Ontario University Scholars are Improving Health and Well-being for Women

“New technologies are bringing changes to every aspect of our society, and Ontario’s universities are training the highly skilled researchers who are discovering new approaches for treating disease and improving health care.

As advances in our understanding of public health issues emerge, so too does our understanding that the physical, mental and social factors influencing the health of men are often different than the factors affecting the health of women.

Through the 2017-18 Women’s Health Scholars Awards, funded by the Ontario government and administered by the Council of Ontario Universities, ten outstanding university scholars from six Ontario universities, will each receive scholarships of up to $50,000 to continue their focus specifically on the health of women.

Their research will, for example, pave the way for improvements for women caring formally and informally for those in long-term homes, immigrant and refugee girls at risk of depression, and women who experience cognitive decline following cancer treatment.

The work of these Ontario researchers will accelerate the discovery of cures, treatments and improvements to women’s health care and wellness strategies, and in this way help to build a brighter future for our province.

Click here to learn more about this year’s recipients.”

David Lindsay
President and CEO
Council of Ontario Universities


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