Category: CBR Musings

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday January 22, 2020, on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish people, which includes Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam First Nations.   This webinar recapped some of the highlights of last year’s Summit, a conference for Queer Men’s health hosted by Darren Ho and and Jose Patiño-Gomez of Community Based… Read more »

Dr. Nancy Clark is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Human and Social Development, School of Nursing at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She is a PAN Affiliated Researcher and is the Co-Principal Investigator on the Making It Work Study Nancy is an alumna of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC and Intersections in… Read more »

Sherri Pooyak is the Community-Based Research Manager, Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative (AHA Centre), Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network. She is a PAN Affiliated Researcher and is the Co-Principal Investigator on the Making It Work Study Sherri is of Cree ancestry from Sweetgrass First Nation, Saskatchewan and currently resides in Victoria, BC. Sherri Graduated with a… Read more »

Realist Evaluation – Let’s Dig a Little Deeper

We first introduced realist evaluation in 2017 with an introductory post on the PAN blog. Since then we’ve done a bit more thinking and planning for our own realist evaluation in the Making it Work Community-Based Research Project. In short, realist evaluation is an approach that aims to answer not only if a program works,… Read more »

Check It Out: New Making It Work Study Logo

We are excited and proud to share our new logo for the Making it Work Community-Based Research (CBR) Study.  Making it Work is an Indigenous-focused, community-based research project in British Columbia co-led by PAN, Sherri Pooyak at the Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre) and Dr. Nancy Clark at UVIC. This study is… Read more »

Job opportunity: Research Coordinator (RC) for the Sub-Saharan Women’s Education & Empowerment Project with Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC (ACPNET)   Description Reporting to Dr. Nathan Lachowsky (me, Academic Co-Lead, UVIC) and Patience Magagula (Community Co-Lead, ACPNET), the Research Coordinator provides research-related support for numerous activities under development and being implemented for the Sub-Saharan Women’s… Read more »

Our _ Community Health Initiative (O_CHI): O_CHI is a multi-year, BC-wide Community-Based Participatory Research Project that is investigating what systemic change would be for the T2NBY (Trans, Two-Spirit, and Non-Binary) Community. O_CHI is a mixed methodology research project that establishes ongoing community resources to accomplish its objectives, while maintaining a commitment to equitable access by… Read more »

Announcing the HIV Housing Toolkit!

PAN is delighted to announce the launch of its HIV Housing Toolkit! Explore the HIV Housing Toolkit by visiting www.hivhousingtoolkit.ca This Toolkit was developed as part of knowledge translation for the community-based research study Positive Living, Positive Homes. Many people who participated in this study expressed a need for this kind of tool as it… Read more »

Webinar: Working With Peer Research Associates

Updated December 17, 2019: In this KnowledgeConnect webinar, Peer Research Associates (PRAs) from the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index reflected on their experiences working on the project, and shared their thoughts on best practices to teams which include or are thinking of including PRAs in their work. These experiences will illuminate and expand… Read more »

A new commentary by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco, James R. Watson and James Tavares published in September in Harm Reduction Journal provides learnings and recommendations for teams working with and supporting peer researchers (PRs). This commentary discusses “implicit tasks” that PRs must undertake, in addition to the work that is laid out for them on paper: “disclosing… Read more »

Get Involved in the Next Stages of the Stigma Index!

The BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index study team is growing! We are looking for people with lived experience of HIV to join both our study team (this commitment includes regularly attending study team meetings and reviewing/providing feedback on BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index materials) and three advisory committees. You are also… Read more »