Women's College Research Institute is an multidisciplinary research institute based at the historic Women's College Hospital. We are one of only a few hospital-based institutes world-wide to focus on women's health and the only Canadian hospital to have created such a resource. We are home to international leaders studying many aspects of women's health including breast cancer, musculoskeletal health, and the impact of violence and trauma.
Our vision is to lead the world in women's health research.
Our scientists are expanding and exporting knowledge about health conditions that have unique implications for women throughout their lives - like arthritis, depression, diabetes and heart disease. They are investigating the complexities of these conditions - because rarely does one woman experience only one disease or take only one medication. They are exploring the social, political and economic forces that influence women's health and their access to health care. And they are looking to reinvent health care for women and their families.Jump to top page