The University of Manitoba held an open forum, called Beyond Flows and Sightlines: Beginning Conversations on Systemic Discrimination and the Death of Brian Sinclair, in April 2014. Supported by Mr. Sinclair’s family, this forum brought together perspectives from the health and legal communities to start a national conversation around prejudice and health. Annette Browne, one of our CRiHHI members, was honoured to speak at this event, focusing on issues of discrimination within our healthcare system.

To learn more about these issues, read the recent article in the Winnipeg Free Press here.

The interactive, internet-based safety decision aid being tested by the iCAN Plan 4 Safety study was recently featured in an article in the Globe and Mail. The iCAN study, led by CRiHHI member Colleen Varcoe, is inviting women living in BC, Ontario, and New Brunswick to test the tool.

Read the Globe and Mail article here.

Findings from work led by CRiHHI member Colleen Varcoe were recently highlighted in the Thunderbird (a student publication of the Graduate School of Journalism at University of British Columbia).

The article, available here, outlines some research findings from the Women's Health Effects Study, which considered the long-term mental and physical health effects of intimate partner violence.


In February 2015, CRiHHI researcher Sabrina Wong was a guest on the CBC radio program Cross Country Checkup. She spoke to the show's theme, Is it time to re-think the role of doctors in the healthcare system?

Listen to the program here [Sabrina's interview begins at 40:57].

The Sanala research team has been working with Kwakwaka'wakw peoples to investigate the inseparability of culture and health. Their work is led by community-based partners Vera Newman and Barb Cranmer of the 'Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, along with CRiHHI members Helen Brown, Gladys McPherson, and Colleen Varcoe. Their work was highlighted in Partners in Innovation, a regular publication generated by UBC for provincial ministries. Read more here.

Sarah Jackman, Executive Director of the Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society, and Helen Brown, CRiHHI member, were invited to speak with Gloria Macarenko on the CBC's On the Coast on November 7, 2014.  Sarah and Helen spoke about the Working 2 Give project, in which Aboriginal men in incarceration create items for children in impoverished areas by designing, woodworking, building and carving.

Listen here (starting from 0:30:25).