Recent CBRC Stories

Blog: Under the Lens By Sarah Chown | November 14, 2015

In Greek, the word stigma refers to a mark; in today’s English, stigma refers to a mark of disgrace or shame that is applied to a person, group or behaviour. There is no shortage of connections between our work in gay men’s health, gay men’s lives, and stigma: it is connected to the ways we...

Blog: Under the Lens By Sarah Chown | August 26, 2015

I have been blogging on theories related to gay men’s health at the Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC) since September 2012. This project started with the goals of sharing the conversations that were happening in our reading group with broader audiences, and bringing a...

Feature Article By Daniel Wexel | July 1, 2015

If a conversation should turn to travel, and I mention my penchant for hitchhiking, the reaction is always strong. Most people immediately worry aloud about how unsafe it must be. But even those in whom my irreverent travel stories have struck some chord of terror – once they’ve pushed beyond...

Feature Article By Travis Salway Hottes & Devon Haag with Mark Gilbert | May 27, 2015

For the past few years we’ve been talking to gay and bisexual men in order to design a new STI and HIV testing service.1 We repeatedly heard concerns about the privacy of personal sexual health information and the desired convenience of getting a routine check-up every 3 to 6 months...

Feature Article By Craig Barron | February 20, 2015
Blog: Under the Lens By Sarah Chown | January 22, 2015