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Virtual Networking and Mentoring


Are you a trainee interested in the health of women, trans and non-binary people? Do you want to meet new mentors and other trainees from across the country? Do you have questions about career paths related to women’s health research?

Subscribe for PWHR updates to learn about upcoming opportunities to meet with diverse mentors who work in the academic, not-for-profit and government sectors and trainees from across the country for virtual networking and mentoring.


Session 4: April 9, 2024

Dr. Christine Cassidy

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University
Clinician Scientist, IWK Health

Topic: Doing health system implementation science on the tenure track

Dr. Tihut Asfaw

Senior Policy Analyst, Health Canada

Topic: From PhD to public service

Session 3: February 8, 2024

Dr. Astrid Christoffersen-Deb

Medical Director, Population and Global Health, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre

Topic: Service, Science, and Clinical Care: A global health journey

Dr. Sejia Kromm, Assistant Scientific Director

Maternal Newborn Child & Youth Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary

Topic: From Phd to government health services

Session 2: November 14, 2023

Dr. Kate Rossiter

Director of Provincial Services, Ending Violence Association of BC

Topic: From Phd to Non-Profit—Careers outside academia

Dr. Stephanie Montesanti

Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

Topic: Applying research on gender-based violence to policy and practice

Session 1: September 28, 2023

Dr. Melissa Tremblay

Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Alberta (WCHRI)

Topic: Community-based, feminist research that honors Indigenous worldviews

Dr. Jenna Haverfield

Scientific Research Manager, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Topic: Non-linear career paths inside and outside academia—an international perspective