Membership in the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) is open to those who are committed to making a difference in women and/or children’s health through research. Our Institute and its academic members engage with stakeholders and organizational partners to increase the impact and reach of women and children’s health research locally, nationally, and internationally. Become part of the WCHRI community by subscribing to our bulletin to stay informed about upcoming events and opportunities to collaborate and build your research network.

Academic Membership

All academic membership applications to WCHRI must align with our member relevance criteria. Academic membership is subject to WCHRI approval.

Eligibility criteria for academic membership are as follows. Members must be:  

  • full-time academic staff at the University of Alberta leading a program of independent research, or;  
  • clinical academic colleagues with a primary appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.   

Limitations accessing funding opportunities apply for new members, except new recruits with an academic appointment of less than one year at the time of application deadline.

Academic Membership reference material

Access the application form

Membership outcome notification

Notification of application outcome may take up to 30 days. 

All academic members are listed on our Find a Researcher resource.     

In-training and affiliate membership

Undergraduate and graduate students, residents and postdoctoral fellows in recognized learning programs at the University of Alberta who are under the primary supervision of a WCHRI academic member are automatically WCHRI in-training members

Similarly, research associates, research coordinators, technicians, lab managers and other staff who work with WCHRI academic members are automatically considered affiliate members of WCHRI.

Consider signing up for our weekly bulletin and our quarterly newsletter, WCHRI Works.

For further information

Refer to the membership guidelines and then send questions to WCHRI grants.