Accelerating Access to Abortion Care Through Policy-partnered Research

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This talk is part of the monthly Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity Speaker Series. In this talk, Dr. Sarah Munro will introduce attendees to the landscape of abortion access in Canada and the factors that facilitate uptake of stigmatized practices like abortion care. This presentation will also highlight the characteristics of integrated knowledge translation that […]

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Abortion to Abolition: The Path to Reproductive Health & Justice in Canada

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About the Talk In the face of the fall of Roe in the US in 2022, it is critical for people in Canada to understand the unique and progressive legal standing of abortion in this country, and recognize our greatest threats to reproductive justice. Sexual violence, criminalization of sex work, reproductive oppression of Indigenous people; […]

Beyond the Binaries: Detransition in Sexual & Gender Minority Communities

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About the Talk In this presentation, Dr. Kinnon R. MacKinnon will provide a brief overview of the state of the research on detransition. He will also share key insights learned from the Re/DeTrans Canada research study which was the first national, qualitative study into the experiences of shifting or reversing a gender transition and related care needs. […]

CGSHE Trainee Research Symposium

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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. Moderated by UBC Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. A.J. Lowik. The CGSHE Trainee […]

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 […]