Our 21st annual Illuminations presented by RBC Wealth Management raised $445,000 in support of women’s health research – enough to fund sixteen catalyst grant awards!

 

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The event brought together business, community, government, and medical research leaders in support of women’s health. 

A special highlight of the day was Keynote Speaker, Provincial Health Officer for BC & epidemiologist, Dr. Bonnie Henry who provided unique insight on the importance of research in women’s health.

 

Panelists: 


Dr. Mohamed Bedaiwy – BC Women’s Hospital Centres for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss & Endometriosis Team Member, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Expert

Dr. Lori Brotto – Executive Director, Women’s Health Research Institute, Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health 

Dr. Kristin Campbell – Member of Oncology Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, licensed physiotherapist, past catalyst Grant Recipient 

Dr. Deborah Money – Inaugural Executive Director of WHRI, former VP Research BC Women’s Hospital, lead of the Reproductive Infectious Diseases research program.

 

New Research Spotlight Speakers:


Daniela Palombo – Project: A Woman’s Journey to Parenthood: Memory, Self-Schema, and Well Being During Fertility Treatment

Dr. Tim Oberlander – Project: Maternal Immune Signaling, Depression, and Antidepressants during pregnancy 

Kalysha Closson – Project with Dr. Angela Kaida: Identifying, Developing, and Testing Gender Equity Measures By, With and For Young Women in all their Diversity. 

Fund-A-Need proceeds were directly invested in Catalyst Grant Awards, the only awards in British Columbia that specifically support pilot studies through the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) that would otherwise go unfunded.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 

Presenting

Speakers


Platinum


Lunch


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New Research Spotlight

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Silver


Wine


Media

We acknowledge that we carry out our work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

 

When we refer to “women”, we are referring to women in all their diversity, inclusive of LGBTQ2SAI+ individuals.