2011.

CHES is pleased to be hosting our February CHES Rounds speaker, Dr. Geoff Norman.
Dr. Norman is professor of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, McMaster University. He a PhD in nuclear physics from McMaster University, and a MA in educational psychology from Michigan State University. His research is in the area of expert diagnostic reasoning, as well as the various aspects of how medical students learn and has contributed to the theoretical foundation of problem-based learning. He has also developed and validated a number in innovative assessment methods and has made substantial contributions to assessment methodology.

Call for Applications from CHES.
CHES is pleased to announce the 2012 Call for Applications for the Clinical Educator Fellowship Program (CEFP). Application Deadline: December 30, 2011.

Congratulations on a very successful RIME conference in Denver this year.
The UBC Faculty of Medicine had a strong presence at the conference including podium abstract, poster, and research paper presentations. Click here for a list of presentations and highlights.

CHES Welcomes Visiting Professor, Dr. Sioban Nelson
CHES is pleased to be hosting our December CHES Rounds speaker, Dr. Sioban Nelson. Dr. Nelson has been the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto since 2005. Her current research interests include the investigation of the impact of the Rockefeller Foundation on global nursing in the mid twentieth century; health policy, most particularly with respect to the assessment of competency in professional practice and the regulation of health professionals; mobility and the global health professional workforce; and the transnational history of nursing.

CHES Quarterly; Volume 3, Issue 1
Click here for the September 2011 issue of the CHES Quarterly.

CHES Members: Publications (June-August, 2011)
Click here for a list of publications from CHES members from June to August, 2011.

CHES Celebration of Scholarship 2011
CHES hosted its first annual Celebration of Scholarship at the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 4, 2011. CHES is pleased to report that 87 faculty, staff, and students from 7 faculties and schools across UBC and other institutions participated in the event. We are also honoured to have hosted plenary speakers, Dr. Patricia S. O’Sullivan and Dr. Blye Frank.

Please click here for the event program.

CHES Members: Publications and Grants (March-May, 2011)
Click here for a list of publications and grants from CHES members from March to May, 2011.

Call for Abstracts
CHES is issuing a Call for Abstracts for its first annual Celebration of Scholarship being held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 4, 2011. This is an opportunity for the CHES Community to showcase and share their work with each other and to celebrate the accomplishments of the health professions education scholarship network.

Register or submit an abstract today! Abstract submission is open to CHES members only. You may become a member by completing the form here.

SAVE THE DATE! CHES Celebration of Scholarship
Tuesday, October 4, 2011. More details to follow!

Ravi Sidhu Wins AFMC Young Educators’ Award
Congratulations to Dr. Ravi Sidhu on receiving this year’s AFMC Young Educators’ Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to medical education and who are in the early years of their academic career. The award will be presented at this year’s Canadian Conference on Medical Education to be held in Toronto in May.

Sarah Dobson Takes on the Role of Grant Facilitator.
Congratulations to Sarah Dobson! Effective January 2011, Sarah has taken on the role of grant facilitator as well as research manager for CHES members engaging in health professions education research. She will work with faculty and trainees to identify opportunities for collaboration with other CHES members, elaborate potential sources of funding, and offer advice in the development of grant proposals for educational research. If you would like to discuss opportunities for your work with Sarah, she can be reached at sarah.dobson@ubc.ca. If you have not yet applied for membership, please visit the CHES website at www.ches.med.ubc.ca to learn more about the benefits of CHES membership and to complete the online application.

CHES Senior Scholar Dr. Dan Pratt Inducted into IACE Hall of Fame
CHES is proud to announce the recent induction of CHES Senior Scholar Dr. Dan Pratt into the International Adult & Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

Drs. Luke Chen, Judy Vestrup, and Paul Mackey Nominated for CAME Certificate of Merit Award
CHES is delighted to congratulate the three faculty members selected as UBC’s nominees for the CAME Certificate of Merit Award 2011: Clinical Educator Fellowship alumnus, Dr. Luke Chen, as well as Drs. Judy Vestrup (IMP) and Paul Mackey (NMP). Recipients receive their award at the CAME AGM on the Sunday night of the CCME meeting.

Visiting Professor Dr. Angela Towle Celebrates Recent Successes
Visiting Professor Dr. Angela Towle is celebrating two recent successes – her paper, “A meeting of experts: the emerging roles on non-professionals in the education of health professionals” (A. Towle & W. Godolphin), has been accepted for publication in the journal Teaching in Higher Education Special Issue on ‘Leaving the Academy’ (October 2010), and she has been awarded a grant for the ‘Interprofessional Health Mentors Program’ from the UBC Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund 2011-2012, $49,993. Congratulations Dr. Towle!

CHES Welcomes Visiting Professor, Dr. Tim Dornan
CHES is pleased to be hosting visiting professor, Dr. Tim Dornan, during his month-long stay in January 2011. See the annoucement for the details of his visit.

CHES Congratulates Research Assistant, Dr. Heather Frost
Congratulations to CHES Qualitative Research Assistant, Dr. Heather Frost, for her successful PhD defence this past December.

Call for Applications: Regional Faculty Program Director Position
The University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine, Island Medical Program, is accepting applications for a part-time Regional Faculty Development Director based on Vancouver Island. Please click here for more information.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2011

CHES Welcomes New Administration Coordinator
CHES is pleased to welcome Ravina Johal as the new CHES administration coordinator. In her new role she will be using her considerable communications experience to spearhead communications initiatives, and she will ensure smooth functioning of ongoing CHES administrative activities.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Professions Education Research
CHES seeks a postdoctoral fellow who is interested in entering the field of health professions education. In order to qualify for the 2011 fellowship, applicants must have completed a PhD program in education, social sciences, humanities or other relevant discipline at a recognized university by July 1, 2011 (Defense date must fall between July 1, 2008 to July 1, 2011).

To promote the success of the potential candidate’s developing research career, the position offers maximal protected time for research, resources to assist in grant capture, funds for professional meetings, opportunities for productive research collaboration, and mentorship in conducting and disseminating research in health profession education. The postdoctoral fellow will be integrated into the innovation and research processes of the faculty, ensuring a rich understanding of health professions education. Application Deadline: February 28, 2011
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm on Monday, February 28, 2011

Junior Scholars Mentorship Program (JSMP) Call for Applications
CHES is delighted to announce the 2011 Call for Applications for the Junior Scholars Mentorship Program (JSMP). The JSMP is intended to support junior faculty who are early in their academic career and are focusing their academic work on an educational scholarship track. The program will be a partnership between CHES and the Junior Scholar’s home department. This partnership aims to provide faculty mentorship and early career support toward the development of a sustainable program of educational scholarship within the Faculty of Medicine. Please see our Programs page for more details.
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm on Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Clinical Educator Fellowship Program Call for Applications
CHES is pleased to announce the 2011 Call for Applications for the Clinical Educator Fellowship (CEF) Program. The CEF Program is an opportunity for senior residents (R3-R5) or established clinicians to develop experience and skills in health education scholarship. Please see our Programs page for more details.
Application Deadline: extended to 5:00 pm on Friday, December 31, 2010

Excellence in Action
Dr. Ravi Sidhu is the Director, Clinical Educator Fellowship Program; Assistant Professor, the Director of Postgraduate Education in the Department of Surgery; and the Core Surgery Program Director. He is featured in the Fall 2010 issue of UBC Medicine, the magazine of the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sidhu is one of four faculty members who’ve been profiled in the article “Excellence in Action” due to their exceptional efforts to make a difference in academic medicine. Read the article starting on page 4, or learn more about Dr. Sidhu on the CHES Faculty page.

Become a CHES Member!
CHES is excited to be welcoming members. Membership in CHES is open to all UBC faculty, fellows, residents, staff and students. Individuals without a UBC appointment are also eligible for affiliated CHES membership. If you have an interest in medical education, and would like to expand your network of colleagues and resources, we hope that you will join us!

CHES Welcomes New Faculty Member
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kevin Eva as our newest faculty member. Dr. Eva joined us in July as Senior Scientist at CHES, and Associate Professor, Director of Educational Research and Scholarship in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Stephane Voyer Receives Coolie Verner Prize
Congratulations to Dr. Stephane Voyer (General Internal Medicine), who was awarded the Coolie Verner Prize for combining high academic standing and research potential from the UBC Department of Educational Studies.

CHES Welcomes New Clinical Educator Fellows
We are also welcoming 4 new Clinical Educator Fellows into the Program beginning in 2010: Brett Schrewe (Pediatrics), Roona Sinha (Pediatrics), Summer Tomaszek (Psychiatry), Yasmin Halwani (Surgery)

CHES Congratulates Outgoing Clinical Educator Fellows
Dr. Luke Chen (Hematology) and Dr. Adam White (Endocrinology) graduated from the Clinical Educator Fellowship Program on June 30, 2010. Both Dr. Chen and Dr. White are pursuing Masters degrees in Medical Education from the University of Dundee. We congratulate them both and wish them well as they begin faculty positions at UBC. Dr. Chen was instrumental in organizing the CEF Academic Half-Day and we thank him for his contribution to the Program.

Dr. Rose Hatala (Medicine) and Dr. Cary Cuncic (Medicine) Awarded Faculty Development Initiative Grants.
Dr. Rose Hatala (Medicine) and Dr. Cary Cuncic (Medicine) were awarded the 2010 Faculty Development Initiative Grants. Dr. Hatala’s proposal is entitled “Modification of an OSCE Format to Enhance Patient Continuity in a Summative Medical Student Clinical Examination“. Dr. Cuncic’s proposal is entitled “Exploration of Preceptors’ Experiences in a Continuity – Based Clinical Model”.

UBC Faculty of Medicine at CCME
The Canadian Conference on Medical Education was held in St. John’s, Newfoundland, from May 1-5, 2010. The UBC Faculty of Medicine has 22 abstracts accepted for the scientific program, including one abstract submitted by a medical student (class of 2012). Congratulations to all!

Dr. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Dr. Adam Peets, and Dr. Luke Chen receive TLEF grants
CHES Junior Scholars Dr. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger and Dr. Adam Peets were awarded grants in the 2010 call for applications for the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund. Dr. Luke Chen, a Clinical Educator Fellow, also received TLEF funding for his research proposal. The Faculty of Medicine submitted 26 proposals and received funding for 18. Congratulations to all!

CHES Welcomes New Junior Scholars
Dr. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger and Dr. Adam Peets have been selected into the Junior Scholars Mentorship Program. Congratulations!

Kevin Eva Joins CHES!
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Kevin Eva as Senior Scientist in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship and Associate Professor and Director of Education Research & Scholarship in the Department of Medicine.