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Indigenous Peoples Day

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! At the WHRI, we operate on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples – specifically, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Today and every day we are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with, work alongside, and learn from the Indigenous communities […]

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Announcing the launch of myPostCare

This week, myPostCare, a comprehensive web-based tool which provides support people after surgical abortion, is launching to the public. myPostCare was developed by researchers from Vitala Global with a user-centred approach, creating a tool where the voices of those who have experienced surgical abortions drove design. Today in Canada, more than 30% of women have […]

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UBC launches a Youth and Family Research Advisory Board

Your grant applications and research ideas are needed! Are you searching for youth or families with lived experience to collaborate on your mental health research? We are excited to share information about the Strategic Mental Health Research Youth and Family Research Advisory Panel, a new UBC initiative, whose goals strongly align with our commitment to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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