Gender and Sexual Health Initiative: Informing evidence-based sexual health policy and practice to reduce health inequities.
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.
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.
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
Building off of our work with trans and two spirit individuals in a number of GSHI projects over the last five years, we have heard from community the need to look broader at research in gaps in care and need for trans-specific services for trans, two-spirit and gender diverse (T2SGD) individuals.
This summer we began a consultation process that is ongoing - read more to learn about the process and how to get involved!
Congratulations to GSHI’s Dr. Kate Shannon, recipient of a 2017 Faculty of Medicine Award for excellence in applied research!