WACH Research Day – 2024
April 18, 2024The second annual WACH Research Day was a great success, with six oral presentations from MSc and PhD students nearing the end of their programs, and 27 poster presentations from first and upper year students. Thank you to all those who attended and presented! It was a wonderful opportunity to share the diversity of excellent […] Read More >

WACH Student Organization Events – 2023-24
April 9, 2024The WACH Student Organization is a student-run organization that coordinates social events, wellness initiatives, and more. Check out some of the events they ran in 2023-24! You can also follow ubcwachso on Instagram   or reach them at WACH Us Move Challenge A fun, week-long challenge to promote student wellness through daily activities. Students could participate daily […] Read More >

D.A. Boyes Memorial Research Award 2024 – Jalisa Karim
April 5, 2024Congratulations to Jalisa Karim, one of the recipients of the 2024 D.A. Boyes Memorial Research Award! Jalisa is a WACH PhD candidate, supervised by Dr. Gillian Hanley. Jalisa received funding from the D.A. Boyes Memorial Research Award for the qualitative project below. Endometriosis and Treatment Decision-Making in the Context of Pregnancy Planning Jalisa is conducting […] Read More >

WHRI Graduate Student Achievement Award – Zeba Khan
March 28, 2024Congratulations to Zeba Khan, WACH PhD student, on being awarded one of the inaugural WHRI Graduate Student Achievement Awards! This award recognizes Zeba’s academic excellence in completing her Master’s research project, Contraception Options and Reproductive Access (CORA) for Newcomer Youth in Canada: A Qualitative Knowledge Translation Investigation, in 2023. Zeba received the award at the […] Read More >

CANTRAIN Awards in Clinical Trials
March 13, 2024Congratulations to the holders of CANTRAIN Awards in Clinical Trials: Sofia Nicolls Master’s Studentship Supervisor: Dr. Deborah Money Project: NOVA-HIV Study: reduced dosing of the Nonavalent HPV Vaccine in Women Living with HIV Sofia recently received a first place prize for her poster presentation at the first national CANTRAIN conference, the Clinical Trials Training Summit. […] Read More >

WACH Research Day – April 16
March 11, 2024    We are pleased to announce that registration and abstract submissions are open for the WACH Research Day, April 16, 9:00am – 1:00pm. Research Day will feature oral presentations from senior students, and poster presentations from WACH 502 and other interested students. Lunch will be provided. Prizes will be awarded to the best presentations! […] Read More >

WACH Child Health Awards
February 27, 2024Congratulations to the inaugural winners of WACH Child Health Awards, celebrating diversity! This program provides research training awards to graduate students in the WACH program who are from equity-deserving groups whose research aims to improve child health. Simran Gill Project: Active Steps: Feasibility of a virtual intervention to promote active lifestyles in children with type […] Read More >

Congratulations BCCHR Studentship winners!
February 23, 2024Congratulations to the WACH recipients of BCCHR studentships! Masters Studentships Supervisor Award Name Project Title Sahar Zandi Nia Matthew Wiens BCCHR Masters Studentship External validation and updating of prognostic models to identify hospitalized children at highest risk of in-hospital mortality in low-resource settings Simran Gill Christine Voss BCCHR Masters Studentship Physical activity behaviours and determinants […] Read More >

Could chicken eggs help revolutionize cancer treatment for children?
February 22, 2024Each year, on average 880 children in Canada under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer. Dr. James Lim is a part of a research team helping to bring new hope to children battling hard-to-treat cancers. Dr. Lim and his colleagues are the first scientists in Canada to use the chicken egg model (technically […] Read More >

Endometriosis: Towards better diagnosis and treatment
February 22, 2024Endometriosis affects nearly 1 in 10 women in Canada and an unmeasured number of gender diverse people. Dr. Paul Yong is helping ignite change for thousands of people faced with this painful disorder. Dr. Yong is a supervisor in the WACH program, and works as a gynaecologist offering surgery and interdisciplinary care at BC Women’s […] Read More >