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We strive to bring you up to date research on a variety of topics. When reviewing the content below, please note the date they were published to gauge how recent the research is. No information on our website should be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from a qualified doctor or clinician.
- Sex and Gender Differences in Response to Vaccines: Why do Women Experience Greater Adverse Reactions?—seminar video
- How has COVID-19 Impacted Women's Health?—podcast episode: listen on Apple Podcats, Spotify or other streaming platforms.
- COVID-19 Infection and Vaccination During Pregnancy—blog
- COVID-19 Difference Between Men and Women—blog
- COVID-19 Vaccines and Infertility: Fact or Fiction?—blog
- Menstrual Irregularities and the COVID-19 Vaccine—blog
- Why Paying Attention to Sex and Gender will Advance our Knowledge on COVID-19—blog
- How to SGBA—watch this video to learn how to incorporate sex and gender into human and animal research
- Sex Cells!—watch this video to learn how to implement SGBA+ into your own research with a focus on neuroscience
- Read our blog post for a summary of excellent resources
- Read our blog post about the importance of sex differences
- Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+)
- Integrating Sex & Gender in Health Research
- Lost in Translation: Why Studying Sex/Gender Differences Isn't Enough to Move the Dial on Women's Health—recorded talk
- The CGSHE Gender and Sex in Methods and Measures Research Equity Toolkit addresses the pervasive erasure in research of people who are marginalized and minoritized on the basis of their genders and sexes.
An analysis of neuroscience and psychiatry papers published from 2009 and 2019 outlines opportunities for increasing discovery of sex differences—article published in Nature Communications
- Read our Women's Health Blog to learn about diverse women's health topics
- Watch videos from our Women's Health Seminar Series, which are about a variety of women's health topics
- Alumni UBC Podcast: Happy Ever After? How Marriage Impacts Our Health and Happiness
- Women's Health After Motherhood
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
- CIHR's Meet the Methods Series: "What and who is Two-Spirit?" in Health Research
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- International Decade for People of African Descent
- Dimensions: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion by the Government of Canada
- Athena SWAN Charter
- Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
- How to Outsmart your Own Unconscious Bias (TED Talk)
- Check out this list of resources & tools that help you address gender bias in academia.
- Equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives at Canadian universities
- BC Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 Language Guide
- Science Communication Career Workshop—YouTube video of a panel discussion
- The Plain Language Guide: Developed by the BC Support Unit, this guide will help you effectively communicate your research to non-academic communities to maximize it's impact.
- How to Evidence and Record Policy Impact: A ‘how to’ guide for Researchers
- Considerations for Measuring the Impact of Policy-Relevant Research
- BC Children's Hospital BioBank
- This is a valuable resource to local and international researchers, as it collects and stores biological samples and matching clinical data for future ethically approved studies. In addition to children’s samples, they have maternal samples such as blood, umbilical cord blood, and placenta from both premature and full term deliveries. They are CTRNet certified and have experience providing biobanking services for basic and clinical research projects.
- Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women's Health and What We Can Do About It
- Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women's Well-Beging and Lengthen Their Lives—Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer
- Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men