Category: CBR Musings

CHIWOS official website launch

The Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS) has launched their official website at! Visit the website and find out more about the study, view a short video on the project, and access news about the project, papers and presentations, and learn more about their team. Women who are HIV-positive have… Read more »

First Report on Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Prevention to Bring Science Together with the Wisdom of Communities June 19, 2013 – To make an impact on new HIV infections globally, antiretroviral (ARV)-based HIV prevention strategies need to be closely tailored to local contexts and cultures, according to a new report released today by RAND Europe… Read more »

The Drug Situation in Vancouver 2013 Edition Launch

Please join the Urban Health Research Initiative for the launch of the 2013 edition of The Drug Situation in Vancouver.  This is the latest comprehensive report on drug use in Vancouver and contains more than 15 years of prospective data on drug use and related trends among some of the city’s most vulnerable drug users…. Read more »

BC Health Research Strategy Survey

To ensure the BC health research strategy will meet the needs of the health research community in BC, we are looking for input from a wide range of individuals. One element of our multi-pronged consultation process is an online survey that we are hoping will be completed by as many stakeholders as possible. The survey… Read more »

To young gay men and their advocates, The Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC), in partnership with YouthCO, would like to invite you to the launch of the Stepping Up to the Future of Young Gay Men’s Health report. What is the report about? Last November, the Community-Based Research Centre, in partnership with YouthCO, gathered a diverse… Read more »

The CIHR Social Research Centre in HIV Prevention (SRC) invites you to an upcoming Social Drivers Speaker Series event, “Politics, Evidence and HIV Prevention”, by Dr. Justin Parkhurst of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Justin will be joining us on May 30th, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Metropolitan Hotel in Toronto… Read more »

The world’s largest international open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 19 to 22 July 2015  The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced the selection of Vancouver as the host of the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS2015).IAS 2015 will take place at the… Read more »

June 7, 2013 Feature: Search Pyramids from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. [REGISTER HERE] 1pm EDT (10am PDT) Need a faster, more efficient way to find high quality research evidence? Searching online for research evidence can be frustrating.  Searching can take a lot of time and may not produce the results you… Read more »

The Conference Report from our February 2013 Knowledge to Action event is now up on our website. The report captures the main themes of the event and also outlines the results of our evaluation of the conference, including lists of research and capacity building priorities identified by attendees. Click here to read the report. Please… Read more »

Our colleagues at the OHTN have launched two exciting education initiatives that will help build capacity in the field of community based HIV/AIDS research. The first is entitled the Learning Exchange for HIV/AIDS Peer Researchers (LEAP). LEAP provides high-quality, interactive and educational modules to support the work of peer researchers. LEAP collaborates with both community… Read more »

Guest Blog: PrEP HIM for better sex?

Discussions and research about the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis as an HIV prevention tool continue to expand our understanding of how it might fit into our toolkit. In this guest blog post (originally published on Robert Birch talks to Jody Jollimore of B.C.’s Health Initiative for Men, whose position on Pre-Exposure prophylaxis remains “cautiously… Read more »

PAN COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH GRANTS & PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR   PURPOSE Throughout Canada, the importance and effectiveness of community-based research (CBR) to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the health and lives of people living with and affected by HIV has been well established. Through concentrated efforts to promote and develop CBR, it is possible to foster research… Read more »