Congratulations to WHRI staff member, Evelyn Maan on being awarded the 2016 UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence

evelynnmannWe are very proud to announce that Evelyn Maan, WHRI Staff Member has been awarded the 2016 UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence. Evelyn is one of only five recipients of the 2016 award, the top award presented to UBC staff in recognition of excellence in personal achievements and contributions to UBC.

Evelyn has been integral to the team at the Oak Tree Clinic contributing to the innovative HIV research. She was nominated by her peers for her outstanding work.

Evelyn is originally from Hamilton Ontario where she began her nursing career before moving to BC in 1992.  Through her work on BC Children’s Hospital’s Infectious Disease Unit, Evelyn took on an occasional nursing relief position in 1996 at the Oak Tree Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic for women and their families living with or affected by HIV.  In 2001, the Oak Tree team invited Evelyn to join them full time in a research nurse position to work on a single research project.  Evelyn now manages the Oak Tree Clinic’s comprehensive program of research with over a dozen active projects that focus on the ever-shifting needs of women and children living with HIV.  The research program has numerous local, national and international collaborations and is supported by the Women’s Health Research Institute.


Please join us in congratulating her for such a distinguished honour!

We are very excited to announce that WHRI investigator, Dr. Dorothy Shaw, has published an article in the Lancet regarding drivers of maternity care in high-income countries.

In the paper, Dr. Shaw and her colleagues present the main care delivery models in high-income countries, with case studies from the USA and Sweden, and examine the main driver of these models. Follow the link to access the abstract:

WHRI Investigator Dr. Deborah Money, leading the HPV in HIV Team, published in “Vaccine”!

The team reports on their national study of the HPV vaccine in women living with HIV. The HPV vaccine was well-tolerated with promising indicators of effectiveness in preventing HPV infection and associated cervical cancer in women living with HIV. Read the early release article here:

Congratulations to MPH practicum student Felicia Phan for receiving the Dr. James Rossiter MPH Practicum Award

The award is a CIHR-funded program in conjunction with the Public Health Agency of Canada that recognizes several skills and attributes including strong academic performance, critical thinking, originality, and commitment to applying knowledge to improve evidence-based decision-making in public health. The purpose of this practicum award program is to strengthen public health capacity in Canada, by supporting the current and next generation of public health policy makers and practitioners.


Dr. Dorothy Shaw appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada

dr-shawWe would like to congratulate Dr. Dorothy Shaw, VP Medical Affairs for BC Women’s Hospital, for recently being appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

As many of you may know, Dr. Shaw has worked tirelessly as an advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights. She is receiving the Order for her contributions as a doctor and as an administrator who has helped advance women’s health care in Canada, and maternal, newborn and child health internationally.

More information about about Dr. Shaw’s appointment can be found here:

The full list of this year’s recipients can be found here:

This is a very well-derserved honour!