McMaster Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Report


McMaster Children's Hospital

Design and coordination of McMaster Children's Hospital 25th Anniversary Book

McMaster University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

An annual report to go with the new website.

McMaster University Department of Pediatrics

An award-winning annual report

McMaster UniversityDepartment of Medicine

Ten annual reports for the largest department in McMaster's Faculty of Health Sciences.


  • McMaster University

    Beverly Pindar-Donick

  • Writing

    Glen Herbert

  • Photography

    Jon Evans

  • Electra Communications

    Michelle Edmonds, Bob Edmonds

Under new leadership, the goal is to become a leading academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Canada.

The Annual Report needs to promote the department—its faculty, researchers and their achievements—in order to help recruit the best and brightest in the field.

And what a diverse field! A layperson may think a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology delivers babies. But less than half of the department do so.

photo shoots
robot to prepare for a photo shoot

Other members provide a wide range of care for women: complex gynecological cancer surgery, sophisticated fertility counseling and treatments, sexual counseling and therapy, urogynecology, prenatal diagnosis, pelvis surgery and care for high risk pregnancy.
Researchers conduct both basic research and clinical trials.

Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology is required for all medical students and students in midwifery, family medicine and others. Education can take the form of access to delivery experiences and state-of-the-art patient simulations.

The challenge is to show these diverse specialties, research and education. Here we used stories featuring faculty from different specialties, and photographs of faculty engaging with students. There are photo spreads of high-tech learning environments; charts and graphics are used to identify the department’s philosophy in action.

These storytelling techniques combine to show a dynamic department that provides a range of care for women through their lives.

articles written about women's health
We learned more than a hundred things about this department