December 14, 2022

WCHRI’s 5 inspiring stories of 2022

Sixteen years ago, we embarked on a challenging yet crucially important journey—to build a brighter future for women and children through supporting research excellence.

Now, we have more than 400 members whose contributions are improving the health and lives of women and children not only locally but also around the world.​

Here are a few of our favourite stories from the last year that demonstrates firsthand the power of partnership and shows how our member’s progress has been critical in helping to close the gap in research focusing on women and children.


New research-backed tools ready to support parents in navigating COVID-19 pandemic

Stollery Science Lab Distinguished Researchers Lisa Hartling and Shannon Scott developed a series of new information tools to help parents with questions about their children and COVID-19.

Research aims to relieve the pain children feel in emergency departments

Pediatric emergency physician Samina Ali discussed her Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation-funded research that aims to relieve children’s pain in emergency departments.

Connecting with communities to improve sleep education

One of our 2021 summer students Samuel Yang, supervised by Stollery Science Lab Distinguished Researcher Kate Storey, made a significant impact with his research on children sleeping soundly. 

Recognizing family violence as a serious public health issue

Our annual report launch created content you wanted to read with this story featuring Stephanie Montesanti, an applied health policy and health systems researcher. She is developing a tool that was set to assess the readiness of Alberta’s primary healthcare clinics to offer effective family violence interventions and support to their patients.

Mentorship key to breakthrough science in women’s and children’s health

We celebrated International Women’s Day, #BreakTheBias, with cell biologist Meghan Riddell and the story of women mentoring other women.