monday, july 8, 2013
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Women’s College Hospital celebrates PRIDE – on Saturday, June 29 WCH staff and their families, volunteers and board members attended the Toronto PRIDE Dyke March, continuing our long-standing tradition of engagement with and commitment to the LGBTQ community. The march was led by Marilyn Emery, WCH president and CEO, and Mary Lou Maher, WCH board chair. Click here for photos.


Take Note

WRAP turns 15! – The Women Recovering from Abuse Program at Women’s College Hospital has helped women since 1998. > MORE

Run for Women – Dr. Valerie Taylor and Olympian Jennifer Heil gathered with hundreds of runners to support the Women’s Mental Health Program at Women’s College Hospital. > MORE


From the Association of Volunteers

Volunteers provincially recognized for dedication and commitment to Women’s College Hospital – This year’s Ontario Volunteer Service Awards acknowledges five volunteers for up to 15 years of service. > MORE



Dr. Joanne Kotsopoulos, WCRI scientist, receives Champions of Genetics award.

Popular diabetes drug does not improve survival rates after cancer: study. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Lori Ross, senior scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and adjunct scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, about the risks and benefits of antidepressant use in pregnancy.

From WCH Foundation

Change your “stuff” into dollars for WCH! We’re now registered with, an online platform for donating items with the proceeds going to your charity of choice.


Up and Coming at WCH

Coming up at WCH

Join the Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women on Wednesday, July 10, 3-6 p.m. to celebrate 25 years of success meeting women’s mental health needs. Click here for more information!

WCH in the Media

A recent study by Dr. Noah Ivers appeared in international media.  The study found that cardiac patients who were given longer prescriptions at hospital discharge were more likely to continue taking the medication. Click here to read, or here to watch the CTV News story.

Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe’s research on falling diabetes mortality rates in Canada and the UK received international attention. Click here to read the Globe and Mail article or here for BBC News article.

Dr. Valerie Taylor was quoted in an article about the benefits of running and the Shopper’s Drug Mart Run for Women Series. Click here to read.

For more WCH news articles, click here.


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