Research Capacity Building

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 gave a presentation adapted from work by Dr. Greta Bauer entitled: 

“Making Sure Everyone Counts: Considerations for Inclusion, Identification and Analysis of Transgender Participants in Health Surveys”.

Leo will bring a wealth of experience working with trans- communities to the table, will provide insight into how the Engage team can optimize the use of the data collected relating to trans-men’s realities, and will highlight important challenges and opportunities faced by health researchers when working with trans- communities. 

The upcoming RCB trainee-led session will be by Carla Doyle on February 22nd at 3:00pm EST.  Carla’s presentation will focus on community-based research methodology. 

If you are interested in joining this webinar, please contact Marc Messier-Peet at and he will forward them the links to join in.

Ammaar Kidwai, another of our Engage trainees and a University Without Walls fellow, helped develop a learning module on HIV and Microaggressions. The module is now available online and can be accessed for free at

Gbolahan Olarewaju
February 13th, 2019