Dr. Yule began teaching at UBC in the Department of Anatomy as a teaching assistant in histology while completing her MSc. After many years of research in the field of breast cancer, she focused her career on education and began instructing anatomy and physiology to undergraduate students at the University College of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford. With the expansion of the MD Undergraduate Program, Dr. Yule came back to UBC in September 2007. She is now involved in the first and second year curriculum teaching histology and gross anatomy and tutoring problem-based learning to medical and dental students. She also gives lectures on microscopic anatomy to undergraduate students in Anatomy 390. In the summer, Dr. Yule supervises MD Undergraduate student projects and researches in the field of medical education.

Publications (née Andrews)

Kerr, L.R., Andrews, H.N., Strange, K.S., Emerman, J.T., & Weinberg, J. Temporal factors alter effects of social housing conditions on responses to chemotherapy and hormone levels in a Shionogi mammary tumor model. Psychosomatic Medicine 68 (6): 966-75, 2006.

Andrews, H.N., Habibi, G., Kucab, J.E., & Dunn, S.E. Celecoxib inhibits urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 94 (1): 47-52, 2005.

Nielson, T.O., Andrews, H.N., Cheang, M., Kucab, J.E., Hsu, F.D., Ragaz, J., Gilks, C.B., Makretsov, N., Bajdik, C.D., Brookes, C., Neckers, L.M., Evdokimova, V., Huntsman, D.G., & Dunn, S.E. Expression of the insulin-like growth factor I receptor and urokinase plasminogen activator in breast cancer is associated with poor survival: potential for intervention with 17-allylamino geldanamycin. Cancer Research 64 (1): 286-94, 2004.

Gilmore, P.M., McCabe, N., Quinn, J.E., Kennedy, R.D., Gorski, J.J., Andrews, H.N., McWilliams, S., Carty, M., Mullan, P.B., Duprex, W.P., Liu, E.T., Johnston, P.G., & Harkin, D.P. BRCA1 interacts with and is required for paclitaxel-induced activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 3. Cancer Research 15; 64 (12):4148-54, 2004.

Andrews, H.N., Mullan, P.B., McWilliams, S., Sebelova, S., Quinn, J.E., Gilmore, P.M., McCabe, N., Pace, A., Koller, B., Johnston, P.G., Haber, D.A, & Harkin, D.P. BRCA1 regulates the interferon gamma-mediated apoptotic response. Journal of Biological Chemistry 19; 277 (29): 26225-32, 2002.

Mullan, P.B., Quinn, J., Gilmore, P., McWilliams, S., Andrews, H.N., Gervin, C., McCabe, N., McKenna, S.,White, P., Song, Y.H, Mahsewaran, S., Liu, E., Haber, D.A., Johnston, P.G., & Harkin, D.P. BRCA1 and GADD45 mediated G2/M cell cycle arrest in response to antimicrotubule agents. Oncogene 20 (43): 6123-31, 2001.

Andrews, H.N., Kerr, L.R., Strange, K.S., Emerman, J.T., & Weinberg, J. Effects of social housing condition on stress protein expression in the Shionogi mouse mammary carcinoma (SC115). Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 59 (3): 1999-209, 2000.

Further publications can be found here.

  1. Rebecca Donkin, Elizabeth Askew, Geoff Simon, Heather N Yule, Adaptive eLearning case studies to engage students in clinical pathology, Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Abstract PE1-04, Vancouver BC, April 2015
  2. Myra V Butler, Karen E PinderHeather N Yule, Online Histology modules for first-year medical students: A studentto-student approach, Experimental Biology, Abstract 2249, Boston MA, April 2013
  3. Jennifer A Rozylo, HH Clarice Yang, Rebecca Walters and Heather N Yule, Upgrading and expanding online Histology Quizzes for first year medical and dental students at the University of British Columbia, Experimental Biology, Washington DC, April 2011.
  4. Cheng Lin, Oxana Korj, Karen PinderWilliam K OvalleHeather N Yule, Rebecca Walters, Upgrading Virtual Histology Study Tools for Medical/Dental Students at the University of British Columbia, Canadian Conference on Medical Education, P-87, Edmonton, May 2009.
  5. Oxana Korj, Cheng Lin, Karen PinderWilliam K Ovalle, Rebecca Walters, Heather N YuleCreating online Histology study tools for Medical/Dental students at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Experimental Biology, Abstract 478.5, New Orleans, April 2009.
  6. Korj, C Lin, K. PinderW. Ovalle, R. Walters, H. Yule. Creating online Histology study tools for Medical/Dental students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Poster Presentation. CPS Research Retreat. Vancouver, B.C 16 January 2009.
  7. Heather Yule, Low dose Celecoxib inhibits urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) production in MDA-MD-231 breast cancer cells, Work in Progress Seminar Series, British Columbia Research Institute. Vancouver, BC 2004.
  8. Heather YuleBRCA1 regulates the interferon gamma mediated anti-proliferative response, Talk and Poster, Breakthrough Breast Cancer Meeting, Institute for Cancer Research, United Kingdom. 2002.
  9. Heather Yule, Using DNA Microarrays to identify BRCA1 transcriptional targets, Young Investigators Conference, University of Ulster, Derry Northern Ireland, 2001.
  10. Heather Yule, BRCA1 and GADD45 mediated growth suppression and G2/M cell cycle arrest in response to anti-microtubule agents, Poster, American Association for Cancer Research, New Orleans LA, 2001.
  11. Heather Yule, The identification of 6B9, a novel BRCA1 transcriptional target using subtractive hybridization, Poster, American Association for Cancer Research, New Orleans LA, 2001.