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(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – Dec 17, 2022)  On International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers Capacity supports the leadership of sex workers worldwide in calling attention to the violence and hate crimes perpetrated against sex workers. We remember and mourn the lives lost to this violence and hate, […]


(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – November 25, 2022)  Today Capacity observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW), a day of action and remembrance that also marks the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the global campaign to eradicate violence against women, girls, […]


Capacity is pleased to recognize the work and achievements of Kerry Marshall. A recipient of a Killam Doctoral Scholarship and a Four Year Doctoral Fellowship, Kerry is currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing under the research supervision of Dr. Lydia Wytenbroek and Dr. Victoria Bungay. Kerry is passionate about engaging in community-based health promotion research informed […]


“Nurses’ enactment of equity-promoting practices in the emergency department: A discourse analysis”   The presentation is now available to watch here. Audio for the student Q&A session is available here.    Date: November 4, 2022 Presented by: Dr. Allie Slemon Room: Online on Zoom Meetings REGISTER IN ADVANCE   In this session, Dr. Allie Slemon will […]


(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – September 30, 2022) Capacity marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, recognizing that today is a time of healing, commemoration, and courage for Survivors of residential schools and their families. We also acknowledge the strength and leadership of Indigenous communities across […]


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.