Maria Hubinette, MD, CCFP, MMED, FCFP


Dr. Maria Hubinette is a practicing family physician with special interest in youth and women’s health. Maria maintains leadership roles including Faculty of Medicine (Assistant Dean, Equity Diversity Inclusion), undergraduate education (Family Medicine Undergraduate Program Director) postgraduate education (Curriculum Lead, Family Medicine Residency Program). She participates in education research and other forms of education scholarship. She teaches and supervises learners in scholarly projects.

Outside of the office, Maria enjoys cruising the coastal waters of BC aboard her sailboat, Dengue (yes, as in the fever) and spending time with friends and family.

Research Interests

  • health advocacy
  • social accountability
  • professional identity development
  • equity, diversity and inclusion

Current Academic Activities

  • Assistant Dean, Equity Diversity Inclusion
  • Family Medicine Undergraduate Programs Director
  • Lead Faculty, Curriculum, Family Medicine Postgraduate Program
  • Theme Lead, Health Advocacy and Social Determinants of Health, MDUP
  • Canadian Medical Education Journal, Associate Editor
  • Mentorship and supervision of education scholarship projects for ~8 medical undergraduate students and ~12 family medicine residents


  • Certificate of Merit, Canadian Association for Medical Education (2019)

Recent Presentations

Wisener K, Hubinette M et al. (2018). Oral presentation: Supporting Portfolio coaches through responsive Faculty Development. The Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Halifax, NS.

Kahlke R., Scott, I., Van der Goes, T. & Hubinette, M. (2018). Poster: The “deserving patient”: Exploring student motivations for advocacy action and inaction. The Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Halifax, NS.

Hubinette, M., Kahlke, R., Van der Goes, T., Van Enk, A. & Scott, I. (2018). Poster: “Advocacy Tactics”: Exploring Student Methods for Enacting Advocacy. The Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Halifax, NS.

Hubinette, M., Kahlke, R, Van der Goes, T. & Scott, I. (2018). Workshop: Learning in Context: Workplace Learning of Health Advocacy. The International Conference on Residency Education. Halifax, NS.

Hubinette, M., Van Der Goes, T., Kahlke, R., Clark, J. & Scott, I. (2018). Workshop: Health Advocacy: Exploring the levers that drive teaching and learning in your setting. Family Medicine Forum. Toronto, ON.

Hubinette M, Kahlke R, Van Der Goes T, Scott I. (2019). How Learners In Diverse Contexts Conceptualize Health Advocacy: Implications For Practice And Education. The Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Niagara Falls, ON.

Cawse-Lucas, J and Hubinette, M. (2019). Welcome to the Family: Promoting Interest in Family Medicine. Society of Teachers in Family Medicine Annual Spring Meeting. Toronto, ON.

Hubinette M, van der Goes T, MacKenzie M, Ashby J. (2019). Eats, Shoots, and Leaves: A no-nonsense approach to curriculum mapping. Family Medicine Forum. Vancouver, BC.

Hubinette M, van der Goes T, Scott I, Kahlke R. (2019). Health Advocacy: Exploring levers that drive teaching and learning (version2.0). Family Medicine Forum. Vancouver, BC.

Hubinette M and UGEC. (2019). Undergraduate Competencies from a Generalist Perspective: Introducing CanMEDS-FMU. Family Medicine Forum. Vancouver, BC.

Horrey K, Hubinette M and UGEC. (2019). Engaging medical students in discussions about careers in Family Medicine. Family Medicine Forum. Vancouver, BC.

Scott I and Hubinette M and SoT. (2019). Family First: Factors that promote a career in Family Medicine. Family Medicine Forum. Vancouver, BC.

Recent Publications

Holmes CL, Hubinette MM, Maclure M, Miller H, Ting D, Costello G, Reed M, Regehr G. Reflecting on what? The difficulty of noticing formative experiences in the moment. Perspect Med Educ. Published online 12Nov2018.

Jarvis Selinger S and Hubinette M. The Matrix: Moving from Principles to Pragmatics in Renewing Undergraduate Medical Curricula. Academic Medicine. 93(10):1464-1471, 2018 Oct.

Hubinette, M., Dobson, S., Scott, I. & Sherbino, J. Health advocacy: AMEE Guide No. 114. Medical Teacher 2018.

Chen, L and Hubinette M. Professional Identity Formation: A Case Study on the Role of Classroom-based Learning in Family Medicine Residency. Medical Teacher, 2017; Issue 8.

Hubinette, M., Dobson, S., Scott, I. & Sherbino, J. Health advocacy. Medical Teacher, 2016. DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1245853

Hubinette, M. M., Regehr, G., & Cristancho, S. Lessons From Rocket Science : Reframing the Concept of the Physician Health Advocate. Academic Medicine. 2016; 91(10), 1–4.

Hubinette, M., Dobson, S., Regehr, G. Not Just ‘For’ but ‘With’: Health Advocacy as a Partnership Process. Medical Education. 2015; 49(8), 796-804. doi:10.1111/medu.12755.

Dobson, S., Voyer, S., Hubinette, M., Regehr, G. From the clinic to the community: The activities and abilities of effective health advocates. Academic Medicine. 2015; 90(2): 214-20.

Hubinette, M., Dobson, S., Towle, A., Whitehead, C. Shifts in the Interpretation of Health Advocacy: A Textual Analysis. Medical Education. 2014; 48: 1235-43.

Hubinette, M., Dobson, S., Voyer, S., Regehr, G. ‘We’ not ‘I’: Health Advocacy is a Team Sport. Medical Education. 2014; 48: 895901.

Hubinette, M., Ajjawi, R., Dharamsi, S. Family physician preceptors’ conceptualizations of health advocacy: Implications for medical education. Academic Medicine. 2014; 89(11): 15021509.

Recent Grants

  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling: An Appreciative Inquiry and Action Plan for Gender Equity and Inclusivity in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, UBC Faculty of Medicine- Strategic Investment Fund (2019-2020). $35,700
  • Causes and Consequences of Moral Distress and Burnout in Medical Students—Developing an Agenda for Improvement, CAME Wooster Family Grant (2019-2020). $3,000
  • Residents’ health advocate role: Contextual learning, UBC Faculty of Medicine Distributed Medical Education Research Grant (2016-2018). $10,000
  • CanMEDS Research Development Grant, Royal College/ Associated Medical Services (AMS) (2016-2018). $24,700
  • Distributed Medical Education Research Grant, UBC Faculty of Medicine (2016-2017). $10,000
  • Postgraduate Medical Education Fund, UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (2015-2016). $28,561
  • Westcoast Interprofessional Clinical Knowledge Evidence Disseminator (“WICKED”): Part 2 Evaluation UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (2015-2016). $29,500