Awards + Accomplishments
- Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jan Christilaw on her appointment to the Order of Canada announced by the Right Honourable David Johnston.
BC Women’s obstetrician/gynecologist and Vice President of Medical Affairs appointed to the Order of Canada, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation.
- BC Women’s physician and WHRI Investigator, receives the prestigious Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research.
We are fortunate in BC to have medical pioneers who have made significant contributions to medicine and the delivery of patient care.
- Suffering from pain during intercourse is much more common than most people realize. Endometriosis afflicts 1 in 10 women, and half of these women will also experience pain during intercourse, called deep dyspareunia. The risk factors for deep dyspareunia are unknown but preliminary studies carried out by Dr. Yong show that depression, genetic factors, and problems with the bladder and pelvic structure may contribute.
CTV Vancouver anchor Tamara Taggart awarded British Columbia’s highest honour.
The longtime B.C. media personality is being appointed to the 2015 Order of British Columbia, along with 15 other “exceptional civic leaders.” Here is coverage from CTV.
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) awards UBC $827,000 for research in maternal and infant health taking place at BC Women's Hospital.
- More than 1,200 guests and volunteers gathered on May 26 at the Vancouver Convention Centre to honour inspiring women and their achievements at the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.Among the nominees was BC Women's Hospital's Dr Jan Christilaw, who was recognized as a Woman of Distinction in the category of Health and Wellness.
- This award recognizes Dr. Norman's oustanding contribution to women’s health research in Canada. Dr. Norman was nominated for this prestigious award through the Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC).
- BC Women's Dr Paula Gordon named to Women's Executive Network 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100Some of Canada's boldest female leaders were recognized at Women's Executive Network - 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Gala for becoming agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels.
- Meet the Perinatal Clinical Educators in Birthing team who are continuously focused on improvements for the betterment of the patients they serve.
Dr. Wendy Norman was awarded the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)/Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Chair in Applied Public Health Research dedicated to Family Planning Research.
This is the first award of its kind for the UBC Department of Family Practice. This prestigious award will support five years of research salaries including graduate students, research support staff and related research activities.
This year Dr. Melanie Murray was presented with one of only two awards in the individual category for her exemplary work at BC Women's Oak Tree Clinic, for WelTel - a project which involves sending out regular texts to support the clinics most vulnerable patients between appointments.
- Oct 31, 2013: Congratulations to Dr. Paul Yong of the BC Women's Centre for Pelvic Pain + Endometriosis on being awarded a research grant from the Canadian Foundation for Women's Health.
- Congratulations to Dr. Paula Gordon, innovative breast cancer screening researcher and Medical Director of BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre’s Breast Health Program, on her appointment to the Order of British Columbia.
- Dr. Deborah Money receives Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada's (SOGC) Regional Achievement AwardAt the recent SOGC Annual Clinical Meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Deborah Money was awarded with the Western Regional Achievement Award for her leadership in women’s health.
Dr. Karen Buhler, Head of the Department of Family Practice at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, is one of only two winners in the individual category at the PHSA+ Awards.
- Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Money on her YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Award. Dr. Money joined her fellow nominees in the Technology, Science & Research category at the 30th Annual Awards event on May 28th, 2013.
Dr. Jan Christilaw, BC Women's President, received her Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from BC Minister of Health, Margaret MacDiarmid, at a special ceremony in Vancouver on February 22.
Dr. Dorothy Shaw, BC Women's Vice President, Medical Affairs received her Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from Minister of International Cooperation, The Honourable Juliano Fantino, at a ceremony in Ottawa in October 2012.
- The Hon. Hedy Fry, PC, MP presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to Dr. Deborah Money, Vice-President of Research at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre on January 17, 2013.
Osteoporosis Canada’s Community Partner Award is presented annually to those special organizations that have fostered and promoted the work of Osteoporosis Canada.
On May 25, Senator Larry Campbell presented the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal to Dr. Paula Gordon, Medical Director, BC Women's Hospital Breast Health Program, for her work and involvement in Breast Imaging, and in recognition of her work on the Board of Canucks for Kids fund.
Dr. Jan Christilaw, President of BC Women’s Hospital has recently been selected as the recipient of the distinguished alumni award from the University of Waterloo.
It is our pleasure to announce that effective July 1, 2011, Dr. Dorothy Shaw will be joining the BC Women's Executive Team in the role of Vice President, Medical Affairs. She brings a wealth of experience to this position at all fronts – locally, nationally and internationally.
Saving women’s lives means detecting breast cancer early. No one knows this better than Dr. Paula Gordon, medical director at BC Women’s Hospital Breast Health Program.
Expectant mothers can now explore their childbirth options to ensure they have the best, and safest, birth possible.
- Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family $3 Million Gift Improves Breast Cancer Diagnostic Care in B.C. to Save Thousands of Women's Lives
The odds of detecting breast cancer early, in its most curable stages, when tumours are too small for women or their doctors to feel or see just got better in B.C. thanks to a $3 million donation from Vancouver philanthropists, the Gordon and Leslie Diamond family, to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC/Yukon Region (CBCF) in partnership with BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre Foundation (BC Women's Foundation).
BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre today became the largest specialized hospital in Canada to be designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Baby-Friendly Hospital. This designation recognizes BC Women’s commitment to enabling mothers to breastfeed their newborn babies giving them the best start in life.
Seven mothers involved in a program that helps women with drug addictions have needlessly given their babies up to foster care in the last two weeks, says Dr. Ron Abrahams.