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The experience of women and health care providers in assessing history of gender-based violence during perinatal care

By Dr. Jila Mirlashari Violence during the perinatal period is associated with varied and significant health-related consequences, including sexually transmitted infection, unsafe abortion, miscarriage, premature birth, and low birth weight. Women who have been subjected to violence during the perinatal period experience long-term psychological, physical, social, and economic consequences. Moreover, violence can harm the mother’s […]

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2020 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant Recipients

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is very pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2020 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grants. This competition was funded thanks to the dedicated support of the BC Women’s Health Foundation. This grant competition provides support for pilot studies in women’s and newborn’s health, which aim to generate preliminary […]

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2020 Graduate and Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health Recipients

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is very pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2020 Graduate and Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health. This competition was funded thanks to the dedicated support of the BC Women’s Health Foundation. In 2020, the WHRI offered the Graduate and Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health to create […]

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Dr. Gina Ogilvie receives the ASTDA 2020 Achievement award

The Women’s Health Research Institute would like to extend a very warm congratulations to Dr. Gina Ogilvie, our Assistant Director and the Senior Advisor, Research at BC Women’s Hospital. Dr. Ogilvie is the recipient of the 2020 American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association Achievement award for her work in HPV and STIs. Each year, the award […]

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Gender Equality Week 2020

In 2018, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, introduced Gender Equality Week “to celebrate the legacy of our progress while reflecting on the necessary work that remains to ensure all Canadians can reach their full potential, regardless of gender.” This year the COVID-19 pandemic has created a radical shift in not only […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 Meetinghttps://ubc.zoom.us/j/63704953367 Meeting ID: 637 0495 3367Passcode: 408541 One tap mobile+14388097799,,63704953367# Canada+15873281099,,63704953367# Canada Dial by […]

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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 […]

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