monday, april 29, 2013
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Women’s College Research Institute scientists and trainees recognized for their outstanding accomplishments – Awards recognize the most outstanding mentor and 2012 publications by a scientist and trainee at WCRI. > MORE


Launching Cubey’s Photo Contest!

Each week from Mon. April 29 until the end of June, Cubey will be making a special appearance around the hospital. Check out Cubey’s new blog on the Intranet every Monday morning for clues about where Cubey will be appearing next. Make sure you snap a picture with her and enter it in the photo contest by emailing Staff will be able to view all of the photos posted on the blog and vote on which pictures they like the best. The photo with the most ‘likes’ at the end of each week will receive a $20 gift card to Tim Hortons plus a chance to win a special grand prize – an engraved Samsung Galaxy tablet! Keep your eyes open and visit Cubey’s Blog now for this week’s clue!


Take Note

Kinesiology becomes a regulated health profession – Women’s College Hospital welcomes a new regulated health profession. > MORE

Women’s College Hospital’s Trauma Therapy Program says goodbye to the current building through creative art – Staff and patients from Women’s College Hospital Trauma Therapy Program express their heartfelt goodbyes by decorating their ninth floor walls with art. > MORE


From WCH Foundation

Paint the Halls! On May 30 Women’s College Hospital Foundation and Art Battle Canada are partnering to bring you a one-night only event to celebrate the hospital’s transition to a new, state-of-the-art facility. The hospital is the canvas and you’re the judge in an all-out, take it to the walls painting competition for $5,000 in prizes. So be there or be cubist. Click here to buy tickets, volunteer and learn more!

Quality @ WCH

Congratulations to all staff and physicians for exceeding this year’s corporate goal for hand hygiene! > MORE

WCH in the Media

Dr. Gillian Hawker was quoted in the Globe and Mail in an article about elective joint replacement surgeries. Click here to read the article.

Dr. Catherine Classes spoke with CTV News about why some people go out of their way to help others during tragedies. Click here to watch the video.

Dr. Jacob Udell and Dr. Valerie Taylor are featured in Glow magazine, in a story about how to say healthy at any age. (Note: Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe is also featured in the print edition of this article.) Click here to read the article.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

Women’s Health Matters spoke to Women’s College Research Institute genetic counsellors Aletta Poll and Sonia Nanda about BRCA mutations and how they affect cancer risks.


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