Dr. Jane Gair

Dr. Jane Gair
Teaching Professor
Division of Medical Sciences
Office: Medical Sciences Building, room 330

BSc (McMaster), BSc (UBC), PhD (UBC)

Area of expertise

Dr. Gair teaches in a variety of courses and modalities to the 1st and 2nd year UBC medical students at the Island Medical Program (IMP) at UVic.

Jane Gair

On July 1, 2016, Dr. Gair was promoted to Teaching Professor (with tenure) with the Division of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Gair teaches in a variety of courses and modalities to the 1st and 2nd year UBC medical students at the Island Medical Program (IMP) at UVic. She teaches the Foundations of Medical Practice course using the Case-Based Learning (CBL) method of teaching. She is the IMP Site Lead for CBL, she trains the CBL tutors to teach in the IMP as the site Director for CBL Faculty Development, and she is actively involved in the implementation and evaluation of the new medical school curriculum and ongoing faculty development for the medical program across the province. She also teaches in the FLEX (flexible and enhanced learning) course where she is an Advisor, an Assessor, and a Supervisor for students in both years. Dr. Gair also delivers lectures and teaches workshops in medical genetics -- her area of expertise.

She has an interest in medical education research in the areas of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), CBL, and other ways of learning using small groups to teach and learn. She is also interested in medical and higher education internationally and has medical education research collaborations at the University of Newcastle in Australia, and at the Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Nepal, and teaching and learning collaborators and projects at the National University of Defense Technology in Changsha, China.

Dr. Gair is the Director of the UVic branch of the national “Let’s Talk Science” Outreach Program that provides free science outreach activities to communities across Vancouver Island and beyond. This program also provides community outreach and engagement volunteer opportunities for the medical students and is also a project focus in their FLEX course.

She is a member of the Centre for Biomedical Research (CBR) at UVic and the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) at UBC.

Talks by Dr. Jane Gair


Epigenetics and Personalized Medicine

Where: UVic Campus
When:March 12 – 14, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm


"Personalized Medicine, Epigenetics and Health"
Women's Wellness Conference

Where: Gravenhurst Opera House, Gravenhurst ON
When: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Link: http://www.stillsexyafter60.com/2017-womens-wellness-conference/


"Your DNA: Nature vs. Nurture . . . It's Not All in Your Genes"
Women's Wellness Conference

Where: Gravenhurst Opera House, Gravenhurst ON
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am

Link: http://www.stillsexyafter60.com

"Training the Trainers: Understand and Utilize Appreciative Inquiry"
Canadian Associates of Genetic Counsellors -- Annual Education Conference

Where: Delta Ocean Pointe Resort, Victoria BC
When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Link: http://www.cagcconference.ca/2017/

"23 and Me": Personal Genetic Information in the Age of Personalized Medicine

When: February 20 & 27, 2017
Where: Continuing Studies Building, UVic

Student Presentations

Talks and presentations given by Island Medical Program students.


2022 - 2023 Presentations

May 10, 2023 -- Mini Med School (Claremont High School): Blood typing and clincal use

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

2021 - 2022 Presentations

Nov 21, 2021 -- Mini Med School: What do your test results mean?

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

Nov 28, 2021 -- Mini Med School: The role of genetic testing in medicine

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

Dec 5, 2021 -- Mini Med School: Diabetes

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

Jan 16, 2022 -- Mini Med School: Common medications - How do they work?

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

Jan 23, 2022 -- Mini Med School: Popular diets

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

Jan 30, 2022 -- Mini Med School: The biology of stress

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

Feb 6, 2022 -- Mini Med School: Stress management

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

Feb 13, 2022 -- Mini Med School: How to avoid drug interactions

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

Feb 20, 2022 -- Mini Med School: Herbal supplements

Files: Presentation  |   Video recording

2020 - 2021 Presentations

May 4, 2021 -- Mini Med School: Nutrition

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

May 11, 2021 -- Mini Med School: Exercise, Bones & Muscles

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

May 13, 2021 -- Mini Med School: Sleep

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

May 18, 2021 -- Mini Med School: Exercise, Cardiovascular Health, Hypertension & Diabetes

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

May 20, 2021 -- Mini Med School: Vascular Disease

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

May 25, 2021 -- Mini Med School: Exercise, Mental Health & Cancer

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

May 27, 2021 -- Mini Med School: Nature

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

June 1, 2021 -- Mini Med School: Prehabilitation (Preparation for Surgery)

Files: Presentation   |   Video recording

2018 - 2019 Presentations

Mar. 26, 2019 -- Let's Talk Science: Public & Preventative Health Across the Ages
Files: Poster | PowerPoint

Let's Talk Science: Medicine in the Movies - 3 part series. Medical student Becca Lumley she explores depictions of mental illness in cinema with a focus on mood disorders.

Jan. 22, 2019 -- Let's Talk Science: Cardiac Arrest in the Community: Will you know what to do?
Files: Poster

Dec. 6, 2018 -- Let's Talk Science: Why Can't I Eat Sushi? The Science Behind Prenatal Guidelines
Files: Poster | PowerPoint

2017 - 2018 Presentations

May 10, 2018 -- Let's Talk Science: The Role of Suffering and the Right to Die
Files: Poster | PowerPoint

May 3, 2018 -- Let's Talk Science: Rights of Minors in Healthcare Decisions
Files: Poster | PowerPoint

April 25, 2018 -- Let's Talk Science: Determinants of Childhood Growth and Development
Files: Poster | PowerPoint

March 20, 2018 -- Let's Talk Science: Watching Your Health: The Use of Smartwatches for Personal Health Monitoring
Files: Poster | PowerPoint

March 15, 2018 -- Let's Talk Science: FAD or FACT: Current Controversies in Nutrition
Files: Poster | Powerpoint

January 15, 2018 -- Let's Talk Science: Mental Health: Success, Challenges, and Misconceptions
Files: Poster | Powerpoint

October 12, 2017 -- Let's Talk Science: Let's Talk About Sex
Files: Poster | PowerPoint

2016 - 2017 Presentations

April 26, 2017 -- Let's Talk Science: Knockin' on Your Noggin
Files: PosterPowerPoint

April 5, 2017 -- Let's Talk Science: To Tan Or Not To Tan, That Is The Question
Files: Poster | PowerPoint

March 3, 2017 -- Let's Talk Science: The Good, The Bad, and The Gluten
Files: Poster | PowerPoint

January 25, 2017 -- Let's Talk Science: Spinal Cord Injury
Files: Poster | PowerPoint

November 1, 2016 -- Let's Talk Science: Medical Marijuana
Files: Poster | PowerPoint

May 17, 2016 -- Let's Talk Science: Live and Let Die: An Explanation of Physician-Assisted Suicide in Canada
Files: Poster | PowerPoint