Tag: research

CATIE News – Age-related macular degeneration in HIV

Researchers at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and elsewhere in the U.S. have been monitoring the eyes of people who have survived AIDS. They found that out of 1,825 participants, 10% had intermediate-stage AMD. Compared to HIV-negative people, the rate of AMD among these long-term survivors of AIDS was four-fold greater. The findings… Read more »

CANOC Call for Community Investigators

The Canadian HIV Observational Cohort (CANOC) Collaboration is currently seeking qualified individuals to join our team as Community Investigators. The CANOC Community Investigator will meet with a CANOC Principal Investigator 3-4 times yearly, commit up to 12 hours/year of teleconferences, work independently on a CANOC research project. Skype calls will be coordinated for individuals in rural… Read more »

Bloodlines Magazine Evaluation – We Need Your Feedback!

Red Road HIV/AIDS Network is conducting an evaluation of their Bloodlines Magazine. Bloodlines is a full colour magazine featuring Aboriginal Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (APHA). This magazine offers a forum in which APHA’s can share their personal experiences, discuss issues affecting them, offer advice and suggestions to their peers. The evaluation of Bloodlines aims to explore potential benefits… Read more »

Rethinking ASOs? Project Report Now Available

The community-based response to HIV/AIDS has evolved significantly over the past 30 years. From bake sales to AIDS walks, from kitchen table meetings to board rooms, from helplines to one-stop health centers, and, in some cases, from HIV-only to integrated services, the response to the epidemic itself has shifted. These shifts are due in part… Read more »

Have you ever conducted or commissioned an evaluation that sat on the shelf collecting dust following its completion? The Canadian Evaluation Society is hosting an upcoming webinar on Translating Evaluation Findings Into Action, led by evaluator Kylie Hutchinson. See below for a description of the webinar. Every evaluator wants to see their findings used to drive… Read more »

Foundations in Community: HIV and Housing Research in Canada

At a Pacific AIDS Network staff meeting several weeks ago, we engaged in “gratitude practice” – taking the time to note what we were thankful for before we started discussing work. It had been cold and snowy for the first time this fall, and I shared that was grateful to be living in a cozy… Read more »

The Pacific AIDS Network and the Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) study are seeking a Research Site Coordinator for Kamloops to be involved in an exciting opportunity to be involved in research that will create social change. The Site Coordinator will coordinate research activities in the Kamloops area for this community-based research study. The Coordinator… Read more »

2015 – International Year of Evaluation

EvalPartners, the global movement to strengthen national evaluation capacities has declared that 2015 will be the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear). The aim of designating 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation is to advocate and promote evaluation and evidence-based policy making at international, regional, national and local levels. EvalPartners invites interested individuals and organizations to join this global movement… Read more »

Policy, Practice and Research – Creating Positive Change When: June 2 – 3, 2015 Where: Edmonton, AB This conference is co-hosted by AAWEAR and Streetworks, and organized by the Harm Reduction agencies throughout Alberta. Our plenary speakers include Dr. Carl Hart (Columbia University), Donald MacPherson (Canadian Drug Policy Coalition), and Dr. Ken Tupper (UBC). The… Read more »

The Pacific AIDS Network and the Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) study are seeking a Research Site Coordinator for Prince George to be involved in an exciting opportunity to be involved in research that will create social change. The Site Coordinator will coordinate research activities in the Prince George area for this community-based research study. The Coordinator… Read more »

The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) is hosting an upcoming webinar on Cross Cultural and International Evaluations. See below for a description of the webinar from the CES. There are many aspects of cross cultural and international evaluations that are similar to other types of evaluation work. However, some practises are particularly important, and they are the focus… Read more »

Conference registration is now open for the 24th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2015). We are also pleased to advise that we have begun accepting applications for Community Scholarships to the Conference. Detailed information on how to register for the Conference, apply for a Community Scholarship, the CTN Postdoctoral Fellowships, and other important Conference information… Read more »