In the News

Exciting Job Opportunity: Directory of Surveillance at Perinatal Services BC

Perinatal Services BC (PSBC) is hiring! This is a very exciting opportunity to do surveillance and quality improvement work to improve maternal and newborn health. BC’s Perinatal Data Registry collects information across the continuum of care (antenatal, intrapartum, postpartum) on every mother-baby pair and captures all births that take place in BC. The role includes … Continue reading “Exciting Job Opportunity: Directory of Surveillance at Perinatal Services BC”


WHRI’s 11th Anniversary Address

Happy 11th anniversary to the Women’s Health Research Institute! Having recently passed my first year mark as the institute’s Executive Director, it is an excellent opportunity to review our achievements over the past year. The Mission of the WHRI, “Creating new knowledge and evidence-based solutions that inform and transform the health and health care of … Continue reading “WHRI’s 11th Anniversary Address”



Budget 2018 is just around the corner. Will there be any new money dedicated to fundamental research? Why and how you can make a difference? By Liisa Galea, WHRI Scientist The Canada Budget 2018 is just around the corner. Why should scientists and researchers care? Because the Fundamental Science Review commissioned by the Honourable Kristy … Continue reading “#SupportTheReport”

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 In the Media

WHRI Member Moe Elgendi published in Nature Biotechnology

Women’s Health Research Institute member, Moe Elgendi, has been published in Nature Biotechnology, the highest ranking journal in the world for biotechnology. His paper, “Scientists need Data Visualization Training”, outlines the need for those doing knowledge translation to understand what is entailed in effective data visualization. Moe presents workshops which “[outline] the theory of data … Continue reading “WHRI Member Moe Elgendi published in Nature Biotechnology”



#ItsNotInYourHead is a campaign launched by Dr. Lori Brotto and the Women’s Health Research Institute to raise awareness about provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) and evidence-based psychological interventions for improving pain management. PVD is pain experienced when contact is made with the area near the entrance to the vagina, known as the vulvar vestibule. This pain often … Continue reading “#ItsNotInYourHead”


WHRI researcher, Dr. Wendy Norman, is featured in a CBC Health news story

WHRI researcher, Dr. Wendy Norman has been featured in CBC News discussing women’s rights in physician offices while ingesting mifepristone.  Dr. Norman discusses a myth that exists which claims physicians are required to watch a patient ingest mifepristone — one of a two-drug combination packed together as Mifegymiso, for medical abortions. “The evidence is clear that having … Continue reading “WHRI researcher, Dr. Wendy Norman, is featured in a CBC Health news story”

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WHRI Events

Women’s Health Research Symposium

Date: October 25, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Simon Fraser University

THE WILD WEST OF SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING: The Decline of the Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Science

Date: October 27, 2017

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Location: BC Women's Hospital - Room D308 SHY BLDG

Understanding Perinatal Mental Health: Self-guided interventions in pregnancy and postpartum with Dr. Jeannette Milgrom

Date: November 16, 2017

Time: Welcome/Reception 6:30pm; Lecutre 7:00pm

Location: BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Chan Centre for Family Health Education (Chan Auditorium)