Volunteer Team

The WHRC is grateful for the contributions of our wonderful volunteers who support our knowledge translation initiatives. If you would like to volunteer with the WHRC check out this page for opportunities.

If you would like to support the WHRC but aren't able to volunteer, consider making a one-time or monthly donation below! 


  • allison

    Allison Campbell

    PhD Candidate

    Simon Fraser University

    Allison is currently completing her Ph.D. working under the co-supervision of Dr. Anita Cote (TWU) and Dr. Victoria Claydon (SFU). Allison completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland and Master of Science in Kinesiology majoring in Exercise Physiology at Indiana University.

  • Eddy

    Eddy is an environmental toxicology graduate (BSc) interested in understanding the impact of environmental toxicants on women’s and children's health, with environmental justice at the core. She is big on science communication and currently works as a communications, design, and marketing outreach intern with the Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN). Her work involves using several tools and platforms to communicate the science on the health impact of environmental toxicants in order to create awareness and effect change.

  • heller

    Dr. Carina Heller

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Friedrich Schiller University Jena

    Carina was trained in psychology and holds a PhD from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, in which she focused on white and gray matter brain alterations in patients with the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, a syndrome associated with a 30% risk to develop schizophrenia in adult life. In this and other projects, she cooperates with the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory (PNL), Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA.

  • Kiranjot

    Kiranjot Jhajj

    Master's student

    Department of Psychology


    I’m Kiranjot from Prince George, BC and I just finished my BSc Honours in Psychology at the University of Northern British Columbia. Currently, I am an MSc student in the Psychology program at UNBC. My research interests include female behavioural neuroendocrinology, specifically looking at the effects of ovarian hormones on cognition. In addition, I am passionate about advocating for mental health and learning about feminist and clinical psychology.

  • Bhairavi

    Bhairavi Warke

    PhD Student

    Simon Fraser University

    Bhairavi Warke is a PhD Student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. Her doctoral work focuses on Designing Interactive Self-care tools for Women experiencing Perimenopause and Menopause aimed towards real-time tracking and management of symptoms which may help in possible early detection or prevention of chronic conditions and promote overall well-being. 

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    Jennifer Williams

    PhD Candidate

    McMaster University

    Jennifer Williams is a PhD candidate in the Kinesiology department at McMaster University. She belongs to the Vascular Dynamics Lab, supervised by Dr. Maureen MacDonald, and focuses her research on women's cardiovascular health. Her primary research examines the short- and long-term impact of hormonal contraceptives on vascular function and structure, along with underlying regulatory mechanisms.

  • Joyce Xi

    Joyce Xi

    Undergraduate Student

    University of British Columbia

    Joyce Xi is a Biomedical Engineering student at the University of British Columbia. She is passionate about developing sex-specific treatments in biomedicine and applications of genetic engineering. Currently, Joyce works in Dr. Elizabeth Rideout's lab on several projects to investigate sex-linked differences in metabolism and fat storage using fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) as a model organism.  

Former Volunteers

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    Alex Lukey

    Graduate Student

    School of Nursing

    University of British Columbia

    Alex is a second-year MSN student at UBC Okanagan. She is also currently practicing as a Registered Nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver in cardiology and cardiac surgery.  Alex’s research passions include applying technology to improve patient self-care and improving women’s health equity with population-based data. Alex’s thesis research is focusing on improving heart failure patient self-care through gamified education. She is also a recipient of the CIHR Women’s Health Clinical Mentorship Grant.

  • Tallinn

    Tallinn Splinter

    SGBA Research Project Assistant

    University of British Columbia

    Tallinn Splinter completed her B.Sc. in Biology at UBC, and is a former research assistant for the WHRC. She is assisted with conducting a Sex and Gender Based Analysis (SGBA), into research funding proposals in Canada. Tallinn also supported our podcast Women's Health Interrupted by conducting episode research, creating show notes, updating our podcast website and promoting each episode.

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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