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MSFHR announces recipients of the 2020 Scholars And Research Trainee Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 MSFHR Scholar and Research Trainee awards! Among the 63 recipients were five WHRI-affiliated Scholars and Research Trainees: RESEARCH TRAINEES: Elisabeth McClymont Viral Determinants of Natural Human Cytomegalovirus Transmission Elizabeth King Severity and Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms in Women Living with HIV Mei-Ling Wiedmeyer Determinants of sexual and reproductive […]


New episode of @WomensResearch

On this episode of @WomensResearch we hear from Nicole Prestley, Brynn Lavery, and Melissa Nelson, who share their insights into the uses of social media for disseminating research results and supporting knowledge translation work.


Congratulations Trainee Survey Prize Draw Winners

By Nicole Prestley As part of the WHRI-led survey investigating the impacts of the COVID-19 on the women’s health research trainee community in BC, respondents could enter a prize draw to win one of ten $100 gift cards. To date, eight of ten winners have claimed their prizes.  Congratulations to Christina Michalski, Sandy Wu, Natasha […]


World Sexual Health Day 2020

Join the Women’s Health Research Institute for our annual World Sexual Health Day celebrations!  This year we will celebrate World Sexual Health Day virtually on September 11th from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. Click here to read the event agenda. Click Here for Connection Details Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 637 0495 3367Passcode: 408541 One tap mobile+14388097799,,63704953367# Canada+15873281099,,63704953367# Canada Dial by […]


Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on trainees of the Women’s Health Research Institute

In total, 119 trainees completed a survey seeking to understand the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on students and trainees engaged in women’s health research between May 6-June 30, 2020.   Trainees from across BC’s universities completed the survey and from across a range of training programs and fields of study. Some key findings re: impacts of […]


Announcing the CHIWOS Women Centred-HIV Care Toolkits

Around 14,500 women live with HIV in Canada, and delivering holistic integrated care that responds to their needs and priorities is essential. Based on findings from CHIWOS and an extensive community-collaborative research program, two new toolkits were developed on Women-Centred HIV Care. One toolkit was developed for women living with HIV as a self-management and […]


Calling all physicians, specialists, allied health, clinical operations leads, and other clinicians!

Dr. Hilary Robertson (ME|FM Society of BC) and Dr. Luis Nacul (BC Women’s Hospital’s Complex Chronic Diseases Program) would like to invite you to complete a short 5 minute survey as part of a community engagement project funded by the Vancouver Foundation. This project is about patient and clinical stakeholder experiences with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME; […]


MSFHR announces recipients of the COVID-19 Research Response Fund

Congratulations to the recipients of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research’s (MSFHR) COVID-19 Research Response Fund! This fund was developed to support research intended to inform public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia.  Four of the ten successful research teams were led by Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) or BC Children’s […]


WHRI Summer Social Media Series

As research teams pivot to our new virtual environment, social media is becoming an important tool to support the work of the research community. The WHRI is pleased to offer our first Summer Social Media Series, a 4-part workshop to support your social media needs. The workshop includes lectures, group discussions, and breakout sessions. Topics […]