Eeva (早期胚胎存活能力評估) in Chinese Media

We are a multicultural organization and we take great pride in that fact. We also highly value our multicultural, multilingual clients.

We were honoured to have Ming Pao and Fairchild Radio interview us at our Canadian launch of Early Embryo Viability Assessment (Eeva) on January 29, 2014. Fairchild Radio broadcasted the news the night of the launch in both Mandarin and Cantonese while Ming Pao’s Victoria Chang took an in-depth look at both Eeva and in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology as a whole.

To view Ming Pao’s coverage, please click here.

Darla Macey-Nicholson (L) is the first person in Canada to have conceived using Eeva. She's pictured here with her two kids at Genesis Fertility Centre. (Photo Credit: Victoria Chang, Ming Pao)

Darla Macey-Nicholson (L) is the first person in Canada to have conceived using Eeva. She’s pictured here with her two kids at Genesis Fertility Centre. (Photo Credit: Victoria Chang, Ming Pao)

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Meet Us Mondays: Krista A. Parr, Receptionist


Krista Adamic, Receptionist, Genesis Fertility Centre

Krista A. Parr, Receptionist, Genesis Fertility Centre

Hi, I’m Krista. As a part-time receptionist here at Genesis, I am often the first person that patients meet when they arrive at the clinic. As the elevators open and you step into Genesis for the first time, I know that it’s probably been a long, maybe painful journey for you already. It is my hope that your very first interaction with our clinic is representative of what your whole experience will be like: warm, welcoming, friendly, caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated to excellence. You are in very good hands here.

My Journey to Genesis Fertility Centre

I came to Genesis in 2009 at a time of uncertainty and transition in my own life. I was forced to end my career as a contemporary dancer and choreographer prematurely due to profound injury and chronic pain. After dedicating my entire life to dance, I was questioning my identity and my future. At Genesis I became fascinated by the work of the passionate, hardworking staff and I was excited to learn about something other than dance! Admittedly, before coming to Genesis I had never really thought about fertility and was certainly not aware that so many individuals and couples were facing the heartbreak of infertility. As a ‘people-pleaser’ I wished I could personally do something more to support the lovely, gracious people who so deserved to become parents.

My Holistic Path

Root to Fruit Nutrition

Root to Fruit Nutrition, Krista Adamic’s business

When I began studying at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2011 I knew I wanted to direct my learning towards fertility and women’s health. I gained my Registered Holistic Nutritionist designation in March 2013 and promptly founded Root To Fruit Nutrition in order to support women on their fertility journey. For those facing infertility, improving the diet can reduce stress on the body, improve overall health, and provide a pro-active focus. Usually, simple, gradual changes can have a huge impact on your life! I have been deeply inspired by my clients and their incredible motivation and hope.

When I’m not working at the Genesis reception desk or helping women achieve their health goals through nutrition, I can be found teaching ballet to competitive gymnasts, practicing yoga, tending to my veggie garden, creating delicious meals, or laughing hysterically with my family and friends.

Meet Us Mondays: Larysa Fedarava, Embryologist

Larysa Fedarava, Embryologist, Genesis Fertility Centre

Larysa Fedarava, Embryologist, Genesis Fertility Centre

My name is Larysa and I am originally from Belarus. I was clinical laboratory technician in a pediatric oncology / hematology centre in Belarus. I enjoyed the job because it required special skills and I relished its challenges while trying to save lives of children.

My family and I moved to Vancouver in 2007. In my very first Canadian job, I worked as a medical office assistant at Burnaby Medical Centre, a position that gave me precious practical experience to learn the Canadian Health Care System and polish my communication skills.

In 2010 I started as an andrologist (a scientist who performs clinical or laboratory evaluations of male fertility) with Genesis Fertility Centre and moved to embryology (the science dealing with the formation, development, structure and functional activities of embryos) after rigorous on-site training. Just like my previous specialization in onco-hematology, the science of assisted reproductive technology (ART) is also very special and incredibly interesting. It’s a true, mysterious art form that requires both inspiration and great attitude.

However, the most rewarding part of the job is helping families become complete and happy.

When I began at Genesis I never imagined what a special experience it would become. The specialists here are at the top of their fields and I appreciate the knowledge and skill they bring with them to work every day.

My patients are my cherished teachers — I have learned many of the most important aspects of reproductive health from them. They have taught me that you cannot achieve excellence until you learn how to give from your heart.

Alongside embryology, my passions include growing orchids, cross stitching, playing sports and enjoying nature.

Eeva: More than just time lapse

By: Dr. Sonya Kashyap, Medical Director


We are proud to announce that we have the first two Eeva pregnancies in Canada.  What’s even more exciting is the fact that the first two people who used Eeva are now more than 11 weeks pregnant from their first IVF cycle.

What is Eeva and how is it different from other time-lapse imaging procedures for embryos?

The difference is actually apples and oranges….

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“Socialize” with Genesis Fertility Centre and help raise funds for Infertility Awareness Association of Canada

Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC)

Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC)


Be social for a good cause!

In celebration of Eeva’s premiere in Canada, Genesis Fertility Centre has partnered with Auxogyn Inc. (the maker of Eeva) to donate $1, up to $1,000, to the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC) for every new Facebook ‘Like’ and Twitter follower on Genesis’ social profiles.

Background on IAAC
Infertility Awareness Association of Canada is a not-for-profit that supports Canadians living with reproductive health issues through education and advocacy and to educate the public about reproductive disease. The organization aims to provide equal access to treatment and public funding for all fertility treatments for Canadians living with reproductive health issues.

How you can help
1) ‘Like’ our Facebook page:, and/or
2) Follow our Twitter handle: @GenesisIVFBC
3) Share this campaign with your friends by retweeting and reposting this information to your own social profiles!
Please do your part to help raise funds for this worthy non-profit organization!

Vancity Buzz: Vancouver clinic first in Canada to offer next-generation fertility technology

Vancity Buzz, one of Vancouver’s most prominent blogs, takes a behind-the-scenes look at Genesis Fertility Centre and the city’s latest in innovative fertility technology, Eeva (Early Embryo Viability Assessment).

Read more about the new addition to Silicon Valley North’s portfolio here:

Embryologist Herman Rodriguez Showcases Eeva Technology


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