This research, led by PhD Students Sunny Jiao and Allie Slemon at Capacity, found a lack of clarity across the literature on how outreach is conceptualized, the central elements of outreach, and how the ‘success’ of outreach is empirically measured. Working with Dr. Vicky Bungay and Dr. Adrian Guta, they have led an important piece […]

Capacity Research Unit is delighted to welcome Alex Werier and Natasha Kim to the team for our national partnership project, “Scaling Up Trauma and Violence Informed Outreach with Women Affected by Violence”. Alex (she/her) joins our team as the Research Assistant and will be working closely with our multi-disciplinary team to support and advance the […]

Do you have experience in knowledge mobilization with community-based and community-led research projects and teams? Then this position may be for you! We are looking to add to the team for our national partnership project.

Are you an experienced research assistant excited to work  on a community-based and community-led research project? We are hiring for our national partnership project.

Inner-City Women's Initiatives Society (ICWIS), community co-lead at the Capacity Research Unit, is now hiring for three positions that will comprise a new Community Outreach team for STRENGTH, the Vancouver site of the national Scaling Up project.

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.

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!

Congratulations to the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society (COEFS), who were successful in receiving 2021-2022 UBC Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) funds to support ongoing partnership development with the Capacity Research Unit as part of a larger project looking at implementing an innovative outreach program to support women affected by violence.   The Central Okanagan Elizabeth […]

We are pleased to share findings from the STRENGTH Pilot study (April 15, 2018 to January 28, 2020). Please see our report on this community-based, participatory action pilot study to design a women-led, strengths-based, trauma informed model of outreach in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood of Vancouver. The STRENGTH project was built upon the expertise […]

In this article, published in a special issue of the journal “Social Sciences” dedicated to the occupational health and safety of sex workers, we explore the impact of the use of communication technologies on the occupational health and safety of sex workers in Canada.