Category: Evaluation News

It is estimated that 14% of Canadians living with HIV (or approximately 9,000 people) do not know that they are HIV-positive. According to the CATIE report (2019), 71% of key players working in testing think that HIV self-testing is an important approach to reach the undiagnosed. Now is an important and critical time here in… Read more »

The JIHR Needs You for Peer Review!

The Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR) needs your help! The JIHR has received an unprecedented number of submissions this year and is still looking for academic-based colleagues to support peer review of submissions. Please check out the flyer below for more information. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact… Read more »

Data matters. In light of the reports of inequitable data collection related to COVID-19 and the advocacy efforts to record data disaggregated by race, we need to think about what such data can tell us and why it is important. First, the requirements for equitable data collection are complex. Data collection is just one area… Read more »

Doing Community-Based Research in the Context of COVID-19

The world of community-based research has shifted considerably in the context of COVID-19. We have had to learn to adapt, change course, and reimagine many different projects and programs- and now have the opportunity to share some of the things we have learned and lessons along the way. I asked several people involved in community-based… Read more »

What’s in Your Evaluation Toolbox 2.0?

“What’s in Your Evaluation Toolbox 2.0?”  – such was the theme of the recently held Canadian Evaluation Conference held in Vancouver earlier this year. This theme, posed as a question, challenged the presenters and the participants to share the evaluation tools they rely on in advancing the field of evaluation. This theme also recognized that… Read more »

Leanne Zubowski is the newest member of the Pacific AIDS Network team, joining us as REACH Evaluation Coordinator and will be splitting her time between the National Evaluation Department of the REACH Centre and supporting regional REACH work here in BC. Leanne has research and evaluation experience through her Master of Public Health from the… Read more »

Intersectionality at the CAHR 2020 conference

Intersectionality is a theory that uncovers interlocking inequalities fueled by racial, gender, class, sexual and other inequities. These inequities cannot be separated from the systems that produce them (e.g. policies, societal attitudes, including stigma, political and economic systems). When applying the intersectional lens to HIV research, we can ask how these inequalities shape the likelihood… Read more »

A new resource from the AHA Centre, “CAHR 2020 Virtual – Roadmap to Indigenous Presentations” provides a guide to Indigenous presentations (both oral and posters) from CAHR 2020 Virtual.  The Roadmap includes presentation titles and links to quickly access these presentations through the CAHR site (all oral presentations are available as Youtube videos and all… Read more »

Deliberative Dialogue Report – Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that a final report from the Deliberative Dialogue, held in November 2019 in Vancouver, is now available. The Deliberative Dialogue was an opportunity for people from across BC (including people with living and lived experiences, staff and other service providers from community-based organizations, and policymakers) to come together for one… Read more »

Call for Papers: Journal of Indigenous HIV Research

  CALL FOR PAPERS for Volume XI Special Issue:  Navigating Allyship: What does it mean to work together in service to the community? The AHA Centre is a national, Indigenous-led collaborative research centre housed at the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) that supports HIV and AIDS Community-Based Research (CBR) conducted in Indigenous communities across Canada. We support and… Read more »

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 »

The Year in Review: 2018-19

We are happy to present the 2018-19 Year in Review, our annual report. We thank our members, allies, and stakeholders for their roles in the work we have accomplished over the past year, and encourage people to contact us if they would like more information. Message from the Executive Director     Dear Friends, Looking… Read more »