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Past Seminars

2021/2022

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Substance Use and Schizophrenia: Cracking the Chicken-or-Egg Question

Speaker: Dr. Jibran Y. Khokhar, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph 

Date: Mon, Sept 13, 2021 

Chronic Physical Conditions and Perinatal Mental Health and Addiction

Speaker: Dr. Hilary Brown, Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Society, University of Toronto Scarborough 

Date: Mon, Sept 27, 2021

Sex Differences in Metabolic and Vascular Contributions to Dementia

Speaker: Dr. Kristen Zuloaga, Assistant Professor, Albany Medical Center

Date: Tues, Oct 12, 2021

Menstrual Cycle is a Vital Sign. Period. 

Speaker: Dr. Sofia Ahmed, Professor, Libin Cardiovascular Institute, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services

Date: Mon, Oct 25, 2021

Significance of Sex and Muscle Strength in Understanding Age-related Loss of Force Control

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Jakobi, Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBCO

Date: Mon, Nov 8, 2021

Sex and Gender Differences in Response to Vaccines: Why do Women Experience Greater Adverse Reactions?

Speaker: Dr. Rosemary Morgan, Assistant Scientist, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Date: Mon, Nov 22, 2021

Economic Abuse and Women's Health Outcomes in Ghana

Speaker: Dr. Eric Y. Tenkorang, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Date: Mon, Dec 6, 2021

Neuroelectric Markers of the Interaction Between Caffeine and Menstrual Cycle Phase

Speaker: Dr. Derek Fisher, Associate Vice President of Research, Mount Saint Vincent University and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology

Date: Mon, Jan 10, 2022

Insights into Placental Development: Does Genetic Sex Matter? 

Speaker: Dr. Alexander Beristain, Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UBC and an Investigator at BC Children's Hospital

Date: Mon, Jan 24, 2022

Disruptions in Neuroplasticity: When Sex and Parental Experience Collide

Speaker: Dr. Erica R. Glasper, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland

Date: Mon, Feb 7, 2022

Decolonizing Research: Collecting Two-Spirit Data in Culturally Affirming Way

Speaker: Harlan Pruden, Educator, Chee Mamuk, Indigenous Public Health ​Program, BC Center for Disease Control, Clinical Prevention Services

Date: Mon, Feb 22, 2022

Prenatal Stress and the Developing Brain: From Maternal Microbes to Offspring Microglia 

Speaker: Dr. Tamar Gur, Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioural Health, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Date: Mon, Mar 7, 2022

How Stress Impacts the Maternal Brain

Speaker: Dr. Pilyoung Kim, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Denver

Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2022

Making Menopause Metabolic Across Multiple Memory Systems 

Speaker: Dr. Donna Korol, Associate Professor, Biology Department, Syracuse University

Date: Tues, Apr 4, 2022

Walking for Brain Health: The Role of Biological Sex and Reproductive Experience on Exercise Efficacy 

Speaker: Dr. Cindy Barha, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia 

Date: Mon, Apr 25, 2022

2020/2021

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Microglia and Motherhood: Linking the Neuroimmune System to Plasticity of the Maternal Brain and Postpartum Depression 

Speaker: Dr. Benedetta Leuner, Associate Professor of Bheavioural Neuroscience, The Ohio State University 

Date: Mon, Apr 19, 2021

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Love, Life, and Family: Safer conception care for HIV sero-different couples who desire children in Uganda

Speaker: Dr. Angela Kaida, Associate Professor, Health Sciences, SFU 

Date: Mon, Apr 12, 2021 

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A Socio-Ecological Approach to the Study of Hormones and Behaviour: Impacts for Women's Health 

Speaker: Dr. Annie Duchesne, Ph.D. University of Northern British Columbia, Department of Psychology 

Date: Mon, Apr 6, 2021

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From Bump to Baby: Women's Sexual Health During the Transition to Parenthood

Speaker: Dr. Samantha Dawson, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of British Colubia

Date: Mon, Mar 22, 2021 

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Hormones, Brain and Social Cognition 

Speaker: Dr. Elena Choleris, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, University of Guelph 

Date: Mon, Mar 8, 2021 

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Sex, Gender, Intersectionality and Implementation Science 

Speaker: Dr. Ian Graham, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine, University of Ottawa 

Date: Mon, Feb 22, 2021

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Estrogenic Regulation of Memory Consolidation: Neural Mechanisms and Implications for Women's Health 

Speaker: Dr. Karyn Frick, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2021 

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Partnering with Policy makers to Make an Impact in Women's Health Research  

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Munro, Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UBC and a Scientist with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences, UBC

Date: Mon, Jan 25, 2021

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Beyond "Women's Cancers"?: How and Why Gender Matters in the Design of Medically and Culturally Competent Cancer Research & Systems of Care 

Speaker: Dr. Mary K. Bryson, Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED), Faculty of Education, UBC 

Date: Mon, Jan 11, 2021 

Intergenerational Transmission of Domestic Violence and Gender: Walking in Their Footsteps 

Speaker: Dr. Nisha Malhotra, Faculty member, Vancouver School of Economics, UBC 

Date: Mon, Dec 7, 2020 

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Issues for Adolescent Girls and Young Women with Epilepsy

Speaker: Dr. Anita Datta, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC

Date: Mon, Nov 30, 2020  

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Stress, Reproduction and Beyond 

Speaker: Dr. Pablo Nepomnaschy, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU 

Date: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 

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Sex Differences in Ischemic Stroke and the Impact of Menopause 

Speaker: Dr. Farida Sohrabji, Regents Professor & Interim Department Head, Texas A&M University 

Date: Mon, Oct 19, 2020 

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Perimenopause - Women's Misunderstood, Confusing and Long Midlife Transition  

Speaker: Dr. Jerilynn Prior, Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, UBC 

Date: Mon, Sept 28, 2020 

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Sex Differences in Brain Aging and Memory-Related Brain Function   

Speaker: Dr. Natasha Rajah-Moir, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University 

Date: Mon, Sept 14, 2020

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2019/2020

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When Love Hurts: Exploring the intersection of intimate partner violence and traumatic brain injury

Speakers: Dr. Paul van Donkelaar, Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBCO and Co-founder and Principal Investigator for SOAR (Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research) & Karen Mason, Co-founder and Director of Community Practice for SOAR (Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research) and former Executive Director of Kelowna Women’s Shelter, BC

Date: Mon, Apr 30, 2020 | Location: CBH 101 LT

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What do cancer narratives do and why do they do it?

Speaker: Dr. Judy Segal, Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures, Faculty Member, Science and Technology Studies Graduate Program, Faculty of Arts, UBC

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2020 | Location: CBH 101 LT

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Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Fetal Programming and Later Life Vulnerabilities: From Basic Science to Clinical Research

Speaker: Dr. Joanne Weinberg, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, Emerita, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Life Sciences Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Date: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 | Location: CBH 101 LT

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Communicating with new mothers about breastfeeding: A health promotion, health-equity, patient-centred focus

Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, Associate Professor, Applied Science, School of Nursing, UBC

Date: Mon, Feb 3, 2020 | Location: CBH 101 LT

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Beyond “Women’s Cancers”?: How and Why Gender Matters in the Design of Medically and Culturally Competent Cancer Research & Systems of Care

Speaker: Dr. Mary K. Bryson, Senior Associate Dean, Administration, Faculty Affairs & Innovation, Faculty of Education, Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED), Faculty of Education, UBC

Date: Mon, Jan 20, 2020 | Location: CBH 101 LT

Healthy Women, Healthy Economies: Women’s health as a determinant of long-run prosperity

Speaker: Dr. Marina Adshade, Faculty Member, Vancouver School of Economics, UBC

Date: Mon, Jan 6, 2020 | Location: CBH 101 LT

Peripheral and Central Nervous System Contributors to endometriosis-associated Pain

Speaker: Dr. Paul Yong, Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Research Director and a Gynecologist at the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis

Date: Mon, Dec 9, 2019 | Location: CBH 101 LT

Sex Differences in Acute Coronary Syndromes

Speaker: Dr. Karin H Humphries, Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, UBC, Scientific Director, B.C. Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health and UBC-Heart and Stroke Foundation Professor in Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Date: Mon, Dec 2,, 2019 | Location: CBH 101 LT

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Depression in women: The path from stress to depression

Speaker: Dr. Joelle LeMoult, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at  UBC, member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Women’s Health Research Institute, and a Registered Clinical Psychologist

Date: Mon, Nov 25,, 2019 | Location: LSC 1312

Vitamin Adequacy in Early life for Maternal, Child, and Long-term Health

Speaker: Dr. Yvonne Lamers, Associate Professor, Food, Nutrition and Health, UBC and Canada Research Chair in Human Nutrition and Vitamin Metabolism

Date: Mon, Nov 18,, 2019 | Location: CBH 101 LT

What can Fruit Flies tell us about the Sex-specific Control of Fat Metabolism?

Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Rideout, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at UBC, and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar

Date: Mon, Nov 4,, 2019 | Location: CBH 101 LT

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Women and Stroke, and Women in Stroke: Optimizing representation for the best possible outcomes

Speaker: Dr. Thalia Field,  Stroke Neurologist and Associate Professor, Division of Neurology at UBC, Postgraduate Program Director and Co-director of Research, Vancouver Stroke Program

Date: Mon, Oct 28,, 2019 | Location: CBH 101 LT

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The Long and Short of it: Neurobiology of Pregnancy and Motherhood 

Speaker: Dr. Liisa Galea, Professor in the Department of Psychology, member of the Centre for Brain Health, Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at UBC, and Scientific Advisor at Women’s Health Research Institute

Date: Wed, Oct 16,, 2019 | Location: CBH 101 LT

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Women's Sexual Health

Speaker: Dr. Lori Brotto, Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with a Joint Appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, UBC

Date: Mon, Sept 30, 2019 | Location: CBH 101 LT

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Lost in Translation? The case for Women’s Health Research

Speaker: Dr. Liisa Galea, Professor in the Department of Psychology, member of the Centre for Brain Health, Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at UBC, and Scientific Advisor at Women’s Health Research Institute

Date: Mon, Sept 23, 2019 | Location: CBH 101 LT

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