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About the Hosts

REBECCA BARON


PODCAST CO-HOST
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Rebecca Baron (she/her) is a third-year undergraduate student studying Global Health & Nutrition at the University of British Columbia. She is also the co-host and co-developer for Women’s Health Interrupted alongside Sidney HryciukRebecca joined this project to fulfill her mission to catalyze improved access to women’s health information and equitable research via compelling storytelling and knowledge exchange.

Fun fact about Rebecca: Her passion to advance girls' education took her to the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda, where she worked to improve reproductive health education with the Simbi Foundation. Rebecca's advocacy work has also led her to give a TEDx talk titled Conquering the Gender Gap in STEM and her passion for scientific research has led her to win the 2015 national science fair.

Sidney Klips-Hryciuk


PODCAST CO-HOST
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Sidney Klips-Hryciuk (she/her) is a multidisciplinary actor, dancer, singer, director, choreographer and educator born and practicing on the unceded traditional Coast Salish territories (colonially known as Vancouver). She is a graduate of the Arts Umbrella Theatre Conservatory and holds an Interdisciplinary BA (Political Science/Global Health/Theatre) from the University of British Columbia. Sidney co-developed and currently co-hosts Women’s Health Interrupted alongside Rebecca Baron. This project is important to her as it intersects with her passions for intersectionality, women's equity, overcoming systemic barriers to healthcare access, human rights as well as the performing arts. 

Fun fact about Sidney: Other women's health projects close to Sidney’s heart include Diva Day International, where she was a research liaison, and Hemophilia Ontario Women's programs, which advocates for women with bleeding disorders. She is a former Research Assistant at the UBC Rural Surgical and Obstetrical Networks, and has a parallel career in foreign affairs and research; having worked for Global Affairs Canada, the Embassy to the Baltic States, and in refugee law.