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The Gender Lady

  • The Hamilton Spectator wrote about the life and career of May Cohen (emeritus, Family Medicine) who worked to promote the equality and well-being of women, both as providers and beneficiaries of healthcare.

IWD 2021


IWD 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.




The 2020 Resilience: Equity in Gender, Health & Water Conference

(Art Gallery of Hamilton,March 6 & 7, 2020).


The conference focused on the intersections of gender, health and water in relation to resilience. The themes included: gender and health equality, holistic health (Indigenous perspectives), gender-based violence prevention, and responding to trauma (resilience interventions). The Annual May Cohen Lecture ('Child sex trafficking and exploitation: A pervasive form of sexual abuse') was given on the first day of the conference by Dr. Jordan Greenbaum.

Conference opening presentation #2020Resilience


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.



Women in Medicine

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

May Cohen Lecture presented by Dr. Gillian Einstein

"The World Writes on the Body: A Feminist Perspective on Immigrant Women's Health" recorded May 21, 2018


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


The Climb: A Handbook for Women Academic Physicians

Download of copy here.


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