• Announcement: John Challis appointed an officer of the Order of Canada

    December 31, 2020
    Our very own Dr. John Challis has been awarded as an officer of the Order of Canada! The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. The citation states for his “seminal contributions to the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology”. Many of those contributions occurred when he was in our department and when he became the first director of our Maternal-Fetal research group and the Lawson Health Research Institute in London.

  • Announcement: SOGC announces the 2020 Carl Nimrod Award recipients

    December 01, 2020
    Congratulations to our 2020 Carl Nimrod Award recipients! The Carl Nimrod Educator Award recognizes outstanding achievement within the field of education in obstetrics and gynaecology. Award recipients demonstrate excellence, commitment, innovation and leadership in imparting not only knowledge and skills but also attitudes, to the next generation of practitioners.

  • In Memoriam: Dr. Paul Harding

    October 01, 2020
    The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry mourns the loss of Dr. Paul Harding, MD’85, remembered as a pioneer of neonatal research in Canada.

  • Announcement: 2020/21 OGGS Recipient: Sebastian Vanin

    August 03, 2020
    The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Graduate Research Scholarships (OGGS) encourage and recognize excellence in research at the graduate level within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. This year's winner is Sebastian Vanin.

  • What expectant parents need to know about LHSC's COVID-19 restrictions

    May 19, 2020
    Precautions have been put in place at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) to ensure expectant parents and their babies remain safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Tracey Crumley, the interim chair and chief of obstetrics and gynecology at LHSC said when the pandemic hit, parents-to-be were very concerned about how the process would change and about the safety of mother and child.

  • Giving birth during a pandemic, the fears and the unknown

    April 22, 2020
    Preparing for the real possibility of having a patient with COVID-19 giving birth, medical staff in obstetrics are doing everything they can to be ready. With the help of the Western's Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, labour and birthing simulations have been taking place at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).

  • Simulation ups confidence, care during COVID-19

    April 17, 2020
    More than 30 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members have been creating and delivering interprofessional simulation experiences, with the goal of helping health-care providers learn, adapt and prepare for the COVID-19 cases they may encounter. Led by Obstetrics and Gynaecology professor Dr. Taryn Taylor, MD’10, the interprofessional obstetrics simulation was one of about 50 COVID-19 simulations that have taken place, with more planned.

  • Announcement: Celebrating the 2020 Awards of Excellence recipients

    April 15, 2020
    As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, the 2020 Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. This year, we celebrate 42 award recipients. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements.