Recently the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award nominees were announced. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Liisa Galea, who was nominated in the category of Technology, Science & Research.
Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community.
Below is an excerpt on why Liisa was nominated:
Liisa is one of the few researchers in the world to study the female brain. Her research centres on understanding how hormones influence the female brain across the lifespan and she was an early pioneer in the field of postpartum depression research. Liisa has volunteered countless hours to mentoring students and reviewing scientific literature. She has become a prominent scientist with a large media following in Vancouver, and she uses these opportunities to disseminate her findings to local women, with the aim of helping them improve their quality of life and health. More.
The public can vote for Liisa in this category from April 22 to May 15. Stay tuned and support Liisa on this accomplishment!
VIDEO: Liisa Galea on ‘baby brain’ and other ways that motherhood changes a woman’s brain chemistry.