The RCPSC-EM residency program recognizes residents and faculty members each year for their outstanding contributions to the program as leaders, teachers and researchers. Please find a list of awards and recipients below.
The Dr. Brian Chung Award for Outstanding Contribution to Residency Education recognizes one UBC DEM faculty member who has made an outstanding contribution to RCPSC emergency medicine resident education beyond clinical teaching. The nomination period is now closed, but more information on nominations can be found here.
- 2023 recipient (inaugural award): Dr. Jared Baylis
The Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban Resident Research Award recognizes the top project abstract presented by a UBC RCPSC-EM resident or a UBC Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellow during the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine's annual Research Day. Abstract presentation criteria for the next Research Day will be available in early 2024 here.
- 2023 recipient: Dr. Aidan McParland
The Resident Teaching Award is awarded annually to two physicians, one from emergency medicine and one from a Victoria-based, off-service rotation. The awards are presented by the residents at the annual graduation BBQ. These awards celebrate and promote excellence in clinical teaching.
Emergency Medicine Teaching Award
The Emergency Medicine Teaching Award is awarded to the emergency physician who is considered to have provided the best clinical teaching throughout the year. Other teaching contributions towards the residency program, such as academic rounds, curricular development, simulation, and/or journal club will also be considered. Preference is given to an individual who has not yet won the award. The award nominees are solicited from the resident group in an open nomination process, and residents are then able to vote for the most deserving applicant. The Lead Resident(s) will tally the votes and announce the winner.
- 2022-23 recipient: Dr. Mike Thomson
Off-Service Teaching Award
The Off-Service Teaching Award is awarded to the off-service physician who is considered to have provided the best clinical teaching to the Victoria EM residents during our off-service rotations. The award winner must practice at Victoria General Hospital or Royal Jubilee Hospital. Preference is given to an individual who has not yet won the award. The award nominees are solicited from the resident group in an open nomination process, and residents are then able to vote for the most deserving applicant. The Lead Resident(s) will tally the votes and announce the winner.
- 2022-23 recipient: Dr. Adam McLellan (Neurology)
The Vancouver site teaching award is an annual award. Nominees are brought forward by the residents and voted upon by the Vancouver residents to determine the faculty who is most deserving that year.
This award reflects a Vancouver faculty who is clinically a great teacher but goes above and beyond by providing coaching, mentoring, and feedback both on and off shift and is invested in the growth of the residents that they work with.
- 2023 recipient: Dr. Joe Bednarczyk
The Fraser teaching award is presented by the Fraser residents to faculty who have made an outstanding contribution to the Fraser emergency medicine residency program. The award recognizes the faculty members excellence in clinical teaching and contribution to medical education.
- 2022 recipients: Kevin O'Riordan, Paola Camorlinga, Haley Magee
The Emergency Medicine Resident Leadership Award is an inaugural annual award given by UBC Emergency Medicine residents to a graduating resident that exemplifies the following qualities: leadership, advocacy for resident wellness and ability to foster a sense of community between all sites.
The UBC Emergency Medicine Residency program is unique in Canada due to having four distributed sites across the province, and all residents from each site have the opportunity to submit a nomination for this award.
- 2023 recipient: Dr. Holly Sherman