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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


2016 - 2017 Gender and Health Education Teaching and Learning Grants - Deadline June 12, 2017


Application (please open in Internet Explorer to be able to use the 'submit' button)

Listing of projects awarded funding in past competitions:

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


AMWA Partners with 50/50 day to Promote Gender Equality

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

On May 10th, thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes -- anywhere people already gather --- will join a global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world.

All participating groups will:

  1. Screen the 20 minute film 50/50 (watch it here) by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

  2. Tap into a 24 hour livecast Q&A that unifies all the film screenings and features prominent leaders from diverse perspectives discussing how to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, society, and home.

  3. Engage with printed discussion materials to dive deeper into conversation


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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