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Women's Health Research Cluster | January 2020 

Recent and Upcoming Events

Join us online or in-person on Monday, January 20, 2020! Register Here

Academic Twitter Bootcamp

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Room 3402C
On January 21st  we are partnering with the Women's Health Research Institute for a free Academic Twitter Training workshop. The purpose of this session is to provide you with key skills needed to optimize your Twitter presence, share your research, and engage with your Twitter network!
Light refreshments will be served.
Register Here


Call for abstracts and Registration opens on Monday, January 20, 2020!
We will be posting the registration link on our Cluster website
We are pleased to announce that the following speakers have been confirmed:

Keynote Speaker:

Carol Tavris, Ph.D., a social psychologist and co-author of Estrogen Matters, a book that combats misinformation and provides evidence for the benefits of estrogen at menopause and beyond, even for survivors of breast cancer. 

Special Presentation:

Patricia Tomasi, Journalist & Co-Founder of the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative.
Shirley Weir, Founder of MenopauseChicks and author of Mokita: How to navigate perimenopause with confidence and ease.


Farida Sohrabji, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Liisa Galea, Ph.D., University of British Columbia 
Sandra Davidge, Ph.D., University of Alberta
Neill Epperson, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Jerilynn Prior, MD, University of British Columbia
Emily Jacobs, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Gillian Einstein, Ph.D., University of Toronto
Cindy Lee Dennis, Ph.D., University of Toronto
Benicio Frey, MD, MSc, Ph.D., McMaster University
Paul van Donkelaar, Ph.D. and Karen Mason, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Shau-Ming Wei, MD, (NIH/NIMH).  
Angela Colantonio, Ph.D., University of Toronto
Susan Howlett, Ph.D., Dalhousie University
Kejal Kantarci, M.D., Mayo Clinic
Sharon Ladyman, Ph.D., University of Otago, New Zealand
Hope to see you in May!
The Women’s Health Research Cluster is co-hosting two workshops with the Pacific Post Partum Support Society! The workshops will bring together 2SLGBTQ+ parents, researchers, midwives, doulas, mental health service providers, and other stakeholders to exchange ideas, raise awareness, and find points of collaboration to address the perinatal mental health needs of 2SLGBTQ+ families.

Time: Free lunch from 12:00pm-1:00 pm, Workshops | 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford St, Vancouver

Workshop 1: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Workshop: Early Parenthood Support for 2SLGBTQ+ Parents

Workshop 2: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Roundtable Discussion on Advancing Collaboration between 2SLGBTQ+ Families and Perinatal Mental Health
To register, email Emily Garner at


Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm 
Location: DMCBH Koerner Conference Centre

Facilitator: Nicole Prestley, Manager, Research + Knowledge Translation at the Women’s Health Research Institute. 

Learning Objectives: 
Understanding the basics of Knowledge Translation
  • Emphasize the importance of KT – in the research context and grant applications
  • Develop a framework for writing a KT plan
  • Identify KT resources and Research Partnerships

Call for Applications: Women's Digital Health Research Trainee Award

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is pleased to announce its Women’s Digital Health Research Trainee Award. This award will be presented at the 5th Annual WHRI Symposium on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia
This award is to recognize research excellence in a trainee enrolled in a British Columbia higher education program who is involved with digital health research with a women’s or newborn health focus. The award will be presented to an outstanding trainee researcher (i.e. undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, clinical fellows, clinical trainee – nursing, medical resident, midwifery, OT, PT etc.) who is currently enrolled as a trainee and who has made an outstanding contribution to scholarly or research endeavours in the field of digital or virtual women’s or newborn health research. Candidates who conduct women’s or newborn health research with a digital health focus in any of the four research themes of CIHR (Biomedical; Clinical; Health Services; Social, Cultural, Environmental, and Population Health Research) are eligible for consideration.
Award recipients will receive a $500 prize

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Feedback requested: The Sex and Sexuality: Sixteenth to Twentieth-Century Collection Trial

The Sex and Sexuality: Sixteenth to Twentieth Century collection is now accessible on a trial basis via UBC Library. The trial will run until Friday, January 31, 2020. You can access the resource from here:

This collection is Part III of Gale's 'Archives of Sexuality and Gender'. The most recently released collection is made up of more than 5,000 rare and unique books covering sex, sexuality, and gender issues across the sciences and humanities and throughout history. This includes a collection from the Alfred C. Kinsey Institute for Sex Research dating from 1700 to 1860, a collection of rare and unique books from the New York Academy of Medicine and the infamous Private Case from the British Library, comprising of printed books segregated from the main library from the 1850s to 1990 on grounds of obscenity. 
UBC Library already owns Part II  LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940.

If this resource is useful to you, please send feedback here: link 
Access open only to UBC students, faculty, staff and on-site Library users (other restrictions may apply)

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Ama Kyeremeh
Cluster Coordinator
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