News & Honours

December 11, 2015

As announced in the CHES Quarterly in October, CHES is moving from its current space in Jim Pattison Pavilion North (JPPN) at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) to the University of British Columbia (UBC) Point Grey campus. Our main office will be relocated to the following address effective December 17, 2015. Please direct all future deliveries, mail and general inquiries to this location:

UBC Point Grey Campus — P.A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre (IRC)

Centre for Health Education Scholarship
Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
429 – 2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T1Z3

Tel: 604 822-8970

CHES’ new campus location will provide a welcome opportunity to foster and strengthen networks across the health professions based at Point Grey. Connection to the regional sites will be unaffected by the move. CHES Research Rounds and Academic Half Days will continue to be hosted from VGH.

In order to remain connected to the local clinical environment and community, CHES will maintain three rooms in JPPN: 3504, 3505 and 3506. We will gain access to this space on December 24, 2015. Most of the faculty, staff and trainees closely tied to our two educational programs will be based from this location, with frequent visits to the IRC site. CHES will claim alternative space in the VGH corridor once Vancouver Coastal Health reclaims the third floor of JPPN to expand their critical care and operating room facilities (start-date targeted for late 2016).

Please note in order to facilitate these two office moves, the current CHES office in JPPN 3300 will be closed on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, December 15
  • Wednesday, December 16
  • Tuesday, December 22
  • Wednesday, December 23

    Phone numbers and addresses listed within the UBC Directory and CHES website will be updated in correlation with the two moves.

    Questions may be directed to

    We look forward to engaging with you in our new locations!

    November 3, 2015

    CHES Quarterly Vol 7 Iss 1 is now available here!

    In this issue:

    • Dr. Bruce Wright is highlighted in our Scholar in Highlight section,
    • our new Director, Dr. Ian Scott, introduces himself,
    • we report on the recent CHES Celebration of Scholarship,
    • Dr. Chris Lovato reflects on Dr. Nigel King’s recent visit and the lessons it afforded,
    • we announce dates for upcoming CHES events, including Research Rounds, and details of CHES educational program and funding opportunities,
    • and as always, we have our regular features: Visitors; What We’re Talking About; Worth Reading; and Mark Your Calendars!

    October 27, 2015

    A full-time position for a Consultant, Medical Quality Improvement at Royal Jubilee Hospital is available beginning November 9, 2015. This position requires an individual interested in medical CPD, QI, statistics and/or health informatics.

    More information can be found here. Applications must be submitted by October 29, 2015 at 3 pm PST.

    October 21, 2015

    A part-time grant-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the Department of Oral Health Sciences at the UBC Faculty of Dentistry beginning January 1, 2015, for one year initially with the possibility of an extension until May 2017. This position requires expertise in higher/health education specifically pertaining to the areas of curriculum, learning and assessment.

    More information can be found here. Applications must be submitted by November 7, 2015.

    September 10, 2015

    The NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development are seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an interdisciplinary team to build a sustainable research program around the preparation of health professionals for safe and high quality practice using state-of-the-art computer and human/mannequin based simulation. This is a rapidly evolving field of educational research with highly significant practice and policy impact both nationally and internationally.

    More information can be found here. The posting will remain open until the position has been filled.