Trainee Research Presentation

March 3, 2022, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Join us online for our next Trainee Research Presentation!

This session will feature short, blitz-style presentations by trainees about their undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral research projects. It's a great opportunity to learn about what students interested in womens health are working on, to join an engaging discussion and connect with peers. Check out our speaker line-up and register for this free event below.

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Grace Thiele MSc student, Univerity of British Columbia

Twitter: @grace_ar_thiele

Bio: Grace is a second year MSc student in the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences program at the University of British Columbia. She earned her BSc in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry at Haverford College back in 2017. Her current research focuses on the role of mental health history across reproductive age in understanding risks associated with perinatal depression and anxiety. 


Victoria Riehl-Tonn, MSc Student, University of Calgary

Twitter: @VictoriaRiehlT

Bio: Victoria is a second year MSc student at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Sofia Ahmed. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing and is a Registered Nurse. Victoria’s research focuses on quality of life in individuals initiating hemodialysis and understanding the potential sex and gender differences in this population.


Jennifer Williams, PhD candidate, McMaster University

Twitter: @jennyswilliams

Bio: Jennifer is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. Her present research focuses on the short- and long-term impact of hormonal contraceptives on cardiovascular outcomes in females, and she has recently pivoted her research to look at underlying mechanisms of contraceptive hormones in vascular endothelial cells. Committed to the advancement of women in STEM, Jennifer volunteers with the McMaster Women in Science and Engineering group, is a graduate trainee with the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, and teaches on the topic of sex/gender in health at McMaster. She is excited to share her current PhD research progress and hear of other women's health research from WHRC trainees.


Nabilah Gulamhusein, BSc, MSc Student, University of Calgary

Twitter: @GulamhuseinN

Bio: Nabilah is an MSc student at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She recently graduated with a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on the route of post-menopausal estrogen administration and cardiovascular risk. Nabilah hopes to become a leader in women's cardiovascular health research and improve patient outcomes.


Hallie Dau, MPH, PhD student, University of British Columbia

Twitter: @Hallie_Dau

Bio: Hallie is a PhD student and Canadian Doctoral Scholar at the at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Hallie previously obtained her MPH in maternal and child health at The George Washington University where she researched the impact of the Liberian civil war on maternal and child health. Prior to starting her PhD, Hallie worked at the University of Washington and the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Hallie’s research experience includes cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, breastfeeding, contraception, and mixed-methods research. Currently Hallie is working under the supervision of Dr. Gina Ogilvie to understand the social and economic impacts of cervical cancer on women and children in Uganda.


For more information, please contact Trainee Co-lead Alex Lukey at

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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