Graduate Feature: Cara Weessies

Cara Weessies completed her medical degree at the University of Alberta and is currently in the General Surgery residency program at the University of Manitoba. She is still deciding whether to subspecialize after residency, but no matter where she ends up, she is eager to incorporate the skills and knowledge she learned through the MGSC […]

Publication Feature: Epidemiology and treatment outcomes in pediatric patients with post-injection paralysis

Publication Feature: Epidemiology and treatment outcomes in pediatric patients with post-injection paralysis

Siyou Song, Moses Fisha Muhumuza, Norgrove Penny (BGSC Faculty Member), and Coleen S. Sabatini recently published an article investigating the epidemiology and treatment of Post-Injection Paralysis in Uganda. To read the full text, please visit here. Abstract Background: Post-injection paralysis (PIP) of the sciatic nerve is an iatrogenic paralysis that occurs after an intramuscular injection, […]

Congratulations to Dr. Nadine Caron – Appointee to the Order of British Columbia

Congratulations to Dr. Nadine Caron – Appointee to the Order of British Columbia

Congratulations to Dr. Nadine Caron, BGSC faculty member and c0-instructor of SURG 518, who has been appointed to the 2022 Order of B.C. in acknowledgment of her outstanding achievements, including being the first general surgeon of First Nations descent in Canada, the first Indigenous female medical school graduate of UBC, and a longtime advocate for […]

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Shafique Pirani

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Shafique Pirani

Dr. Shafique Pirani is one of our instructors for SURG 516: Program Planning and Evaluation in Surgical Care Low Resource Settings  See Dr. Pirani’s faculty spotlight at the Department of Orthopedics here. View Dr. Shafique Pirani’s full biography here.

Congratulations Dr. Paul Dubord – Appointee as an Officer of the Order of Canada

Congratulations Dr. Paul Dubord – Appointee as an Officer of the Order of Canada

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Dubord, who has recently been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Dr. Dubord is a member of the Branch for Global Surgical Care’s Advisory Committee and a co-instructor of SURG 560 Global Surgical Field Practicum. Dr. Dubord being recognized for his contributions to ophthalmology and for his tireless […]