CGSHE commemorates IDAHOBIT 2024

CGSHE commemorates IDAHOBIT 2024

May 17 marks the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT). In honour of the 2024 IDAHOBIT theme, “No one left behind: equality, freedom and justice for all”, we are spotlighting the MindMapBC project. Learn more about the collaborative work put into the project by REAFFIRM and QMUNITY and the teams’ hopes for its future.

CGSHE honours Trans Awareness Week

In honour of Transgender Awareness Week, the CGSHE comms team connected with CGSHE Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. A.J. Lowik to learn more about trans-inclusive and gender-affirming abortion care.

CGSHE honours Sex Worker Pride

September 14, 2023, marks the fifth anniversary of Sex Worker Pride, a day honouring the strides of the sex worker rights movement and ongoing resistance. To celebrate, we are highlighting local organized efforts to advance sex worker rights in British Columbia.

CGSHE commemorates Pride Month

To commemorate June as Pride Month, CGSHE is highlighting research that uplifts 2S/LGBTQ+ people and communities on our blog. For today’s blog post, we connected with the MindMapBC team to learn more about their important project supporting mental health care access for 2S/LGBTQ+ folks across British Columbia.

CGSHE commemorates Indigenous History Month

For Indigenous History Month, CGSHE is highlighting some of our past Spotlight Series speakers: Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle, Jessy Dame and Miranda Kelly. They address a wide range of topical issues such as the overrepresentation of Indigenous Peoples in incarceration, the erasure of Two-Spirit folks in data collection, and the ongoing colonization of childbirth.

CGSHE honours International Transgender Day of Visibility

For this year’s International Transgender Day of Visibility, we are highlighting our Gender and Sex in Methods and Measures Research Equity Toolkit. Our toolkit aims to address the erasure in research of trans people and others who are marginalized and minoritized on the basis of their genders, sexes and sexualities.

CGSHE commemorates International Women’s Day

For this year’s International Women’s Day, we wanted to recognize a handful of women who have acted as advocates in the gender and sexual health equity space. Jean Goodwill, Dianna Boileau & Brenda Campbell helped to pave the way in their communities for the women who came after them.

Congratulations, Dr. Wendy Norman: Newly appointed CGSHE Interim Executive Director

We are thrilled to announce that UBC has appointed Dr. Wendy Norman as Interim Executive Director of Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity at the University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wendy V. Norman (she/her/hers) joins CGSHE as of February 1, 2023 as the Interim Executive Director of the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity at the UBC Faculty of Medicine.