Our UBC community is invited to imagine ideas that advance our clinical faculty!
Join us on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

What’s UBC Virtual HackDev 2020?
That’s a great question! We’re an online event that uses a hackathon philosophy. We’ll employ a creative process to problem solve, design, and build upon new and existing concepts in faculty support and leadership development. This event is accredited by UBC CPD.



  • Event Kick-Off
  • Agenda, Challenges, Design Process
  • Team Formation
  • Hackathon Activities
  • Prizes & Wrap-Up


For this hackathon, we are focusing on the theme of mental health and wellbeing. We are encouraged when we hear about efforts and initiatives designed to reduce the stigma of mental health and promote a culture of wellness among our faculty. Unfortunately, we also hear that sometimes the degree of wellness required for participation in these initiatives poses a barrier to the faculty who are more significantly impacted by mental health conditions. Therefore, in order to more broadly support and develop all of our clinical faculty members, this hack will focus on the tools, resources, or approaches that UBC can develop or build upon in order to support the mental health and wellbeing of all our clinical faculty, particularly and including those who struggle in significant ways. 


When & Where is the Hack?
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.
We’ll be gathering on Zoom and forward the meeting link prior to the event.


Who’s invited?
We invite all UBC Faculty of Medicine clinical faculty, staff, administration, and learners to participate in this collaborative event. A diverse skill set is welcome. 

How do I get my foot in the door?
To register, click here.

What do I need to have?
Make sure you’ve got your computer and wifi to participate in Zoom. Be prepared to share your ideas and projects.

Awards & Prizes
Awards and prizes for great ideas, and every hacker will receive a certificate of recognition for their contributions to our university. Award categories include:

Star on Google Android 10.0 March 2020 Feature Drop Most Likely Implemented in 3 Years
Star on Google Android 10.0 March 2020 Feature Drop Broad Faculty of Medicine Engagement
Star on Google Android 10.0 March 2020 Feature Drop Potential for Significant Impact
Trophy on Google Android 10.0 March 2020 Feature Drop Best Overall Idea

If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Choa, Education Coordinator, at
Follow us on Twitter at @UBCHackDev

We look forward to seeing you!

Accreditation/Certification statement
The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 2.0 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 2.0 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

CFPC Session ID#: 192536-001