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Women’s College to shape the future of social work - Partnership with University of Toronto faculty provides training ground for social workers.

100th Anniversary

You’re Invited! – Women’s College Hospital staff, physicians and volunteers are invited to a special 100th Birthday Party on Nov. 10, 2011. For more information, click here.


Groundbreaking discovery gives women with “the breast cancer gene” new hope

Help us win a grant, and improve breast cancer diagnosis in Bangladesh – In rural Bangladesh, most women do not seek care for breast cancer until it is too late. Dr. Ophira Ginsburg, scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, will develop and test novel mobile phone tools that female Community Health Workers in Bangladesh will use to refer women to our community breast centre.

Please click here to register with Grand Challenges Canada and “like” Dr. Ginsburg’s video, entitled Mobile health solutions for breast cancer case-finding, referral and navigation in rural Bangladesh. Your support will improve our chances of winning this competition and helping women in Bangladesh who have breast cancer.


WCH in the Media

New research by Dr. Steven Narod at the WCRI is promoted on (and appeared on CBC TV and CBC Radio) with Dr. Joanne Kotsopoulos discussing the results showing that Polish women with a BRCA1 mutation may be nearly half as likely to develop breast cancer than North American women with the same mutation. To read the story, click here.

Dr. Alison Bested is featured in community papers across the country in a story about chronic fatigue syndrome. To read more, click here.

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Take Note

Incident reporting key to patient safety – New rL6 IRIS incident/feedback reporting system implementation is a success. > MORE

Protect yourself and others. Get your flu shot. – Fall is fast approaching and with it comes the flu. > MORE

From the Foundation

WCHF presents: Women for Women’s
On October 28, please join us for a special luncheon uniting women in support of Women's College Hospital, hosted by Jeanne Beker, International Fashion Icon and CTV’s Fashion Television. Learn More

Tree of Life Supports Women’s College Hospital for Third Year in a Row!
Support Women’s College Hospital by visiting one of 20 participating downtown Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart stores from now until Oct 14, 2011 during their Tree of Life Campaign. For more information and the list of participating locations, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

In September, Women’s Health Matters featured a story about WCRI scientist Janice Du Mont’s BMJ editorial on the worldwide oppression of girls and women.


Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

On Oct. 18 Michele Landsberg, WCH Board Member and former Chair, will be celebrating the launch of Writing the Revolution - reflecting on her columns for the Toronto Star and discussing the last 35 years of the Canadian women’s movement. For more information, click here.