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COVID-19 Updates

Dear WHRI community, As the COVID-19 pandemic has pervaded much of our daily lives and conversations, and as we are adjusting to a new normal of social distancing and working remotely, I thought it would be important to remind the WHRI community that we are all being asked to do more than we had ever […]


Important Update

Dear Women’s Health Research Institute members and staff, Amid growing global concerns around COVID-19, the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) has elected to take measures to help protect the health and well-being of staff, and the vulnerable patients seeking care on the C&W campus. Following guidance set by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), the […]


Join the Collective for Gender+ Research at the next talk in their Unexpected Gender Series!

The Collective for Gender+1 in Research was started in 2019 with the intention of providing a learning space for both emerging and established scholars, and community-based researchers, to ground their work in gender+ considerations. Engaging with various definitions of ‘gender+’, the Collective broadly understands our work as promoting a community for rich dialogue in which […]


Announcing the @WomensResearch podcast

By Nicole Prestley This past November, the WHRI released its 2019-2024 Strategic Plan, and within it, four strategic frameworks to guide our work: partners, patients, trainees, and knowledge translation.  As the WHRI’s Manager of Knowledge Translation (KT), I am elated that KT has been named as one of these key pillars, which we will use […]


Congratulations to the recipients of the Women’s Digital Health Research Awards

Dr. Caroline Sanders, recipient of the 2020 Women’s Digital Health Research Awards This award is given to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to women and girl’s digital health research in the province of British Columbia and globally. This is an opportunity to recognize, honour, and most importantly, to thank an individual who’s […]


The Evolution of the CeMCOR KT Toolkit

For more than forty years, Dr. Jerilynn Prior has been a passionate advocate for the importance of knowledge translation (KT). Although her methods have changed over time – especially since she founded the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR) – what remains at the core of her work is a belief that women have the right to understand their own health.


Have 2 minutes? A recap on the first “Unexpected Gender” series at UBC

Written by: Frannie Mackenzie I had the pleasure of attending an event titled “Unexpected Gender” hosted by the Collective for Gender+ in Research out of University of British Columbia on February 13th, 2020. This was the first installment of the series of talks and discussions that are meant to assist in building your capacity to […]


Research Spotlight: Storytelling as a tool for knowledge translation between researchers and government

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Munro, recipient of a 2019 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant! We spoke to Dr. Munro and Kate Wahl, a PhD student involved in the project, to learn more about how their team intends to tap into the power of storytelling to communicate research evidence to policy makers.


Register Now! Patient-Oriented Research Workshop

Are you interested or engaged in Patient-Oriented Research?

We are thrilled to announce that WHRI Members are invited to register for our first “Practical Patient-Oriented Research” workshop, co-facilitated by Lynne Feehan, PhD, Knowledge Translation Lead and Larry Mroz, PhD, Research Services Lead at the BC SUPPORT Unit. They work together supporting researchers to build their knowledge, skills, and confidence in engaging patients as partners in patient-oriented research.