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What is a Genetic Counsellor? Special Presentation on November 18th for Genetic Counselling Awareness week

Join us for a special presentation on genetic counselling at the Chan Centre at CFRI to raise awareness and answer questions about the field of genetic counselling.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 12 - 1 pm

Chan Centre, CFRI (950 W 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC)

Details here

Book Launch Celebration: Arresting Hope Thursday, November 20th 5-7pm, UBC Robson Square

Join us in celebrating the book launch of Arresting Hope, edited by Ruth Elwood Martin, Mo Korchinski, Lynn Fels, and Carl Leggo.

The evening will feature:

Selected readings from Arrested Hope

People whose stories are in Arrested Hope

Networking with others who support Arrested Hope

Ask writers of Arresting Hope to autograph your copies

READ MORE about the book

Proceeds from Arrested Hope will go to support educational bursaries for women with incarceration experience, and their children, and a peer health mentoring program for women transitioning out of custody.


World AIDS Day is December 1st, 2014! Celebrate at a private shopping event at Kiehl's Robson location in support of Oak Tree Clinic at BC Women's Hospital

Join us at Kiehl's Boutique on Robson Street for a private shopping event in support of the Oak Tree Clinic at BC Women's Hospital!

Monday, December 1st, 2014, 7:30-10pm

Kiehl's Robson Location (1021 Robson Street, Vancouver)

Valet parking is available, food/ refreshments will be provided.

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Proceeds will support HIV programs at BC Women's Hospital. Read on for details.


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Annual ILLUMINATIONS Fundraising Luncheon for BC Women's Hospital featuring Erin Brockovich

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 12pm - 2pm at Four Seasons Hotel, Downtown Vancouver

ILLUMINATIONS, the annual fundraising luncheon for BC Women's Hospital is coming up on January 22nd, 2015. This year's keynote speaker is environmental activist Erin Brockovich. Read on for more about Illuminations and where to buy your tickets.


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  • Join us at Kiehl's Robson for World AIDS Day shopping event in support of Oak Tree Clinic at BC Women's Hospital READ MORE
  • Book Launch of Arresting Hope November 20th at UBC Robson Square. Read more
  • Save the Date: Illuminations Fundraising Luncheon January 22, 2015. This year's speaker is Erin Brockovich! Read more
  • Congratulations to Dr. Wendy Norman for her award for CIHR/ PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health!
  • Dr. Melanie Murray wins PHSA+ Award for her work with the WelTel OAKTREE project.
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