tuesday june 16, 2015
Connect - Women's College Hospital
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Top News

The pink cube gets a touch of green
With eight hawthorn trees thriving above, the pink cube at Women’s College Hospital looks more vibrant than ever. > MORE


Take Note

Until the end of June, Women’s College Hospital (WCH) is supporting Dr. Mike Evans’ Make Your Day Harder campaign. Learn more about how you can join the MOVEment.

Celebrating Pride at Women’s College Hospital
Once again, the hospital is looking forward to celebrating with the LGBTQ community at Pride 2015! Learn more about upcoming events and how to register for the Dyke March. > MORE


Catherine Classen, PhD, named psychologist of the year
Classen has been honoured for her contributions in advancing trauma-informed care within the healthcare system. > MORE

Dr. Kevin Levitt wins Young Investigator Award
Dr. Kevin Levitt recently took home a Young Investigator Award from the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session & Expo. > MORE


New investment will expand cancer genetics program at Women’s
Congratulations to the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit (FBCRU) at Women’s College Research Institute for receiving new funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Show your gratitude and give with THANKS
Has a physician, staff member or volunteer made a difference in your life or the life of someone you love? Show your gratitude by making a gift in their name through our Give with THANKS program! > MORE

From the Association of Volunteers

Coming up: the Association of Volunteers’ next book sale
Come by the main lobby at Women’s College Hospital on June 25th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the next book sale organized by the Association of Volunteers. Various books – including gardening, cooking and children's books and an assortment of new merchandise – will be on sale.

Women’s Health Matters

Are women who identify as LGBTQ less likely to get a Pap test?
Cervical cancer screening using the Pap test saves lives, but some groups of women may be less likely to get screened regularly. Studies indicate that LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) women comprise one of those groups. Dr. Sheila Dunn, research director at the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital, discusses some of the reasons why women who identify as LGBTQ might not be screened, and the benefits of Pap testing.

My Health Matters

Bone Health and Fracture Risk
Are you aware of your fracture risk? Read this article to learn about bone density and bone hygiene and how both are related to your risk for fractures.

WCH in the Media

Hep-C, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea rampant, increasing on Sask reservesCBC News – Dr. Mona Loutfy

Canada Could Save Billions With Universal Drug Coverage: StudyHuffington Post – Dr. Danielle Martin

The ‘unspeakable’: Duggar case brings child-on-child abuse to foreNational Post – Dr. Catherine Classen

Finishing Touches Completing the Look of Women's College Hospital UrbanToronto.com – Women’s College Hospital

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

This week at WCH: Click here for a list of events taking place at Women’s College Hospital between June 15 and 19.  


If you have a story idea for a future issue of Connect, please contact Rebecca Cheung at
Rebecca.cheung@wchospital.ca or ext. 3210