Category: CBR Musings

CIHR Funding Opportunities for Research – Winter/Spring 2014

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) funds much of the HIV/AIDS related research in Canada, including community based research. Below is a list of upcoming opportunities related to HIV/AIDS. Please visit the CIHR website for a full list of opportunities as some projects may also be able to apply for different funds. Operating Grant:… Read more »

5 Questions with Researcher Catherine Worthington

Catherine Worthington, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria Faculty of Human and Social Development. She has expertise in program evaluation, survey methods, and qualitative methods. Cathy has a long history of collaboration with HIV communities in conducting community-based and participatory research. As… Read more »

CHIWOS study hiring peer research associates

        JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Peer Research Associate (PRA) (*Up to 2 Positions Available*) JOB DEFINITION: PRAs are women living with HIV who are hired and trained as researchers on our core study team, and who have experiences and identities in common with the study participants that they will recruit and interview…. Read more »

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was created in 1992 to provide formal community input to the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) regarding clinical research. Members review clinical trial proposals and informed consents and make recommendations to CTN’s Steering Committee. The CAC meets at least once yearly in person and up to four times yearly… Read more »

New CIHR Team Grant: Boy’s and Men’s Health

CIHR has announced an exciting new initiative aimed at improving the health outcomes of boys and men. The grant is entitled Advancing Research to Improve Boys’ and Men’s Health. Within the call, there is a targeted pool for HIV/AIDS related research. The CIHR Institute for Gender and Health has launched this initiative with its partners… Read more »

CBR Musings: What do peer researchers need to excel?

Guest Blog Post by Janet Madsen, Positive Women’s Network I recently went to a café scientifique (a panel of speakers and discussion) called “Employing Peer-Based Research Associates: Are We Providing Enough Support?” Five speakers presented their experiences on peer-based research projects. Three self-disclosed peer research associates – Chuck, Jonathan, and Shelly – and two lead… Read more »

Highlights of the 2013 BCCDC Research Week

Originally posted on: SmartSexResource.com on Dec 19, 2013   By Carole Lunny, Interim Research Manager, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC, Devon Haag, Online Services Manager, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC   The BC Centre for Disease Control held its 6th annual Research Week this past November 2013.  The aim of Research Week is to showcase the many different areas… Read more »

Emerging from a broader and ongoing national dialogue on issues related to HIV research with, by and for women, trans people and girls, the National Consensus Statement on Women, Trans People and Girls and HIV Research was developed with specific goals and objectives in mind. We believe it is important to highlight these objectives as a… Read more »

Momentum Health Study’s December 2013 Newsletter

The Momentum Health Study is a sexual health study of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Greater Vancouver. Momentum aims to report new estimates of HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the region. To read their December 2013 newsletter, click the image to the right…. Read more »

Community-Based Research Centre News Winter Edition

9th BC Gay Men’s Health Summit The 9th BC Gay Men’s Health Summit was held on November 7 & 8, 2013 at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre and focused on Life Course and Gay Men’s Health.  This year had an attendance of over 150 individuals, with many praising it as the “best Summit yet!” Highlights… Read more »