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June 8, 2023

Facilitated by CIEDAR – CoVaRR-Net’s Indigenous Engagement, Development, and Research Pillar 7

Hearing Indigenous Voices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In conjunction with UBC Health, CIEDAR presented a hybrid symposium on Indigenous health during the pandemic. Indigenous scholars from Canada, US, and New Zealand participated. They discussed lessons learned about conducting research and Indigenous resilience during the pandemic.

A recording will be posted shortly. Stay tuned!

MARCH 30, 2023

FACILITATED BY PILLAR 9, KNOWLEDGE, IMPLEMENTATION, AND TRAINING TEAM (KITT)

CoVaRR-Net Webinar

This webinar is part of the CoVaRR-Net’s capacity building and training initiative, which will see various pillar members present their pillar’s projects and plans over the next few months.

The sixth webinar in the series featured:

  • A presentation from Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Indigeneity (EDI&I) on Unweaving Systemic Inequities in Academia and Health Care from Dr. Ninan Abraham, EDI&I Director and Michelle Zinck, EDI&I Manager.

FEBRUARY 24, 2023

FACILITATED BY PILLAR 9, KNOWLEDGE, IMPLEMENTATION, AND TRAINING TEAM (KITT)

CoVaRR-Net Webinar

This webinar is part of the CoVaRR-Net’s capacity building and training initiative, which will see various pillar members present their pillar’s projects and plans over the next few months.

The fifth webinar in the series featured:

  • A presentation from the BioBank Team on Collaborative Biobanking: Trailblazing for Pandemic Preparedness from Dr. Angela M. Crawley, Biobank Director; Dr. Raphael Saginur, Bioethics Co-Director; Dr. James Robblee, Bioethics Co-Director; and Dr. Amy Hsu, Data Platform Director.

JANUARY 27, 2023

FACILITATED BY PILLAR 9, KNOWLEDGE, IMPLEMENTATION, AND TRAINING TEAM (KITT)

CoVaRR-Net Webinar

This webinar is part of the CoVaRR-Net’s capacity building and training initiative, which will see various pillar members present their pillar’s projects and plans over the next few months.

The fourth webinar in the series featured:

  • A presentation from Pillar 7 on Indigenous Voices in Contemporary Spheres: Academic, Social Media, and Health Research from Dr. Kimberly R. Huyser, Pillar 7 Lead; Carly Morrisseau, Communications and Social Media Coordinator; Emma Ronayne, Graduate Research Assistant; Jonathan Lin, Graduate Research Assistant; Jordan Derkson, Graduate Research Assistant; and CEIDAR Team.

NOVEMBER 29, 2022

FACILITATED BY PILLAR 9, KNOWLEDGE, IMPLEMENTATION, AND TRAINING TEAM (KITT)

CoVaRR-Net Webinar

This webinar is part of the CoVaRR-Net’s capacity building and training initiative, which will see various pillar members present their pillar’s projects and plans over the next few months.

The third webinar in the series featured:

  • Overview of Pillar 5 Activities, and Detection and Analysis of Naturally Arising SARS-CoV-2 Defective Interfering Particles from Dr. Ioannis Ragoussis, Pillar 5 Lead
  • The Emergence and Dynamics of COVID-19 Variants in the GTA from Dr. Jeff Wrana, Pillar 5 Deputy

OCTOBER 22, 2022

Facilitated by Pillar 3, VIROLOGY

CoVaRR-Net Webinar

This webinar is part of the CoVaRR-Net’s capacity building and training initiative, which will see various pillar members present their pillar’s projects and plans over the next few months.

The second webinar in the series featured:

  • Natural Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Mice from Dr. Louis Flamand, Pillar 3 Lead
  • The Quest for a Universal SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine from Dr. Denis Leclerc, Pillar 3 Deputy

SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

Facilitated by Pillar 9, Knowledge Implementation, and Training Team (KITT)

CoVaRR-Net Webinar

This webinar launched the CoVaRR-Net Webinar Series, which will see various Pillar members present their Pillars, projects, and plans over the next few months.

This first in the series featured:

  • A CoVaRR-Net Vision Update from Dr. Marc-André Langlois, CoVaRR-Net Executive Director
  • The Use of Evidence in a Public Health Crisis from Dr. Melissa Brouwers, Pillar 9 Co-Lead

SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

A webinar with CoVaRR-Net Researchers

Vaccines 101: The Role of Vaccines in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Four CoVaRR-Net Pillar Leads share their work and take questions from the public on prevention and protection from COVID-19 in an era of rising cases of variants of concern (VOCs).

Speakers:

  • Jenn Gommerman (Pillar 1: Immunology & Vaccine Protection)
  • Anne-Claude Gingras (Pillar 3: Functional Genomics & Structure-Function of VOCs)
  • Nazeem Muhajarine (Pillar 6: Public Health, Health Systems and Social Policy Impacts)
  • Kimberly R. Huyser (Pillar 7: CoVaRR-Net’s Indigenous Engagement, Development, and Research (CIEDAR))

The webinar is presented by CoVaRR-Net, supported by UTown@UBC Community Grants.

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