monday, november 12, 2012
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Top News

Women’s College Hospital physicians part of U of T’s campaign – Three of Women’s College Research Institute’s extraordinary scientists appeared among the faces of the University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine fundraising initiative. > MORE



Women’s College Hospital receives accolades as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals – As home to world-class researchers and scientists, Women’s College Hospital was acknowledged – for the very first time – on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals list. > MORE

Glimpse what inspires our scientists and how our work improves the world. Check out the November issue of Impact. 

From the Foundation

Campaign for WCH launches in a three part celebration! – To launch the WCH Foundation’s capital campaign, WCH leaders rang the bell at the TSX on Oct. 29, and lunched with more than 700 attendees at Women for Women’s on Oct. 30 as comedienne Andrea Martin introduced the world to It’s Personal. The CN Tower was the pièce de resistance as it lit up magenta, blue and green for WCH!

Click here to learn more, or here to watch the Andrea Martin videos.


Coming up @ WCH

Wellspring thanks Women’s College Hospital – Staff, physicians and volunteers are invited to a special event, hosted by Wellspring, to thank the WCH team for our ongoing partnership and support.  The event will take place on Nov. 14, 2012 at noon in the main lobby. Refreshments will be served as our extraordinary team is acknowledged for our commendable collaboration and innovation.  Click here to read the formal invitation, from Wellspring.

Annual Dec. 6 Commemoration – Please join WCH for our annual service honouring the victims of the 1989 Montreal Massacre. For more information, click here.

WCH Holiday Party – 2012 marks the final year we will celebrate the holidays together at 76 Grenville St. To mark this historic occasion, staff, physicians and volunteers are invited to come together on Dec. 11 and reminisce about holiday parties past while looking ahead to an exciting new year when we will move into our exceptional new building.  For more information, click here.


Take Note

Record Transition Project: Stage One a success – The health information department completes challenging record storage and archiving projects. > MORE

Mummy Wrap: A spooktacular fundraiser – WCH staff, physicians and volunteers raise funds for Women’s College Hospital Foundation’s Capital Campaign in a fun Halloween-themed event. > MORE

WCH in the Media

Dr. Jacob Udell was featured in the media across Canada, and around the world, for a new study showing that flu shots may reduce the risk of heart attacks.  Click here to read one of the articles.

Dr. Jensen Yeung is featured in a Waterloo Record story about psoriasis.  To read the story, click here.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Women’s College Hospital social worker Cheryl Taylor-Harris about care for young people with Type 1 diabetes, and why this vulnerable population may need special attention.


If you have a story idea for a future issue of Connect, please contact Magda Stec at or ext. 3210.