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Q&A with Shirley Weir, Founder of

On World Menopause Day, we’re chatting with Shirley Weir, Founder of, WHRI community partner, and fierce women’s health advocate.


MenopauseandU | World Menopause Day

October 18th is World Menopause Day, a day to raise awareness and spark a larger conversation about support, research, and treatment in the area of menopausal health.


BC Women’s Health Foundation launches In Her Words report

On October 9th, 2019 the BC Women’s Health Foundation, in partnership with Pacific Blue Cross, released the In Her Words report, exposing women’s experience with the healthcare system in BC.

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New research from Dr. Gina Ogilvie’s team makes waves in the news

The study, in partnership with the BC Centre for Disease Control, shows that BC’s HPV immunization program has cut pre-cancer rates in half for women.


Let’s Talk About Painful Periods And Endometriosis | Gender Equality Week

Earlier this year Kate Wahl co-authored a piece for The Huffington Post about painful periods and endometriosis.

For Gender Equality Week, Kate has written an introduction to the article, emphasizing the importance of destigmatizing menstruation as a step toward greater equality for all Canadians.


Nature publishes an article featuring Dr. Moe Elgendi’s research

Dr. Elgendi’s recent work used machine learning to examine 200 articles for insight into common characteristics among highly cited papers.

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