Category: CBR Musings

Application deadline: February 15, 2013 The REACH CBR Collaborative Centre in HIV/AIDS aims to foster rigorous, relevant community-based resarch that will improve the health and well-being of people affected by HIV in communities across Canada. While the Centre is national in scope, it aims to be highly responsive to provincial and regional needs through regional… Read more »

In early December, the BC Core Team of the REACH CBR Collaborative Centre met in Vancouver to ignite the Centre’s work here in British Columbia. Funding for the REACH CBR Collaborative Centre in HIV/AIDS was announced by CIHR in June of 2012, thereby launching a vibrant national collaborative among HIV researchers, people living with HIV,… Read more »

In this guest blog post, CATIE’s James Wilton explores the challenges and opportunities in moving research around new HIV prevention technologies into practice, highlighting the important role of community based organizations in implementing new approaches to HIV prevention and in doing community-based research to evaluate new models of intervention. ——————————————————————————————————- Moving research on new “biomedical”… Read more »

Engaging people who use drugs in policy and program development: A review of the literature Authors: Lianping Ti1, Despina Tzemis, and Jane A Buxton Published in: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy ABSTRACT Health policies and programs are increasingly being driven by people from the community to more effectively address their needs. While a large… Read more »

5 Questions with Researcher Surita Parashar

Surita Parashar helps facilitate “The way I see it,” a community based research project that uses Photovoice methodology to examine the impact of housing on health as seen through the eyes of people living with HIV and AIDS in Vancouver. The project is led by a team of Community Researchers – Randy, Rob, Valerie, Lora,… Read more »

It was my first year attending the Gay Men’s Health Summit this November (the 8th annual organized by the Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health) and the organizers dished out an impressive program. While efforts to de-stigmatize HIV testing have been encouraging everyone who has ever had sex to get tested (an important effort!) HIV… Read more »

Sign up for the Bringing Research Back to Communities Webinar

Bringing Research Back to Communities: A Webinar on HIV Knowledge Translation Moving research into policy, programs and practice is vital to community-based HIV research. Knowledge translation (KT) bridges the gap between researchers and communities and ensures that results get shared with those who can use them. This webinar will explore KT, using the Canadian HIV… Read more »

New research on HIV & Aging

The HIV epidemic in Canada is aging. There are an estimated 65,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada, and improved medication and care has resulted in longer, healthier lives for people living with HIV/AIDS who have access to these treatments. And while he number of new HIV cases emerging remains stable, yet we’re seeing an… Read more »

Call for Abstracts: Beyond Failure Symposium

Beyond Failure! Thinking Critically About HIV Prevention, Research and Services Concordia University, Montreal – May 16 – 17th, 2013 A symposium devoted to thinking through the moments that we have failed in the field of HIV prevention, research, and services. The AIDS industry is built on a logic of promoting success. As AIDS researchers we… Read more »

Green College Population Health Lecture Series 5-6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Green College Coach House (UBC) UBC link to the event, CLICK HERE Abstract: As HIV infection rates remain disproportionally high among young gay and bisexual men in the United States, there is a need to both better understand determinants of sexual risk are… Read more »

Two new community-based HIV/AIDS research centres launched

Two national centres for HIV/AIDS community-based research have received funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and are in the initial phases of becoming established. Congratulations to the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) on their new Aboriginal HIV & AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre). The AHA Centre will support community-based research development… Read more »

Learning Exchange on HIV, aging and more with CWGHR

Join us for a rapporteur and learning exchange event following the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference, Aging in a Changing World. At the conference, there will be several sessions on HIV & aging, and our friends from the Canadian Working Group on HIV & Rehabilitation (CWHGR) will be in attendance. At this informal event, CWHGR will… Read more »