Category: CBR Musings

Last summer staff and volunteers from PAN had the opportunity to participate in a great event called, Working Together: A Dialogue for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Research Partners. This event was hosted by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Community Based Research Collaborative Centre, a Program of the CIHR REACH Centre, and the CIHR-funded Aboriginal HIV and… Read more »

Job Posting BC Stigma Index Peer Research Associate (PRA)

BC Stigma Index Peer Research Associate (PRA) Job Opportunity JOB DEFINITION: The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is presently in the process of hiring four to six Peer Research Associates to assists us with a community-based research project, the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index, a dynamic research project born out of a community-identified need… Read more »

Reflections on 2016 World Hepatitis Day

July 28th marked World Hepatitis Day. World Hepatitis Day is an international event focused on raising awareness about viral hepatitis and works to influence real change in disease prevention and access to testing and treatment. In Canada, there is an estimated 250,000 people living with chronic hepatitis C in Canada, many of them are unaware of their… Read more »

Mapping Home: Positive Living, Positive Homes at CAHR 2016

The Canadian Association of HIV Research held its 2016 annual conference from May 11-15 in Winnipeg this year, and for the first time, the Positive Living Positive Homes team was there. Darren Lauscher, peer consultant, and Heather Picotte, study manager, discussed using a visual method in which HIV+ participants map their living space and point… Read more »

November 9 and 10, 2016 Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, British Columbia Submissions Deadline: September 9, 2016 Proposals on all topics related to gay men’s health are accepted. Please be mindful of the Resist Stigma theme when preparing your submission. Send your submission, 300-word max, with title, author(s) and affiliation to:… Read more »

Positive Living, Positive Homes launches new website

The Positive Living Positive Homes research team is pleased to announce the launch of our new study website, The website will inform community members about PLPH’s progress and findings. Highlights include a page on on using visual methods, which allows visitors to engage with our “mapping home” activity, and a resources page, which has… Read more »

On May 10, 2016, Island Health held a symposium on patient-centered research. Dr. Bernie Pauly (RN, PhD; Scholar in Residence, Island Health; Associate Professor, School of Nursing; Scientist, Centre For Addictions Research of BC (CARBC); Provost’s Community Engaged Scholar, University of Victoria), co-presented with Jill Cater, Board Member, S.O.L.I.D (Society of Living Illicit Drug Users) on… Read more »

Monday, June 27th from 2:00-3:00pm EST Register here Summer means the launch of Pride celebrations in Canada, with Toronto Pride Month having kicked off on June 1st. To add to the festivities and round out the month, “What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?” will be hosting a special Pride Edition on Monday, June 27th from 2:00-3:00pm… Read more »

Infographics from the CHIWOS Study: Women and HIV in BC

Written by Micaela Pereira Bajard The Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS, is a community-based research study seeking to measure the use and impact of women-centred care for women living with HIV. The study meaningfully engages HIV-positive women throughout the research process and aims to create new knowledge that can… Read more »

Job Posting PLDI Peer Evaluator

 PLDI Peer Evaluator (Part-Time, Time Limited Position) Job Opportunity JOB DEFINITION: PAN is presently in the process of hiring three part-time Peer Evaluators on a time limited basis, to assist with an impact evaluation of the Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) – a leadership training program for people living with HIV/AIDS – in BC. For… Read more »

Hepatitis Education Canada Project – Website Survey

The Hepatitis Education Canada Project is looking for your input and feedback on its website. The Hepatitis Education Canada website is for people at risk for or living with hepatitis C and health and social care providers. Clear, accurate information on the website addresses knowledge gaps about hepatitis C care identified by patient and provider project… Read more »

With the: Cross-Country Trans Women and HIV Research Priority Setting Project About the Cross-Country Trans Women and HIV Research Priority Setting Project Trans women have been particularly impacted and affected by HIV. Despite this, there have been no national trans-led initiatives to bring together trans women in Canada to address HIV alongside its broader connections to… Read more »