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CGSHE in the Media

2022

2SLGBTQ

Advocates warn of monkeypox stigma as Toronto Pride approaches | Dr. Carmen Logie interviewed by Toronto Star, 30 May 2022.

Study finds survivors of conversion therapy need much more support | Dr. Travis Salway mentioned in Xtra Magazine, 16 May 2022.

Conversion therapy ‘alive and well’ in B.C. despite countrywide ban taking effect: expert | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by Vancouver Sun, 7 January 2022.

Canada Bans ‘Conversion Therapy’ | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by The New York Times, 6 January 2022.

COVID-19

Mejorar la salud de las mujeres para un mundo pospandémico más equitativo | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by Audiovisuales Podcast UNED, 26 August 2022.

Monkeypox outbreaks prompt concern over possible stigma | Dr. Troy Grennan interviewed by City News, 25 May 2022.

Another COVID Wave Looms and Migrant Workers Are Still at Risk | Dr. Mei-ling Wiedmeyer interviewed by The Tyee, 6 April 2022.

Health Care

‘Flourishing’ is a social determinant of health for children and young people | Dr. Carmen Logie featured in NAM Aids Map, 2 August 2022.

New UBC study debunks stereotypes of how men cope post-breakup | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Burnaby Now, 18 July 2022.

Pregnant people of color more likely to get procedures they didn’t consent to, study finds | Dr. Saraswathi Vedam interviewed by Los Angeles Times, 24 June 2022. Also featured in Toronto Star.

Hundreds of family doctors accepting new patients in Alberta as nearly a million British Columbians without | Dr. Ruth Lavergne interviewed by CTV News, 4 May 2022.

New research reveals men whose relationships break down are at high risk of mental health | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Daily Express, 31 March 2022.

The magic of childbirth | Dr. Saraswathi Vedam mentioned in Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, 16 March 2022.

‘All the trends paint a dire picture’: B.C. facing looming shortage of family physicians | Dr. Ruth Lavergne interviewed by Healthy Debate, 13 March 2022.

Breakup, Then Breakdown: Men Can Crumble Mentally When Romance Ends | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by US News, 14 February 2022.

Men are more at risk of mental illness post-breakup, study finds | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Global News, 13 February 2022.

Improving anal cancer screening among men living with HIV | Dr. Troy Grennan interviewed by The CTN, 2 February 2022.

More services needed to help men deal with mental health problems: UBC study | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Vancouver Sun, 28 January 2022.

6 prenatal and postnatal procedures that are actually optional | Dr. Saraswathi Vedam interviewed by Today’s Parent, 26 January 2022.

Indigenous

The 2022 Women of the Year Awards: Change Maker – Winner | Dr. Brittany Bingham featured in BC Business, 31 May 2022.

Law/Policy
Substance Use

Comment: Involuntary hospitalization is a zombie idea — why does the NDP keep bringing it back? | Trevor Goodyear co-authored an op-ed in Times Colonist, 2 September 2022.

Public informed on details of supervised consumption sites | Dr. Miriam Harris interviewed by Somerville Times, 8 June 2022.

 

Other

International project to name heat waves met with skepticism, intrigue | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CBC News, 14 August 2022.

Parents are concerned with recent news of teen bullying | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CBC BC Today, 12 May 2022.

Heat dome and other climate events have growing impact on mental health | Dr. Carmen Logie mentioned in Science Daily, 24 January 2022.

2021

2SLGBTQ

Qualitative Evidence Supports the Ban on Conversion Therapy in Canada | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by Mad in America, December 8, 2021.

Conversion “therapy” ban a landmark moment for queer, trans survivors | Dr. Travis Salway quoted in Rabble, December 2, 2021.

Every day the province doesn’t ban conversion therapy is another day lives are needlessly at risk | Dr. Travis Salway mentioned in Vancouver Sun, November 30, 2021.

We must confront white privilege in LGBTQ+ spaces | Dr. Carmen Logie quoted in The Varsity, 5 September 2021.

Scrap the Stereotypes! LGBTQ+ Does Not Mean Gay, White, and Male | Dr. Carmen Logie mentioned in Shout Out UK, 9 August 2021.

Will the government’s bill banning conversion therapy survive? | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by CBC Radio’s The House, July 10, 2021.

New data suggests conversion therapy practices are still common across Canada | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by CTV News, June 5, 2021.

COVID-19

Childcare educators, mothers felt ‘left hanging’, undervalued during pandemic | Dr. Julia Smith interviewed by Phys.org, 2 November 2021.

COVID-related medical cost coverage extended for B.C. residents without MSP | Dr. Shira Goldenberg interviewed by Nanaimo News Bulletin, 22 October 2021.

BC reverses decision to cut off COVID-related care coverage for new BC residents | Burnaby Beacon, 20 October 2021.

BC to stop funding COVID-related care for people not eligible for MSP | Dr. Shira Goldenberg interviewed by Burnaby Beacon, 20 October 2021.

COVID-19: Women will bear the brunt of fourth wave’s long-term effects | Dr. Julia Smith interviewed by Vancouver Sun, 29 August 2021.

SCSU Social Work, Drama programs join forces during COVID-19 | Dr. Carmen Logie mentioned in The Times and Democrat, 18 July 2021.

South Asian advocate calls for vaccine clinics at faith-based centres | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CityNews, 8 May 2021.

La situation de l’Inde vue d’un point de vue local | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by Radio-Canada, 27 April 2021.

New StatsCan report shows higher COVID-19 mortality rate for visible minorities | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CityNews, 10 March 2021

More than half of survey respondents say the pandemic stopped them from accessing necessary sexual health care | Dr. Troy Grennan quoted in CTV News Vancouver, 6 March 2021.

Fewer British Columbians sought sexual health services early in pandemic: survey | Dr. Troy Grennan quoted in Kamloops News, 5 March 2021.

Let’s talk about sex: A look at sex and sexual health services in the time of COVID-19, according to BCCDC | Drs. Troy Grennan & Mark Gilbert quoted in The Castlegar News, 5 March 2021.

Sex and COVID-19: BCCDC releases findings of sexual health services survey | Drs. Troy Grennan & Mark Gilbert quoted in Prince George Matters, 3 March 2021.

SFU gender and health equity researchers discuss sex work inequities during COVID-19 | Dr. Shira Goldenberg & Jennie Pearson interviewed by The Peak, 15 February 2021.

Advocates call on public health officials to address COVID-19 vaccine concerns in BIPOC communities | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CityNews, 20 January 2021.

Want to reduce COVID-19? Target high-risk populations, health experts urge | CBC News, 17 January 2021.

Health Care

BC Denies Public Health Care to Newcomers. We All Pay | Dr. Shira Goldenberg interviewed by The Tyee, 24 December 2021.

Pourquoi Victoria a-t-elle l’indice de fécondité le plus faible du Canada? | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by Radio-Canada’s Phare Ouest, 6 December 2021.

UW Health recognizes World AIDS Day through ribbon tribute | Dr. Carmen Logie mentioned in WMTV, 1 December 2021.

‘Absolutely unacceptable’: Students, advocates call to remove the three-month waiting period for MSP | Dr. Shira Goldenberg quoted in The Ubyssey, 8 November 2021.

Immigrant women, children suffer during B.C.’s waiting period for healthcare: study | Dr. Shira Goldenberg interviewed by CityNews, 13 October 2021.

B.C. health researchers call for better data in a post-pandemic world | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CBC News, 8 May 2021.

Law/Policy

One-third of all sex workers unable to call 911 due to fear of repercussions from cops: study Dr. Anna-Louise Crago interviewed by The Vancouver Sun, 30 January 2021.

Criminaliser les clients ne protège pas les travailleuses du sexe, selon une étude récente | Dr. Anna-Louise Crago comments in Metro, 28 January 2021.

Policing and the sex industry calls for change | Dr. Anna-Louise Crago interviewed by Global News Morning BC, 27 January 2021.

Nearly one-third of sex workers won’t call 911 due to fear of police, study finds| Dr. Anna-Louise Crago interviewed by CTV News, 27 January 2021.

One-third of Canadian sex workers don’t call 911 due to fear of police| Dr. Anna-Louise Crago comments in Vancouver is Awesome, 27 January 2021.

30% of sex workers don’t call 911 because of fear of police: study | Dr. Anna-Louise Crago interviewed by Global News, 26 January 2021.

Substance Use

Silent crisis’ of male suicide getting worse across Canada | Dr. John Oliffe mentioned by The Globe and Mail, 30 April 2021.

The rock bottom high: The importance of checking drugs | Dr. Jane Buxton interviewed by News1150, 16 February 2021.

Stigma makes life worse for youth meth users, B.C. study finds | Dr. Rod Knight quoted in Prince George Matters, 6 January 2021.

Stereotypes, stigma about meth make finding help harder for users | Dr. Rod Knight quoted in Castanet, 6 January 2021.

Other

New SmartParent program aims to help families adapt to life with their newborn | Dr. Patti Janssen interviewed by Surrey Now-Leader, 17 October 2021.

UBC researchers launch SmartParent, Canada’s first text-based parenting education program | Dr. Patti Janssen interviewed by Vancouver Sun, 10 October 2021.

UBC team designs Canada’s first text service for education on parenting | Dr. Patti Janssen interviewed by Global News, 7 October 2021.

Study points to depression risks, interventions for NWT teens | Dr. Carmen Logie interviewed by Cabin Radio, 5 August 2021.

Food insecurity, dating violence and gender norms drive depression among N.W.T. youth | Dr. Carmen Logie interviewed by CBC News, 28 July 2021.

B.C.’s extreme heat wave emergencies linked to health of ecosystem | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by Vancouver Sun, 30 June 2021.

 

2020

2SLGBTQ
COVID-19

Fear, frustration, compassion and shame: What nurses are dealing with during the pandemic | Meaghan Thumath featured by CBC News, 9 December 2020.

Mother at Whitehorse Correctional Centre unable to hold infant since March due to COVID-19 measuresDr. Ruth Elwood Martin interviewed by The Yukon News, 13 November 2020.

COVID-19 racial data, policy needed for B.C. to fight inequality in heath care: doctor | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CityNews 1130, 8 November 2020.

Charting a post-pandemic path for urban Indigenous people | Dr. Brittany Bingham interviewed by The Tyee, 10 September 2020.

Indigenous researcher to study effect of COVID-19 policies on Aboriginal peoples| Dr. Brittany Bingham interviewed by Vancouver Sun, 18 August 2020.

Four Strategies for COVID-19 Stigma Mitigation | Dr. Carmen Logie quoted in Mad in America, 8 August 2020.

Despite calls, B.C. still not collecting race-based COVID data | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by  Surrey Now-Leader, 18 June 2020.

Sex during a pandemic can be risky. Here’s how to do it safely. | Dr. Carmen Logie interviewed by Popular Science, 10 June 2020.

COVID-19 and inequities in health| Below the Radar Conversations, 22 May 2020.

It’s hard to get tested for STIs right now. Here’s why that’s risky | The Tyee, 27 May 2020.

Whether it’s Ebola or COVID-19, Vancouver street nurse Meaghan Thumath feels at home helping the less fortunate| Meaghan Thumath featured in The Georgia Straight, 30 April 2020.

Race matters in a pandemic, but we’re not gathering basic data | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by The Tyee, 30 April 2020.

Here’s why it’s important to collect data on marginalized people | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by 980 CKNW, 24 April, 2020.

Advocates raise alarm as countries fail to collect racial data of coronavirus patients | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by WUWF 88.1, 24 April 2020.

Canada’s ‘colourblind’ coronavirus data could leave officials blind to racial inequities | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CityNews 1130, 8 April 2020.

Italian eateries in Toronto plan for worst as coronavirus fears rise | Dr. Carmen Logie interviewed by Toronto News, 13 March 2020.

Health Care
Im/migration

Dr. Shira Goldenberg & Stefanie Machado: Stigma and im/migration | Everybody Hates Me: Let’s Talk About Stigma, 21 September 2020.

Reproductive Justice
Substance Use

How Child Apprehensions Cause Moms to Relapse, and Overdose | Meaghan Thumath interviewed by The Tyee, 2 December 2020.

How Better Toxic Drug Alerts Could Save Lives | Dr. Jane Buxton quoted in The Tyee, 19 November 2020.

Mothers of children removed from their care are more likely to accidentally overdose, study shows | Meaghan Thumath interviewed by CBC News, 19 November 2020.

As overdose crisis rages on, wait lists grow in recovery programs for women with children | Meaghan Thumath quoted in CBC News, 8 July 2020.

Past Years

2019
2018

Canada’s prostitution laws may not make sex work safer: research. André Picard, The Globe and Mail, 26 July 2018.

When walking while trans is a crime. Emma Whitford, The Cut, 31 January 2018.

2017

Open letter decries police posing as sex-worker clients in ‘repressive’ Operation Northern Spotlight. The Georgia Straight, 6 July 2017.

Sex workers who use psychedelic drugs have lower suicide risk, study finds. Andrea Woo, The Globe and Mail, 16 May 2017.

Psychedelic drugs could reduce the risk of suicide. Nicole Morley, Metro.co.uk, 2 May 2017.

Psychedelic drug use linked to lower suicide risk, finds study. Kashmira Gander, Independent.co.uk,2 May 2017.

Psychedelic use could lower suicide risk. Daniel Oberhaus, VICE.com, 1 May 2017.

Legalisation of sex work associated with lower prevalence of HIV in sex workers. Roger Pebody, aidsmap.com, 7 February 2017.

After pot, legalize heroin. CBC Radio, 31 

Sex work an occupational choice for some in industry: study. Linda Givetash, CTV News, 9 February 2017.

Canada: racial and gender justice for sex workers. Anna-Louise Crago & Robyn Maynard, World Policy Blog, 8 February 2017.

Legalisation of sex work associated with lower prevalence of HIV in sex workers. Roger Pebody, NAM Aidsmap, 7 February 2017.

Gentrification Threatens Vancouver Sex Workers. Jen Kinney, Next City, 1 February 2017.

Construction on the DTES is Endangering Trans Sex Workers. Aly Laube, The Runner, 31 January 2017.

5 Questions with Candice Norris, Peer Evaluator for the PLDI Impact Evaluation. Pacific AIDS Network, 18 January 2017.

Elena Argento (Researcher: Indian Sex Workers and Hallucinogens). Christopher Ryan podcast, 15 January 2017.

Les prostituées transsexuelles chassées du Downtown Eastside. Radio-Canada, 12 January 2017.

Downtown Eastside gentrification increases risks for trans sex workers: study. Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun, 12 January 2017.

Dangerous liaisons. Jon Manchester, Castanet.net, 12 January 2017.

Cheque Day in the Downtown Eastside. The Globe and Mail, 1 January 2017.

2016

Dr. Andrea Krüsi on the housing crisis, sex workers, and Bill C36: segment between  1:11:56 – 1:12:49. CBC The Early Edition, 12 October 2016.

CGSHE’s Dr. Andrea Krüsi speaks on the impact of C-36. Steve Chong, 11 October 2016.

Vancouver sex workers hold forum to discuss housing challenges. Justin McElroy & Kamil Karamali, CBC British Columbia, 11 October 2016.

War-related human rights violations fuel higher HIV burden among sex workers in conflict-affected Northern Uganda. Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 31 August 2016.

Male sex workers in Vancouver feel safer on the internet than on the street. Linda Givetash, CBC News British Columbia, 7 July 2016.

5 reasons decriminalization protects sex workers’ rights. Margaret Huang, Rolling Stone, 9 June 2016.

Health risks for female sex workers and their children. Lisa Rapaport, Reuters Health, 26 May 2016.

Making AIDS Care Truly UniversalResearch2Reality, 19 May 2016. Download the transcript here

Should prostitution be a crime? Emily Bazelon, The New York Times, 5 May 2016.

Talking point: Let’s talk about sex work baby. Jade Barker, The Mercury, 8 April 2016.

New police approach to help sex workers proves ineffective. Emily McCarty, The Thunderbird, 1 April 2016.

3 Myths About Sex Work That Harm Everyone. Joe Scott, Yes! Magazine, 10 March 2016.

The Shame Game: The internet has given us a new public square. Now law enforcement is trying to harness its power. Suzy Khimm, The New Republic, 9 March 2016. 

2015

HIV/AIDS and Adequate Living Standards: Interview with Dr. Shira Goldenberg. Chanel Klein, CJSF 90.1 FM, 10 December 2015.

Outreach makes the difference to sex workers’ health. Megan Devlin, The Thunderbird, 6 December 2015.

10 Facts on HIV and Sex Work. Katherine Koster and Cris Sardina, The Huffington Post, 3 December 2015.

Stigma Puts Sex Workers at Higher Risk of HIV. Diana Tourjée, Vice.com, 1 December 2015.

The true story behind ‘Zola,’ the epic Twitter story too crazy to be real. Caitlin Dewey, The Washington Post, 2 November 2015.

Sex workers press Liberals, NDP, Greens to repeal prostitution law brought in by Conservatives. Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight, 13 October 2015.

Open Letter: Coalition asks NDP, Liberal, and Green leaders to repeal Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons ActThe Georgia Straight,  13 October 2015.

Sex work laws criminalize a necessary community of women. Sex Workers United Against Violence (SWUAV), The Volcano, 13 October 2015.

Why decriminalise sex work? An open letter in support of Amnesty International’s recent proposals to decriminalise sex work. Global Network of Sex Work Projects, Open Democracy, 29 July 2015.

Scotland should think carefully before criminalising clients of sex workers. Lynzi Armstrong, The Conversation, 30 June 2015.

Sex workers spread #FacesofProstitution as a rebuttal to the rescue industry. Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight, 3 April 2015.

Vancouver police chief Jim Chu announces retirement. Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight, 23 January 2015.

2014

Lancet report: Support sex workers to prevent HIVNews-Medical.net, 23 July 2014.

Decriminalise sex work to help control Aids pandemic, scientists demand. Sarah Boseley, The Guardian, 22 July 2014.

Legalize sex work, ax the HIV rate. Jenny Kutner, Salon, 22 July 2014.

Calls grow to decriminalise sex work. Tamar Kahn, BusinessLive.co.za, 22 July 2014.

The Most Effective Way To Fight HIV Worldwide May Be Legal Prostitution. Richard Ingham, Business Insider, 22 July 2014.

Decriminalising prostitution would ‘slash HIV rates among sex workers.’ Dan MacGuill, TheJournal.ie, 22 July 2014.

Legalising sex work would slash HIV toll, study says. Richard Ingham, MedicalXpress, 22 July 2014.

“Decriminalise Prostitution”: Top medical journal Lancet calls for global action to protect sex workers from HIV. Charlie Cooper, The Independent, 22 July 2014.

International Aids Conference: Call for Governments Worldwide to Decriminalise Prostitution. Samantha Payne, International Business Times, 22 July 2014.

Decriminalizing sex work can avert HIV: Lancet report. C.H. Unnikrishnan, LiveMint, 22 July 2014.

AIDS conference told legalizing prostitution a simple way to curb HIV. Pauline Dakin, CBC News, 22 July 2014.

Study reveals decriminalization of sex work will reduce global HIV infections significantly. The Lawyer Herald, 22 July 2014.

The Lancet: Control of HIV pandemic will not be achieved without radical improvement in support for sex workersScienceCodex.com, 22 July 2014.

Scientists call for the decriminalization of sex work. Arielle Duhaime-Ross, The Verge, 22 July 2014.

The pros and cons of decriminalising prostitutionTheWeek.co.uk, 22 Ju;y 2014 (updated 5 March 2019).

Legalising sex work would slash HIV toll: studyHindustan Times, 22 July 2014.

Africa: Sex Workers Seek HIV Prevention. Joe Decapua, All Africa, 22 July 2014.

Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections. Caelainn Hogan, The Washington Post, 21 July 2014.

Decriminalize sex work to help control AIDS pandemic, scientists demand at international conference. Sarah Boseley, The Guardian, 21 July 2014.

Canadian Sex Workers Are Speaking Out Against The Conservatives’ Prostitution Law. Ishmael N. Daro, Vice.com, 10 July 2014.

Study critiques Vancouver’s prostitution policies. Melissa Roach, The Peak, 23 June 2014.

“Canadian Model” Sex Work Legislation Hurts Most Vulnerable. Arwen McKechnie, Gender Focus, 12 June 2014.