Speaker: Dr. Angela Kaida, Scientific Director of CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Description: This partnered EDI webinar series between EPIC-AT, AGE-WELL and UHN focuses on diverse programming of health researchers, advocates and healthcare professionals delivering webinars on ageism, gender, and allyship.
In this talk, Dr. Angela Kaida will discuss the importance of integrating sex and gender considerations in health research and the processes that IGH is leading to develop, implement, and evaluate policies that require sex and gender considerations in health research funding applications submitted to CIHR.
- To understand what is sex and what is gender.
- To understand the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies that require sex and gender considerations in health research funding applications submitted to CIHR.
- To reflect on what these learnings tell us about what will be needed to further advance sex and gender integration into health research funding policies.
Dr. Angela Kaida is a global health epidemiologist and community-based researcher at Simon Fraser University where she is an SFU Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the former Canada Research Chair in Global Perspectives on HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health. She leads a global research program focused on factors and environments that increase vulnerability or protect sexual and reproductive health in the context of HIV. Dr. Kaida works closely with community leaders and decision makers to integrate research evidence into health policy and programming attending to social and gender equity. In 2022, she was elected as a Member of the Royal Society College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. As of January 2023, Dr. Kaida is the Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health.