monday, march 9, 2009
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Top News

New and Improved Surgical Clinic at WCH – Improved collaboration, spacious teaching facilities and a more comfortable space for patients. > MORE

International Women’s Day

Eve Ensler marked International Women’s Day with Women’s College Hospital – There were few dry eyes in the sold-out crowd when Ensler addressed the horrors of mass rape and femicide in the Congo. > MORE

WCH in the Media

A new study out of the Women’s College Research Institute was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and made headlines across the country.  Principal investigators Dr. Janice Du Mont and Sheila Macdonald found that drugging is suspected in one in five sexual assault cases in Ontario. Click here for more information, or below to see a sample of the stories:

Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe discussed new diabetes research on City TV. Click here to watch.

Dr. Leonard Sternberg and the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative were featured on Global TV. Click here to watch.

From the Foundation

The WCH Foundation is at it again – planning big events to raise big funds for our hospital.  Coming up on June 18 is the second annual WCHF Golf Classic in support of the capital campaign.  For more information, visit

Coming Up at WCH

Xeffects Conference: Women and mental health in the workplace – 500,000 Canadians miss work every day because of mental health problems.  Two-thirds of them are women. WCH is addressing the challenge. > MORE

Take Note

WCH employees who work with or around hazardous materials are reminded that WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Material Information System) training is required every three years. Human Resources arranges training sessions on the second Tuesday of every month.  To register, please contact Kim Gyde at ext. 6050 or click here for online training.