monday september 22, 2014
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Annual appreciation lunch hits high note with staff – Lunch recognizes efforts of all those who work and volunteer at the hospital. > MORE

Take Note

Women’s College Hospital welcomes Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe as medical director of primary care outreach – Dr. Wijayasinghe’s role to strengthen hospital’s commitment to improving access to care for marginalized populations. > MORE

From the Association of Volunteers

Do you want to raise funds for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 19?

Better sign up soon! Spaces are filling up:

  • the 5k marathon is 60 per cent sold out
  • the half-marathon is 80 per cent sold out
  • the full marathon is 82 per cent sold out

To be a part of our team, fill out this form and email it to or drop it off at the information desk.  The Association of Volunteers is covering race registration fees for participants who sign up to fundraise, in exchange for your commitment to raise $250.

For more information, read the FAQs, contact or come by the lobby on September 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

To donate directly online, please click here.

Thank you for your support!

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Preadmission Clinic nurses maintain patient safety by preparing patients for surgery – Nurses work to inform and educate patients about what to expect before and after a procedure. > MORE

My Health Matters is a mobile-enabled website tool that delivers tailored health information based on your personal health priorities and individual life stage. Click here to learn about foods that are surprisingly high in sodium and how you can lower your sodium intake. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Join us on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the fourth annual Women for Women’s luncheon! This year’s conversation will focus on the theme of women’s mental health and will feature Dr. Simone Vigod, Dr. Marla Shapiro, Erin Davis and special guest, Arlene Dickinson. Guaranteed to be one of the most thought-provoking luncheons in Toronto this year, buy your tickets today! > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

This month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Sony Sierra, a gynecologist at Women’s College Hospital, about when women should consider seeking fertility help.


From Women’s College Research Institute

Dr. Gillian Hawker, senior scientist at Women’s College Research Institute and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, was elected as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). Fellowship in the CAHS is one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. Dr. Hawker was honoured for her work on improving access to care and outcomes for people with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that affects one in eight Canadians.

WCH in the Media

Is living in the suburbs making YOU fat? Green spaces and open-plan communities linked to obesity and heart diseaseUK Daily Mail – Dr. Simone Vigod

Second Phase of Women's College Hospital Taking ShapeUrban Toronto – Women’s College Hospital

Child NutritionThe National (CBC) – Dr. Danielle Martin

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 September 22 and September 26, 2014.


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