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  • February 3, 2023 from 9:00am to 11:00am


In partnership with Baycrest Health Sciences, WCH is hosting “Beyond the Binary: Challenging Sex and Gender Variables in Science,” a virtual event that will examine the present and future of sex and gender in science and medical research on February 3, 2023, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Researchers, research institutes and scientific funding agencies have stepped up their commitments to including sex and gender as variables in medical research. The question remains as to whether sex is significant in all aspects of health research.

The event will feature a conversation with Angela Saini, science journalist, broadcaster and author, moderated by Dr. Rulan Parekh, Vice President of Academics at WCH, and Dr. Allison Sekuler, Vice President of Research at Baycrest Health Sciences, discussing the purpose of measuring sex and gender in health research, and whether they can imagine science without categorization.

A panel discussion will follow.