UWW Fellows 2009-2016

 

Generation 7

Ammaar Kidwai

Ammaar is pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Ryerson University. For his dissertation, Ammaar will explore systemic, cultural, and social barriers faced by gay, bisexual, and other South East Asian men who have sex with men (SEAgbm). Employing a strengths-based perspective, his dissertation will also explore strategies used by SEAgbm to cope with these barriers.

 

Wesley J. Oakes

Wesley is a doctoral candidate in social anthropology at York University. His research explores how heterosexual Black men living with HIV navigate social and emotional landscapes of everyday life in Toronto. He uses ethnography to shed light on links between Black men’s private and intimate behaviours and desires, and the larger social and political order that regulates acceptable behaviours and desires. He is a graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. Wesley began working as a community-based researcher in the HIV sector in 2011. He is a co-investigator on of the weSpeak study of HIV-related vulnerability and resilience among heterosexual Black men in Ontario, and also works with Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA) as a strategy worker under the provincial strategy on HIV for African, Caribbean and Black communities in Ontario.

 

 

Generation 6

Mark Gaspar

Mark is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University in Montréal. He completed his MA in Social and Political Thought at York University in Toronto. His principal disciplines are Sociology and Cultural Studies and his main research fields include risk studies, health and illness studies and sexuality studies. For his doctorate he is performing an epistemological analysis of the HIV prevention field in Canada and examining the sociological effects of sexual health and risk discourses on young gay men.

 

Amanuel Tesfamichael

Amanuel’s community work started 14 years back in East Africa. His involvement in Africa was mostly activism and broader advocacy for treatment, human rights, empowerment and capacity building for PHAs. After arriving in Canada in 2006, he started to be actively involved in the local HIV/AIDS communities mainly as front line psychosocial support for PHAs. After completing his MSc in Health Information Science from the University of Victoria, he is currently involved in Community Based Research.  Research Associate Community-Based Research CAAT and McMaster University

 

Jamie Reschny

Jamie’s work to date has focused primarily on health and community development in rural and remote communities in northern Canada. Many of the communities he has worked with have been predominantly Aboriginal, shaping his academic and personal career in supporting communities and Community-based Organizations (CBOs) to work towards developing projects that build capacity.  Health Sciences University of Northern British Columbia

 

Rachel Landy

Rachel’s experiences as an HIV/AIDS educator for youth in Thailand, as a HIV/AIDS program assistant in a small community in Ghana and with HIV prevention for Aboriginal youth in Canada have reinforced, in her eyes, the need for innovative and creative strategies for HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Rachel passed her written and oral comprehensive examinations at the Department of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University in topic areas that included HIV education and youth, arts-based research and theories of indigeneity, indigenous health and research. Community Health Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Marianne Beaulie

Marianne is impelled by the injustices experienced by vulnerable populations to work in solidarity with these groups through her doctoral research in public health.  Sexology Université du Québec

 

Jonathan Postnikoff

In 2012, Jonathan was hired as a PRA on the Gay Poz Sex study with Dr. Trevor Hart. Since then, as an out and proud HIV+ man, Jonathan has completed two UWW fellowships and worked full-time at Positive Living BC as the Treatment Outreach Coordinator. His work focuses on providing educational activities for in-practice and in-training professionals, as well as delivering engagement activities to people living with HIV across BC and Canada. In 2016 Jonathan begins his studies in the Master’s in Public Policy program at Concordia University.

 

Todd Coleman

Todd brings interdisciplinarity, volunteering and work experience on the Trans PULSE and Health in Middlesex Men Matters (HiMMM) projects to his PhD studies in Population Health Epidemiology.  Population Epidemiology University of Western Ontario

 

Sarah Switzer

Sarah is local community educator and community-based researcher living in Toronto. She completed her Master of Arts in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the OISE, University of Toronto with a focus on arts-based HIV curriculum for youth. She currently coordinates Empower, an arts-based HIV peer education program at Central Toronto Community Health Centre. This program was inspired by the youth-led publication of Empower: Youth, Arts and Activism – An HIV/AIDS Arts Activism Manual for Youth by Youth. She has worked on five research teams with a focus on community-based research, youth, education, HIV and arts-based methods. York University

 

Colin Hastings

Colin began working in the HIV/AIDS sector in 2010 as a community educator with a local ASO in Kingston, Ontario. Since then his research has centered on the relationship between community education and community building within AIDS organizations. He is currently a Doctoral candidate in Sociology at York University. His research focuses on rural experiences of living with HIV and the ways that people living with the virus in these settings politicize their status. He is always looking for ways to build bridges between research that happens in universities and local community groups.

 

 

Generation 5

Oghenowede Eyawo

Oghenowede Eyawo is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and a Student Researcher at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. His primary research interest is in HIV and aging, outcomes and health services research and his PhD work is examining the relationship between survival, cardiovascular disease outcomes and heath services utilization comparing HIV-positive and negative individuals. For leisure, Oghenowede loves to travel, enjoys playing basketball and follows NBA games closely.

 

Amanuel Tesfamichael

Amanuel’s community work started 14 years back in East Africa. His involvement in Africa was mostly activism and broader advocacy for treatment, human rights, empowerment and capacity building for PHAs. After arriving in Canada in 2006, he started to be actively involved in the local HIV/AIDS communities mainly as front line psychosocial support for PHAs. After completing his MSc in Health Information Science from the University of Victoria, he is currently involved in Community Based Research. Research Associate Community-Based Research CAAT and McMaster University

 

Daniel Grace

Daniel has a PhD in sociology (2012) and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His work focuses on the experiences of gay and bisexual men who have received a recent or acute HIV diagnosis. Daniel also conducts transnational ethnographic research on the ways in which legislative environments may act as complex determinants of health to support and/or undermine responses to HIV/AIDS.

 

Jonathan Postnikoff

Jonathan comes to UWW as a community fellow. He has a Bachelor of Arts from UBC,  majoring in Political Science and minoring in Sociology where he focused on identity politics and human sexuality. Jonathan has been  HIV-positive for 4 years and has been working in the HIV research community for the past 1 year. Throughout this time he became  very aware of the greater need for involvement of persons living with HIV/AIDS in research and hopes to bring a voice to HIV research which is often underrepresented.   Jonathan currently works on two studies in Vancouver: Gay Poz Sex (GPS), as a peer facilitator, which seeks to prove  the efficacy of Motivational Interviewing in reducing transmission factors and risky behaviours of HIV positive gay and bisexual men, and The Momentum Health Study which aims to assess, in the MSM community,  the Treatment as Prevention (TasP) initiative adopted  by the British Columbia Provincial Government.

 

Liam Michaud

Liam has worked with CACTUS-Montréal since 2010, a needle-exchange program and community-based harm reduction organization. He works as a street outreach worker providing support and advocacy for drug users, sex workers and other street-involved people downtown. His research concerns the displacement of drug users by urban revitalization and development projects in Montréal. His research aims to document the impacts of this displacement socially, in terms of HIV risk and prevention practice, as well as in terms of loss of culture and community.

 

Mark Gaspar

Mark is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University in Montréal. He completed his MA in Social and Political Thought at York University in Toronto. His principal disciplines are Sociology and Cultural Studies and his main research fields include risk studies, health and illness studies and sexuality studies. For his doctorate he is performing an epistemological analysis of the HIV prevention field in Canada and examining the sociological effects of sexual health and risk discourses on young gay men.

 

Meck Chongo

Meckpreviously worked in different medical specialties, both in England and Zimbabwe, treating HIV/AIDS patients and those with other illnesses. In Canada, he started as a volunteer at the Vancouver Native Health Society and pioneered formation of the Dude’s club, a community-based project to optimize the health and well-being of men living with HIV/AIDS. My CIHR-funded PhD research will assess the impact of historic trauma on treatment in Aboriginal men living with HIV/AIDS in BC.  Health Sciences  University of Northern BC

 

Doe O’Brien-Teengs

Doe is a Cree two-spirit wife and mother, writer and storyteller studying in the Joint PhD in Education Program at Lakehead University where she investigating  Aboriginal methodologies and methodologies in HIV research. She has worked as an HIV/AIDS for 15 years most recently as the Executive Director of the Ontario  HIV/AIDS Aboriginal Strategy (2010 to 2013). Doe has conducted much Community Based Research as community partner, knowledge user, co-investigator and co-principal investigator where she strongly advocates for Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP) principles in research with Aboriginal peoples.

 

Nora Butler Burke

Nora has been involved in migrant justice, prison abolition, feminist and anti-colonial movements for over a decade. She spent the past 6 years working at ASTT(e)Q (Action santé travesti(e)s et transsexuel(le)s du Québec), a Montréal harm reduction project working with low-income and sex working trans people. In January 2014, she will begin a Master’s degree researching the impacts of ‘double punishment’ and state surveillance on the lives of migrant trans women in Montreal.

 

Nathan Lachowsky

Nathan is a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar finishing his PhD in epidemiology at the University of Guelph. His research interests include HIV, sexual health, and health equity. His dissertation focuses on HIV prevention among younger gay, bisexual and other MSM in New Zealand as well as a critical examination of ethnicity classification methods in public health surveillance. He serves as Vice Chair of the AIDS Committee of Guelph and on the OHTN OCS Governance Committee.

 

Rusty Souleymanov

Rusty is currently doing his PhD in Social Work at the University of Toronto. He has worked in the fields of harm reduction, sexual health promotion as well as on employment initiatives for PHAs. He is currently involved in a number of community-based participatory projects with sexual minority men and drug users in Ontario, with the aim of understanding the social exclusion of these groups from public health policy participation, and the ways community-based organizations can facilitate their engagement in health system decision-making.

 

Soraya Blot

Soraya Blot is an MSc Student in the field of Population Epidemiology in the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Biology with a Minor in Rehabilitation Sciences from Western.  Soraya’s research interests include public health issues, infectious diseases, health of ethno-racial and other vulnerable groups, and the social determinants of health. Her current research project consists of an evaluation of the access of African, Caribbean and other Black communities residing in Middlesex-London to the local AIDS service organization.

 

Stephanie Savage

Stephanie has frontline experience providing supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda and Canada. Her current research explores the impacts of the 2012 Supreme Court rulings concerning HIV non-disclosure criminalization on the provision of supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS. She is interested in using research to inform policies and the creation of effective supportive services that will improve the overall level and equity of HIV/AIDS health.

 

Colin Hastings

Colin began working in the HIV/AIDS sector in 2010 as a community educator with a local ASO in Kingston, Ontario. Since then his research has centered on the relationship between community education and community building within AIDS organizations. He is currently a Doctoral candidate in Sociology at York University. His research focuses on rural experiences of living with HIV and the ways that people living with the virus in these settings politicize their status. He is always looking for ways to build bridges between research that happens in universities and local community groups.

 

 

Generation 4

Henry Luyombya

Henry is an educator and community-based researcher with a long history of community activism, service and capacity building experiences. He started as a youth AIDS activist in Uganda and since coming to Canada, Henry has helped co-found Pride Uganda Alliance International, worked on youth and global village committees of the AIDS2006 Conference, and has volunteered for several social and AIDS service organizations in Toronto. Research Coordinator Community-Based Research

 

Gerardo Betancourt

Gerardo started working as a Men’s Outreach Worker at the HIV Prevention Program at the Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples (CSSP). In 2007 he was admitted to the Masters Adult Education at OISE, University of Toronto, which he completed in 2009. His research interests are: HIV studies, Queer masculinities and migration, body mapping and qualitative narratives, ethno-racial communities, behaviour and group interventions, among others.  Social Work University of Toronto

 

Geoffrey Maina

Geoffrey came to Canada in the fall of 2010 to pursue Doctoral education in Nursing at the University of Alberta. As part of his PhD work, he joined a community based CIHR funded national research project whose aim is to increase capacity for HIV care among nurses. Currently he is fashioning his PhD thesis around the lived experiences of people who are involved in GIPA activities particularly in teaching and research. Nursing University of Alberta

 

Cristian Rangel

Cristian’s area of expertise lies at the intersection of medical sociology, the study of social movements and the sociology of morality. His doctoral work focuses on moral questions around inequality, solidarity work and claims for social justice and recognition. During his UWW tenure Cristian is interested in exploring the connections between doctors and grassroots organizations working to promote the health rights of communities and individuals in vulnerable positions in society, and how these partnerships facilitate the humane transformation of the health care system.  Sociology University of Toronto

 

Charles Furlotte

Charles Furlotte is a registered social worker and Ph.D. candidate in the School of Social Work at McMaster University. His recent projects include a qualitative study addressing perspectives of gay men who are growing older with HIV, and the community driven project HIV and Aging: An Environmental Scan of Programs and Services in Canada. Charles takes pride in his Maritime roots, and enjoys the beach and mindfulness meditation. Social Work McMaster University

 

Rana Aslanov

Rana graduated from Medical School in Azerbaijan in 1982. She then started her career as a General Practitioner in an Outpatient Clinic. After her arrival to Canada, she decided to pursue a career as a Medical Researcher. Rana’s ongoing PhD project has high potential to evolve into a Trans-Canadian HPV/HIV Network, with the main purpose of such a network being to implement the anal cancer screening program for the HIV population. Clinical Epidemiology Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Rachel Landy

Rachel’s experiences as an HIV/AIDS educator for youth in Thailand, as a HIV/AIDS program assistant in a small community in Ghana and with HIV prevention for Aboriginal youth in Canada have reinforced, in her eyes, the need for innovative and creative strategies for HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Rachel passed her written and oral comprehensive examinations at the Department of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University in topic areas that included HIV education and youth, arts-based research and theories of indigeneity, indigenous health and research. Community Health Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Jill Chettiar

Jill’s interest in the field of public and population health and the Canadian HIV epidemic is grounded in her experience as a grassroots social justice and anti-poverty organizer in Vancouver. Jill’s career in research began at the NAOMI Project in 2005, as Research Coordinator and co-investigator of a qualitative adjunct study. Jill was able to connect her interest in gender-based analysis and research while working for the Maka Project, a community-based project examining social and structural factors which shaped HIV vulnerability and health access among women involved in street-level work in Vancouver. Project Coordinator BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

 

Jenny Rand

Jenny began her community health career in Nunavut, undertaking summer health promotion campaigns for the Government of Nunavut. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Jenny began working for the Alberta Health Services within the Sexual & Reproductive Health Program. Her current research project utilizes a social determinants of health approach in examining Inuit women’s perceptions and experiences to inform future development of STI, HIV, and/or sexual health promotion and education programming.   Social Dimensions of Health University of Victoria

 

Jamie Reschny

Jamie’s work to date has focused primarily on health and community development in rural and remote communities in northern Canada. Many of the communities he has worked with have been predominantly Aboriginal, shaping his academic and personal career in supporting communities and Community-based Organizations (CBOs) to work towards developing projects that build capacity.  Health Sciences University of Northern British Columbia

 

Warren Michelow

Warren has been involved in community activism for many years in a variety of areas including HIV, harm reduction and substance use, and GLBT rights. This includes terms on the boards of AIDS Vancouver, BC Persons With AIDS Society (now Positive Living BC) and the Public Health Association of BC; the Steering Committee of the Pacific AIDS Network; Keeping the Door Open: Dialogues on Drug Use; Gay Men’s Health Reference Group, and MindBodyLove (peer-led harm reduction outreach at raves and music festivals). Population and Public Health  University of British Columbia

 

Sarah Switzer

Sarah is local community educator and community-based researcher living in Toronto. She completed her Master of Arts in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the OISE, University of Toronto with a focus on arts-based HIV curriculum for youth. She currently coordinates Empower, an arts-based HIV peer education program at Central Toronto Community Health Centre. This program was inspired by the youth-led publication of Empower: Youth, Arts and Activism – An HIV/AIDS Arts Activism Manual for Youth by Youth. She has worked on five research teams with a focus on community-based research, youth, education, HIV and arts-based methods.  Project Coordinator Central Toronto Community Health Centres

 

 

Generation 3

Dario Kuzmanovic

Dario’s Masters research focuses on ethics of HIV research and is inspired by his work with a unique community-based HIV Research Ethics Board and his life-long work with marginalized communities.

 

Daniel Pugh

Daniel is currently finishing his MSW from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. This year, Daniel celebrates 10 years working in the HIV sector in Ontario. Currently, Daniel is Manager of Health Promotion for the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance. Daniel remains nostalgic about his UWW cohort 3.0 which included mediocre queer karaoke at a local gay watering hole in Victoria, BC.

 

Courtney Bell

Courtney is addressing a significant research gap, fusing basic science with community-based research methodologies to investigate HIV susceptibility and disease progression in solvent users in Manitoba. Medical Microbiology University of Manitoba

 

Ayden Scheim

Ayden’s doctoral research focuses on methods for social-epidemiological research in HIV, and factors impacting HIV-related sexual risk among transgender Ontarians, as part of the Trans PULSE community-based research study.

 

Angel Serrano

Angel studied Rural Development in Mexico and is now pursuing his PhD at the University of Windsor looking at aspects of stigma and discrimination in the everyday lives of Latinos and Latinas living with HIV/AIDS in Canada.  Sociology University of Windsor

 

Nathan Lachowsky

Nathan’s PhD research at the University of Guelph, in partnership with the Universities of Aukland and Otago in New Zealand, aims to better understand and help inform prevention efforts within young gay men, New Zealand’s Maori takatapui, and Canada’s First Nation two-spirit people. Epidemiology University of Guelph

 

Mikiki

Mikiki is a performance artist, activist, educator and sexual and reproductive health worker who emphasizes community-based practices and radical queer approaches across all of his work.  Community Sexuality Educator

 

Lydia Makoroka

Lydia has been involved in community-based research, frontline work and outreach with African and Caribbean communities in Toronto for over 10 years and is now pursing her Masters in Health Research Methodology at McMaster. Health Research Methods McMaster University

 

Jessica Whitbread

Jessica brings her passion for music, art, advocacy and tea parties to her graduate research which uses popular education within an anti-oppressive framework to bring together women living with HIV for social change. Environmental Studies York University

 

Zack Marshall

Zack, a community-based researcher, social worker, facilitator, activist and gay trans man with over 15 years experiences in the field of HIV, is pursuing his PhD at Memorial University of Newfoundland focusing on HIV and sexual health among LGBTQ youth in Newfoundland.  Social Work Memorial University

 

Sarah Chown

Sarah has been involved in HIV and gay men’s health work as an educator, outreach worker, and researcher. Currently, she is the Program Director at YouthCO, where she gets to work and learn alongside youth most directly impacted by HIV and Hep C. Sarah has enjoyed the opportunity to work in community organizations in Guelph and Vancouver, as well as being involved in community-based research projects like the Gay Poz Sex study. Sarah blogs for the Community-Based Research Centre, where she thinks through the connections between gay men’s health theory and frontline work.

 

 

Generation 2

Mercedes Umana

Mercedes has over 18 years of experience facilitating individual/community healing and organizational development processes locally and transnationally as an educator, therapist, researcher, and consultant with Government Agencies. Counselling Psychology; Women and Gender Studies University of Toronto

 

Añiela de la Cruz

Añiela background in nursing, health promotion, health policy and ASOs led her to her doctoral research discovering the lived experiences of sub-Saharan African immigrants living with HIV in Alberta. Health Promotion Studies University of Alberta

 

Caitlin Sinclair

Caitlin’s graduate research on barriers to accessing hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs builds on her front-line and research experience working with people with addictions. Community Health and Epidemiology Dalhousie University

 

Margaret Ormond

 

Adrian Guta

Adrian unites public health and bioethics in his research exploring the Canadian HIV community-based research movement and the ‘ethical work’ involved in such transgressive research practices.  Public Health; Joint Centre for Bioethics University of Toronto

 

Andre Ceranto

Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil Andre works to educate Portuguese-speaking communities about HIV and sexual health issues.  Outreach Coorinator Community, ACT & CAAT

 

Chris Sanders

Chris’ research investigates the influence of the criminal law on public health HIV prevention policy and counseling practices. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Lakehead University

 

Jen MacPherson

Jen currently works as a Registered Dietitian and Treatment, Health and Wellness Coordinator at Positive Living BC, an organization that seeks to empower people living with HIV through mutual support and collective action.

 

Kate Smith

Kate’s research examines the availability of and barriers to access to health services for people who smoke crack, and builds on her work with the HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention Research Team.  Epidemiology University of Ottawa

 

Eli Manning

Eli’s academic interests in HIV, sex, gender, and anti-racist and –colonist practices are her newest venture into HIV work, after voluntary and paid experience in AIDS organizations and advocacy.  Social Work University of Victoria

 

Duncan MacLachan

Duncan brings more than 30 years of community development, program management and lived experience with HIV/AIDS to his role as a community based researcher. His primary research interests include health promotion, mental health, HIV prevention, harm reduction, HIV and aging, and motivational interviewing.

 

Ciann Wilson

Originally from Westmoreland, Jamaica, Ciann works with racialized youth at community centres and high schools across Toronto. She has dedicated much of her academic and professional careers to helping reduce inequities in the sexual health education received by racialized youth. Human Biology, Philosophy and Sociology University of Toronto

 

Tamara Landry

Tamara works with two Youth Advisory Committees to guide her doctoral research exploring sexual health and disclosure concerns of HIV+ youth and youth not infected with HIV.  Health and Rehabiliation Sciences University of Western Ontario

 

Patrick Charette-Dionne

Patrick’s approach to his master’s degree in interdisciplinary social science and critical perspectives on HIV comes from his experiential learning as both activist and professional work in the field. Interdisciplinary Social Science Concordia University

 

Todd Coleman

Todd brings interdisciplinarity, volunteering and work experience on the Trans PULSE and Health in Middlesex Men Matters (HiMMM) projects to his PhD studies in Population Health Epidemiology. Population Epidemiology University of Western Ontario

 

Marianne Beaulie

Marianne is impelled by the injustices experienced by vulnerable populations to work in solidarity with these groups through her doctoral research in public health. Sexology Université du Québec

 

 

Generation 1

Alex McClelland

Alex McClelland is a doctoral student at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Studies on Culture and Society, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. His work focuses on social aspects of HIV, social theory and critical legal studies. During his doctoral studies, Alex is examining the lives of people who have been criminally prosecuted in relation to not disclosing their HIV-positive status. He is supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).

 

Lisa Campbell

Lisa currently coordinates events and communications for membership services at Fort McMurray Metis 1935 Local, and also works as the Outreach Director of the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy

 

Nicole Greenspan

Nicole’s work as a research coordinator at the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) provided a grounding in community-based research and activism for her PhD work in health services research. Health Policy University of Toronto

 

Rachel Wade

Through UWW, Rachel wants to bring broader social perspectives to her PhD. research which investigates HIV and HCV therapy-related mitochondrial dysfunction in the setting of co-infection.  Pathology and Laboratory Medicine University of British Columbia

 

Rika Moorhouse

Rika recently completed a master’s of public health at Simon Fraser University. During her studies, Rika was supported by a UWW fellowship to pursue research in South Africa with the HIV/AIDS Vaccine Ethics Group (HAVEG). The fellowship resulted several poster presentations and a manuscript on her community learning service and capstone.  Rika now works with Drs. Mark Tyndall and Bill Cameron at the OHRI, a highlight of which is managing the international CAPT Network.

 

Helena Shimeles

Helena’s graduate work at York University and community-based work at ACCHO has focused on black youth engagement and sexual health. African Caribbean Council Community, ACCHO

 

Robert Sam Milligan

Robert (Sam) Milligan works for Northern Health in British Columbia, as the Blood Borne Pathogen Regional Health Systems Navigator (long title ) In this role he provides education and consultation services to Regional Northern Health programs and communities. Some of his responsibilities include improve community access to HIV & HCV treatment, increase testing for HIV/HCV and provide current practice education to staff/physicians and community members.

 

Hannah Gilbert

Hannah’s current research interests combine medical anthropology and global health, which she balances with active involvement in supporting individuals living with HIV in Senegal.  Medical Anthropology, Social Sciences and Studies of Population Health McGill University

 

Doe O’Brien Teengs

Doe has over 10 years of experience working with the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy and has published several articles and resources related to two-spirit women and youth.  Aboriginal Focus Community

 

Shamara Baidoobonso

Shamara brings her passion for social justice to a community-based research approach that combines theories from political science, feminist thought and epidemiology.  CAHR Studentship University of Western Ontario

 

Daniel Grace

Dan seeks to make explicit how processes of transnational legal reform happen in everyday policy spaces through his doctoral research exploring transnational HIV legal reform and human rights. Sociolgy University of Vitoria

 

Brent Oliver

After over 15 years in the Canadian community-based AIDS movement, Brent is exploring labour force participation for people living with HIV/AIDS in his doctoral research in social work. Social Work University of Calgary

 

Angela Pickard

Angela’s PhD work is on the behavioural, structural and epidemiological aspects of HIV risk behaviours and prevention with the analysis of concurrent substance use and mental illness. Health & Behavioural Sciences University of Toront