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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…

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…

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…

Celebrating Indigenous Leaders in Women's Health Research
News Posted On Jun 16, 2022

Celebrating Indigenous Leaders in Women's Health Research

In Canada, June is Indigenous Heritage Month. It is a time for all Canadians to reflect on the unique histories, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strengths of our First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Peoples - past and present. For the Alberta Women's…

Celebrating Asian Leaders in Healthcare: Dr. Cheng-Han Lee
News Posted On May 27, 2022

Celebrating Asian Leaders in Healthcare: Dr. Cheng-Han Lee

In Canada, May is Asian Heritage Month. Representing over 4.8 billion people and a mosaic of cultures, Asian Heritage Month provides an opportunity for us to learn more about the history of Canadians of Asian heritage, and to celebrate their contributions…

Honouring Deb Key, Our 2022 Edmonton Elks “Pam’s Hero”
News Posted On May 06, 2022

Honouring Deb Key, Our 2022 Edmonton Elks “Pam’s Hero”

Every year, the Edmonton Elks host a very special women’s dinner. This dinner is held in honour and memory of one of their own, longtime staffer Pam Monastyrskyj, after Pam lost a lengthy and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Funds from the dinner…

We Are Not Equal
News Posted On Mar 08, 2022

We Are Not Equal

Today is International Women's Day.  A day where we come together to forge the path to women's equality and #BreakTheBias. In the spirit of this day—and to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Alberta Women's Health Foundation (AWHF) launching,…

#BreakTheBias and share your story this International Women's Day
News Posted On Mar 04, 2022

#BreakTheBias and share your story this International Women's Day

Will you help #BreakTheBias? On Tuesday of next week, we will be celebrating International Women's Day, with our collective goal to #BreakTheBias and create a more gender-equal world. Ahead of this momentous day, we are encouraging our community to…

Celebrating Black Leaders in Health Research: Dr. Bukola Salami
News Posted On Feb 28, 2022

Celebrating Black Leaders in Health Research: Dr. Bukola Salami

This year, one of the international themes for Black History Month is “Black Health and Wellness” with a focus on celebrating the contributions and breakthroughs of Black professionals in the field of healthcare.  It is important to us at the Alberta…

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