Resident Research
Vanessa Poliquin, MD, FRCSC
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics,  Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Manitoba
Director, Resident Research
After graduating from medical school at the Schulich of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, I came to Winnipeg for my residency in Obstetrics-Gynecology. I loved Winnipeg and my colleagues so much that they couldn't convince me to leave! I pursued a fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Diseases with a special interest in vaginitis, STIs and care of women living with HIV. I am co-chair of the Infectious Disease Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and have been active in national knowledge translation related to immunizations during pregnancy and reproductive health for women living with HIV. I completed a MSc in Epidemiology through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and joined our faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2018.

Our residency program, in partnership with the University of Manitoba and its partners, offer a number of exciting and diverse research possibilities for residents. A research curriculum is delivered longitudinally throughout the five-year programme with both in-person and online components. Residents are expected to complete one research project and one case report during their five-year residency programme. As Resident research Coordinator, I meet with the residents on a regular basis to assist with choice of project, matching them to appropriate supervisors and provide guidance to get them started and bring their research projects and case reports to fruition. Our residents are encouraged to present at national and international meetings. Our residents frequently present at meetings across North America and a number of our residents have presented at international conferences in Asia, Europe, South America and Australia. While publication of primary research is not a requirement to complete our programme, most completed residency projects do go on to be published.

Our department holds an annual Research Day to showcase resident projects and the best resident project is awarded a trip to present at the Ontario CME of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada

Sampling of Resident Research 

Postgraduate Education Program
Faculty Research
Resident Awards
Research Projects


Research Ethics Approvals:
Research Ethics Board (REB)
University of Manitoba

Research Review Committee (RRC)
Office of Clinical Research, St. Boniface Hospital

Research Impact Committee (RIC)
Department of Research, Women's Hospital (HSC)

Research Resource Impact Committee (RRIC)
CancerCare Manitoba