Research & Innovation in Women's Health

The WHRI is a real and virtual organization dedicated to facilitating and building a community for women’s health research.

Beyond the binary: What does gender-inclusive women's health research look like?

In November 2019, the WHRI released its new Strategic Plan. The new plan prioritizes equity and inclusivity, and shares our commitment to respect, work alongside, collaborate with, and support the health of women across the LGBTQIA2S+ spectrum. The plan also announced our new core values, among which are equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

Join the WHRI Community

At WHRI, we support individuals involved in women’s health research by setting them up for success.

We aim to strengthen and expand the current network of women’s health researchers, both locally and internationally, by promoting and facilitating meaningful collaborations.

  • Research Support Infrastructure
  • Research Services
  • Networking and Mentorship Opportunities
  • Knowledge Translation Support
  • Education and Training
  • Funding

Find a Researcher

The WHRI supports a community of over 260 investigators.

Search through our database to learn more about our members and their research. Connect with women’s health researchers at home and abroad.

Resources for Researchers

We offer quality support across the spectrum of the research process, including access to laboratory facilities, database building, and assistance with protocol development.

Find out more about the resources we offer our members.

WHRI News & Events

Member Spotlight: Dr. Mark Carey

Every year in Canada, over 8,000 women are diagnosed with gynecological cancer – and about 40-50% of these cancers are considered rare and often life-threatening. Dr. Mark Carey, recipient of a 2019 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant, is working to find better treatments for a rare type of ovarian cancer called low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC).


Updates from the SUPPORT study

Where can women turn when they’re experiencing postpartum depression (PPD)?
Madison Lackie, a Research Coordinator at WHRI, is part of a team working on creating a web-enabled intervention option for PPD which would allow women to access psychoeducation and support from the comfort of their own home.


Member Spotlight: Dr. Manish Sadarangani

Dr. Sadarangani, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center, is a recipient of a 2019 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant for the project “Mechanism of interference of pertussis immunization in pregnancy with infants’ active immune response.”

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