Category: Conferences and Special Events

Gay Men’s Health Summit Registration Open

Join the Community Based Research Centre for our most ambitious Gay Men’s Health Summit yet.  This year’s Summit will focus on optimizing HIV combination prevention strategies for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM). This unique conference experience will give members of the community, government representatives, academics, and health care providers a… Read more »

HIV Treatment Updates

For those who are keen to learn the latest on HIV and HIV treatment, the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE’s) Fall HIV/Antiretroviral Update will be presented in Vancouver on Monday, November 6. This is a day-long event that features information on research into the course of HIV infection and related health issues, such… Read more »

People who use injection drugs represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C (HCV) infection. Clinicians working with PWID play an important role in reducing HCV-related morbidity and mortality through early diagnosis and treatment. A new course will strengthen the capacity of clinical staff to test for, treat and manage HCV in their setting. Through online learning and a… Read more »

Suicide Prevention Training for Queer Service Providers & Allies

From the Crisis Centre   Join us in Building a Suicide-Safer Queer Community! “We know that as many as 1 in 5 LGBT people have attempted suicide,” says Dr. Travis Salway, a post-doctoral fellow with the BC Centre for Disease Control/UBC School of Population and Public Health. “Thus it is essential to build a network… Read more »

PWN Healing Circles

After 25 years of support, education, and advocacy it is with deep sadness we witness the dissolution of Positive Women’s Network. In an attempt to find some understanding around this profound loss there will be two healing circles. These circles are in response to many requests from women living with HIV to have a space… Read more »

YouthCO’s Yúusnewas Program Video Launch

  From Kayla Mitchell at YouthCO As you are aware, Yúusnewas empowers youth to be leaders in our communities. At our youth retreat ‘First Directions: Reclaiming our Bodies’, we gave youth the tools to produce films that create meaningful change. At First Directions this year, youth created three heart-felt short films focused on decolonizing our… Read more »

Invitation to Community-University Engagement Dialogues

What’s your vision for community – university engagement? BC’s Community Engagement team is pleased to invite you and people in your network to attend one, two or three dialogues in a short series of dialogues over a nourishing meal hosted at different sites by UBC’s Community Engagement Office. A diverse “Innovation Team” of around 20… Read more »

Status of Women Canada Open House

Status of Women Canada is hosting an open house event on Thursday, June 22nd from 1pm-3:15pm at 800 Burrard Street, Room 1902, Vancouver, BC! There will be a presentation from Kendra Milne, Director of Law Reform at West Coast LEAF and Viveca Ellis of the Single Mothers Alliance of BC, who will discuss economic issues… Read more »

Gay Men’s Health Summit – Call for Submissions

From CBRC for Gay Men’s Health Romancing the Package: Optimizing Combination Prevention November 2nd and 3rd, 2017   This year’s Summit will address the potential gains to be realized by fully optimizing the combination prevention package of behavioural, societal, and biomedical approaches to HIV prevention for gay and bisexual men across Canada, and issues like structural stigma which… Read more »

Vancouver International Candlelight AIDS Memorial

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is one of the longest-running HIV awareness events in the world. It recognizes the people who have died, but also the people who have lived proudly to confront stigma and advocate for all people living with HIV. In The AIDS Candlelight Memorial Still Matters – Here’s Why, Robin Irwin writes… Read more »