The communications team is here to help share your stories. Media relations, publications, spotlights, breakthroughs, student/faculty profiles, events and more; we’re here to help you get the word out to the Department, the UBC community, Vancouver, and beyond.

Department of Orthopaedics Monthly Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter is sent out to all UBC Department of Orthopaedics faculty, staff, and trainees. The newsletter is released at 12PM on the third Tuesday of each month. If you have content for the monthly newsletter, please submit it via email or fill out our request form by the 15th of each month. Content received after the 15th will be featured in the following month’s issue.

View previous issues of our monthly newsletter HERE.

Email Signatures

To create a new email signature, please use the UBC signature generator.

Instructions on how to update your signature in outlook.

Print & Presentation Templates

If you are promoting a program, presenting research, launching an event, or speaking at a conference, these templates from UBC Brand will support you. Please visit the UBC Brand website to download the templates.

Style, Language and Best Practice Guides

Indigenous People’s Language Guide | Download now
Created in partnership with the First Nations House of Learning and Brand & Marketing, this useful guide provides information on how to navigate the terminology and meanings associated with Indigenous peoples in order to produce the best — and most respectful — communication results.

Brand Editorial Guidelines | Download now
This editorial guide offers a definitive resource for UBC in-house writers and communicators for print and online publications by providing a consistent approach to how we write for our many external and internal audiences.

Infographic Planning Guide | Download now
This guide aims to help UBC communicators gain a deeper understanding of content needs and processes in order to increase preparedness and confidence when initiating infographic projects.

Social Media Best Practice Guidelines | Download now
Whether you are just stepping into your first communications role at UBC or looking for strategies to enhance your existing social media practice, this guide will help you create smart, succinct content that achieves your strategic goals.

Interior Signage Guidelines | Download now
The Interior Signage Guidelines document provides mandatory standards and guidelines for the creation, installation, and repair of permanent interior signage in academic and institutional (including student residence) areas of the UBC campuses. The Guidelines are intended to ensure a consistent signage system that reflects and conforms to UBC’s visual identity.

Land/Territory Acknowledgement

Doing a land/territory acknowledgement helps insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This quick guide describes how to create and deliver a digital land/territory acknowledgement and why it is important to promote awareness. Using this resource will also help ensure that making a land/territory acknowledgement is a genuine and meaningful act.

Download the PowerPoint: Land/Territory Acknowledgement

This resource has been created in consultation with CTLT Indigenous Initiatives and the Center for Excellence in Indigenous Health, UBC.

Contact Us

To contact the UBC Department of Orthopaedics Communications Team, please send an email to: