Queer Worldmaking in Mental Health

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About the Talk Dr. Meera Dhebar will review traditional cis-heteronormative colonialist assumptions embedded within the discourses and professional practice of mental health systems. She will discuss the centering of queer of colour cultural knowledge, queer theory, and queer of colour critiques to move beyond the current models of LGBT competencies and affirming therapy to a practice […]

CGSHE Spotlight Series | Decolonizing Research & Practice with Rachel Olson

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About the speaker: Rachel Olson is a citizen of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation from the Yukon territory. She is a founding director of the Firelight Group, where she co-leads the traditional knowledge/traditional land use program area and leads the Indigenous health research team. Rachel has a Master of Research in Social Anthropology from the […]

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Queer Worldmaking in Mental Health

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About the Talk Dr. Meera Dhebar will review traditional cis-heteronormative colonialist assumptions embedded within the discourses and professional practice of mental health systems. She will discuss the centering of queer of colour cultural knowledge, queer theory, and queer of colour critiques to move beyond the current models of LGBT competencies and affirming therapy to a […]

Intersections Between HIV Status Disclosure, Consent & Sexual Health

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About the Talk Aligning with the focus of this year’s World Sexual Health Day, Dr. Kathleen Deering will speak to the intersections between disclosure of HIV status, consent and sexual health in the context of discriminatory laws and practices regulating HIV-related exposure, transmission, and non-disclosure in Canada. Strategies to support safe disclosure of HIV status, […]

Becoming Young Parents on the Streets of Vancouver B.C.

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Among young people who use drugs in the context of unstable housing and homelessness in Vancouver, romantic relationships can powerfully shape understandings of what is right and wrong and which actions to take during pregnancy and early parenting. In this talk, Dr. Danya Fast will describe how gendered moral worlds frequently clash with the imperatives […]

CGSHE Speaker Series with Dr. Danya Fast

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ABOUT THE TALK Among young people who use drugs in the context of unstable housing and homelessness in Vancouver, romantic relationships can powerfully shape understandings of what is right and wrong and which actions to take during pregnancy and early parenting. In this talk, I will describe how gendered moral worlds frequently clash with the […]

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Troubling the Taken for Granted: Gender and Sex in Health Research

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About the Talk The CGSHE's Gender and Sex in Methods and Measurement Research Equity Toolkit was created to address two pervasive problems in health research: the misuse of gender and sex concepts, and the erasure of people who are marginalized and minoritized based on their sexes and genders. This presentation will explore common methodological and measurement missteps when it […]

Geographic Access to Gender-Affirming Care

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About the talk While the extant literature has established the barriers to accessing care that transgender and gender diverse communities face, less attention has been paid to where gender-affirming care is provided and how geographically accessible it is. This talk focuses on a case study modeling access to gender-affirming hormone therapy in Texas, and looks […]

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CGSHE Trainee Research Symposium: Spring 2024

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The Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity is proud to present our next Trainee Research Symposium! The symposium will showcase ten-minute presentations by CGSHE trainees from UBC and SFU on intersectional approaches to gender equity and sexual health, followed by a Q&A session. The CGSHE Trainee Research Symposium is co-hosted by CGSHE in the […]

Evaluating Inequities in Refugee & Im/migrant Health Service Access

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About the Talk This talk will summarize key findings and recommendations from the IRIS project, which is completing 5 years of mixed-methods data collection and analysis understand the health experiences of immigrants and migrants (im/migrants) in British Columbia. IRIS combines interviews with im/migrant community members and quantitative data from health and immigration administration to focus […]