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Gender and Health Education Initiative

Gender and Health Education Initiative


The Gender & Health Education Initiative was established by the Faculty of Health Sciences to support the development of health science education resources that examine the impact of gender on health and healthcare delivery.

As a multi-faceted initiative we offer several opportunities for students and faculty to get involved, including

  • An annual competition that offers research grants to those developing gender and health education
  • The Climb, a resource for female faculty and students to develop professionally in medical academia


The Climb: A Handbook for Women Academic Physicians

This guide examines how gender impacts leadership and inlcudes informatoin on career planning, how to negotiate, mentoring, professionalism, harassment, intimidation and discrimination as well as other issues relevant to women in medicine.

[View 'The Climb: A Handbook for Women Academic Physicians' website]

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News and Events

Mademoiselle le Docteur:  A History of Women Physicians in Western Europe and North America

Presented by Dr. Ellen Amster on Thursday, November 24, 2016

Download presentation here


2016 - 2017 Gender and Health Education Teaching and Learning Grants

Next competition will be in 2016-17. Please check back for details.


Listing of projects awarded funding in past competitions:

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