News & Honours

February 10, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Eva, Associate Director and Senior Scientist at CHES on his receipt of the 2016 President’s Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC).

February 5, 2016

Deputy Dean of Education, The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities.

Application close: February 22, 2016

About the role

  • An attractive package to be negotiated
  • Fixed-term for a period of 5 years
  • Full-time

We are currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join the Faculty as the Deputy Dean Education. In this role you will be will be required to provide creative academic leadership in the development and implementation of innovative teaching and learning policies and strategies, the effective strategic management of teaching and learning, and for quality assurance in the Faculty’s Teaching and Learning portfolio. This position will be based within the Dean’s Unit located within the main campus grounds in Kensington and have responsibility for the strategic development, delivery, maintenance and evaluation of all teaching and learning programs (including short Programs) at a Faculty level.

Full job posting found here

January 13, 2016

Dr. Oscar Casiro presented at the Association of Medical Education for Europe Annual Conference (AMEE 2014) in an international Symposium entitled: Advancing Clinical Education through Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships. Click here to view his presentation.

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!