Category: News

Gayle Restall, Associate Professor at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba has contacted PAN to ask for assistance in distributing a request for research participation in a survey about HIV and Workplace Disclosure. The study has been approved by the Health Research Ethics Board at… Read more »

Wednesday May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It’s a worldwide day to celebrate diverse genders and sexualities and note the tensions between living proudly and living with the stigma that many LGBTQ people face. Its aim is “to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and… Read more »

Interested in working with a great team this summer? PAN member organization AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) may be your match. AVI is looking for two Social Service Support Workers for the summer (June 5- August 4). One of the positions will be based in Courtenay and one will be based in Victoria.  The Social Service… Read more »

Dr. Peter Centre Seeks Executive Director

Maxine Davis is leaving her Executive Director position at the Dr. Peter Centre. Maxine was born on the East Coast and worked in different parts of the country before settling in BC and taking the helm of the Dr. Peter Centre, where she led the organization for 20 years. We wish Maxine the best as… Read more »

HIV and Aging… There Are Resources on That!

Based on feedback from our members, PAN has identified HIV and aging as a priority area of focus. Interest in accessing resources related to aging with HIV was put forth at the Fall 2016 PHA forum, where it was suggested that PAN’s website could include a resource section focused on this topic area. HIV and… Read more »

Substance Use News: April

BC’s Public Health Crisis at One Year: The Overdose Epidemic The provincial government has released a report following up on Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall’s announcement of a public health crisis on April 14, 2016. BC’s Opioid Overdose Response: One-Year Update (April 13, 2017)  summarizes efforts in seven key areas: Immediate response to an… Read more »

UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board Seeks Submissions

Call for Submissions: Case Studies for the 40th PCB Thematic Segment on HIV Prevention 2020: A global partnership for delivery The UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation is seeking submissions from communities and civil society organizations that will contain any of the following: 1. A description of how national programmatic prevention targets were set and what the… Read more »

Remembering Dr. Mark Wainberg

It was with heavy hearts that we learned of the accidental death of Dr. Mark Wainberg, a passionate leader in HIV research and education. Wainberg was the Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, based at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.  He was also one of the founding members of the… Read more »

Staff Welcomes and Changes

The beginning of a new fiscal year often brings shifts in staffing as some projects are completed or move into different phases — while other new programs and projects begin. We are happy to announce changes to our team, welcoming some new faces while others turn their talents and energies to different challenges. We also… Read more »

April 10, 2017 – Surrey, BC With its strong focus on innovation, skills, partnerships and fairness, Budget 2017 takes the next steps in securing a more prosperous future for all Canadians. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, was in Surrey, British Columbia to highlight additional federal support for the opioid crisis announced last… Read more »

The BC Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General has provided funding to the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) to support community dialogues in response to the opioid overdose crisis in British Columbia. Community coalitions from every region of the province are invited to submit a letter of interest in… Read more »