Celebrating 50 Years

This year, the Department of Radiology celebrates its 50th anniversary. From early beginnings as a small group of radiologists led by Dr. Scott Dunbar to today’s diverse team of researchers, residents, fellows, students and staff under the direction of Dr. Bruce Forster, we continue to make innovative breakthroughs in research, patient care and the training of the next generation of radiologists. We thank you for your past contributions in forging these new pathways.

As we look to the future during this legacy year, we are excited at the crucial role that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has to play. With the promise of more accurate and reproducible radiology assessments, enhanced diagnostic predictions through complex data pattern recognition and improved treatment planning, AI is playing an increasingly important part in shaping the future of radiology and accelerating the bench-to-bedside process in improving health outcomes.

Celebrating 50 Years – a Photo Wall 

Radiology’s 50th Programs at a Glance

We’re proud to announce the launch of the Dept. of Radiology’s 50th Anniversary Seed Competition. With your support, this award will advance research into AI to answer some of Radiology’s most significant questions, creating new knowledge and improving the quality of life for patients. Pleases stay tuned for more details!

Special 50th Anniversary Grand Rounds

The Department of Radiology is proud to honour this milestone year through its 50th Anniversary Lecture Series. Below is the list of recordings.

Breast Cancer Screening: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

Presented by Dr. Paula Gordon, Opening remarks by Dr. Linda Warren

Radiopharmaceutical development for cancer imaging and therapy

Presented by Dr. François Bénard, Opening remarks by Dr. Brian Lentle

Working with UBC Development

Presented by Nic Miller and Stephanie Cardwell

Chronicles of Emergency and Trauma Radiology: Full Steam Ahead and Directions Towards a Bright Future

Presented by Dr. Savvas Nicolaou, Opening remarks by Dr. Nestor Muller

Abdominal Imaging: Past, Present and Future

Presented by Dr. Silvia Chang, Opening remarks by Dr. Peter Cooperberg

Coronary CTA in 2022 – Predictions for the Future

Presented by Dr. Jonathon Leipsic, Opening remarks by Dr. Gordon Culham

50th Anniversary Gala Event – Saturday, March 5th 2022

To conclude this campaign, the Department of Radiology is hosting a Gala celebration to honour the Radiology community and build from the momentum of this 50th year. This is an exciting time to reflect on the contributions of fellow peers and look to the future of Radiology. More details to come.

To make a donation and support the next generation of UBC radiologists in celebration of Radiology’s 50th anniversary, please click here.