Table of Contents

Project Update
November Symposium
Art Show Review
March Artwork
More March Artwork
Cancer Myths
Health Tools
Asked Questions
Support Groups

Dr. B. Thomas
School of Nursing
Dr. Anne Forrest
Women's Studies
Prof. Susan Gold/Smith
Visual Arts

The overall goal of this project is to use a woman centered approach and expand health promotion for breast health education and screening to include visual art as a creative tool to reach women from various age groups, ethnic origins, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds in southwestern Ontario.

During the fall and winter of last year several group meetings were held
with students and faculty from visual art, women's studies and nursing whom have interest in women's health promotion to formulate ideas and discuss breast health, body image, and health promotion issues incorporating visual art. Extensive research into breast health information available through the World Wide Web was conducted during the fall of 2000. From this research it was concluded that a more "user friendly" web site that incorporates more women's health issues was required, hence this site. Content has been provided with links to various tools related to breast health and women's health. A visitor feedback form has also been included in this site. We look forward to your comments and sharing of experiences.

In March of 2001, the University of Windsor, Lebel Gallery was host to an art show entitled “Examining Our Breasts”. The show exhibited over 40 artworks utilizing a variety of media with all related to women’s health, particularly breast health, body image and sexuality.

For highlights of the March art exhibit, please visit the “Art Show Review” page of this site.
For viewing of select pieces from the March exhibit, please visit the "March Artworks" page of this site.

On Friday November 16, 2001 a breast health symposium and exhibit was held in Vanier Hall at the University of Windsor. Over 100 people attended. Select artworks from the March 2001 exhibition were displayed. Three guest speakers offered unique, current perspectives on breast health and breast cancer: Dr. Lisa Newman, Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Director of the Alexander J. Walt Comprehensive Breast Center, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University, Detroit; Lynn Chappell, Regional Administrator OBSP, South and Southwestern Ontario, and a breast cancer survivor; and Feather Janz, a nationally known, young breast cancer survivor.

For highlights from the November symposium, please visit the "November Symposium" page of this web site.

Project updates will be provided regularly, so please visit us again.

Comments about our web pages? Send e-mail to: Web Administrator, University of Windsor. Created: 05/02/2001. © 2001, University of Windsor. Although care has been taken in preparing the information in this site the University of Windsor cannot guarantee its accuracy.