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Employment Opportunity – Sexual Health Research Nurse

Engage
November 02nd, 2021

Department: HIV Prevention Lab, Department of PsychologyPosition supervisor: Dr. Trevor HartContract length: 12 monthsHours of work per week: 36.25Position type: Full-timeRate of pay: $67,000 About Ryerson At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a...

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New research suggests scaling up HIV testing and prevention among gay and bisexual men

Keith Reynolds
August 05th, 2021

The study compares data on the prevalence of HIV and STI testing in Canada’s largest cities Research suggests that cities need focused efforts to increase testing and access to prevention medications to reduce HIV infection rates. Reports from public health agenices suggest that half of...

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Employment Opportunity – GBQ2 Men’s Counselling Trainer

Keith Reynolds
June 18th, 2021

The Gay Counselling Training Hub (GCTH — https://gaycounselling.ca/)  provides training and supervision to individuals and organizations with gay, bisexual, queer, and 2-Spirit (GBQ2) men in Ontario. The GCTH’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of GBQ2 men in...

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Engage COVID-19 Study

Engage
May 17th, 2021

The Engage COVID-19 study seeks to document SARS-COV-2 infection, immunity and related determinants among gay and bisexual men (GBM), and to examine how this population perceives and is impacted by measures to curb the spread of the disease. We are using a mixed-methods approach (using...

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Engage-Toronto is looking for Postdoctoral Fellows

Keith Reynolds
April 30th, 2021

The CIHR-funded Engage Cohort Study (Engage) is recruiting for 2 Postdoctoral Fellows (2 years each) to begin as soon as possible. The primary focus of these positions will be to support Engage qualitative and quantitative research activities related to understanding the direct and indirect...

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Engage-Montreal is looking to add to our team!

Jose Patiño-Gomez
September 28th, 2020

We are seeking a research assistant for the Engage-COVID19 study, a nested sub-study of the Engage Cohort Study. The Engage-COVID19 study will document COVID-19 infection, immunity, and related determinants in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM). It will also investigate...

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Engage-Montreal is looking to add to our team!

Jose Patiño-Gomez
August 19th, 2020

The Engage-Montreal study site is currently hiring a part-time project agent to assist with Engage participant visits. For a description of the position and how to apply, please follow the link below: Job-Description - Project agent - August...

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Call for Applications: CIHR Qualitative Postdoctoral Fellowship

EngageTO
July 07th, 2020

The CIHR Engage Cohort Study is recruiting for a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellow to begin as soon as possible. The primary focus of this position will be to support Engage qualitative research activities related to understanding the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on the health of sexual and...

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Engage at CAHR 2020

Jose Patiño-Gomez
May 04th, 2020

This year we were fortunate to have THIRTEEN Engage-related abstracts accepted for poster and oral presentations at CAHR! Our presentations this year showcase work that intersects across topics like mental health, substance use, STIs (besides HIV), HIV prevention, and the HIV care cascade. We are...

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Engage Study Pre-CAHR 2020 Meeting

Jose Patiño-Gomez
April 27th, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the in-person aspects of CAHR, we have postponed our annual team meeting until we can safely see you all in person. Our annual Engage Team Meeting is a valuable time to gather together and talk about project updates and brainstorm about the...

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Engage Pre-CAHR Team Meeting – May 9th, 2019

Engage
September 13th, 2019

The 2019 Engage Team meeting took place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as an ancillary event to the annual CAHR meeting. The morning consisted of presentations including sub-committee and sub-study updates, trainee presentations, a two-part presentation from the Data Analysis Committee (DAC), and...

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Engage Toronto Recruitment Complete!

EngageTO
August 27th, 2019

Engage Toronto met its recruitment goal at the end of July! Thank you to the more than 500 guys from across the GTA who took part in the study and continued to recruit new participants. We couldn't have done it without you! We're also grateful to our community partners, staff, and funders for...

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Engage-Montreal is looking to add to our team!

Marc Messier-Peet
August 01st, 2019

The Engage-Montreal study site is currently hiring a part-time project agent to assist with Engage participant visits. For a description of the position and how to apply, please follow the link below: ...

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Fonds d’intervention d’Engage

Gbolahan Olarewaju
July 10th, 2019

Depuis quelques mois, les récipiendaires du Fonds d’intervention d’Engage travaillent à leurs projets respectifs. Voici quelques mises à jour : PrEP SQUAD TO -  Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP)En partenariat avec des organismes VIH, des groupes...

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Engage PIs featured in Georgia Straight

Gbolahan Olarewaju
June 28th, 2019

Following the recent change in the Canadian Blood Services blood deferral period for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men from 12 to 3 months, Dr's Nathan Lachowsky and Daniel Grace were featured in an article in the Georgia Straight. Their co-authored op-ed discussed why this change,...

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Engage Toronto Closed During CAHR Conference

EngageTO
May 03rd, 2019

Please note that the Engage Toronto Office will be closed from Wednesday May 8th to Saturday May 9th (inclusive), 2019, as Engage staff will be attending the annual conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR) in Saskatoon, SK. Please click here for more information about...

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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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Engage Intervention Fund

Gbolahan Olarewaju
February 22nd, 2019

Over the past few months the recipients of the Engage Intervention Fund have been working on their respective projects. Here are some updates. PrEP SQUAD TO - By Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP)In partnership with local AIDS Service Organizations, community...

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Summit 2018

Gbolahan Olarewaju
February 21st, 2019

The Engage team was pleased to have had a great presence at the annual Gay Men's Health Summit in last November. Members of the team were interspersed in the program in various capacities from Engage to personal projects. The following presentations were of note: Drs. Hart, Lachowsky,...

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Staffing Updates

Gbolahan Olarewaju
February 20th, 2019

There have been some recent changes to the Engage team: Farewell Heather The Vancouver team bids farewell to our Post-Doctoral Fellow Heather Armstrong. Heather has been with us since June 2016, was instrumental in the launch of Engage and offer immense support with the data-analysis...

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