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Announcing the @WomensResearch podcast

By Nicole Prestley This past November, the WHRI released its 2019-2024 Strategic Plan, and within it, four strategic frameworks to guide our work: partners, patients, trainees, and knowledge translation.  As the WHRI’s Manager of Knowledge Translation (KT), I am elated that KT has been named as one of these key pillars, which we will use […]


Congratulations to the recipients of the Women’s Digital Health Research Awards

Dr. Caroline Sanders, recipient of the 2020 Women’s Digital Health Research Awards This award is given to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to women and girl’s digital health research in the province of British Columbia and globally. This is an opportunity to recognize, honour, and most importantly, to thank an individual who’s […]


The Evolution of the CeMCOR KT Toolkit

For more than forty years, Dr. Jerilynn Prior has been a passionate advocate for the importance of knowledge translation (KT). Although her methods have changed over time – especially since she founded the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR) – what remains at the core of her work is a belief that women have the right to understand their own health.


Have 2 minutes? A recap on the first “Unexpected Gender” series at UBC

Written by: Frannie Mackenzie I had the pleasure of attending an event titled “Unexpected Gender” hosted by the Collective for Gender+ in Research out of University of British Columbia on February 13th, 2020. This was the first installment of the series of talks and discussions that are meant to assist in building your capacity to […]


Research Spotlight: Storytelling as a tool for knowledge translation between researchers and government

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Munro, recipient of a 2019 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant! We spoke to Dr. Munro and Kate Wahl, a PhD student involved in the project, to learn more about how their team intends to tap into the power of storytelling to communicate research evidence to policy makers.


Beyond the binary: An interview with Dr. Lori Brotto

Why diversify women’s health research?
In November 2019, the WHRI released its new Strategic Plan. The new plan prioritizes equity and inclusivity, and shares our commitment to respect, work alongside, collaborate with, and support the health of women across the LGBTQIA2S+ spectrum. The plan also announced our new core values, among which are equity, diversity, and inclusivity.


Researcher spotlight: Dr. Tara Sedlak

In honour of Heart Month, we spoke to Dr. Tara Sedlak, one of Canada’s only women’s heart health cardiologists, about her research and what women should know about their heart health.


Register now for the 5th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium

The 2020 WHRI Symposium is focusing on the exciting arena of digital health.

Join us on March 4th and discover how digital technologies and digitization of information are changing health care world-wide and enabling ground-breaking research.


Call for Posters: 5th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is now accepting submissions for the poster session that will take place at the 5th Annual WHRI Symposium on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at UBC.