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Lockdown Limitations: Adapting Research Recruitment and Knowledge Translation to a Virtual World

By Frannie MacKenzie Over the past year, the landscape for research recruitment and communications has quickly evolved to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the tools and messages once shared in person – like bulletin boards in clinics, or opportunities to engage directly with patients – have been re-imagined to fit within […]


UBC announces funding for Research Excellence Clusters in 2021/22

This week the University of British Columbia announced thirty-five Research Excellence Clusters funded for the 2021/22 academic year.  The clusters “are inter-departmental networks of researchers at UBC who collectively represent leaders in a particular field of study.” WHRI members Dr. Patti Jansen, Dr. Liisa Galea, and Dr. Gavin Stuart are leads on three of the […]


CIHR Fall 2020 Project Grant Competition Results

Congratulations to the recipients of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research 2020 Fall Project Grant Competition! Several members of the WHRI were a part of successful teams: CIHR Project Grants Materials and Technologies for Highly Sensitive Biomarker Analysis of Extracellular Vesicles Toward Cancer Diagnostics PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Walter R Algar, Karla Williams* CO-INVESTIGATORS N/A AMOUNT $367,200 […]


International Women’s Day 2021

Dear WHRI community,  I have been thinking a lot over the past year about our role as researchers in correcting misinformation, in particular in the women’s health space. In my own program of research, myths, stereotypes, and outright misinformation pervade media messages about sexual health, despite an abundance of research to the contrary. Our team […]


Hopes, Dreams, and Nightmares

On March 12th from 12-1 pm, the WHRI and its research partners are hosting a FREE Mentorship & Networking event called “Hopes, Dreams, and Nightmares.” This “speed dating” style event will include two break-out sessions with mentors covering the select topics: Research pathways for clinician-scientists Interesting Journeys – non-Traditional paths to Research Careers Health research […]


Sixth Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium Recap

On March 3rd, 2021, we hosted our Sixth Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium, virtually. We were thrilled to see over 260 people join us in this new ‘venue.’ Attendees represented researchers, students and trainees, healthcare stakeholders, industry partners, community members and patient partners. The day kicked off with a trainee workshop, led by Brittany Schichter, […]


MSFHR announces recipients of the Convening & Collaborating and Reach competitions

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research has announced the results of its two knowledge translation competitions. We were excited to see a number of WHRI members among the recipients of both the Convening & Collaborating and Reach Awards: Convening & Collaborating Awards Dr. Kristin Campbell Building A Collaborative Research Agenda For Virtual Exercise And […]


WHRI Symposium: Call for posters

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is now accepting submissions for the poster session that will take place at the 6th Annual WHRI Symposium on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. We will be holding the symposium virtually this year via a Zoom conference platform. Posters must be focused on research related to women’s or newborn health. […]


Season 2 of @WomensResearch out now!

We’re back with another season of the @WomensResearch podcast! Episode one features Dr. Ahmed Al-Rawi and Dr. Julia Smith, investigators on the Gender & COVID-19 project, alongside  Maliha Saddiqi, a trainee who has supported their work. The team discusses their project which uses machine learning to analyze conversations about COVID-19 using millions – yes, millions! […]