Congratulations to Claire Lawrence, on her successful MSc defense!
July 4, 2023Congratulations to Claire, who completed her MSc defense last week! Claire is the first WACH student to defend their thesis. Claire’s thesis project was: “Evaluation of the effectiveness of a web-enabled psychoeducational intervention for postpartum mental health for women in British Columbia.” She was co-supervised by Dr. Lori Brotto and Dr. Genevieve Breau. We asked […] Read More >

World’s Challenge Challenge Gold Medal Winners, Piper and Samantha!
June 20, 2023A huge congratulations to Piper Scott-Fiddler and Samantha Martin-Ferris, who recently won first prize at the World’s Challenge Challenge Global Final! The World’s Challenge Challenge asks student participants to think big and come up with an idea to make our world a better place. Samantha and Piper placed first at the UBC competition, and moved […] Read More >

Congratulations Zeba Khan, Killam Doctoral Scholarship winner!
June 20, 2023Congratulations to incoming PhD student Zeba Khan, who was awarded the prestigious Killam Doctoral Scholarship! We are very excited for you to continue your research in the WACH program. Zeba’s research project is: “Using knowledge translation interventions to enhance contraception access: Advancing the Storytelling about Options and Reproductive access for Youth (STORY) Project.” She will […] Read More >

Congratulations 2023 Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s and Indigenous Scholars Award winners!
April 13, 2023Congratulations to the all of the Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s, and Indigenous Scholars Award winners for 2023-24! We are very excited for you to start or continue your research in the WACH program. Geneviève Allaire-Stacey CIHR CGS-M eSenseCancer: Feasibility and Usability of an Online Sex Therapy Program for Ovarian Cancer Survivors Supervisor: Lori Brotto   […] Read More >

Congratulations Piper & Samantha (World Challenge Challenge)
March 2, 2023Congratulations to Samantha Martin-Ferris and Piper Scott-Fiddler, who won first place at the UBC World’s Challenge Challenge! They will go on to compete in the World’s Challenge Challenge Global Final in June. The World’s Challenge Challenge is a competition hosted by the UBC Global Lounge, which seeks to engage students on international issues and how they […] Read More >

WACH Research Day
March 2, 2023The first annual Women+ and Children’s Health Sciences Research Day will feature poster presentations from WACH’s first cohort of new students (WACH 502 students), and upper year students. It will be held Tuesday, April 18, 12:00 – 2:00pm, in the BCCHR atrium. All students, faculty, postdocs, and staff are welcome to attend, tour the poster presentations, and enjoy this […] Read More >

Congratulations Dwayne and Taylor, winners of Affiliated Fellowships!
July 12, 2022Congratulations to Taylor Ricci and Dwayne Tucker, who were awarded Affiliated Fellowships for 2022-23! Taylor Ricci MSc student Research project: Mechanism of Endothelial Dysfunction at Diabetes Diagnosis Supervisor: Angela Devlin     Dwayne Tucker PhD candidate Research project: Clinical and Molecular Predictors of Pain-related Outcomes in Endometriosis Supervisors: Paul Yong, Aline Talhouk     The […] Read More >

Congratulations Malak, winner of this year’s BC Graduate Scholarship!
July 7, 2022Congratulations to Malak Ibrahim, who was awarded a BC Graduate Scholarship for 2022-23! Malak Ibrahim Research topic: Endometrial cancer Supervisor: Aline Talhouk       BC Graduate Scholarships are funded by the province of BC. As future scholarships become available, application information will be communicated by the WACH program. You can also stay tuned for […] Read More >

Congratulations Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s winners!
May 20, 2022Congratulations to the four CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s winners for 2022-23! We are very excited for you to start or continue your research in the WACH program. Sabine El-Halabi Epidemiological risk model to inform targeted prevention strategies in endometrial cancer Supervisor: Aline Talhouk     Emma Goodwin Endometriosis-associated ovarian cancers: A population based study […] Read More >

Meet the WACH Program Manager
March 8, 2022Natalie Twohey joins the WACH team as the Program Manager. Natalie has previously provided administrative support to education programs in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, including the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences graduate program, the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship, and the Advanced Training in Family Planning program. Natalie loves helping graduate students navigate their programs and […] Read More >