Background

What is Universities Without Walls (UWW)?

UWW is an intensive education program designed specifically to meet the needs of both university students who want to pursue a career in HIV research and community-based champions who are involved in HIV research, and help them achieve their academic and professional goals. UWW is funded by a Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR) grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and supported by and housed at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN).

What are UWW’s pedagogical objectives?

To enhance the Fellows’ knowledge of the HIV research sector, the HIV health system, the HIV/AIDS service organizations’ (ASOs) networks, HIV-related community based organizations’ (CBOs) networks , and relevant health policy environments (e.g. PHAC, Health Canada), learn from selected HIV related content, including HIV research trends across disciplines and HIV theory and research methods in their home discipline/area of community work, and other disciplines/ areas of community work, and to apply HIV research ethics principles across disciplines, communities, and contexts.