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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


Gender and Health Education Teaching and Learning Grants - Competition is now closed.

Past and Present Grants

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.




News and Events

Women and Family Medicine: Canadian Family Physician | Le M├ędecin de famille canadien } Vol 65: SEPTEMBER | SEPTEMBRE 2019

Click here to view the May Cohen Lecture recorded on May 21, 2018


AMWA Partners with 50/50 day to Promote Gender Equality

About 50/50 Day (watch 2 min trailer here):

May 10th, 2017


The Royal College's AMS/Donald R. Wilson Award for 2017 awarded to

Dr. Karen Saperson,

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences. Read full details.


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



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