How to SGBA: Lessons Learned on Incorporating Gender into Research

November 17, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm


This workshop is a part of a series that will bring you practical guidance about how to incorporate sex and gender considerations into human and animal research throughout each phase of the research process—from developing your research methodology, collecting data, analysing data and disseminating research. Our “How to SGBA” workshop series was developed by trainee, faculty and community experts that are a part of the WHRC’s SGBA Working Group.  

Four seasoned academics will join us as guest speakers for this event and use their own research as case studies to demonstrate how they approached and conquered the challenges of incorporating gender into their research methodologies and data collection practices. The event will kick off with short presentations from each speaker to introduce you to their work and reveal key decisions they had to make and tools that helped them along the way. Speakers will then engage in a panel discussion, moderated by our event host Dr. Gillian Einstein, to critically examine current trends in sex and gender research. Following this, audience members will move into breakout rooms to discuss their own research and ask for guidance from two sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA) experts from the Institute for Gender and Health Trainee Network, and members from our SGBA Working Group. 

We welcome all faculty, trainees and members of the community who are engaged in research to attend this event! We encourage all registrants to watch the first workshop in this series to learn about the importance and value of SGBA. 

Register Here


12:00 pm: Welcome Remarks

12:05 pm: Speaker Presentations

12:35 pm: Panel Discussion

1:00 pm: Breakout Rooms

1:25 pm: Closing Remarks



Gillian Einstein

Gillian Einstein, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women's Brain Health and Aging, University of Toronto.


Louise Pilote

Louise Pilote, MD, MPH, PhD

Dr. Louise Pilote is a Professor of Medicine at McGill University where she holds a James McGill chair. She is a practicing general internist and led the McGill division of general internal medicine from 2006-2016. As a clinician scientist, Dr. Pilote has directed several research initiatives that led to important new insights into the determinants of premature coronary disease. With support from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Dr. Pilote led the GENESIS team which clarified the role of sex and gender in diagnosis, treatment and outcomes in heart disease and build capacity in women’s heart health research.

As a co-principal investigator of the CAN-AIM team, funded by CIHR, Dr. Pilote has also harnessed big data to study sex differences in the effectiveness and safety of cardiac drugs and devices.

Greta Bauer

Greta Bauer, PhD

Dr. Bauer is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and a CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair. Dr. Bauer came to Western after completing her PhD at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and brings a strong public health focus to her work. Her primary research interests are in social marginalization and health, particularly as related to sexual and gender minority communities, and in quantitative research methodology for studying communities that experience marginalization.


robert paul

Robert-Paul Juster, PhD

Dr. Juster is a Neuroscientist focused on stress biology, mental health, coping, and resilience with a focus on sex and gender perspectives. In particular, Dr. Juster’s research includes LGBTQ+ people and how stigma exposure across lifespan development. Dr. Juster holds a CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair of LGBTQI2S Wellness and Resilience.




Sofia Ahmed, MD MMsc

Dr. Ahmed is a Nephrologist and clinician-scientist with a focus on sex differences in human cardiovascular and kidney physiology and outcomes. Dr. Ahmed is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine at University of Calgary and is the Vice-Chair of Research for the Department of Medicine.

Breakout Rooms

Meet your experts! Breakout rooms are available at this event for you to discuss your own research and ask for guidance from sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA) experts from the Institute for Gender and Health Trainee Network, and members from our SGBA Working Group. 


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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