The Capacity Research Unit at the University of British Columbia is an interdisciplinary team of researchers, staff, students and organizations working together to address discrimination and inequities in health care and social services.
Our research is shaped by community-academic collaboration. Together we strive to develop, test and inform practices, programs and policies that positively affect the well-being of people who regularly experience health and social inequities.
This new article by Bungay et al explores gaps in health research related to sex work, and concludes that health research funding bodies need to specifically engage with sex work communities and the growing cadre of researchers to establish an evidence informed research agenda to foster the health, safety, and well-being of sex workers locally and across the globe.
Analysis of the Social Consequences and Value Implications of the Everyday Discrimination Scale (EDS): Implications for Measurement of Discrimination in Health Research
New Publication led by PhD student Allie Slemon looks at the way discrimination is captured using the Everyday Discrimination Scale in quantitative research, and argues that we may be under-estimating these experiences. Intersectional approaches are needed to understand actual impacts of discrimination!