Category: Conferences and Special Events

Invitation to Community-University Engagement Dialogues

What’s your vision for community – university engagement? BC’s Community Engagement team is pleased to invite you and people in your network to attend one, two or three dialogues in a short series of dialogues over a nourishing meal hosted at different sites by UBC’s Community Engagement Office. A diverse “Innovation Team” of around 20… Read more »

Status of Women Canada Open House

Status of Women Canada is hosting an open house event on Thursday, June 22nd from 1pm-3:15pm at 800 Burrard Street, Room 1902, Vancouver, BC! There will be a presentation from Kendra Milne, Director of Law Reform at West Coast LEAF and Viveca Ellis of the Single Mothers Alliance of BC, who will discuss economic issues… Read more »

Gay Men’s Health Summit – Call for Submissions

From CBRC for Gay Men’s Health Romancing the Package: Optimizing Combination Prevention November 2nd and 3rd, 2017   This year’s Summit will address the potential gains to be realized by fully optimizing the combination prevention package of behavioural, societal, and biomedical approaches to HIV prevention for gay and bisexual men across Canada, and issues like structural stigma which… Read more »

Vancouver International Candlelight AIDS Memorial

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is one of the longest-running HIV awareness events in the world. It recognizes the people who have died, but also the people who have lived proudly to confront stigma and advocate for all people living with HIV. In The AIDS Candlelight Memorial Still Matters – Here’s Why, Robin Irwin writes… Read more »

Tuesday May 30th, 10 AM PDST From the Community Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health Suicide is the ninth leading cause of death among Canadians, responsible for nearly 4000 deaths each year. While everyone is susceptible to the feelings of hopelessness and despair that precede suicide, gay and bisexual men are 4 times more likely… Read more »

Mental Health Week: Men’s Mental Health Summit

Strength in Unity is a community-based research project that aims to destigmatize mental illness among youth and men in Asian communities. The project has three study sites– one in Vancouver, one in Calgary, and one in Toronto. The hope is that reducing stigma will improve uptake of mental health services and community wellness. As part… Read more »

Gathering HIV History

The HIV community response in BC has been a strong one from the start.  AIDS Vancouver was established in 1983 to meet the emerging devastation of AIDS deaths sweeping through the queer community in Vancouver; the Vancouver Persons with AIDS Coalition (now Positive Living BC) followed in 1986, and in 1989, conversations began among a group that went… Read more »

Community Forum Presented by Positive Living BC Join Positive Living BC on May 11 at the latest event in their Community Forum Educational Series. Gay and bisexual men living with HIV continue to struggle with the pervasiveness of HIV stigma. Since the onset of the HIV epidemic, high rates of suicide have been described among people living… Read more »

Last June, 15 youth travelled from across Canada to co-create a national symposium for HIV and hepatitis-C positive youth, the first of its kind. Developed by a national steering committee of positive youth, the weekend featured presentations on disclosure, sexuality, technology, story-telling, and spirituality. Seeking a strong emphasis on self care, participants were treated to… Read more »

Indigenizing Harm Reduction

I was happy to take part in Indigenizing Harm Reduction, a webinar presented by the UBC Learning Circle. Len Pierre, Andrea Medley, Janine Stevenson and Andrea Derban shared their experiences and thoughts on how best to connect with First Nations communities to introduce and support harm reduction principles. Len is of Coast Salish descent; Andrea… Read more »