News & Media

CGSHE in the Media

2024

Health Care

Key fixes to help the family doctor crisis | Dr. Ruth Lavergne interviewed by The Todd Veinotte Show, 1 March 2024.

How to Handle the Rise of an Antibiotic-Resistant STI | Dr. Troy Grennan interviewed by The Tyee, 13 February 2024.

Substance Use

Health Canada flags ‘serious’ risks of unauthorized sexual enhancement products | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Global News, 2 January 2024.

Other

Can TikTok’s ‘orange peel theory’ gauge if your relationship is healthy? | Dr. Samantha Dawson interviewed by CBC, 15 February 2024.

2023

2SLGBTQ+

Sask.’s new law creates complications for support staff, gender-diverse students: mental health experts | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by CBC News, 21 October 2023.

Many LGBTQ people report having experienced conversion therapy, study finds | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by NBC News, 4 October 2023.

Brewery facing backlash after pulling plug on “polarizing” drag event | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by Daily Hive, 1 August 2023.

Health Care

B.C. online STI testing service seeing 3,000 people a month | Dr. Mark Gilbert interviewed by Victoria News, 26 October 2023.

Panel of Nova Scotians provides 25 recommendations to improve health care in N.S. | Dr. Ruth Lavergne co-authored an op-ed in The Laker, 26 October 2023.

Women Are Bearing the Brunt of the Health-Care Crunch | Dr. Julia Smith wrote an op-ed in the The Tyee, 25 October 2023.

Panel takes pulse of health care, recommends improvements | Dr. Ruth Lavergne co-authored an op-ed in Saltwire, 7 October 2023.

Canada has more family doctors per capita than ever. Here’s why you can’t find one anyway | Dr. Ruth Lavergne interviewed by Toronto Star, 15 September 2023.

Future pandemics demand a response that’s better focused on inequities | Dr. Julia Smith & Alice Mũrage co-authored an op-ed in Policy Options, 2 August 2023.

NDP calls for probe into how many medical clinics are charging ‘member’ fees in Alberta | Dr. Ruth Lavergne interviewed by CBC News, 26 July 2023.

Clinical trial recruiting in Vancouver aims to find a drug to prevent STIs | Dr. Troy Grennan interviewed by Vancouver is Awesome, 7 July 2023.

BC expected to hit new highs in syphilis outbreak | Dr. Troy Grennan interviewed by Kamloops News, 1 July 2023.

B.C. woman says doctor shortage, anti-Indigenous bias may be why doctors missed her cancer | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CBC, 9 June 2023.

How Medical Bills Can Slam a Newcomer to BC | Dr. Shira Goldenberg interviewed by The Tyee, 22 March 2023.

13 times more babies born with syphilis in Canada over 4 years, data shows | Dr. Troy Grennan interviewed by CBC, 14 March 2023.

Recruiting more male nurses would help ease shortfalls, but stigma persists | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Times Colonist, 5 March 2023.

Emergency room deaths renew focus on health-care crisis | Dr. Ruth Lavergne interviewed by CBC Radio’s The House, 14 January 2023.

Substance Use

Red Cross wants to increase access to internasal naloxone in Greater Victoria | Dr. Jane Buxton interviewed by Victoria News, 14 October 2023.

The FDA says people are confusing poppers with energy shots, and dying. Experts want proof | Dr. Rod Knight interviewed by CBC, 4 June 2023.

As Nurses, We Oppose BC’s New Paths to Forced Hospitalization | Trevor Goodyear co-authored an op-ed in The Tyee, 31 March 2023.

Why more involuntary care in B.C. is not the answer | Dr. Ruth Lavergne co-authored an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun, 22 March 2023.

Reproductive Justice

Birth Control Is Free in B.C. When Will There Be National Coverage? | Dr. Wendy Norman interviewed by Reader’s Digest Best Health, 20 December 2023.

Push to ditch hospital access rule for MTOPs | Dr. Wendy Norman interviewed by Medical Republic, 1 November 2023.

Nearly 40 per cent of Canadian abortions rely on pill that is at centre of U.S. legal battle | Dr. Wendy Norman interviewed by The National Post, 15 April 2023.

B.C.’s universal contraception coverage inspires call for funded birth control across Canada | Meaghan Thumath interviewed by The Globe and Mail, 4 March 2023.

Other

All men fit into 3 ‘masculinity’ categories, scientists say | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by New York Post, 15 August 2023.

Peer support to better men’s mental health at core of new B.C. study | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Surrey Now-Leader, 23 June 2023.

Narrative Therapy: The Answer To Dealing With Heartbreak | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Medical Daily, 13 February 2023.

Why the Antidote to Heartbreak May Lie in the Power of Stories | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Inverse, 12 February 2023.

Men likely to develop mental health issues after a breakup, according to study | Dr. John Oliffe featured in WFMZ, 24 January 2023.

2022

2SLGBTQ+

Advocates warn of monkeypox stigma as Toronto Pride approaches | Dr. Carmen Logie interviewed by Toronto Star, 30 May 2022.

Study finds survivors of conversion therapy need much more support | Dr. Travis Salway mentioned in Xtra Magazine, 16 May 2022.

Conversion therapy ‘alive and well’ in B.C. despite countrywide ban taking effect: expert | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by Vancouver Sun, 7 January 2022.

Canada Bans ‘Conversion Therapy’ | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by The New York Times, 6 January 2022.

COVID-19

Mejorar la salud de las mujeres para un mundo pospandémico más equitativo | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by Audiovisuales Podcast UNED, 26 August 2022.

Monkeypox outbreaks prompt concern over possible stigma | Dr. Troy Grennan interviewed by City News, 25 May 2022.

Another COVID Wave Looms and Migrant Workers Are Still at Risk | Dr. Mei-ling Wiedmeyer interviewed by The Tyee, 6 April 2022.

Building back equitably: 4 ways to address mental health inequities magnified by the pandemic, and ensure access to care | Dr. Travis Salway co-authored an op-ed in The Conversation, 22 March 2022.

Health Care

Different generations, same medical care | Dr. Ruth Lavergne interviewed by Saltwire, 13 December 2022.

New doctors working as hard as previous generation, study finds | Dr. Ruth Lavergne interviewed by CBC News, 12 December 2022.

Private RSV testing fee in Vancouver could be a barrier for some | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CityNews 1130, 8 December 2022.

Men who don’t blame post-breakup are better off than those who do: UBC study | Dr. John Oliffe featured in Daily Hive, 30 November 2022.

Midwives are an overlooked climate solution | Dr. Saraswathi Vedam interviewed by Legacy Medi4, 20 November 2022.

UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Farah Shroff on new payment model announced for family doctors in B.C. | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CBC On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko, 1 November 2022.

All people who live and work in Canada should have access to health care | Dr. Mei-ling Wiedmeyer co-authored an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun, 18 October 2022.

‘Flourishing’ is a social determinant of health for children and young people | Dr. Carmen Logie featured in NAM Aids Map, 2 August 2022.

New UBC study debunks stereotypes of how men cope post-breakup | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Burnaby Now, 18 July 2022.

Pregnant people of color more likely to get procedures they didn’t consent to, study finds | Dr. Saraswathi Vedam interviewed by Los Angeles Times, 24 June 2022. Also featured in Toronto Star.

Hundreds of family doctors accepting new patients in Alberta as nearly a million British Columbians without | Dr. Ruth Lavergne interviewed by CTV News, 4 May 2022.

New research reveals men whose relationships break down are at high risk of mental health | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Daily Express, 31 March 2022.

The magic of childbirth | Dr. Saraswathi Vedam mentioned in Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, 16 March 2022.

‘All the trends paint a dire picture’: B.C. facing looming shortage of family physicians | Dr. Ruth Lavergne interviewed by Healthy Debate, 13 March 2022.

Breakup, Then Breakdown: Men Can Crumble Mentally When Romance Ends | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by US News, 14 February 2022.

Men are more at risk of mental illness post-breakup, study finds | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Global News, 13 February 2022.

Improving anal cancer screening among men living with HIV | Dr. Troy Grennan interviewed by The CTN, 2 February 2022.

More services needed to help men deal with mental health problems: UBC study | Dr. John Oliffe interviewed by Vancouver Sun, 28 January 2022.

6 prenatal and postnatal procedures that are actually optional | Dr. Saraswathi Vedam interviewed by Today’s Parent, 26 January 2022.

Indigenous

The 2022 Women of the Year Awards: Change Maker – Winner | Dr. Brittany Bingham featured in BC Business, 31 May 2022.

Law/Policy

The detention of migrants in Canadian jails is a public health emergency | Dr. Shira Goldenberg and Emma Sterling co-authored an op-ed in The Conversation, 27 November 2022.

Why sex workers are suing the Canadian government — again | Chatelaine featured research by CGSHE faculty, 22 November 2022.

Canada’s sex work laws are being challenged in court | Jennie Pearson interviewed by The Runner, 22 November 2022.

‘Mandate is a dirty word. But required is not.’ The push to mask again | Dr. Ruth Lavergne co-authored a letter to the editor at The Globe and Mail, 18 November 2022.

Rules Created By Online Platforms are Leaving Digital Sex Workers Vulnerable to Exploitation | Jennie Pearson interviewed by Press Progress, 9 September 2022.

B.C.’s gender pay gap: Consultations to be held this spring to develop pay transparency legislation | Dr. Julia Smith interviewed by CTV News, 8 March 2022.

Substance Use

Drug overdoses in public bathrooms are common: new tools could prevent harm and improve response | Trevor Goodyear co-authored an op-ed in The Conversation, 11 October 2022.

Comment: Involuntary hospitalization is a zombie idea — why does the NDP keep bringing it back? | Trevor Goodyear co-authored an op-ed in Times Colonist, 2 September 2022.

Public informed on details of supervised consumption sites | Dr. Miriam Harris interviewed by Somerville Times, 8 June 2022.

 

Other

Virtual healing: How VR is being used to treat mental illness | Dr. Carmen Logie interviewed by The Medium, 17 October 2022.

International project to name heat waves met with skepticism, intrigue | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CBC News, 14 August 2022.

Parents are concerned with recent news of teen bullying | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CBC BC Today, 12 May 2022.

Heat dome and other climate events have growing impact on mental health | Dr. Carmen Logie mentioned in Science Daily, 24 January 2022.

Past Years

2021

BC Denies Public Health Care to Newcomers. We All Pay | Dr. Shira Goldenberg interviewed by The Tyee, 24 December 2021.

Qualitative Evidence Supports the Ban on Conversion Therapy in Canada | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by Mad in America, December 8, 2021.

Pourquoi Victoria a-t-elle l’indice de fécondité le plus faible du Canada? | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by Radio-Canada’s Phare Ouest, 6 December 2021.

Conversion “therapy” ban a landmark moment for queer, trans survivors | Dr. Travis Salway quoted in Rabble, December 2, 2021.

UW Health recognizes World AIDS Day through ribbon tribute | Dr. Carmen Logie mentioned in WMTV, 1 December 2021.

Every day the province doesn’t ban conversion therapy is another day lives are needlessly at risk | Dr. Travis Salway mentioned in Vancouver Sun, November 30, 2021.

‘Absolutely unacceptable’: Students, advocates call to remove the three-month waiting period for MSP | Dr. Shira Goldenberg quoted in The Ubyssey, 8 November 2021.

Childcare educators, mothers felt ‘left hanging’, undervalued during pandemic | Dr. Julia Smith interviewed by Phys.org, 2 November 2021.

Canada needs a gender-responsive pandemic preparedness plan | Dr. Julia Smith and Alice Mũrage co-authored an op-ed in Policy Options, 27 October 2021.

COVID-related medical cost coverage extended for B.C. residents without MSP | Dr. Shira Goldenberg interviewed by Nanaimo News Bulletin, 22 October 2021.

BC reverses decision to cut off COVID-related care coverage for new BC residents | Burnaby Beacon, 20 October 2021.

BC to stop funding COVID-related care for people not eligible for MSP | Dr. Shira Goldenberg interviewed by Burnaby Beacon, 20 October 2021.

New SmartParent program aims to help families adapt to life with their newborn | Dr. Patti Janssen interviewed by Surrey Now-Leader, 17 October 2021.

Immigrant women, children suffer during B.C.’s waiting period for healthcare: study | Dr. Shira Goldenberg interviewed by CityNews, 13 October 2021.

UBC researchers launch SmartParent, Canada’s first text-based parenting education program | Dr. Patti Janssen interviewed by Vancouver Sun, 10 October 2021.

UBC team designs Canada’s first text service for education on parenting | Dr. Patti Janssen interviewed by Global News, 7 October 2021.

We must confront white privilege in LGBTQ+ spaces | Dr. Carmen Logie quoted in The Varsity, 5 September 2021.

COVID-19: Women will bear the brunt of fourth wave’s long-term effects | Dr. Julia Smith interviewed by Vancouver Sun, 29 August 2021.

Scrap the Stereotypes! LGBTQ+ Does Not Mean Gay, White, and Male | Dr. Carmen Logie mentioned in Shout Out UK, 9 August 2021.

Study points to depression risks, interventions for NWT teens | Dr. Carmen Logie interviewed by Cabin Radio, 5 August 2021.

Food insecurity, dating violence and gender norms drive depression among N.W.T. youth | Dr. Carmen Logie interviewed by CBC News, 28 July 2021.

SCSU Social Work, Drama programs join forces during COVID-19 | Dr. Carmen Logie mentioned in The Times and Democrat, 18 July 2021.

Will the government’s bill banning conversion therapy survive? | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by CBC Radio’s The House, July 10, 2021.

B.C.’s extreme heat wave emergencies linked to health of ecosystem | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by Vancouver Sun, 30 June 2021.

New data suggests conversion therapy practices are still common across Canada | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by CTV News, June 5, 2021.

South Asian advocate calls for vaccine clinics at faith-based centres | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CityNews, 8 May 2021.

B.C. health researchers call for better data in a post-pandemic world | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CBC News, 8 May 2021.

B.C. eases requirements for rapid testing, but workplace COVID screening still out of reach | Dr. Mark Gilbert interviewed by The Globe and Mail, 6 May 2021.

Silent crisis’ of male suicide getting worse across Canada | Dr. John Oliffe mentioned by The Globe and Mail, 30 April 2021.

La situation de l’Inde vue d’un point de vue local | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by Radio-Canada, 27 April 2021.

If sex workers are as ‘vulnerable’ as the law suggests, where’s their pandemic support? | Dr. Bronwyn McBride and Jennie Pearson co-authored an op-ed in The Globe and Mail, 18 March 2021.

New StatsCan report shows higher COVID-19 mortality rate for visible minorities | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CityNews, 10 March 2021

More than half of survey respondents say the pandemic stopped them from accessing necessary sexual health care | Dr. Troy Grennan quoted in CTV News Vancouver, 6 March 2021.

Fewer British Columbians sought sexual health services early in pandemic: survey | Dr. Troy Grennan quoted in Kamloops News, 5 March 2021.

Let’s talk about sex: A look at sex and sexual health services in the time of COVID-19, according to BCCDC | Drs. Troy Grennan & Mark Gilbert quoted in The Castlegar News, 5 March 2021.

Sex and COVID-19: BCCDC releases findings of sexual health services survey | Drs. Troy Grennan & Mark Gilbert quoted in Prince George Matters, 3 March 2021.

SFU gender and health equity researchers discuss sex work inequities during COVID-19 | Dr. Shira Goldenberg & Jennie Pearson interviewed by The Peak, 15 February 2021.

The rock bottom high: The importance of checking drugs | Dr. Jane Buxton interviewed by News1150, 16 February 2021.

One-third of all sex workers unable to call 911 due to fear of repercussions from cops: study | Dr. Anna-Louise Crago interviewed by The Vancouver Sun, 30 January 2021.

Criminaliser les clients ne protège pas les travailleuses du sexe, selon une étude récente | Dr. Anna-Louise Crago comments in Metro, 28 January 2021.

Policing and the sex industry calls for change | Dr. Anna-Louise Crago interviewed by Global News Morning BC, 27 January 2021.

Nearly one-third of sex workers won’t call 911 due to fear of police, study finds| Dr. Anna-Louise Crago interviewed by CTV News, 27 January 2021.

One-third of Canadian sex workers don’t call 911 due to fear of police| Dr. Anna-Louise Crago comments in Vancouver is Awesome, 27 January 2021.

30% of sex workers don’t call 911 because of fear of police: study | Dr. Anna-Louise Crago interviewed by Global News, 26 January 2021.

Advocates call on public health officials to address COVID-19 vaccine concerns in BIPOC communities | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CityNews, 20 January 2021.

Want to reduce COVID-19? Target high-risk populations, health experts urge | CBC News, 17 January 2021.

Stigma makes life worse for youth meth users, B.C. study finds | Dr. Rod Knight quoted in Prince George Matters, 6 January 2021.

Stereotypes, stigma about meth make finding help harder for users | Dr. Rod Knight quoted in Castanet, 6 January 2021.

2020

Vancouver sexual health centre to study issues faced by men in sex work industries | The Georgia Straight, 31 December 2020

Immediate large scale change of the child welfare system needed, researchers say| Prince George Citizen, 20 December, 2020.

‘Social death for trans and queer people’: How Canada’s conversion therapy bill fails to protect trans Canadians | The Pigeon, 14 December 2020.

Fear, frustration, compassion and shame: What nurses are dealing with during the pandemic | Meaghan Thumath featured by CBC News, 9 December 2020.

How Child Apprehensions Cause Moms to Relapse, and Overdose | Meaghan Thumath interviewed by The Tyee, 2 December 2020.

How child apprehensions cause moms to relapse and overdose| The Tyee, 2 December 2020.

Les mères plus à risque de surdose si elles perdent la garde de leur enfant | Radio Canada, 22 November 2020.

COVID-19 cases surge in B.C.’s Fraser Health region | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by The Globe & Mail, 22 November 2020.

New study shows child separation increases risk of overdose for mother | Global News, 20 November 2020.

How Better Toxic Drug Alerts Could Save Lives | Dr. Jane Buxton quoted in The Tyee, 19 November 2020.

Mothers of children removed from their care are more likely to accidentally overdose, study shows | Meaghan Thumath interviewed by CBC News, 19 November 2020.

Mothers of children removed from their care are more likely to accidentally overdose, study shows | CBC News, 19 November, 2020.

Mother at Whitehorse Correctional Centre unable to hold infant since March due to COVID-19 measures | Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin interviewed by The Yukon News, 13 November 2020.

COVID-19 racial data, policy needed for B.C. to fight inequality in heath care: doctor | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CityNews 1130, 8 November 2020.

Bill to ban LGBTQ2 conversion therapy re-opens Conservative Party split | Dr. Travis Salway interviewed by CityNews1130, 29 October 2020.

Colby Zuback’s son needs heart surgery but is trapped in 90-day waiting period for MSP | Vancouver Sun, 23 October 2020.

Dr. Lori Ross & Dr. Travis Salway: Bisexual stigma | Everybody Hates Me: Let’s Talk About Stigma Podcast, 29 September 2020.

Dr. Shira Goldenberg & Stefanie Machado: Stigma and im/migration | Everybody Hates Me: Let’s Talk About Stigma, 21 September 2020.

Beyond the binary: trans-inclusive reproductive health| Nerdin’ About Podcast, 16 September 2020.

Charting a post-pandemic path for urban Indigenous people | Dr. Brittany Bingham interviewed by The Tyee, 10 September 2020.

Why bisexual and pansexual parents struggle to find community | Huffington Post, 4 September 2020.

Indigenous researcher to study effect of COVID-19 policies on Aboriginal peoples| Dr. Brittany Bingham interviewed by Vancouver Sun, 18 August 2020.

Four Strategies for COVID-19 Stigma Mitigation | Dr. Carmen Logie quoted in Mad in America, 8 August 2020.

Return of Medical Services Plan 90-day wait comes under fire | Times Colonist, 31 July 2020.

As overdose crisis rages on, wait lists grow in recovery programs for women with children | Meaghan Thumath quoted in CBC News, 8 July 2020.

We need to ensure universal health care includes migrant workers during and beyond COVID-19 | Dr. Shira Goldenberg and Dr. Mei-ling Wiedmeyer co-authored an op-ed in The Province, 4 July 202o.

Healthcare racism probe must go to systemic roots, not just ‘bad apples’: Indigenous doctor | Dr. Carmen Logie quoted in Victoria News, 23 June 2020.

Healthcare racism investigation should go beyond “bad apples” to systemic roots, says Indigenous doctor | Dr. Carmen Logie quoted in The Rocky Mountain Goat, 22 June 2020.

Research indicates attempts to repress sexuality, gender identity, are still widespread in Canada | CBC, 22 June 2020.

Despite calls, B.C. still not collecting race-based COVID data | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by Surrey Now-Leader, 18 June 2020.

Looking after our mental well-being in these uncertain times | Dr. Farah Shroff authored an op-ed in Rabble, 10 June 2020.

Sex during a pandemic can be risky. Here’s how to do it safely. | Dr. Carmen Logie interviewed by Popular Science, 10 June 2020.

It’s hard to get tested for STIs right now. Here’s why that’s risky | The Tyee, 27 May 2020.

To end conversion therapy, we must understand what it actually means | Dr. Travis Salway authored an op-ed in The Globe and Mail, 26 May 2020.

COVID-19 and inequities in health | Below the Radar Conversations, 22 May 2020.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with feminist solidarity | Dr. Farah Shroff authored in The Conversation, 6 May 2020.

Whether it’s Ebola or COVID-19, Vancouver street nurse Meaghan Thumath feels at home helping the less fortunate| Meaghan Thumath featured in The Georgia Straight, 30 April 2020.

Race matters in a pandemic, but we’re not gathering basic data | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by The Tyee, 30 April 2020.

Here’s why it’s important to collect data on marginalized people | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by 980 CKNW, 24 April, 2020.

Advocates raise alarm as countries fail to collect racial data of coronavirus patients | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by WUWF 88.1, 24 April 2020.

Canada’s ‘colourblind’ coronavirus data could leave officials blind to racial inequities | Dr. Farah Shroff interviewed by CityNews 1130, 8 April 2020.

How universal health care fails queer communities | The Walrus, 27 March 2020.

Surviving conversion therapy | Xtra, 23 March 2020.

Italian eateries in Toronto plan for worst as coronavirus fears rise | Dr. Carmen Logie interviewed by Toronto News, 13 March 2020.

Rights supporters cheer Canada’s move toward conversion therapy ban | Reuters, 9 March 2020.

Pressure to keep up: status imbalance a major factor in stress in gay men | The Guardian, 29 February 2020.

Thousands of Canadians still experience conversion therapy despite bans: report | The Province, 24 February 2020.

Laws needed at every level to end conversion therapy | 660 News, 19 February 2020.

It’s not getting better for queer kids | Huffington Post, 10 February 2020.

Canada’s failed sex work laws cost Marylène Lévesque her life | Dr. Bronwyn McBride and Margaret Erickson co-authored an op-ed in The Globe and Mail, 31 January 202o.

2019
2018

Canada’s prostitution laws may not make sex work safer: research. André Picard, The Globe and Mail, 26 July 2018.

When walking while trans is a crime. Emma Whitford, The Cut, 31 January 2018.

2017

Open letter decries police posing as sex-worker clients in ‘repressive’ Operation Northern Spotlight. The Georgia Straight, 6 July 2017.

Sex workers who use psychedelic drugs have lower suicide risk, study finds. Andrea Woo, The Globe and Mail, 16 May 2017.

Psychedelic drugs could reduce the risk of suicide. Nicole Morley, Metro.co.uk, 2 May 2017.

Psychedelic drug use linked to lower suicide risk, finds study. Kashmira Gander, Independent.co.uk, 2 May 2017.

Psychedelic use could lower suicide risk. Daniel Oberhaus, VICE.com, 1 May 2017.

Legalisation of sex work associated with lower prevalence of HIV in sex workers. Roger Pebody, aidsmap.com, 7 February 2017.

After pot, legalize heroin. CBC Radio, 31 

Sex work an occupational choice for some in industry: study. Linda Givetash, CTV News, 9 February 2017.

Canada: racial and gender justice for sex workers. Anna-Louise Crago & Robyn Maynard, World Policy Blog, 8 February 2017.

Legalisation of sex work associated with lower prevalence of HIV in sex workers. Roger Pebody, NAM Aidsmap, 7 February 2017.

Gentrification Threatens Vancouver Sex Workers. Jen Kinney, Next City, 1 February 2017.

Construction on the DTES is Endangering Trans Sex Workers. Aly Laube, The Runner, 31 January 2017.

5 Questions with Candice Norris, Peer Evaluator for the PLDI Impact Evaluation. Pacific AIDS Network, 18 January 2017.

Elena Argento (Researcher: Indian Sex Workers and Hallucinogens). Christopher Ryan podcast, 15 January 2017.

Les prostituées transsexuelles chassées du Downtown Eastside. Radio-Canada, 12 January 2017.

Downtown Eastside gentrification increases risks for trans sex workers: study. Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun, 12 January 2017.

Dangerous liaisons. Jon Manchester, Castanet.net, 12 January 2017.

Cheque Day in the Downtown Eastside. The Globe and Mail, 1 January 2017.

2016

Changes to Canada’s drug policy will take time to translate into action. The Globe and Mail, 23 December 2016.

Dr. Andrea Krüsi on the housing crisis, sex workers, and Bill C36: segment between  1:11:56 – 1:12:49. CBC The Early Edition, 12 October 2016.

CGSHE’s Dr. Andrea Krüsi speaks on the impact of C-36. Steve Chong, 11 October 2016.

Vancouver sex workers hold forum to discuss housing challenges. Justin McElroy & Kamil Karamali, CBC British Columbia, 11 October 2016.

War-related human rights violations fuel higher HIV burden among sex workers in conflict-affected Northern Uganda. Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 31 August 2016.

Male sex workers in Vancouver feel safer on the internet than on the street. Linda Givetash, CBC News British Columbia, 7 July 2016.

5 reasons decriminalization protects sex workers’ rights. Margaret Huang, Rolling Stone, 9 June 2016.

Health risks for female sex workers and their children. Lisa Rapaport, Reuters Health, 26 May 2016.

Making AIDS Care Truly UniversalResearch2Reality, 19 May 2016. Download the transcript here.

Should prostitution be a crime? Emily Bazelon, The New York Times, 5 May 2016.

Talking point: Let’s talk about sex work baby. Jade Barker, The Mercury, 8 April 2016.

New police approach to help sex workers proves ineffective. Emily McCarty, The Thunderbird, 1 April 2016.

3 Myths About Sex Work That Harm Everyone. Joe Scott, Yes! Magazine, 10 March 2016.

The Shame Game: The internet has given us a new public square. Now law enforcement is trying to harness its power. Suzy Khimm, The New Republic, 9 March 2016.

5 women who are making a difference in the health of Vancouver residents. Gail Johnson, The Georgia Straight, 2 March 2016.

The British Parliament’s new sex work inquiry looks like a witch hunt. Frankie Miren, Vice.com, 18 January 2016.

2015

17 Facts About Sexual Violence And Sex Work. Katherine Koster, The Huffington Post, 4 December 2015.

HIV/AIDS and Adequate Living Standards: Interview with Dr. Shira Goldenberg. Chanel Klein, CJSF 90.1 FM, 10 December 2015.

Outreach makes the difference to sex workers’ health. Megan Devlin, The Thunderbird, 6 December 2015.

10 Facts on HIV and Sex Work. Katherine Koster and Cris Sardina, The Huffington Post, 3 December 2015.

Stigma Puts Sex Workers at Higher Risk of HIV. Diana Tourjée, Vice.com, 1 December 2015.

The true story behind ‘Zola,’ the epic Twitter story too crazy to be real. Caitlin Dewey, The Washington Post, 2 November 2015.

Sex workers press Liberals, NDP, Greens to repeal prostitution law brought in by Conservatives. Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight, 13 October 2015.

Open Letter: Coalition asks NDP, Liberal, and Green leaders to repeal Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons ActThe Georgia Straight,  13 October 2015.

Sex work laws criminalize a necessary community of women. Sex Workers United Against Violence (SWUAV), The Volcano, 13 October 2015.

Sex Workers Rights Are Human Rights. The Huffington Post, 6 August 2015.

Why decriminalise sex work? An open letter in support of Amnesty International’s recent proposals to decriminalise sex work. Global Network of Sex Work Projects, Open Democracy, 29 July 2015.

Scotland should think carefully before criminalising clients of sex workers. Lynzi Armstrong, The Conversation, 30 June 2015.

Sex workers spread #FacesofProstitution as a rebuttal to the rescue industry. Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight, 3 April 2015.

Vancouver police chief Jim Chu announces retirement. Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight, 23 January 2015.

2014

Canada’s new sex-work laws ramp up risk for workers. Gail Johnson, The Georgia Straight, 10 December 2014.

New anti-prostitution law still unconstitutional, say sex workers, advocates. James Keller, The Canadian Press, 7 November 2014.

Canada Enacts Bill C-36, Making Prostitution Legal As Long As Nobody’s Buying. Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason.com, 7 November 2014.

Prostitution bill still dangerous: sex workers. James Keller, Global News, 6 November 2014.

Sex workers say new anti-prostitution law still puts them in danger. James Keller, The Globe and Mail, 6 November 2014.

Sex workers, advocates say new anti-prostitution law still unconstitutional. James Keller, CTV News, 6 November 2014.

Bill C-36, Tories’ Anti-Prostitution Law, Still Unconstitutional: Sex Workers, Advocates. James Keller, Huffington Post, 6 November 2014.

Bill C-36: No safety or security for sex workers. Cheryl Auger, Rabble.ca, 17 October 2014.

The End of AIDS? Not so fast, says Stephen Lewis. Beyond drugs we need social and political cures. Tom Sandborn, The Tyee, 23 September 2014.

Peace Region not ready for boomtown bugs. Jonny Wakefield, Alaska Highway News, 3 September 2014.

Josh Brandon, UK’s Highest Paid Sex Worker, Aims to Banish the Stigma of His Profession. Maria Yagoda, Bustle, 20 August 2014.

Why It’s Time to Legalize Prostitution. Cathy Reisenwitz, The Daily Beast, 15 August 2014, updated 14 April 2017.

The Evidence Is In: Decriminalizing Sex Work Is Critical to Public Health. Anna Forbes & Sarah Elspeth Patterson, Rewire News, 13 August 2014.

Preventing HIV: the decriminalisation of sex work. Aziza Ahmed & James Kirby, Open Democracy, 11 August 2014.

New study finds a shockingly simple way to reduce HIV infections. Matt Connolly, Mic.com, 29 July 2014.

Study: Decriminalizing prostitution could drastically cut HIV infections. Adrianna McIntyre, Vox.com, 28 July 2014.

The Scientific Case for Decriminalizing Sex Work. Erica Schwiegershausen, TheCut.com, 24 July 2014.

Decriminalising sex work would cut HIV infections by a third. Sam Wong, Imperial College London, 24 July 2014.

Legalizing Prostitution Could Lower the Spread of HIV By One-Third. Hillary Crosley Coker, Jezebel, 27 July 2014.

Want to Combat AIDS? Decriminalize Sex Work, Researchers Say. Samuel Oakford, Vice.com, 24 July 2014.

Researchers call for improvement in support for sex workers to control HIV pandemic. International AIDS Conference, Healio, 23 July 2014.

Could legalising sex work stop HIV spread? Emma Thelwell, News24, updated 25 July 2014.

Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV. Susan Brink, NPR, 23 July 2014.

Legalizing sex work would slash HIV toll – study. Richard Ingham, Rappler, 23 July 2014.

The Lancet Says Decriminalizing Sex Work Could Significantly Reduce HIV Infections. Katherine Moriarty, TheBodyPro, 22 July 2014.

HIV study suggests decriminalization of sex workSBSNews, 23 July 2014.

Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIVKSMU Ozarks Public Radio, 23 July 2014.

Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV. WCAI for the Cape, Coast & Islands, 23 July 2014.

Easing sex trade laws ‘could lower’ HIV rate. Laignee Barron, The Phnom Penh Post, 23 July 2014.

Lancet report: Support sex workers to prevent HIVNews-Medical.net, 23 July 2014.

Decriminalise sex work to help control Aids pandemic, scientists demand. Sarah Boseley, The Guardian, 22 July 2014.

Legalize sex work, ax the HIV rate. Jenny Kutner, Salon, 22 July 2014.

Calls grow to decriminalise sex work. Tamar Kahn, BusinessLive.co.za, 22 July 2014.

The Most Effective Way To Fight HIV Worldwide May Be Legal Prostitution. Richard Ingham, Business Insider, 22 July 2014.

Decriminalising prostitution would ‘slash HIV rates among sex workers.’ Dan MacGuill, TheJournal.ie, 22 July 2014.

Legalising sex work would slash HIV toll, study says. Richard Ingham, MedicalXpress, 22 July 2014.

“Decriminalise Prostitution”: Top medical journal Lancet calls for global action to protect sex workers from HIV. Charlie Cooper, The Independent, 22 July 2014.

International Aids Conference: Call for Governments Worldwide to Decriminalise Prostitution. Samantha Payne, International Business Times, 22 July 2014.

Decriminalizing sex work can avert HIV: Lancet report. C.H. Unnikrishnan, LiveMint, 22 July 2014.

AIDS conference told legalizing prostitution a simple way to curb HIV. Pauline Dakin, CBC News, 22 July 2014.

Study reveals decriminalization of sex work will reduce global HIV infections significantly. The Lawyer Herald, 22 July 2014.

The Lancet: Control of HIV pandemic will not be achieved without radical improvement in support for sex workersScienceCodex.com, 22 July 2014.

Scientists call for the decriminalization of sex work. Arielle Duhaime-Ross, The Verge, 22 July 2014.

The pros and cons of decriminalising prostitutionTheWeek.co.uk, 22 Ju;y 2014 (updated 5 March 2019).

Legalising sex work would slash HIV toll: studyHindustan Times, 22 July 2014.

Africa: Sex Workers Seek HIV Prevention. Joe Decapua, All Africa, 22 July 2014.

Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections. Caelainn Hogan, The Washington Post, 21 July 2014.

Decriminalize sex work to help control AIDS pandemic, scientists demand at international conference. Sarah Boseley, The Guardian, 21 July 2014.

Canadian Sex Workers Are Speaking Out Against The Conservatives’ Prostitution Law. Ishmael N. Daro, Vice.com, 10 July 2014.

Study critiques Vancouver’s prostitution policies. Melissa Roach, The Peak, 23 June 2014.

“Canadian Model” Sex Work Legislation Hurts Most Vulnerable. Arwen McKechnie, Gender Focus, 12 June 2014.

Canada must set sex workers free. National Post, 7 April 2014.