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CIHR Project Grants 2023 Results

Announcing the Recipients of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grants We are delighted to congratulate the awardees of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grants the 2023 competition. These exceptional researchers and their outstanding projects have earned recognition and support to advance critical studies in the field of health research. Heartfelt […]

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Empowering the Next Generation: An Interview with Kyle Amaral, 2022 Graduate and Fellowship Research Award Recipient

The WHRI’s Strategic Plan 2019-2024 includes the Strategic Framework for Trainees and Mentorship, which aims to boost women’s health research capacity by supporting the next generation of scholars. In 2020, the WHRI introduced the Graduate and Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health, providing salary support to trainees conducting research in women’s and newborn health without […]

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Special BC Women’s Hospital Research Rounds with visiting Professor Dr. Marie Klingberg-Allvin from Sweden

Save the Date: Thursday June 22nd 12 – 1 PM The Contraception and Abortion Research Team (CART) and Professor Wendy Norman are delighted to welcome visiting Professor Dr. Marie Klingberg-Allvin from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.  Professor Klingberg-Allvin will present: “Expanding Midwives’ Role in Comprehensive Abortion Care” on Thursday June 22, noon to 1 pm (Pacific Time) […]

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Learn, Engage, and Reflect this National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month June is National Indigenous History Month (NIHM), with National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st. This month is dedicated to learning about the experiences, cultures, and traditions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Each week has a dedicated theme:   June 1 to 6: Women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people […]

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Integrating Research into Practice with Dr. Justyne Morrow

This month, we were able to interview family physician Dr. Justyne Morrow who was awarded the 2021 Sue Harris Family Practice Research Grant for the research study, “Barriers to Accessing Cervical Cancer Screening in the Thompson-Nicola Region.” Dr. Morrow graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) Medical School in 2016 and pursued her residency […]

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Announcing the 2023 Perinatal Research Imaging and Evaluation (PRIME) Centre Research Award Recipients

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) in partnership with the BC Women’s Health Foundation is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the first Perinatal Reseach Imaging and Evaluation (PRIME) Centre Research Award. The PRIME Centre, located in the Skidmore Goodman Research Centre for Women’s Health at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, is a state-of-the-art […]

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Welcome to WHRI Assistant Director, Dr. Paul Yong

In February this year, we promoted the opportunity to lead with us through a new WHRI Assistant Director position. The WHRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Yong has accepted this role, effective April 15, 2023. Working within the WHRI Executive, this new role will lead the development, implementation, evaluation and reporting of the […]

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Reflections Upon Retirement with Dr. Neora Pick

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Neora Pick who was the BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (BCW) Oak Tree Clinic (OTC) study site Principal Investigator (PI) for the Canadian Co-infection Cohort, which recently received additional renewed funding. Dr. Pick is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, within the Department of […]

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Eighth Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium Recap

On March 8th, the Women’s Health Research Institute hosted its Eighth Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium in partnership with BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS). This year’s theme was “Advancing Women’s Mental Health Through Research,” and it brought together health professionals, researchers, community partners, and experts to discuss the importance of equitable, compassionate, […]

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