In this week’s notice, you will find information on the following events, job postings and resources:

1. Special Events




Canadian HIV/AIDS Skill Building Symposium: Peer Research Workshop

Are you a person living with or affected by HIV or working in a community-based agency who would like to more involved in research? If so, please join the OTHN at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Skill Building Symposium for workshop on Best Practices in Working with Peer Research Assistants on March 4, 2010, in Montreal. The deadline to register is Friday, February 26, 2010. For more information, please view the event flyer.

African Caribbean Advisory Council on HIV: Black History Month Event

The African Caribbean Advisory Council on HIV, in partnership with the AIDS Committee of Durham Region and the African Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario, will present a Black History Month event on Friday, February 26, 2010. Join this event and have a chance to eat and educate yourself on HIV and AIDS. For more information, please see the event flyer.

National Teleforum on Housing & HIV

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association in collaboration with the Ontario HIV Treatment Network and the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation will host a national teleforum on the role of housing in preventing and treating HIV. For people with HIV, housing is health and housing is prevention. Can the right housing stop HIV? Join a roundtable on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, to find out. For more information, view the event poster .

HIV, Disclosure and the Law Community Forum

In Canada, people living with HIV have been criminally charged, convicted and sent to prison for not disclosing their HIV status before having sex. The Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) is partnering with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network to present a Community Forum to help people living with HIV and service providers learn about the law regarding HIV disclosure in Canada on Wednesday March 10, 2010, in Hamilton. For more information, visit the CATIE website.

CIHR Café Scientifiques

Join one of the following CIHR Café Scientifiques to discuss emerging issues in HIV/AIDS research:

  • Generation Sex, Y and Z: More Sex Ed By Youth For Youth. Hosted by York University and the University of Toronto on Thursday, March 4, 2010. For more information please see the event flyer.
  • HIV/AIDS and Herpes: More Than Just a Pain in the Pants? Hosted by Immunodeficiency Clinic at University Health Network on Tuesday, March 9, 2010
For more information, visit the CIHR website.


African & Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO): Research Coordinator

ACCHO is seeking a Research Coordinator to lead the development, implementation and monitoring of its research initiatives. ACCHO is a coalition of organizations and individuals whose mission is to provide leadership in the response to HIV/AIDS in African, Caribbean and Black communities. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 5, 2010. For more information, please see the job posting.

Ontario HIV Treatment Network: Research Development Admin Assistant

The OHTN is seeking a Research Development Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to OHTN’s funding programs. The OHTN is a collaborative network of stakeholders which works together to promote excellence and innovation in HIV treatment, research, education in Ontario. The deadline to apply for this 6-month contract position is Friday, March 12, 2010. For more information, please see the job posting.

CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN): Community Advisory Committee Nominations

The CTN is currently seeking nominations from community members to fill four positions and one apprentice position on their Community Advisory Committee. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 15, 2010. For more information, see the call for nominations.

Memorial University of Newfoundland: Associate Professor, Clinical Epidemiology

The Clinical Epidemiology Unit of the Discipline of Medicine at Memorial University is inviting applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in clinical epidemiology. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 15, 2010. For more details, please see job posting.


Prevention in Focus: Spotlight on Programming and Research

CATIE is pleased to present a new online resource called Prevention in Focus. This resource highlights HIV and hepatitis C prevention research findings relevant to service providers and diverse viewpoints on how research findings might be practically integrated into front-line programs. To read the first issue or subscribe, visit Prevention in Focus: Spotlight on programming and research.

New OAN/OHTN Partnership to Support HIV CBR Research in Ontario

The Ontario AIDS Network and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network are pleased to announce a new partnership to enhance community-based HIV research in Ontario. Our joint program will include training and support in: community-based research, partnership building, grant applications, integrating GIPA principles, literature reviews and research syntheses, ethics review applications and knowledge translation and exchange strategies. For more information view the partnership announcement.