Dr. Jessica McAlpine was born and raised in Vancouver. She did her medical training in the US, returning in 2006 to take a position at UBC and BC Cancer. Dr. McAlpine has been appointed the Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Chair in Gynaecologic Oncology and Heads the Division of Gynaecologic Oncology with Dr. Sarah Finlayson. She is part of the OVCARE research team (British Columbia’s Gynecological Cancer Research group), Director of the OVCARE Tissue Bank and recipient of a CIHR New Investigator Award (2013-2018) and BC Cancer Foundations Clinician Scientist Award in (2016-2021). Her research focuses on molecular subtypes of endometrial, ovarian and vulvar cancers, and the prevention of ovarian cancers.