Meet the students, a new Digital Health Hub initiative, & more!
@womensresearch | July 2019
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CIHR Global Health Priorities

Dear WHRI Community,

You may be aware that Canadian Institutes of Health Research recently completed a consultation to determine strategic global health funding priorities. We were disappointed to see that maternal and child health were not identified in these priorities. However the CIHR strategic planning process is ongoing. Your voice in support of maternal and child health can still be heard. In response, the IHDCYH Advisory Board provided a statement to express these concerns.

While their surveys have now closed, we strongly encourage you to read the statement and provide your own feedback by participating in their discussion forum and Q&As.


Calling all trainees! Share your research at our celebration for World Sexual Health Day

We would like to invite you to participate in WHRI’s annual event to celebrate World Sexual Health Day taking place on Wednesday September 4th, 2019 from 12 – 1:30 in D308.

Read the call for abstracts here.

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World Microbiome Day

In celebration of World Microbiome Day, The Maternal Microbiome LEGACY Project team is excited to share some study updates!

We Want To Hear From YOU! Women and Neonatal Digital Health

We need your input to help shape the creation of a new digital health research and services hub.

Learn more
about the initiative and take the survey today!


July Opportunities

WHRI is pleased to announce the 2019 Women's Health Research Institute Catalyst Grants

For a limited time, the Centre for Implementation is offering a free online mini-course: Inspiring Change: Creating impact with evidence-based implementation.

CIHR announced the launch of the Women’s Health Clinical Mentorship Grant funding opportunity.

We're hiring a Research Development Facilitator!

Develop skills to welcome and support trans and gender diverse individuals in a variety of social service and healthcare settings in this free session hosted by Prism Services.

The Government of Canada has issued a consultation call for feedback on the proposed “Transformation NFRF” funding competition framework with a deadline to receive feedback of August 1st.

Are you interested in learning how to implement practices using comprehensive methods and the best available evidence? Register now for Practicing Knowledge Translation, a course offered by the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital.


Meet the summer students!

Meet some of the students working with Dr. Gina Ogilvie’s HPV programs this summer!



Statistics Canada has released the results of the Survey on Maternal Health, which provides a look at maternal health during and after pregnancy.

WHRI is excited to announce the launch of KT Pathways, a free digital assessment and learning tool for anyone that creates or uses research evidence.


Member Spotlight

Dr. Chelsea Elwood was featured by the Vancouver Sun.

Congratulations to Amber Hui for her new role with the BC Support Unit!