University of Calgary Women's Health Seminar Series

This series was created to highlight women’s health research across the University of Calgary's institutes and departments. The goal is that the series will advance women’s health at the University of Calgary by building a sense of community within women’s health researchers, increasing awareness of the breadth of work and increasing cross-disciplinary collaboration among researchers. 

All are welcome to attend these talks. 

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For more information about the seminar series or to nominate a speaker, contact Dr. Lauren Drogos at

Upcoming women's health events

Past Presentations

  • May 2023 - Dr. Cindy Barha - Sex differences in exercise efficacy on brain health: Possible role of steroid hormones and genotype
  • April 2023 - Dr. Alan Martino - "Are we (allowed to be) feminists?": Women labelled/with Intellectual Disabilities and Feminism
  • March 2023 - Dr. Marilee Brockway - Applying a critical lens to how we view infant feeding: A journey from post-positivism to intersectional feminism
  • February 2023 - Dr. Satish Raj - Sex-Differences in Cardiovascular Autonomic Disorders: Focus on POTS and Long COVID
  • December 2022 - Dr. Gerald Giesbrecht - Objective hardship and subjective distress among pregnant individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • November 2022 - Dr. Laurie Hiemstra - Gender Based Health Care Inequities in Orthopaedics
  • October 2022 - Dr. Rebecca Sullivan - Methods To Her Mad-Ness : Why Gender and Sexuality Methodologies Matter to Health Researchers
  • September 2022 - Dr. Amy Metcalfe, Dr. Erin Brennand, & Dr. Nicole Letourneau - GROWW and AVA Health research Training Platforms in Women & Girls’ Health
  • June 2022 - Deinera Exner-Cortens - Adolescent Dating Violence Prevention Through an Intersectional Feminist Lens
  • May 2022 - Gwendolyn Blue - Embracing social uncertainties in an era of health and environmental crises
  • March 2022 - Lauren Walker - Understanding sexual difficulty among women
  • February 2022 - Shelagh B. Coutts - Sex and stroke. Does it matter?
  • December 2021 - Kristin von Ranson - Psychotherapy for eating disorders: The science- practice gap
  • November 2021 - Amy Metcalfe - Medication in Pregnancy - lack of data to guide decision making and broader implications for women's health