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We Need Your Help!

We are gearing up to reapply for our core funding, which means we need WHRC members to fill out this survey (~5 min) to help us continue operating for another year. To show you our appreciation for helping out, one person will win a $50 Etsy gift card!

What Are Our Values?

The WHRC is growing—we have 340 members across 15 different countries and several well established initiatives to build off of. To stay true to who we are and why we are here, we need a set of values that can ground our decision making process and guide our actions. We’re looking for feedback (<3 min) from WHRC members about what you think those values are and should be.

Women's Health Interrupted
In this episode of Women's Health Interrupted, Sidney and Rebecca sit down with personal trainer, nutrition coach, and best-selling author, Amanda Thebe, to talk about all things menopause. We get into some of the major misconceptions and research gaps around menopause and perimenopause and how it impacts women’s health. Listen now on all major platforms.
Women's Health Blog
The Gut-Brain Connection: Why Biological Sex May Matter

If you were going to develop Parkinson's Disease, you’d want to delay it’s onset by 10-17 years right? Well, read this to find out how.

Behind the Science: How Women are Fighting the Opioid Crisis.

“Ending the criminalization of drug use is key, as it has severe repercussions on the health of women who use drugs. While access to safe, non-toxic pharmaceutical-grade drugs is a step forward, it simply is not enough.”-Dr. Jade Boyd. Read more.


Call for Papers

Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology put out a call for papers about hormonal contraceptives and the brain. This Special Issue will focus on new research questions and directions. Submissions due Feb 1, 2022. Read more.

In the Know

Report Watch

2021 BC Child Poverty Report Card
An annual report authored by First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Society found that in 2019, 80.4% of lone-parent families were led by females. “These families’ median annual income was $46,990, just 70% of the male lone-parent median income of $66,830.” They also found that the lack of affordable childcare options remains a major barrier for these women to fully engage in the workforce, and thus significantly contributes to their lower income. Read more.

Member Shout Outs!

Canadian Nurse Educator Institute Fellow

Dr. Suzanne Campbell, one of our Co-Leads, was recently inducted as one of two Fellows at the Canadian Nurse Educator Institute. Among many things, Dr. Campbell was honoured for being a strong leader in teaching and learning, an outstanding mentor to students and peers, and for developing innovative teaching strategies. We are incredibly proud of you Dr. Campbell.

Tri-Cluster Research Day Award Winners
We had a great time at our 3rd annual Tri-Cluster Research Day: The Future of Health. A number of our cluster trainees presented their research in both poster and oral presentations, but two of them—Marta Kolbuszewska & Greta Jang—came in 1st and 3rd place for our Oral Presentation Awards! Congratulations Marta & Greta.
New Members

We’d like to formally welcome the following new members to our cluster. We’re happy to have you working alongside us to advance women’s health!

  • Dr. Rebecca Lawn, PDF, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (USA)

  • Kathrn Cobett, Resident Physician, University of Calgary (Canada)

  • Dr Margarita Zachariou, Associate Scientist, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (Cyprus)

  • Jinan Saboune, PhD student at McGill University (Canada)

  • Sydney Ku, PhD student at Temple University (USA)

  • Josephine Mary Violet Francis Xavier, PhD student at York University (Canada)

  • Dr. Amy Vassallo, Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health (Australia)

  • Bavneet Purewal, undergraduate student at British Columbia Institute of Technology (Canada)

  • Qudrat Aujla, Undergraduate Research Assistant, BC Children’s Hospital BioBank (Canada)

  • Ariel Sernick, Master’s student at the University of British Columbia (Canada)

  • Sarah Pearce-Money, Undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia (Canada)

  • Leah Sarah Peer, Executive Director, Founder & Peer Medical Foundation (Canada)

  • Jenalene Antony, Undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia (Canada)

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If you feel passionate about the work we are doing, consider making a one-time or monthly donation. 100% of proceeds will be used to promote women’s health research across public, government and academic domains, develop the capacity of women's health researchers and foster new multidisciplinary projects.

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