And the Winner of the Wellness Challenge is….

Friday, June 7th, 2019

The FMWC held a Wellness Challenge to promote overall health and resiliency for women physicians. Our hope was to encourage the importance of taking time for oneself, for one’s well-being … Read more

Medicine’s Disruptive Force

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Guest post by Anne Xuan-Lan Nguyen, a first-year medical student in the Class of 2023 at McGill University. We welcome blog posts on topics of interest to Canadian women in … Read more

Dr. Elana Fric: An Epilogue

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

The tragic story of Dr. Elana Fric is a sad reminder that violence against women is enabled by a justice system that is naïve to the ways and methods of … Read more

Think Tank on Women Leaders in Medicine

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Dr. Mamta Gautam is an Ottawa psychiatrist and CEO of PEAK MD who specializes in cultivating leadership resiliency. She is also a past president of the FMWC. We are pleased to assist … Read more

Media Pivotal in Changing Attitudes Around Domestic Violence

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The media play a critical role in how we understand and process violence against women. The case of Dr. Elana Fric highlights the double standard and class and gender biases … Read more

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

It is incomprehensible that after almost 20 years of careful negotiation and step-by-step progress beginning with the adoption of United Nations Security Resolution (UNSCR)1325 in 2000, pressure from the US … Read more

The Promise of Mifepristone

Friday, April 26th, 2019

It’s been 50 years since Canada first legalized hospital abortions in 1969 and 30 years since mifepristone, the “abortion pill” first received approval in France with promises to change the … Read more

FMWC Wellness Challenge

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada mission statement outlines our goals of working towards “[…] the promotion of the well-being of women both in the medical profession and in … Read more

Gun Violence and Medicine

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

The FMWC supports the position of the Canadian Doctors for Protection From Guns. In summer 2018, physicians in Canada and the US engaged in an impromptu social media campaign against gun violence … Read more

Happy International Women’s Day!

Friday, March 8th, 2019

FMWC wishes all women everywhere a very happy International Women’s Day with a greeting, and special news, from our National Office.  A very special happy International Women’s Day to you … Read more

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