Women in Science

Presented by BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Women’s Health Research Institute and BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services Research Institute.

Hear from six women who are paving the way for research in health sciences. Learn more about the leaders who are paving the way for research in health sciences, including what inspired them to pursue a career in science and barriers they faced.

Thursday, February 9, 2023
7:00PM – 8:30 PM PT

Participation is open to high school students, university students, healthcare professionals and members of the general public. This year, there will be two ways to participate:

  • In-person: Engage with our inspiring leaders in-person at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. In-person participants will be invited to join us for a networking reception before the event for the opportunity to interact with panelists. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited.
  • Virtually Live: Engage with our inspiring leaders online in real-time.

The registration form will be posted from Monday, January 9 at 9:00 am to Sunday, January 22 at 11:59 pm. Participants can submit the registration form any time during this period and will be selected based on a random lottery draw. For more information, see the registration guidelines and FAQ.

Featured Speakers:

  • Ms. Vriti Bhagat, Doctoral Student, Verchere Research, UBC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
  • Dr. Amanda Butler, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nicholls Research Team, UBC Department of Psychiatry and BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services
  • Dr. Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital; Medical Director, Population and Global Health, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre; Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Dr. Annalijn I. Conklin, Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences
  • Ms. Sandy Tatla, Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
  • Moderated by: Dr. Julie Robillard, Scientist in Patient Experience, BC Children’s & Women’s Hospitals; Assistant Professor of Neurology, UBC Department of Medicine

For more information, please contact researchevents@phsa.ca.