Category: Conferences and Special Events

Creating Trans-Inclusive Reproductive and Sexual Health Care

CGSHE Speaker Series Date: February 20, 2020 Time: 12:00–1:00 PM Location: Hurlburt Auditorium, Rm 2200, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver   Please click here to RSVP. A.J. Lowik is a CGSHE Academic Advisory Committee member and a SSHRC-funded PhD Candidate with the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia… Read more »

Date: Thursday January 23 Time: 12 PM – 1 PM Location: Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP as soon as possible to ensure sufficient food and space and to share with us any dietary or accessibility needs. Dr. John Oliffe is a Senior Research Advisor at CGSHE,… Read more »

Provincial Syphilis Action Plan – Community Consultation

  Date: Thursday January 23, 12-1 PM As you may know, rates of infectious syphilis continue to rise in BC.  Pacific AID Network (PAN) is hosting Dr. Jason Wong from the BC Centre for Disease Control to briefly talk on the current Syphilis Action Plan, and then lead into discussion that aims to help refresh… Read more »

Apply Now for Educators’ Forum

Promoting Effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and Harm Reduction Education with Indigenous Peoples of BC Date: March 3 and 4, 2020 Location: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Vancouver, BC, the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people. Deadline to apply: Thursday January 23, 2020. We are accepting applications to attend the 5th Educators’ Forum…. 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 »

Webinar: Harm Reduction and Healing in Indigenous Communities

Date: Wednesday February 5, 2020 Time: 10 AM Pacific time   This dialogue-based webinar will be with Andrea Medley, one of the Indigenous Wellness Educators with the First Nations Health Authority’s Indigenous Wellness team. When Andrea and her teammates are invited into BC First Nations communities, they’ve found that harm reduction can mean many different… Read more »

Celebrating Indigenous Youth Voices

Join us in honouring voices of Indigenous youth. In the spring, seventeen Indigenous youth from across the province spent a week at the First Directions retreat with the Yúusnewas team, Elder Val Nicholson, and partners at Reel Youth to create these incredible films highlighting the ways colonialism continues to impact Indigenous health. Yúusnewas is a… Read more »

BC Substance Use Conference 2020

“Changing Practice, Changing Policy” –  BC Substance Use Conference 2020   Date: June 4 – 6, 2020 Location: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel, 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver, on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.   From the conference posting: We are in the midst of a longstanding crisis of drug-related… Read more »

Scholarships and Awards at CAHR

If you’re hoping to attend next spring’s Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) Conference in Quebec City April 30 – May 30, 2020, you might want to see if you qualify for any of the scholarships or awards available. These are some of the options. See Scholarships and Awards page for complete information Community Scholarships… Read more »

Working Together Against Stigma on World AIDS Day

The UNAIDS theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference” and PAN is happy to have been part of a community effort working to address stigma in BC. We are working in collaboration with Health Authority representatives to honour those living with HIV and AIDS by fighting stigma. We have developed anti-stigma… Read more »

2019 World AIDS Day & Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

The UNAIDS theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference”.  Find resources and events to boost your World AIDS Day action.   Resources Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week: The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) announces Indigenous leadership and their supporters will celebrate the 21st Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week December 1 – 6, 2019…. Read more »