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Tackling the Taboos: Demystifying Menopause
News Posted On Feb 03, 2023

Tackling the Taboos: Demystifying Menopause

At the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation (AWHF), we are on a mission to support the advancement of care and research in women's health. Tackling taboos is part of this.   We recently surveyed over 2,200 people in Alberta, mostly self-identified women,…

Meet Dr. McHugh – Enhancing sport experiences for women and youth
News Posted On Jan 24, 2023

Meet Dr. McHugh – Enhancing sport experiences for women and youth

Dr. Tara-Leigh McHugh is a Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta and a researcher with the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI). Her research is broadly focused on addressing gender…

Alexa Thompson Receives Prestigious Vanier Scholarship
News Posted On Nov 30, 2022

Alexa Thompson Receives Prestigious Vanier Scholarship

We would like to extend our congratulations to Alexa Thompson, a Ph.D. student at the University of Alberta in the faculty of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, on being awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her work on improving…

Summer Student Profile: William Maciejowski
News Posted On Oct 07, 2022

Summer Student Profile: William Maciejowski

The Alberta Women's Health Foundation is proud to fund student researchers at the Women and Children's Health Institute. This summer, the AWHF funded William Maciejowski's project looking at parasite differences that underly the most prominent non-viral…

AWHF wins Rosie Award for
News Posted On Oct 03, 2022

AWHF wins Rosie Award for "We Are Not Equal" campaign video

The AWHF is thrilled to announce that on September 24th, 2022, at the 48th annual AMPIA Rosie awards, our "We Are Not Equal" video won the award for the category of "Best Promotional Production." Created and released last March in honour of International…

Summer Student Profile: Introducing Zoe Brody
News Posted On Sep 28, 2022

Summer Student Profile: Introducing Zoe Brody

Did you know that every year the AWHF funds student projects at the Women and Children's Health Institute (WCHRI)? These students are conducting important work, helping further advance research into women's healthcare.  ***This article was originally…

Cardiovascular risks could start before birth for some babies
News Posted On Aug 26, 2022

Cardiovascular risks could start before birth for some babies

Dr. Lisa Hornberger, a researcher at the University of Alberta and a member of the Women and Children's Health Institute, is studying the link between gestational diabetes in pregnancy and the long-term likelihood of heart disease, a complication that…

Alberta needs to get serious about women’s heart care
News Posted On Aug 22, 2022

Alberta needs to get serious about women’s heart care

Dr. Colleen Norris is an AWHF-funded women’s heart health researcher, the associate dean of research of the University of Alberta’s faculty of nursing, and the scientific director of Alberta Health Services’ Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic…

Dr. Colleen Norris named Cavarzan Chair in Mature Women's Health
News Posted On Aug 08, 2022

Dr. Colleen Norris named Cavarzan Chair in Mature Women's Health

The Alberta Women's Health Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Colleen Norris as the Cavarzan Chair in Mature Women’s Health Research, for a five-year term effective Aug. 1, 2022. The AWHF is proud to be a long-term partner in…

Share your thoughts on 'taboo' topics in women's health!
News Posted On Jul 25, 2022

Share your thoughts on 'taboo' topics in women's health!

There are many subjects in women’s health that are considered taboo that shouldn’t be—like pelvic floor issues, menopause, and painful periods. In a new effort from the AWHF, we are asking everyone in our community—people of all ages and stages…

Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Denise Spitzer
News Posted On Jul 15, 2022

Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Denise Spitzer

Dr. Denise Spitzer, a Public health professor and Alberta Women's Health Foundation-funded researcher at the University of Alberta, is currently leading an international research collaboration with survivors of forced sterilization and coerced contraception…

“A Grandmother Making It Count” - Marjorie from Camrose
News Posted On Jul 04, 2022

“A Grandmother Making It Count” - Marjorie from Camrose

Marjorie Nahirniak, a mother of three (and proud grandmother!) from the County of Camrose, Alberta, realizes that gender inequality exists in our world—some sadly deliberate, and much due to simple ignorance and insensitivity.  She recently donated…

Bunches of Thanks: Save-On-Foods raises $19,813 or the AWHF
News Posted On Jun 17, 2022

Bunches of Thanks: Save-On-Foods raises $19,813 or the AWHF

From May 5th-11th, 2022 Save-On-Foods pledged that 100% of proceeds from purchasing their flowers would be donated to support women’s health programs across Western Canada. We are pleased to share that the “Bunches of Love” campaign was extremely…

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