Category: CBR Musings

5 Questions with Alfiya Battalova, Evaluation Manager

Alfiya Battalova is the newest member of the Pacific AIDS Network team, joining us as Evaluation Manager. Alfiya has a PhD in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has worked at UBC’s Department of Occupational Science and Therapy as a Research Coordinator, at the Social Planning and Research Council of BC, and… Read more »

New Stigma Index Summary Sheet: For Healthcare Providers

We are pleased to share this summary sheet from the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index with you! This summary sheet focuses on providing information that could be useful to healthcare providers. We plan to produce more summary sheets like this one for different audiences in the future. We hope you find it useful… Read more »

What a Year It Was!

Casting the traditional fiscal year aside, the calendar shows 2019 was an amazing year with you all. Thank you to everyone who walked through the months, events, and issues with us. PAN and our members continued to do critical social justice work in every corner of the province throughout 2019.  Some social change and equity… Read more »

Grant: Paid Job Opportunity Posting Date: December 19, 2019 Closing Date: January 13, 2020 or until position is filled Atlantic Regional Research Manager/Coordinator Position, CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS   Position Summary: The CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS (REACH 3.0) is a nation-wide, innovative, virtual laboratory for intervention research, participatory evaluation, and applied… Read more »

Journal of Indigenous HIV Research

The Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative (AHA Centre) has released the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research, Volume 10. This volume includes: A Culturally Specific Approach: Developing A Métis Methodology for HIV Research Graphic Facilitation as a Tool to Guide Community-Based Research on Indigenous Boys’ and ​Men’s Sexual Health The WoW Gathering: A Land-Based Positive Action… Read more »

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 »