Category: Research

Community profile: trans and non-binary people

from CBRC Sexual minority people in Canada continue to experience greater social, economic, and health challenges when compared with their cisgender heterosexual peers. These challenges are often larger for people who are also gender minorities due to the persistence of transphobia and cisnormativity. However, limited population data exists about the experiences of trans and non-binary… Read more »

Date: Wednesday September 23 Time: 12 – 1:00 PM Pacific time Register online: Presenter: Dr. Chanson Brumme, Assistant Director, Research Laboratories BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Webinar Main Objectives: • Update on recent technological advances in genotypic HIV Resistance testing • Review of the clinical relevance of low-frequency resistance mutations detected by Next-Generation Sequencing… Read more »

This study is funded by the Vancouver Foundation. A new research study is looking for volunteers to take part in a study of transgender women`s experiences accessing the mental healthcare system. In order to participate you must meet the following inclusion criteria: Self identify as a transgender woman Over 19 years of age Accessed mental… Read more »

Thanks to leadership from REACH Nexus (CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS), we are imminently expecting Health Canada’s approval for Canada’s first HIV self test. This builds off previous changes made in September 2019 making Biolytical’s INSTI HIV POC more accessible for use by non-healthcare providers. In order to support implementation REACH Nexus has launched… Read more »

Complete the COVID-19 Edition of Sex Now Survey

A new special COVID-19 edition of Community Based Research Centre (CBRC)’s annual Sex Now survey is now open! (Learn more about the annual Sex Now survey here). This online survey, open to gay, bi, queer and trans men, and Two Spirit and non-binary people (GBT2Q), explores experiences around the “health and well-being of gay, bi,… Read more »

Thrive Study at BC CfE is recruiting participants

The Thrive study at BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is recruiting participants for phone interviews. If you are 50 years or older, living with HIV and have ever accessed home and community care services through Vancouver Coastal Health, you may be eligible to participate in our study. Interviews are conducted on the phone, co-led… Read more »

New study on strengths and resilience of people living with HIV in BC is looking for participants! Are you a person living with HIV living in BC? 19 years or older? Would you like to share about your strengths and resilience in confronting stigma, about experiences of stigma, and programs and services? You may be… Read more »

  Michelle is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study. She also works at Positive Living North, and is a board member with the Pounds Project in Prince George. What first piqued your interest in the HIV/ hepatitis C sector? My first eye opening experience with HIV was when I met… Read more »

The British Columbia Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (BC NEIHR) is seeking Indigenous Research Trainee/Facilitators (IRTF).  IRTFs will reside in various regions (e.g. Coastal Vancouver, Fraser Valley, etc.) and this is a great opportunity for graduate students. Position: Indigenous Research Trainee/Facilitators Project: British Columbia Network Environment of Indigenous Health Research Location: Various regions in… Read more »

Two-Eyed Seeing and Realist Evaluation

Making it Work (MIW) is a Community-Based Research (CBR) project that is looking at integrated services for people living with HIV, hepatitis C, and/or challenges with mental health and substance use, with a particular focus on Indigenous service delivery models and cultural safety. The project uses a Two-Eyed Seeing approach and Realist Evaluation to help… Read more »

An Invitation to Peer Review   Special Issue:  Navigating Allyship: What does it mean to work together in service to the community? The Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR) is expecting a high volume of submissions and we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to participate in peer review for Volume 11 — “Allyship” has… Read more »

We’re happy to introduce Katsistohkwí:io Jacco, who has recently joined the Making it Work Research Project as Research Trainee. Katsistohkwí:io is currently completing her Masters in Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Nationhood at the University of Victoria. Read the Meet the People at PAN series.   What first piqued your interest in the… Read more »