Category: Evaluation News

Training Opportunity: Summer Institute in Program Evaluation

The Summer Institute brings together university students and community-based practitioners to learn together about evaluation. Lectures, case studies and group work are combined to explore the concepts of participatory evaluation with a goal to improve evaluation and planning execution. It will take place on:  May 30 to June 3, 2016 – Winnipeg, Manitoba At the: University… Read more »

What is the difference between research and evaluation?

We often hear research and evaluation talked about in very similar circles – they both use methods to gather data and work to answer a question. However, they are different disciplines and have different focuses and practices and it is important to take some time to distinguish between the two. Some of the high-level differences… Read more »

Universities Without Walls – Flipped Conference Invite

At traditional conferences, we believe the most meaningful and lasting connections are often made outside the plenary sessions. New friendships are formed after colleagues bump into each other in hallways, hotel rooms, share libations. So we’re making a conscious effort to bring the water cooler conversations up on to the podium. Instead of spending our… Read more »

Positive Seniors’ University proposed to engage older adults living with HIV from across British Columbia. Positive Seniors’ University developed and strengthened the capacity of older adults (55 and over) living with HIV to reduce their isolation by expanding their social networks, and experiencing positive examples of living well with HIV. Read the report.

Release of 2013-2014 HIV and HCV G&Cs Performance Reports

The Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to share with you the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada: Grant and Contributions Performance Measurement Report – 2013-2014 and the Hepatitis C Prevention, Support and Research Program: Grants and Contributions Performance Measurement Report – 2013-2014. These reports summarize performance measurement findings for 2013-2014, based on the… Read more »

New UWW Module on Program Science

The Universities Without Walls team is very excited to let you know that a new Program Science Module is now ready for your viewing and learning pleasure. This is an introductory module targeted at community organizations. Users will learn about the guiding principles of Program Science and the strengths of this methodology in the HIV/AIDS research… Read more »

Bloodlines Magazine Evaluation – We Need Your Feedback!

Red Road HIV/AIDS Network is requesting your participation in a brief survey about Issue #14 of Bloodlines Magazine. Bloodlines is a full colour magazine featuring Aboriginal Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (APHA). This magazine offers a forum in which APHAs can share their personal experiences, discuss issues affecting them, and offer advice and suggestions to their peers…. Read more »

NEW RESOURCE: Welcome to REACH’s Evaluation Toolkit

Sometimes doing an evaluation can seem like an insurmountable task. But we are all having to learn more about evaluation because we need to show that our programs are working and are having positive outcomes. Have you ever asked questions like: Why do I need to do evaluation? What is a logic model? How do… Read more »

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has partnered with a number of key provincial stakeholders — including PAN and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS — and has contracted the Centre for Global Public Health (CGPH) at the University of Manitoba to develop population size estimates for key populations: men who have sex… Read more »

This blog was published in 2015. Its title has been changed to reflect Janice’s expanded role to Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research. Janice Duddy is the Manager of Evaluation with the Pacific AIDS Network – in partnership with the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS (REACH). Janice started working with PAN in August 2013 as the… Read more »

CBR Musings: Program Science at CAHR

The Canadian Associate for HIV Research (CAHR) 2015 Conference provided a lot of food for thought on Program/Implementation Science. Program Science is the approach that the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS, of which PAN is an active partner, has chosen to adopt for its work. Program science can be defined as promoting “collaboration and… Read more »