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Engage Findings Presented at May 2019 Canadian Association of HIV Research (CAHR) Conference

Ricky Rodrigues
April 16th, 2019

For the 28th Annual Canadian Association of HIV Research (CAHR) Conference, the Engage research team submitted a number of abstracts summarizing preliminary findings from the Engage study. The abstracts are listed briefly below, and full abstracts are available in the conference Abstract Book...

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Feb 12: Engage Toronto Office Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Ricky Rodrigues
February 12th, 2019

Due to unexpected weather conditions, Ryerson University is closed today, Tuesday February 12th, 2019. As a result, Engage study visits scheduled for this day have been cancelled. Participants can reschedule at www.engage-men.ca/booktoronto. We apologize for any inconvenience. The Engage...

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Engage Toronto Office Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Ricky Rodrigues
February 06th, 2019

Please note that, as of 1 pm on Wednesday February 6th, 2019, Ryerson University will be closed due to severe weather conditions. For this reason, Engage study visits scheduled for this day have been cancelled. We apologize for any...

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Engage Toronto Holiday Closures

Ricky Rodrigues
December 08th, 2018

In accordance with the Ryerson University winter holiday schedule, the Engage Toronto Office will be closed from Friday December 21, 2018, to Sunday January 6, 2019 (inclusive). An Engage nurse will come in during this time to let participants know of their test results. However, no appointments...

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We’re halfway there!

Ricky Rodrigues
December 03rd, 2018

We have recruited half of our sample for Engage! Thank you to our participants, staff, and funders! You’ve contributed in such significant ways to research that can improve the health and well-being of guys across Canada. At this point, if every participant recruits just one more person, we...

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Engage Toronto Third Best Buy Draw Winner

Ricky Rodrigues
September 18th, 2018

On September 18, 2018, at the Engage Toronto Office, the Engage Toronto Research Coordinator and HIV Prevention Lab Manager drew the winning ticket for the third $250 Best Buy gift card draw. The winning ticket was ticket #24 and was drawn using Google’s random number generator (see image below)....

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Oct 17 Event – Class is in Session: Preliminary Findings from the Engage Study

Ricky Rodrigues
September 17th, 2018

Recap On 17 October 2018, the Engage Toronto Research Team conducted a knowledge translation and exchange event to share preliminary findings from the Engage study and to receive feedback from the local community. The event included three presentations of preliminary analyses of Engage data,...

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Sep 13: Engage Office Closed Due to Power Outage

Ricky Rodrigues
September 13th, 2018

The Engage Toronto Office is closed due to a power outage at 105 Bond Street. We hope to resume functioning by Sep 14 at the latest. We will provide an update if this is not possible. Sorry for any inconvenience. -Engage Toronto Research...

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Engage Toronto First Travel Draw Winner

Ricky Rodrigues
August 23rd, 2018

On August 23, 2018, at the Engage Toronto Office, the Engage Toronto Research Coordinator and one of the Engage Toronto Research Nurses drew the winning ticket for the first $2000 travel draw. The winning ticket was ticket #128 and was drawn using Google’s random number generator (see image...

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NAAT swabs now available at Engage Toronto!

Ricky Rodrigues
July 18th, 2018

NAAT is finally available at Engage Toronto for testing of gonorrhea and chlamydia in throat and rectal sites! Some of the benefits of NAAT include: Participants don't have to provide as many swabs since NAAT can be used to test for both gonorrhea and chlamydia from a single swab. The...

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Accessibility Notice

Ricky Rodrigues
July 06th, 2018

From July 4 to 14, 2018, there will be construction in the lobby of 105 Bond Street, where the Engage Toronto Office is located. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this. For accessibility concerns, please contact us at toronto@engage-men.ca or 416-979-5000 extension 2158 (follow...

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Job Posting: Engage Toronto Research Nurse

Ricky Rodrigues
May 29th, 2018

As recruitment continues for Engage Toronto, we are looking to hire another part-time research nurse to provide HIV and STI testing and counselling to Engage participants (gay, bi, and queer men, including trans and 2-spirit men, and other men who have sex with men). Click here for the full job...

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Job Posting: National Team Manager/Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ricky Rodrigues
May 22nd, 2018

Finished or finishing up your PhD and looking for an exciting opportunity in gay/bi/queer men's health? Consider applying for the position of Engage National Team Manager/Post-Doctoral Fellow! In this exciting role, you'll have the opportunity to complete project coordination and data analysis for...

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Preliminary Findings from the Engage Study

Ricky Rodrigues
April 13th, 2018

For the 27th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, the Engage research team submitted several abstracts summarizing preliminary findings from the Engage study. These abstracts are available in the conference Abstract Book (click here to access the Abstract Book). EPH2.02 (p. 21) -...

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April Scheduling Changes

Ricky Rodrigues
March 27th, 2018

For April 2018, the Engage Toronto Office will be piloting a new study visits schedule: Tuesday to Friday Appointments 3:15 pm to 6:15 pm 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 4:45 pm to 7:45 pm 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Saturday Appointments (No Changes) 10:00 am to 1:00 pm 10:45 am to 1:45 pm 11:30 am to 2:30...

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Accessibility Notice

Ricky Rodrigues
March 20th, 2018

Elevator Out of Service The elevator in 105 Bond Street, where the Engage Toronto Office is located, will be out of service from March 20-28, 2018 (inclusive). Please contact toronto@engage-men.ca if you have any concerns about this or wish to reschedule your study visit. You can also call us at...

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Engage Featured in Positive Living Magazine

Ricky Rodrigues
March 13th, 2018

The Engage study was recently featured in Positive Living Magazine. Check out the article below and click here for the full online issue of the...

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Engage Toronto Second Best Buy Draw Winner

Ricky Rodrigues
February 27th, 2018

On February 27, 2018, at the Engage Toronto Office, the Engage Toronto Research Coordinator and one of the Engage Toronto Research Associates drew the winning ticket for the second $250 Best Buy gift card draw. The winning ticket was ticket #10 and was drawn using Google's random number generator...

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Notice of Winter Holiday Closure

Ricky Rodrigues
December 15th, 2017

Please note that the Engage Toronto Office will be closed from December 21, 2017, to January 7, 2018 (inclusive). Engage Toronto staff are working to ensure that participants will still be notified of STI test results during this period, especially in the case of positive test results. However,...

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Engage Toronto is hiring!

Ricky Rodrigues
December 14th, 2017

Come work with us! To assist with data collection at the Engage Toronto site, we are hiring two part-time Engage Toronto Research Associates (12-18 hours per week; $20 per hour + 4% vacation pay) for 1 year with the possibility of renewal for 6 months (or longer pending research funding). Click...

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