monday, may 27, 2013
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Top News

New specialized research centre announced – Women’s Exchange, a new specialized research centre at Women's College Hospital, will facilitate knowledge transfer and exchange, and support community based research in women’s health. > MORE

WCH says goodbye and shares memories – After months-long preparation, more than 400 Women’s College Hospital staff, physicians and volunteers celebrated the building we have called home for 78 years. > MORE


Take Note

Dr. Steven Narod, senior scientist at Women's College Research Institute, honoured with prestigious award – Dr. Steven Narod is the recipient of the O. Harold Warwick Prize, awarded by the Canadian Cancer Society to a scientist whose research has had a major impact on cancer control in Canada. > MORE

Dr. Noah Ivers honoured with the CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award – WCH family physician recognized for his contributions to health sciences and policy research.

From the Association of Volunteers

Women’s College Hospital volunteer receives June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award – Pauline Duncan acknowledged for years of volunteering and dedication to WCH and the community. > MORE


From Women’s College Research Institute

Global media coverage of sex assault crimes skewed – Recent India gang rape of 23-year-old woman and Steubenville high school rape case are outliers, say researchers. > MORE

Up and Coming at WCH

Coming up at WCH

REMINDER: Tomorrow is WCH's Farewell Party! All staff, physicians and volunteers are invited to join us for an evening of fun and music as we come together to bid farewell to the past, and say hello to the future! You must bring your WCH name badge to enter.  Click here for more information.


From WCH Foundation

Paint the Halls is almost here! On Thursday May 30, don’t miss the only night your hospital will burst onto the art scene. Enjoy live competitive painting, music, dancing, cash bars, signature snacks, interactive art installations and more! Tickets are selling fast! Don’t miss the biggest party of the year. Click here to get your tickets now.

Women’s Health Matters

This month, Women’s Health Matters spoke with two Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) researchers about their ambitious Grand Challenges submissions: the entry from Dr. Catherine Classen, director of the Women’s Mental Health Research Program at WCRI and academic leader for the Trauma Therapy Program within the Women’s Mental Health Program at WCH, proposes a mobile app that gives people in Kenya instant access to tools and information about coping with traumatic stress brought on by child abuse or neglect. The submission from Dr. Steven Narod, Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer (Tier 1) and senior scientist at WCRI, proposes to screen every woman in the Bahamas for a dangerous mutation that increases the risk of breast cancer.

WCH in the Media

Dr. Afshan Zahedi was quoted in Chatelaine magazine in an article about thyroid health and fertility. Click here to read.

Dr. Steven Narod and Dr. Kelly Metcalfe appeared in publications across the country on prophylactic mastectomies and BRCA gene mutations. Click to read the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun, and Updated News.

For more WCH news articles, click here.


Cubey's Blog

Thanks for coming out to see me and participating in my photo contest! Congratulations to the photo contest winners for weeks 3 and 4. > MORE


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