Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

In the Community! HealthyHousing.ca Launched Today!

Kate J has been hard at work for the past few months for Fife House on preparing for the launch of HealthyHousing.ca, a National HIV/Housing Portal, which is a space for people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), service providers and researchers to learn more about issues related to HIV/AIDS and housing. The website is the result [...]

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Toronto Events: January 18-24

Tuesday January 19 FILM: Earth 2100 Film screening and discussion on climate change, peak oil and population growth. 6:30 pm. Free. Annette LIbrary, 145 Annette. green13toronto.blogspot.com. Wednesday, January 20 LECTURE: Build Social Capital with Robert Campbell. 6:00pm-9:00pm. Centre for Social Innovation, Suite 120. LECTURE: Allies In Protecting The Environment: First Nations And The Land Lecture [...]

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How to “celebrate” World AIDS Day from your desk

This World AIDS Day I was stuck at home writing a paper for one of my classes, which meant that I missed out on all the World AIDS Day events happening around the city .  At least my paper was an evaluation of meal delivery programs for people living with HIV/AIDS, so it was certainly [...]

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Toronto Events November 23-29

FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEK: EVENT: Empower: Youth, Arts And Activism World AIDS Day launch of an HIV/AIDS activism manual for youth with drag shows, visual art and more. Thursday, November 26. 6:00-9:00 pm. Free. William Doo Auditorium, 5 Willcocks. [email protected] CONFERENCE: Ivey Global Health Innovation Conference Tuesday, November 24, 2009. 7:30 am -5:00 pm. [...]

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Art, AIDS and the fin de Siecle

I’m not very deep. When I go to art exhibits, I need to read the explanations. So last week, when I headed to the Canadian Art Reel Artists Film Festival screening of Art AIDS and the Fin de Siecle, I was very excited when it began to uncover the world of so-called “AIDS Artists.” The [...]

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Book Review: The Wisdom of Whores

I meant to post this for a while, but didn’t get to it until now…it was still bike season when I read it! In her 2008 book, The Wisdom Of Whores, Elizabeth Pisani manages to piss everyone off.  The result is a compelling read about what she refers to as the “bureaucrats, brothels and the [...]

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Toronto Events This Week: Lead Up to World AIDS Day

There is lots going on in Toronto this week, from a Fair Trade Holiday Shopping Festival to a Schools Without Borders music event to a Cafe Scientifique night on Gender Inequities in Health.  As well, in the lead up to World AIDS Day on December 1, there are a lot of AIDS-related events for you [...]

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All T-Cells Are Not Created Equal: Day 1, Ontario HIV Treatment Network Conference

Today I was at the first day of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network’s 2008 Research Conference.  The organization is a big funder of AIDS research in Ontario and it was great to check out what people are doing to learn about the pandemic in my ‘hood. Sometimes I’m amazed at how broad the approach is [...]

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SUNSIH Conference on Global Health: At Home and Abroad

The Student University Network for Social and International Health (SUNSIH) Conference started this Friday with a documentary screening of Angels in the Dust, a film about a group that supports orphans in South Africa.  I’ve seen several heart reandering call-to-action docs over the past few years, but this one stood out because of its focus [...]

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Nobel Prize for AIDS Research

At the AIDS Conference in August, one of the speakers in the Lancet Series on HIV Prevention Jeffrey O’Malley said something along the lines of “I’m amazed that the inventors of Safe Sex have yet to win a Nobel Prize.”  Well, it isn’t quite the inventors of safe sex, but it is exciting that some [...]

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