Canadians receive prestigious, international GENDER-NET Plus research funding
Message from Dr. Cara Tannenbaum

Canadian researchers are excelling on the international stage in the area of sex and gender science.

It is with great enthusiasm that we learned of the funding decisions from the GENDER-NET Plus consortium, a transnational collaboration including CIHR, committed to promoting the integration of sex- and gender-based analysis in research. An astounding six out of thirteen selected projects include Canadian partners, four of which are being coordinated by Canadians. Chosen projects will receive a total of around $1.65 million as part of the European Union Horizon 2020 initiative.

I am excited to see the growing strength of the Canadian research community in pursuing sex- and gender-based analysis in health research. These funded projects will further our ability to carry out innovative work that will help improve the health of men, women, girls, boys and gender-diverse people.

Canadian researchers and their funded projects are:

  • Addiction, Health Risks and Recovery in Context of Social Precarity: How to Better Address Complex Needs Taking into Account Gender and Life Stages (GENDER-ARP)

    • Karine Bertrand, Université de Sherbrooke (Canadian PI)
  • Gender Outcomes INternational Group: to Further Well-being Development (GOING-FWD)

    • Louise Pilote, McGill University (Canadian PI)
    • Colleen Noris, University of Alberta
    • Valeria Raparelli, McGill University
    • Simon Bacon, Concordia University
    • Monica Parry, University of Toronto
    • Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, McGill University
    • Jennifer Fishman, McGill University
    • Michal Abrahamowicz, McGill University
    • Karin Humphries, University of British Columbia
  • Identifying Key Prescribing CASCADes in the Elderly: A Transnational Initiative on Drug Safety (iKascade)

    • Paula Rochon, University of Toronto (Canadian PI)
  • Sharing Actions and Strategies for Respectful and Equitable Health Care for Women with FGC/M (RHCforFGC)

    • Bilkis Vissandjee, Université de Montréal (Canadian PI)
  • Violence against women migrants and refugees: Analysing causes and effective policy response (GBV-MIG)

    • Evangelia Tastoglou, Saint Mary’s University (Canadian PI)
    • Catherine Holtman, UNB Fredericton
    • Lori Wilkinson, Board Member, RESOLVE Manitoba, Board member, Immigrant Centre, co-Chair of Immigrant partnerships of Winnipeg
    • Myrna Dawson, University of Guelph
  • Evolving gender differences in health & care across cohort (FUTUREGEN)

    • Susan Phillips, Queen's University (Canadian PI)
    • Janet Jull, Queen’s University

See all Canadian GENDER-NET Plus team grant recipients and read their project abstracts.

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