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Call for Applications: Engage Research Capacity Building Program 2018/19

Gbolahan Olarewaju
July 10th, 2018

The ENGAGE Team is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Engage Studentship Awards competition. Who is Eligible?  We invite applications from graduate level students who are enrolled or plan to be enrolled in full-time programs at recognized institutions in September 2018 and are interested in...

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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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Mises à jour sur le personnel

Gbolahan Olarewaju
June 28th, 2018

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="288"] Shayna Sparling[/caption] The Engage Team has some exciting staffing updates: The team has hired a new National Team Manager and Post-Doctoral Fellow. This individual will be responsible for coordinating national Engage activities, including...

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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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4th Annual Pre-CAHR Meeting

Gbolahan Olarewaju
May 20th, 2018

The Engage Study national team met for our 4thannual team meeting on April 26th in the Marine Room at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. 53 people in total participated, including members of the Engage research study team (principal investigators, post-doctoral fellows, students and research...

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Engage in the News

Gbolahan Olarewaju
May 03rd, 2018

The Engage study was recently featured in FUGUES. Check out the preview below and click here for the full...

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Engage Intervention Fund

Gbolahan Olarewaju
May 02nd, 2018

The Engage team is excited to announce the Engage Intervention Fund. The purpose of the Engage Intervention Fund is to support HIV prevention interventions with gay, bi and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM), including trans and Two-Spirit men. Funds are intended to support the development,...

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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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Poison & Cure: Drug Use Among Sexual Minority Men

Gbolahan Olarewaju
January 15th, 2018

A Blog Post by Kiffer Card From ancient aphrodisiacs to chemsex, drugs have long played an intoxicating role in human sexuality.[1] Among gay and bi- men, cultural ties to drug use date back to the origins of contemporary gay communities, where gay bars, clubs, and bathhouses emerged as...

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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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Engage Toronto First Best Buy Draw Winner

Ricky Rodrigues
November 18th, 2017

On November 8, 2017,  at the Engage Toronto Office, the Engage Toronto Research Coordinator and Engage National Team Coordinator drew the winning ticket for the first $250 Best Buy gift card draw. The winning ticket was ticket #22 and was drawn using Google's random number generator (see image...

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Engage Toronto Fall 2017 Event

Ricky Rodrigues
September 26th, 2017

Come learn about key concepts and topics in gay and bisexual men's health research from team members of the exciting new Engage study! About the Event Date: October 23, 2017 Time: 2:00-3:15 pm Place: Mandarin Ballroom Doubletree by Hilton 108 Chestnut St., Toronto, ON, M5G...

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New Team Members

Gbolahan Olarewaju
May 17th, 2017

We are excited to introduce some new faces to our growing team, please join us in welcoming: [caption id="attachment_507" align="alignleft" width="212"] Heather Armstrong[/caption] Heather is the Engage Postdoctoral Fellow in Vancouver. She is a sex researcher who has been studying issues...

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Engage Promotional Video

Gbolahan Olarewaju
May 16th, 2017

The Engage promotional video has been completed and is ready to be shared. Special thanks to Jody Jollimore and Deepak Chauhan and the volunteers who worked to make this a reality. The idea for the video was inspired by the Trans PULSE and Mobilise videos. You can find links to the video in both...

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