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Four leading researchers named to Royal Society of Canada
News Posted On Sep 09, 2021

Four leading researchers named to Royal Society of Canada

Innovators in women and children’s health, water safety, nutrition and archeology join the ranks of Canada’s most prestigious scholarly institute. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY UALBERTA HERE ON SEPT 7, 2021 Written by Michael Brown Why some are more susceptible…

Discussing Women's Healthcare and the WHCC with CTV Calgary
News Posted On Aug 27, 2021

Discussing Women's Healthcare and the WHCC with CTV Calgary

Yesterday morning, Sharlene Rutherford, President and CEO of the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation and Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, was on CTV News Calgary talking about the Women’s Health Collective Canada (WHCC).  Sharlene discusses the…

Dr. Maria Ospina: Digging into data, disrupting unhealthy patterns
News Posted On Aug 05, 2021

Dr. Maria Ospina: Digging into data, disrupting unhealthy patterns

How do social and environmental factors affect long-term health—and what can be done to change the outcome?  Like an archaeologist, Maria Ospina sifts through the past to learn about where and how people lived, and then she connects those scenarios…

Edmonton Elks event raises funds for ovarian cancer research
News Posted On Jul 19, 2021

Edmonton Elks event raises funds for ovarian cancer research

On Monday, June 28th, the Edmonton Elks launched a new 50/50 for one day only, in support of women’s ovarian cancer research, supporting the Edmonton Elks Women’s Ovarian Cancer Research Endowment and Alberta Women’s Health Foundation.  In less…

AWHF's first PSA goes live across the country!
News Posted On Jun 15, 2021

AWHF's first PSA goes live across the country!

The Alberta Women's Health Foundation is proud to have launched its first-ever PSA, which aired for the first time at the end of May. The PSA will continue airing through the end of the summer next year, and viewers across Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan,…

Women’s Health Research Spotlight: Meghan Riddell
News Posted On Jun 07, 2021

Women’s Health Research Spotlight: Meghan Riddell

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED HERE ON JUNE 1ST, BY WCHRI Meghan Riddell is interested in understanding the biological pathways that drive the development of the placenta, and the complications that cause major pregnancy difficulties. Meghan, an assistant professor…

A letter from Kelly about her mom
News Posted On May 11, 2021

A letter from Kelly about her mom

Dear reader, My name is Kelly, and I’d like to tell you about my mom, Wendy. Wendy was born in Calmar, Alberta, a small town Alberta girl with a big love of life. She raised my three sisters and me up north in the Yukon and instilled in us values of…

Mother's Day 2021:
News Posted On May 07, 2021

Mother's Day 2021: "A long journey"

Alyesha Dyck reflects on the story of her experience with infertility and multiple pregnancy losses, hoping to help women with similar experiences to know that they are never alone even when they feel like they are.  Mother’s Day 2021: “A long journey”…

Mother's Day 2021:
News Posted On May 05, 2021

Mother's Day 2021: "Being there for family"

Jezelle's perspective on the difficulties of raising a newborn in COVID, missing out on milestones, and always trying to be there for family. Originally submitted to the AWHF as part of the Mother's Day 2021 campaign to honour our women and mothers.…

A letter from heart patient Cynthia Culhane
News Posted On May 04, 2021

A letter from heart patient Cynthia Culhane

Dear reader, My name is Cynthia, and I am a proud Calgarian, a successful realtor and fitness instructor, a mother to four beautiful children, and a partner to my wonderful husband. I am also something I never expected to be, a patient with a chronic…

Mother's Day 2021:
News Posted On May 03, 2021

Mother's Day 2021: "The little family that wasn't"

The words of Leigh Rose from Calgary on her family's struggles with pregnancy loss. Originally submitted to the AWHF as part of the Mother's Day 2021 campaign to acknowledge the unique struggles of women and mothers this year, and help make a difference…

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