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The WHRC is looking to collect testimonials about our work. If you’ve attended any of our public events, participated in trainee presentations, received a seminar series certificate or read our blogs—we’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you like about the work we do? How have our initiatives benefited you? Why do you think our organization is valuable? Testimonials can be as short or long as you would like. Click here to submit one now!

Women's Health Blog

New Blog Post
Violence Against Women Escalates As We Flatten the Curve for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nisha Malhotra (Economics Prof, UBC; WHRC member) and Karen Mason (co-founder of SOAR; WHRC partner) teamed up to write an insightful piece about the devastating truth behind the impact of COVID-19 on women that are in violent relationships. Click here to read about social and political circumstances that contribute to, and deepen, violence against women. Full disclosure, Canadian laws are involved... 

New Blog Post
Pregnancy and Mental Health: New Research Paves the Way for Better Treatment

Building off of research we highlighted in our June newsletter, authors Wansu Qi, Liisa Galea and Katherine Moore wrote a piece that brings uncomfortable realities related to maternal depression and pharmaceutical efficacy to light. Critically, this piece explains how pharmaceutical interventions could be altered to increase efficacy. Click here for more.

Recruiting Writers

Do you have research that you’d like to convey to a public audience? Have an issue that you’d like to discuss? Need a project to keep your mind off of all the summer fun your colleagues are having while you work diligently towards your goals? Consider writing a blog for us! 

We are seeking writers to contribute to our Women’s Health Blog. Blogs should be between 1000-2000 words and can be on any topic related to women’s health (e.g. laws that negatively impact women’s health, connection between recession and women’s health, medical sex and gender bias). If you’re interested, send us an email at with your blog topic to get started!

Upcoming Events

Trainee Research Presentation Series

On August 11th, we will be holding another Trainee Research Presentation to feature the work of 5 graduate students. Presenters at this event will discuss sex and gender differences in sleep quality, empathy and mood during the pandemic, racial disparities in maternal health and the influence of ovarian hormone fluctuations on brain health. Read about other presentations and register for this FREE event here

Date: August 10, 2020

Time: 11-12 pm PST

Register here

Women's Health Seminar Series

Our 2020/2021 series (starting September 14th) has a great lineup of topics to explore including intergenerational transmission of domestic violence, knowledge translation, and perimenopause. All seminars are free and available to attend online. Registration has opened for next fall’s Seminar Series, so be sure to sign-up by clicking here. We have nearly 120 registrants so far!
Recent Events

Survivorship Summit: Gynecologic Cancers

In collaboration with the Gynecologic Cancer Initiative, the WHRC held the inaugural Survivorship Summit: Gynecologic Cancers on November 29, 2019. The event brought together 50 stakeholders including researchers, physicians, and patient partners to take part in a collaborative discussion that aimed to enhance survivorship research.

Numerous short presentations and panel discussions were held to discuss issues around the biological, cultural and social elements of gynecologic cancer survivorship. Key priorities, questions and resources that arose from these conversations were formalized in this report, which is freely available for viewing and sharing! For a snapshot of the key take-aways from the Survivorship Summit, check out the graphic recording below.

Shout Outs!

New Study Alert

Our friends at Smart Mom Canada and Optimal Birth BC just launched a new study to investigate what information is most important to new parents and if a text messaging service to educate and support them would work. New moms or moms-to-be can sign up to participate in their focus groups and get a chance to win a $25 gift card.

Want to be Featured in our Shout Outs! Next Month?

If you’ve published a new paper, are presenting at an event, won an award or have done something else that you are proud of—we want to know. A part of the WHRC mission is to “...promote impactful research on women’s health”. By sharing your work, we are able to raise awareness about women's health and cultivate an environment where new ideas and collaborations can arise. Get in touch with us by emailing

Now Accepting Donations

If you feel passionate about the work we are doing and are in a position to give, 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.

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