Dr. Travis Salway (he/him)

Research Education Lead

Dr. Travis Salway (he/him) is a research scientist and Research Education Lead at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity as well as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. A social epidemiologist, Dr. Salway works to understand and improve the health of Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (2S/LGBTQ) populations. He also conducts research in affiliation with the BC Centre for Disease Control. In 2019-2020, he testified for two standing committees of the Canadian House of Commons, to inform federal policy to promote 2S/LGBTQ health equity. This resulted in the passage of Bill C-4, making it a crime to perpetrate anti-2S/LGBTQ practices, otherwise known as “conversion therapy.” Dr. Salway directs the REAFFIRM Collaborative, an interdisciplinary team committed to researching 2S/LGBTQ+ health and co-directs the Two-Spirit Dry Lab, Turtle Island’s first research group exclusively dedicated to understanding the health of Two-Spirit Indigenous people. He is the founder of, a 2S/LGBTQ-affirming mental health service finder. In 2022, his team is administering the survey to understand the range of settings where Canadian youth have their sexual and gender identities supported or threatened. He is @travissalway on Twitter.