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Health xChange – Powered by Pecha Kucha

Health xChange


On May 7, 2019, MSFHR and Edge Collective will host the third annual Health xChange. Using a PechaKucha format (20 slides, shown for 20 seconds each), presenters will share their creative approaches for fostering health equity through research, so that all people can reach their full health potential.

Led by Zena Sharman, writer, speaker, LGBTQ+ health advocate and MSFHR’s director of strategy, this evening will be a chance to learn from and network with BC researchers, policy-makers and knowledge users who are passionate about using research to improve health equity.

Tickets: $10 (includes finger buffet. Complimentary tickets are available for students, patient representatives, and others for whom the ticket price is barrier to attendance)

MSFHR and Edge Collective acknowledge that Health xChange will be held on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

1728 Commercial Drive

Meet the speakers:

EQUIP-ED: Shaping social justice in the emergency department
Aggie Black, Director, Health Services & Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation, Providence Health Care

Through our own eyes: Exploring HIV stigma, disclosure, and criminalization
Jenn McDermid, Assistant Project Coordinator and Qualitative Researcher, Flo Ranville, Peer Mentor and Qualitative Interviewer, & Lulu Gurney, Peer Research Associate and Qualitative Interviewer, all with the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity

Working towards equity in the early years 
Alison Gerlach, Assistant Professor, School of Child & Youth Care, University of Victoria

WelTel: Giving patients a voice from their own time and place
Richard Lester, co-founder and scientific director, WelTel Inc. & International mHealth Society

The importance of artivism as knowledge translation: Engaging the public
Megan Marziali, Research Assistant, & Valerie Nicholson, Peer Research Assistant, both with the Epidemiology and Population Health Program, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Healing on both sides: A prison/community partnership
Kelsey Timler, Research Manager – Work 2 Give Research, Critical Research in Health & Heathcare Inequities Research Unit, School of Nursing, UBC

Where do we go from here?: Community perspectives on HIV in Surrey
Mia Kibel, Research Assistant, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, & Patience Magagula, Director, Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC

ILLICIT: Behind the Shadows. Engaging the public through collaborative arts-based research
Nicolas Crier, freelance writer, Coordinator and Facilitator for the Speaker’s Bureau at Megaphone Magazine

To find out more about Health xChange, please visit the MSFHR website.