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  • October 17, 2023 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm


The Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity’s Gender and Sex in Methods and Measurement Research Equity Toolkit addresses two pervasive issues in health research: the misuse of gender and sex-related concepts, and the erasure of people who are marginalized and minoritized on the basis of their genders, sexes and sexualities. You’ll be shown strategies for addressing these two pervasive issues when it comes to determining eligibility criteria, managing sample size for planned and ad hoc analyses, dis/aggregating data, measuring participants’ genders and sexes, and much more. Come learn from Drs. Sari van Anders and Travis Salway, members of the project’s expert advisory committee, and leave with the tools to design more precise, accurate and inclusive health research.

Dr. Sari van Anders is a leader in feminist bioscience, gender/sex and sexual diversity, and sex research. Her award-winning research spans across natural, social, and health sciences, to the arts and humanities. Dr. van Anders is committed to progressive transformation efforts for academic spaces and beyond.

Dr. Travis Salway is a research scientist and Research Education Lead at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity as well as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. A social epidemiologist, Dr. Salway works to understand and improve the health of Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (2S/LGBTQ) populations.