Calls for Submissions and Participation

IGH wants feedback on new gender and health casebook

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The Institute of Gender and Health of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is seeking feedback on their recently published casebook on gender and health, What a Difference Sex and Gender Make: A Gender, Sex and Health Research Casebook.

This peer-reviewed casebook presents a range of research-based accounts that illustrate how attending to gender and sex in health research contributes to advancing knowledge, strengthening science and improving knowledge translation. Written from a critically reflective vantage point, chapters share health researchers' experiences in how they came to understand and engage gender and sex in their work. This collection demonstrates that there is much to be gained from the routine integration of gender and sex across the health research spectrum.

Click here to complete their brief online survey.

Download the IGH gender, sex and health research casebook in ePub format for reading on your e-reader or tablet:
• English  
• French 

Want to hear casebook authors talk about their chapters firsthand? Tune into the casebook video on CIHR’s YouTube channel.

Institute of Gender and Health seeks Knowledge Translation Manager

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Closing date: May 28, 2012

The Institute of Gender and Health (Vancouver office) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has a vacancy for the position of Knowledge Translation Manager. For a complete description of this unique opportunity and application details, please visit the University of British Columbia Human Resources site (job posting ID #12922).

Level 1: Women’s Health Leadership 101 (Deadline: May 16)

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Retreat Date: June 20 – 22, 2012 – Application Deadline: May 16, 2012

The Ontario Women’s Health Network (OWHN) is currently accepting applications for the upcoming Level 1: Women’s Health Leadership 101 training retreat scheduled for June 20-22, at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ontario.

Women’s Health Leadership 101 is designed to build a greater understanding of the ways sex and gender affect health and health care and to offer women the leadership tools to work towards improving the quality of women's health and health care in their communities. Participants learn how to apply the leadership skills and sex and gender based analysis tools to address the women’s health issues that are important to them. This program is designed for women in Ontario who are motivated and interested in women’s health issues and who are already actively engaged in their communities or organizations.

These retreats are part of the Women’s Health Leadership Program which is funded by Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario, an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

The application form and information about the program are available on OWHN's website at: www.owhn.on.ca 

OWHN: 416-408-4840 or toll-free 1-877-860-4545 email: owhn@owhn.on.ca

Women Gathering Together May 15 (Winnipeg)

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May 15 ~ 530pm ~ WHC – 2nd Floor, Room B

Women’s Health Clinic is hosting a second meeting to bring interested women from diverse organizations, families, committees, issues, ages, orientations, abilities, and communities together.

Manitoba women are organizing and determining a way to respond to and influence realities that affect our collective health and wellbeing. Manitoba women are known for being leaders in social action and change, and we are reenergizing and reinvigorating and revolutionizing our community!

Child-minding will be available for up to 8 children – please read more about it, and register with Jann via email or telephone if you will need child-minding support (more details in attachment below).

Seeking input: Women's Health in Women's Hands’ survey (Toronto)

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Women's Health in Women's Hands CHC is undertaking a brief survey to identify research needs/gaps, priorities and to identify new areas and groups to partner with both community based and academic institutions, service providers and decision makers interested in research in communities of colour particularly women.

The survey takes less than 10 minutes. To access the survey follow this link.  

Thank you for filling the survey. WHIWH appreciates your support.

WHO Job Opportunity - Mainstreaming gender, equity and human rights

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World Health Organization Job Opportunity
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/12/HQ/FT144
Title: Team Leader
Grade: P-6
Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years 
Application Deadline: 7 June 2012
Duty Station:Geneva,Switzerland

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME:

The mainstreaming of Gender, Equity and Human Rights in the work of WHO would offer WHO Programmes at all levels of the Organization:

- a coherent and powerful assembly of these core values of the Organization, and alignment of WHO's work on these values with other UN Organizations (in particular UN Women and the HR Council), Funds and Programmes, building on their experience;

- the incorporation of core components of Gender, Equity and Human Rights in WHO's work in all policies, programmes, measurement of impact and research;

- the creation and enhancement of a corporate attitude, behaviour and practice that is unifying, across fields of expertise and organizational levels, and speaking with one voice to the outside world;

- an engagement in a collective effort geared to generate greater impact of individual programmes;

- a comprehensive and combined set of principles, standards, methods and tools conducive to increased literacy of WHO staff on these values, and skills to incorporate them in strategic planning.

For the full job description, visit their website.

The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences Annual Meeting

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June 7- 9, 2012
Baltimore, MD, USA

Online Registration: Deadline: June 1, 2012
Late-Breaking Abstract: Deadline: May 7, 2012

For more information, see their website.

To submit an abstract, visit this page

Screening this week: Living Downstream (Toronto)

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Women’s Healthy Environments Network (WHEN) invites you to:

Come watch the beautiful film based on the book by Sandra Steingraber, Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment.  There will be questions and answers afterwards with director Chanda Chevannes.

Date: Wednesday May 2, 2012
Time: 6:00pm
Place: CSI, 215 Spadina Ave., Suite 120
Admission: Pay What You Can

Living Downstream is a cinematic feature-length documentary based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.

This poetic film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. After a routine cancer screening, Sandra receives some worrying results and is thrust into a period of medical uncertainty. Thus, we begin two journeys with Sandra: her private struggles with cancer and her public quest to bring attention to the urgent human rights issue of cancer prevention.

At once Sandra’s personal journey and her scientific exploration, Living Downstream is a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land, and water.

The filmmaker, Chanda Chevannes, will be available for questions and answers after the film screening.

BCAM Cafe Rencontre May 3 (Montreal)

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Breast Cancer Action Montréal's executive director, Rosanne Cohen and Patricia Kearns will be reporting back after attending a workshop given by the National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH) in partnership with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) called Are Women Automotive Plastic Workers at Risk?: Starting the conversation. 

When: Thursday, May 3
What time: 7 p.m. 
Where: 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy 
1500 de Maisonneuve West, Suite 404, Montreal
For more info call BCAM: 514-483-1846       

www.bcam.qc.ca

Webinar - Inequities in breast cancer: What's race got to do with it?

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A free webinar by Breast Cancer Action (San Francisco) is being offered on both May 15 and 16:

Why are white women more likely to develop breast cancer, yet African American, Latina and Samoan women are more likely to die from the disease? Why do women of color tend to develop more aggressive breast cancers at earlier ages than white women? Why are we seeing the sharpest rise in breast cancer rates in Japanese women in Los Angeles? 

Race and ethnicity play a huge role in the answers to these questions because so often where we live, work and play is tightly bound to our racial make-up.

Join them for this free one-hour webinar to learn about what you can do to help achieve health equity - the highest level of health - for everyone.

Register for Tuesday, May 15th at 2pm PST/5pm EST 

Register for Wednesday, May 16th at 11am PST/2pm EST  

Click on the links above to register for the time and day that works for you.

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