Marginalized Women

Marginalized Women

Support and Wellness

Support and Wellness

Scholarships

Scholarships

Research and Learning

Research and Learning

Fundraising

Fundraising

WHRFC Programs

2017

Chloe Shindruk

MN student (Nursing)

Research Title: Expert Nursing Care: Perinatal Palliative Care during Labor, Delivery and the Immediate Postpartum Period
Supervisor: Dr. Genevieve Thompson; Co-advisor Dr. Susan McClement

2017

Dhiwya Attawar

PhD student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: The Community Health Worker in the Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Interventions in Rural South India: Tracing Equity at the Health System - Community Interface
Supervisor: Dr. James Blanchard

2016

Elizabeth Wall-Wieler

PhD student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: The Maternal Responses to Having a Child Taken Into Care Supervisor: Dr. Leslie Roos

2015

Katherine Kenyon

MSc student (Psychology)

Research Title: How Women in Domestic Violence Shelters Experience Personal Empowerment
Supervisor: Dr. Diane Hiebert-Murphy

2014

Kristene Cheung

MSc student (Psychology)

Research Title: Parental Psychopathology in Families of Children with ADHD: A Meta-analysis
Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Theule

2013

Suzanne Lennon

PhD student (Nursing)

Research Title:
Perception of Pregnancy Risk Among Women with Gestational Diabetes and Their Partners: The Impact of Gender

2012

Natalie Moto

PhD student (Psychology)

Research Title:
The Experiences of Female Service Members in the Canadian Forces: A Mixed Methods Approach

2011

Kelli Berzuk

PhD student (Individual Interdisciplinary Program)

Research Title: Evaluation of Increasing Awareness of Pelvic Floor Muscle Function on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

2010

Christine Henriksen

PhD student (Psychology)

Research Title: The Relationship Between Childhood Adversity and Eating Disorders in the General Population

2009

Jonathon R. Walker

MSc student (Physiology)

Research Title: The Cardioprotective Effects of Probucol against Trastuzumab and Anthracycline Mediated Cardiotoxicity

2008

Jennifer Wall

MSc student (Landscape Architecture)

Research Title: Rehabilitation and Meeting Needs of Women in an Institutional Setting Through Programmatic Landscape Design

2007

Mollie Bates

MA student (Psychology)

Research Title: Readiness and Motivation for Change in Women with Eating Disorders

2006

Sandra Dong Huang

MSc student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Case of Three HIV Prevention Programs in Karnataka, India Undertaken by Three NGOs and a Sex Workers Collective

2005

Susy Santos

PhD student (French, Spanish, & Italian – Individual Interdisciplinary Program, IIP)

Research Title: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Mental Health Among Older Adults and Aging Women

2004

Hannah Neufeld

PhD student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Understanding Aboriginal Women’s Experiences with Gestational Diabetes in the Urban Context of Winnipeg, Manitoba

2003

Meta Kreiner

MSc student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Stakeholder Perceptions of Midwifery Integration into the Manitoba Healthcare System

2002

Virginia Spencer

PhD student (Biochemistry)

Research Title: Histone Acetylation and Nuclear Structure in Gene Expression

2001

Sarah Bowen

PhD student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Assessing the Responsiveness of Healthcare Organizations to Culturally Diverse Groups

2000

Lisa Norquay

PhD student (Physiology)

Research Title: Regulatory P Sequences which Direct Expression of Human Growth Hormone Chorionic Somatommotropia Gene Family

1999

Margaret Kozlowski

with Glaxo Wellcome, MSc student (Nursing)

Research Title: Variables that Affect Contraceptive Use in Postpartum Adolescent Females

1999

Maureen Heaman

PhD student (Individual Interdisciplinary Program, IIP)

Research Title: Nursing Research Factors for Preterm Birth

1999

Karen Paroschy

partnership with Pfizer Canada, PhD student (Physiology)

Research Title: Gender Differences in Psychological Distress (Male vs. Female)

1998

Theresa Mayer

MSc student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Gender Differences in Psychological Distress (Male vs. Female)

1998

Farah Sheikh

PhD student (Physiology)

Research Title: Differences in Regenerative Recovery Rate Between Male and Female Myocytes Induced to Divide

1997

Jo-Ann Sawatzky

PhD student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Health Benefits of Exercise in Relation to Cardiovascular Health

1996

Lanette Friesen

PhD student (Chemistry and Physics, NRC Institute for Biodiagnostics)

Research Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Procedure for the Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

1995

Amanda Coutts

PhD student (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology)

Research Title: Molecular Biological Approaches Toward Understanding Breast Cancer

1994

Lynda Balneaves

MSc student (Nursing)

Research Title: Use of Alternative Treatments of Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

See the following links for an update on Dr. Lynda Balneaves:
1)http://www.incamresearch.ca/content/cam-newsflash-congratulations-dr-lynda-balneaves
2)http://www.facmed.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/recent-appointments

1993

Gail Marchessault

PhD student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Attitudes Toward Weight Issues of Middle-Aged Women, Their Teenage Daughters and Health Professionals

1992

Deborah Handziuk

MSc student (Educational Psychology)

Research Title: Reporting of Sexual Abuse in Rural Communities

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WHRFC Board of Directors

Executive Members

  • Lynn Scruby, RN, BN, MS, PhD – President
  • I-fan Kuo, BSc, MSc, PharmD – Vice President
  • Kelli Berzuk, BA, BMR (PT), MSc, PhD – Past President
  • F. Carleen MacKay, BA, CMA, FCMA – Treasurer
  • Donna Chow, PhD – Secretary

Members-at-large

  • Anna Maria Magnifico, MPA
  • Kendra-Ann Sookdeo, MN, BN, RN, DNP(c)
  • Pamela Mann, FCSI
  • Ratna Bose, PhD
  • Silvia Alessi-Severini, BSc, PhD
  • Suzanne Lydia Lennon, BA, BN, PhD(c)