Gender and Sexual Health Initiative: Informing evidence-based sexual health policy and practice to reduce health inequities.

Gender and Sexual Health Initiative: Informing evidence-based sexual health policy and practice to reduce health inequities.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Dr. Kate Shannon Presents on Need for Trauma-Informed HIV Care at Medicine Grand Rounds

On November 23rd, GSHI Director Dr. Kate Shannon presented at the St. Paul’s Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds on the need for trauma-informed HIV care and gaps in the HIV cascade of care for women living with HIV.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Call to Action: End the Unjust Criminalization of HIV!

The GSHI is a proud join over 150 organizations from across Canada in endorsing the Community Consensus Statement on Ending Unjust HIV Criminalization, led by the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC).

Join us and get involved!

Saturday, October 28, 2017
GSHI Research and Community Team Members Present on Trans Women and Two Spirit Persons' Access to Services

The Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH)’s 5th biennial conference is being held in Vancouver, BC on October 25th – 29th, 2017.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Transforming the Landscape of Transgender Health and Wellness” and is a combination of training workshops as well as conference proceedings.

On October 27th, GSHI’s Dr. Tara Lyons alongside Sekani Dakelth (PACE Society) and Adrienne Smith made an oral presentation at the conference.

Monday, October 23, 2017
Upcoming Course in Health Inequities among Migrant and Immigrant Populations: Information Session October 25th, 2017

GSHI’s Dr. Shira Goldenberg will be leading a course offering in Global Health through SFU (open to applicants from some other Canadian institutions under the Western Dean’s Agreement on a competitive basis) from April 24 – May 3, 2018.  This intensive course in health inequities related to migration in the global south will be taking place at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, California with field visits to community, clinical and research sites in Tijuana, Mexico.

An information session will be held from 2:30 – 3:30pm on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus, Blusson Hall Room 9920.

For those who are unable to attend in person, instructions on how to participate via phone or internet browser can be found here.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Photo Essay Highlights Barriers to Care, Quality of Life for Marginalized Women Living With HIV

In partnership with the Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC (ACPNET-BC), a new photo-essay highlighting the photography and narratives of African immigrant and refugee women living with HIV has recently been published.

Photo credit: Excerpt of a photo collage by CeeCee