CGSHE launches Trainee Research Symposium to showcase new student research

November 30, 2021   |   Blog, News

Join us this Thursday, December 2 from12-1:30pm for the inaugural CGSHE Trainee Research Symposium, co-hosted with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University! The symposium features lightening style talks by UBC and SFU trainees about their undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral research projects in areas ranging from public health and social medicine to interdisciplinary studies, followed by a Q&A. Moderated by CGSHE trainee and SFU Research Fellow Alice Murage (she/her), the event will be recorded and posted on our website and social media channels, as well as shared with presenters.

The CGSHE Trainee Research Symposium is great opportunity to learn about what the fantastic CGSHE trainees are working on, join an engaging discussion about gender equity, sexual health and reproductive justice, and network with colleagues. It will open with a talk from SFU student Amrit Tiwana (she/her) on her work on conversion therapy in Canada, followed by UBC PhD student Niki Oveisi (she/her)’s talk on the experiences of nurses during COVID-19 in British Columbia. Jennie Pearson (she/her), a UBC PhD student, will discuss ongoing research into the impacts of the pandemic on sex workers, while SFU Masters student Martha Gumprich (they/she) will report on their work on non-binary individuals involved in Canadian sport.

Alexander Kozuchowski (he/him), an SFU research assistant, will give his presentation, Experiences of women working in long-term care facilities in British Columbia during COVID-19, with UBC Masters student Brett Koenig (they/he) wrapping up with the final talk on their research into violence reporting among men and non-binary sex workers. Everyone is welcome – we hope to see you there!

The Gender and Sexual Health Equity Trainee Research Symposium takes place December 2 at 12pm. RSVP here. Click here for the full agenda.