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Orthopaedics professor wins fellowship from Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Kelly Ann Lefaivre, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Orthopaedics, has been selected as the North American Travelling Fellow by the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA).

Lefaivre, who graduated with an MD from UBC in 2002, will represent the COA during the five-week tour of orthopaedic centres in the U.S. and Canada, beginning in October.

Her research interests include pelvic and acetabular surgery, outcome measurement in orthopaedic trauma, and epidemiology in hip fractures.

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Health Council of Canada recognizes two UBC students for virtual learning presentation

Two UBC students were recognized by the Health Council of Canada for their winning entry in the Health Innovation Award contest, highlighting best practices in Canadian health care.

Allison Mariko Nakanishi, an MD student, and Frank Ka-Shing Leung, a graduating student from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, were awarded first place in the team category for their entry, “Virtual Patient Teaching Tools: An Innovative Model to Enhance Canada’s Health Care Education.” Their winning entry presented the benefits of virtual teaching tools that help students in health professions to improve their gaps in knowledge and apply their training in a clinical practice setting.

Now in its second year, the Health Innovation Award is an opportunity for Canada’s future health leaders to contribute to the discussion on health care renewal. This year’s contest challenged Canadian university and college students to identify a best practice in health care.

The winners will receive $1,000 and attend the awards ceremony hosted by the Health Council on May 30 in Ottawa.

For more information, visit http://www.med.ubc.ca/about_us/Awards_and_Honours/Awards_and_honours_–_May_2011.htm#HCC

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UBC SPP Pension Fair: May 31

The Staff Pension Plan Pension Fair will have information booths and opportunities to learn more about the Staff Pension Plan as well as UBC Human Resource’s Retirement and Survivor Benefits. The following groups will be in attendance:

  •  Service Canada
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • UBC Continuing Studies (Seniors and Community Programs, Life and Career Programs)
  • CARP (Canada’s Association for the Fifty-Plus)

            Date:    May 31, 2011
            Time:    11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
            Place:   Arbutus Room, Ponderosa Centre, 2071 West Mall (map)
            Info:     No RSVP required.  www.pensions.ubc.ca/staff

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