In the News

WHRI Member, Jonathan Simkin, Discusses Elevated Cancer mortality in Yukon

Every year, approximately 1 in 4 Canadians die from cancer, Canada’s leading cause of pre-mature death. Nationally, cancer mortality rates are declining overall but despite progress, the cancer burden is not evenly distributed across Canada. For example, geographic differences exist and cancer mortality rates are highest in Canada’s northern territories. Further, cancer information for Northern Canadians … Continue reading “WHRI Member, Jonathan Simkin, Discusses Elevated Cancer mortality in Yukon”

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Vancouver to Host the Upcoming Women Deliver 2019 Conference!

The Women’s Health Research Institute is very excited to report that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently announced that Canada will be hosting the upcoming Women Deliver Conference here in Vancouver (June 3 – 6, 2019). The official Vancouver launch will be in the Fall, and we expect to learn more about how the WHRI … Continue reading “Vancouver to Host the Upcoming Women Deliver 2019 Conference!”

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Want More Funding for Research in Women’s Health? Support the Report!

Written by Liisa Galea: On April 10, 2017, the Fundamental Science Review, written by nine experts in science and technology, was released to the public. The Honourable Kristy Duncan commissioned the review of federal support for science, the first of its kind over the last 40 years. The mandate included a review of all disciplines, … Continue reading “Want More Funding for Research in Women’s Health? Support the Report!”

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 In the Media

WHRI Member, Dr. Wendy Norman, featured in CBC Health News

WHRI Member, Dr. Wendy Norman, is featured in CBC Health News for writing an editorial accompanying the new study surrounding telemedicine. Dr. Norman discusses the role telemedicine could play in countries where abortion services are highly restricted, suggesting women in these areas could use telemedicine to connect with a doctor and safely terminate their pregnancies at home.

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WHRI Member, Dr. Ruth Martin, featured in Montreal Gazette, The Ottawa Citizen and The Times Colonist

WHRI member, Dr. Ruth Martin, is featured in articles in Montreal Gazette, The Ottawa Citizen and The Times Colonist discussing the damaging separation effects due to lack of mother-child bonding time in Canadian correctional facilities.

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WHRI Member, Dr. K.S Joseph, featured in CTV News and Science Daily

WHRI member, Dr. K.S. Joseph, is featured in articles in CTV News, and Science Daily. Research led by Dr. Joseph is the first study in Canada looking at pregnancy outcomes in reduced multi-fetal pregnancies resulting from fertility treatment. Joseph links fetal reduction in multi-fetal pregnancies with better birth outcomes, suggesting the selective reduction technique is … Continue reading “WHRI Member, Dr. K.S Joseph, featured in CTV News and Science Daily”

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