Research

The Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity is network of interdisciplinary researchers and intersectoral leaders at University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Working across community, clinical, and policy realms, our faculty lead community-based population health research and global policy research to address gender and sexual health (in)equities in BC, Canada and around the world. 

For over a decade, we have been conducting research with youth, young women, LGBTQ/2S+ communities, racialized migrant and refugee communities, urban Indigenous women and Two-Spirit people, gender-based violence survivors, and communities that are over-policed and surveilled, including parents in poverty, sex workers, people living with HIV, and individuals precariously housed or incarcerated. The scope of our work ranges from social epidemiology and public policy to interdisciplinary, mixed methods and social science research. Our researchers share a common passion for building evidence to meet the highest scientific and ethical standards to address systemic barriers and advance gender equity and sexual health and well being.

CGSHE receives research and scholarship funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, US National Institutes of Health, Federal Ministry of Women and Gender Equality, Vancouver Foundation, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and Open Society Foundation.