Category: Community-Based Research

Equitable online access for information sharing

Starting in 2020, because of restrictions on in-person gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, many services and opportunities in communities shifted to online formats. While many in the disability community celebrated digital adoption for creating accessible opportunities for many folks that could only access online services, we know that many in-person services and programs became inaccessible… Read more »

Peer leadership in research and evaluation

One of the core values of our approach to research at PAN is “Meaningful Engagement and GIPA/MEPA”. In practice, this means that people with lived experiences (sometimes known as peers) must be engaged in research at all points in the process, including being actively engaged in developing and leading research. One way that this has shown up in our work… Read more »

At the beginning of May PAN will be launching a new way to explore research and evaluation in what we are affectionately calling the Treehouse, where we will provide research and evaluation inspiration and capacity-building products for you and your team PAN’s team actively works on both research studies and evaluation projects and we have… Read more »

As we head into a new fiscal year and welcome the onset of spring, we would like to take a moment to update members and allies on our work in light of the continuing dictates of COVID. On an operational level, PAN’s own programs and services continue to be impacted as both BC and Canada… Read more »

New website from REACH: REACH Nexus

  REACH has launched a new website for REACH Nexus! “REACH Nexus is an ambitious national research group working on how to address HIV, Hepatitis C, and other STBBIs (sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections) in Canada.”  The new site includes information about projects and initiatives happening through REACH across Canada, as well as information about… Read more »

Diandra is a former staff member of PAN. We’re happy to welcome Diandra Oliver, who recently joined the Research and Evaluation department as Research Coordinator for the Making it Work Research Project. Read the Meet the People at PAN series.   What are you looking forward to in your work over the next year? Joining the… Read more »

CGSHE Speaker Series presents: Dr. Greta Bauer CIHR Sex & Gender Science Chair / Western University Incorporating Intersectionality Into Your Quantitative Research Date: Thursday February 18 Time: 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific time Via Zoom: Register now   About the talk: Since Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in 1989, there’s been much dialogue about how it could be better utilized… Read more »

Edi is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study.  What first piqued your interest in the HIV sector? My interest in this work is a result of my own experience in having illness. It is because of this journey that it became very evident to me that although there… Read more »

Are you a researcher or practitioner working on program design or evaluation? Would you like a better understanding of Systematic Reviews? Are you interested in Implementation Science? Join the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital for their workshop: The role of systematic reviews in intervention research. The event is free and… Read more »

Daniel is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study.  What first piqued your interest in the HIV sector? After I got healthy and strong enough to go back to work after my own HIV and cancer diagnoses in September 2015 and following treatment, I began working in the HIV… Read more »

Dr. Ameeta Singh, clinical professor of medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and infectious diseases specialist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Edmonton Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic, is leading a clinical trial to screen at-risk Albertans for HIV and syphilis using dual syphilis and HIV point-of-care tests. Northern Alberta and Edmonton have seen a severe syphilis outbreak since July 2019. Dr. Singh says “it is important to test for… Read more »

Last month we celebrated exciting news on Nov. 3, 2020 when Health Canada gave final approval for Canada’s first HIV self-test, bioLytical’s blood-based INSTI HIV Self Test. This recent approval is a critical milestone in addressing the HIV epidemic in Canada. Advocates expect that HIV self-testing will increase access to testing by giving Canadians more… Read more »