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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 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 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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Grant Application Success

Gbolahan Olarewaju
February 19th, 2019

We are very pleased to announce that we received news of the success of our cohort funding application to CIHR. We have received funding that will help support the Engage cohort over the next four years. Many thanks to the team who worked on this application especially the Montreal team for...

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Engage Updates

Gbolahan Olarewaju
February 18th, 2019

Recruitment In Vancouver, at 584 participants, we are nearing the final stretch in our baseline recruitment. However we still have 150 participants to go. Managing both Momentum and Engage cohort participants has created a capacity challenge that we are seeking a solution to. We...

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Research Capacity Building

Gbolahan Olarewaju
February 13th, 2019

The RCB program continues to grow with new trainees and knowledge translation activities.Our most recent addition to the list of trainees is Leo Rutherford. Leo is completing a PhD in the Social Dimensions of Health at the University of Victoria. On January 25th, Leo...

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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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