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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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Engage RCB Updates

Gbolahan Olarewaju
July 27th, 2018

The call for applications for the Engage Research Capacity Building program for the 2018-2019 academic year was launched June 18th! As in previous years, there is one position available in Vancouver, one in Montreal, and 3 in Toronto (for Ryerson students only). The deadline for applications...

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Engage Intervention Fund Recipients

Gbolahan Olarewaju
July 27th, 2018

The Engage Intervention Fund Committee was happy to see such interest and a high calibre of applications for this fund. We received 10 applications, 4 of which were ultimately selected for funding based on the following criteria. Relevance: The application should have been an intervention,...

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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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Engage Updates

Gbolahan Olarewaju
July 15th, 2018

Vancouver In Vancouver, we continue to see both Momentum and Engage cohort participants. We are seeing participants for their 3rd visit and continue to recruit new participants. Recruitment picked up over the past few moths and we are averaging about 40 new participants per month. To aid with...

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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 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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