Research News


WHRI and BCCHR Invites all perinatal health care providers to share your thoughts on priorities for perinatal digital innovation
January 17, 2023The Women’s Health Research Institute and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute are partnering with Perinatal Services BC, the Office of Virtual Health and the Provincial Digital Health and Information Services to develop a shared research agenda for perinatal digital innovation in BC. You are invited to participate in this Thought Exchange if you provide […] Read More >


Congratulations to Drs. Bouchard, Altas, and Dehaeck on receiving a WHRI Catalyst Grant!
January 11, 2023The Women’s Health Research Institute, in partnership with the BC Women’s Health Foundation, awarded six Catalyst Grants for the advancement of knowledge in women’s and newborn’s health. Department members Dr. Katrina Bouchard (PI), Dr. Melanie Altas, and Dr. Ulrike Dehaeck received a Catalyst Grant to study the sexual health implications of vulvar lichen sclerosus, a […] Read More >


Welcome to the new OBGYN Research Manager
January 11, 2023Please welcome Jessie Dhillon to the Department.  Jessie will be our new full time Research Manager. The Research Manager provides support to all Department members, including coordination of multiple research projects for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology across multiple sites. ​ The Department is excited to be able to provide full time support for those who need assistance.  […] Read More >


DocTalks vodcast for World AIDS Day: How doctors can promote equality around testing, prevention, and treatment
December 7, 2022December 1 is World AIDS Day and the start of Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week in Canada. Dr Julio Montaner and Dr Chelsea Elwood spoke in a DocTalks vodcast episode to discuss what doctors should know about HIV/AIDS and how they can promote equality around testing, prevention, and treatment. Find out the details here. Read More >


Register now for Research to Impact: Skills, practices and tools for Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization
November 30, 2022Gaining skills in knowledge exchange and mobilization (KxM) can help you increase the impact of your research. Register now for Research to Impact: Skills, practices and tools for KxM — an eight-week training program for those hoping to enhance their capacity to do public scholarship. This KxM program is designed for UBC faculty, post-doctoral fellows […] Read More >


DA Boyes Memorial Research Award
October 26, 2022The DA Boyes Memorial Research Award competition is now open.  This grant is open to all learners within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.  At least one supervisor should be a member of the Department.  The deadline for submissions is 27 January 2023.  Please visit our website  for more information. Read More >


Thank you to Larisse Melo!
June 27, 2022Larisse will be transitioning out of the Interim Research Manager role at BCWH; her last day is June 30th, 2022. This transition time is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous job she did over the past year which included navigating the transition to in-person research activities and the first ever hybrid Dr Fred Bryans […] Read More >


2022 D. A. Boyes Memorial Research Awardee!
May 9, 2022Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Stewart & Dr. Justin McGinnis (Supervisor) for receiving the 2022 D. A. Boyes Memorial Research Award for the project “Evaluating patient adherence, satisfaction and out-of-pocket expense following transition to apixaban for extended post-operative venous thromboembolic prophylaxis after gynecologic oncology surgery: a multidisciplinary quality improvement program”. We look forward to seeing the […] Read More >


Dr. Deborah Money featured on CIHR’s “Ask a Scientist” video series
April 5, 2022Dr. Deborah Money was featured on CIHR’s Ask a Scientist video collection! Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility has been rampant, but the good news is that data from scientific studies around the world have been very reassuring. There is already a tremendous body of evidence telling us that the COVID-19 vaccines do not interfere with […] Read More >


Register today – Faculty Research Forum
February 28, 2022On behalf of the 2022 Fred Bryans Faculty Forum Planning Committee, we are excited to invite you to join us for the 2022 Forum, themed Quality Improvement to Advance Women’s Health   When: Thursday, March 31st, 2022 from 9 AM – 5:30PM Where: Sage Bistro at UBC (map) and virtually (via live-stream).   In-person event: Limited spots available […] Read More >