Date Event Details
April 20, 2017 Noon Hour Rounds - Psychosocial Oncology Dr. John Oliffe will be presenting at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver on If I Were Tom.
April 6, 2017 Talk at Vancouver Prostate Cancer Group Drs. John Oliffe and Alex Broom will present to the Vancouver Prostate Cancer Support Group.
April 6, 2017 School of Nursing: The Edge Film Festival A short film festival and discussion showcasing cutting edge nursing research from the edge of belonging.
April 5, 2017 What is suffering? Presentation by Dr. Alex Broom On April 5, 2017, from 12 – 1 pm at the UBC School of Nursing (T 206 – UBC Hospital), Dr. Alex Broom gave a talk that challenges us to think differently about suffering. View the archived talk.
March 24, 2017 Research Posters and Presentations Made Simple Learn simple tips to help you create professional and engaging research posters and oral presentations.
March 9, 2017 Men’s Health Awareness Night Hosted by the UBC Men’s Health Initiative, this event will discuss challenges faced by male patients that are often underrepresented in our medical curriculum, such as men’s mental health, sexual health and barriers to seeking or receiving care.
March 8, 2017 Nursing Talk at HCI@UBC A presentation hosted by Human Computer Interaction at UBC.
January 9, 2017 Webinar: Prostate Cancer Support Groups: A Brief History With a View to Expanding Online Dr. John Oliffe presented a webinar about a new prostate cancer support website (If I were Tom) on January 9th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM, hosted by the PCCN Chilliwack. View the archived webinar.
December 7, 2016 Webinar: Stigma and syndemics On December 7, 2016 from 1-2 pm EST, CPHA is hosting the webinar Stigma and Syndemics as drivers of recent syphilis infection among gay and bisexual men, presented by Dr. Olivier Ferlatte. View archived webinar.
November 8, 2016 Contact! Unload at the VPL Annex On November 8th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, join us at the Annex for a performance of Contact! Unload hosted by the Peter Wall Institute and the Vancouver Public Library.
November 3, 2016 Still Here at Gallery Gachet Still Here, a collection of photographs and art from gay and bisexual men affected by suicide, will be featured in an exhibit at Vancouver’s Gallery Gachet from November 2 to 13.
November 2, 2016 Still Here: Vancouver Opening Join us at Gallery Gachet on November 2, from 6pm to 8pm, for the opening of Still Here, a collection of photographs and art from gay and bisexual men affected by suicide.
October 27, 2016 Conference: Gender-Sensitive Health Literacy On October 27, 2016, Dr. John Oliffe will be presenting at a public conference hosted by the cologne center for ethics, rights, economics, and social sciences of health (ceres) in Cologne, Germany.
September 21, 2016 Reception at Mill Street Brewery On September 21, 2016, we will be hosting an invite-only reception for the Best Brains Exchange at the Mill Street Brewery.
September 21, 2016 Performing Self – Public Talk at the University of Ottawa Join us September 21 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM for a public talk at the University of Ottawa (Lamoureux Hall – LMX 477) on counselling and theatre education.
September 21, 2016 Gendering Men’s Depression and Suicide On September 21, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, join us at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation – Maplesoft Centre (1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa) for a public talk on qualitative work in men’s depression and suicide, co-hosted by the Nursing Best Practice Research Centre and Roanne’s Creative Practice Centre.
September 21, 2016 HeadsUpGuys Strategy Meetings On September 21st, HeadsUpGuys will be participating in a series of strategic meetings with organizations like Partners for Mental Health and the Ottawa Hospital.
September 21, 2016 DUDES Club Community Event On September 21 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, join us for a community event with the DUDES Club, co-hosted with the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health at 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa.
September 20, 2016 A Night of Axes and Mental Health On September 20th, 2016, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm we’re hosting an (invite-only) event at BATL Ottawa.
September 20, 2016 DUDES Club Film Screening On September 20, 2016, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, join us for a screening of the DUDES Club Documentary at the Orange Art Gallery (290 City Centre Avenue).
September 20, 2016 Contact Unload on Parliament Hill On September 20, 2016, from 3 to 5 pm, there will be a special (invite-only) reception on Parliament Hill of Contact! Unload.
September 20, 2016 Presentation with Council on Aging Join the University of Manitoba team and the Council on Aging of Ottawa for a discussion on the Men’s Sheds project. This presentation will take place on September 20 from 10 am to 2 pm at 101 – 124 Kilborn Place.
September 20, 2016 Man-Up Against Suicide in Ottawa From September 20 to 23, 2016, 11 am to 4 pm, visit Ottawa’s Orange Art Gallery [290 City Centre Avenue] for the Man-Up Against Suicide exhibit.
September 19, 2016 Man-Up Against Suicide Ottawa Opening Following an opening reception on Monday, September 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Man-Up Against Suicide’s stay exhibit will be running until September 23rd at Ottawa’s Orange Gallery.
September 19, 2016 Ottawa Showcase 2016 From September 19 to 23, 2016, we’re meeting in Ottawa to showcase the research and men’s mental health projects we’ve built and expanded over the past three years thanks to generous support from the Movember Foundation.
September 19, 2016 Contact Unload at the Canadian War Museum On September 19 from 14:00 to 16:00, Contact! Unload will be performed at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.
September 19, 2016 Men’s Sheds Barbecue and Open House On September 19, from 6 to 8 pm, The Canadian Men’s Sheds Association [menssheds.ca] and the Lanark County Men’s Sheds will be hosting an open house and barbecue in Perth, Ontario.
September 18, 2016 Contact Unload at Kingston’s Royal Military College On September 18 from 16:00 to 17:30, Contact! Unload will be performed at the Royal Military College’s HMCS Cataraqui in Kingston Ontario. This event is free and open to the public but please register here.
September 15, 2016 War Stories – Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre Join us on September 15, 2016, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM for a performance of War Stories at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.
July 10, 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting: The Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group Dr. John Oliffe will present at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group.
June 20, 2016 MindTheHeart: 2016 Annual Meeting On Monday, June 20th, Dr. John Oliffe will be joining the Movember-funded MindTheHeart Annual Meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Moncton, NB.
June 16, 2016 Contact! Unload Symposium On June 16 and 17, 2016, as part of Men’s Health Week, join us for a symposium on Contact! Unload.
June 15, 2016 Webinar: POWERPLAY At Work Join us at 10am pst on Wednesday, June 15th during Men’s Health Week 2016 for a webinar on the award-winning POWERPLAY At Work program, a new workplace wellness initiative for men.
June 14, 2016 Men’s Health Presentation at the Canadian Cancer Society | June 2016 Join Dr. John Oliffe for a luncheon and presentation on Tuesday, June 14th from 11:30 to 13:00 at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Kordyban Lodge, located in Prince George, British Columbia.
June 14, 2016 Refract: Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day On June 13 and 14, between 8 am and 8 pm, check out the Refract Display at the Vancouver Art Gallery, led by HeadsUpGuys and Men’s Health Research.
June 13, 2016 Men’s Health Week 2016 Join us from June 13 – 19 for a week of events in celebration of Men’s Health Week 2016, including the first Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Vancouver on June 14th.
June 13, 2016 DUDES Club at the National Gathering of Graduate Students in Aboriginal Health As part of Men’s Health Week 2016, Dr. Paul Gross, Illy Efimoff, and Lyana Patrick will be presenting on the DUDES Club to the 2016 National Gathering of Graduate Students in Aboriginal Health hosted by CIHR in Ottawa. More details will be posted soon.
June 1, 2016 Going Public: Building Capacity for Knowledge Translation in Mental Health Join us for this inaugural Institute on knowledge translation in mental health during the summer of 2016 at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Campus.
May 30, 2016 Down on the farm: Understanding male farmers and mental health Join us at 10am PST on Monday, May 30th for a presentation on male farmers’ mental health by Philippe Roy, Ph.D.
May 30, 2016 Project Showcase with Movember On May 30, 2016, we’ll be presenting to the Movember Foundation, funders of the Men’s Depression and Suicide Network, on our six intervention projects that aim to reduce men’s depression and suicide.
May 26, 2016 Indigenous Health Conference 2016 Join Dr. Paul Gross of the DUDES Club at the 2016 Indigenous Health Conference for a workshop and presentation.
May 19, 2016 Sex Now Exposed: A Night with the Investigaytors Join Dr. Olivier Ferlatte for a free evening of presentations around gay men’s health and community-based research.
May 16, 2016 Man-Up Against Suicide Exhibit at Brandon University From May 16th – June 8th, 2016 at Brandon University’s Tommy Douglas Curve Gallery (2nd floor of the John E. Robbins Library), join us for the Man-Up Against Suicide exhibit.
May 11, 2016 Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology 2016: Halifax On May 11th, 2016, Dr. John Oliffe will deliver a keynote plenary as part of CAPO 2016 in Halifax – Psychosocial Care Across the Ages.
April 18, 2016 Man-Up Against Suicide Exhibit at the University of Manitoba From April 18 to April 21, 2016, the Man-Up Against Suicide exhibit will be running at the University of Manitoba.
April 18, 2016 Brew Summit 2016 On Monday, April 18, join us at 7:30am at the Sea to Sky Gondola for Brew Summit 2016 – an immersive outdoor experience designed to explore leadership, purpose, masculinity, and mindfulness.
April 16, 2016 5K Walk/Run with TWLOHA Thanks to the HeadsUpGuys team for organizing a great Virtual 5K Walk/Run event in collaboration with To Write Love on Her Arms.
March 23, 2016 Workshop: Getting Your Research Published On March 23 from 12:00 to 1:00, Dr. John Oliffe presented a Research Toolbox Workshop on writing and publishing manuscripts.
March 21, 2016 Lecture: The Paradox of Power and Privilege in Men’s Health Maya Lefkowich, PhD Student in the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program, will present at Green College at UBC on an interesting paradox within men’s health.
March 17, 2016 Open House: Okanagan Men’s Shed An EMBRACE AGING Event Co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, the Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan, and Interior Health.
March 2, 2016 DUDES Club Talks Indigenous Men’s Health On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pst, join us for a webinar on the DUDES Club, a brotherhood for men’s health.
February 9, 2016 Webinar: QuitNow Men – Smoking Cessation for Men On Tuesday, February 9th, from 12:00 to 1:00 EST, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s TEACH Project hosted Dr. John Oliffe, Dr. Gayl Sarbit, and Dr. Joan Bottorff, to present a webinar on QuitNow Men: Reaching Men with Novel Web-Based Resources.
January 28, 2016 Webinar: Canadian Men’s Sheds – Growth, Expansion, and Future Opportunities Join us for a webinar about the newly-formed Canadian Men’s Sheds Association, and how to get involved with growing the Men’s Sheds movement in Canada.
January 26, 2016 People, Processes and Products in the Context of the Men’s Depression and Suicide Network Join Dr. John Oliffe in Room T206 on the 3rd Floor of UBC Hospital for a presentation on People, Processes and Products in the Context of the Men’s Depression and Suicide Network, hosted by the School of Nursing.
January 25, 2016 BARtalk: Toxic Masculinity in the Media Join us for BARtalk #19, on Toxic Masculinity in the Media, on January 25th, 2016, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, at the UBC Nest’s Performance Theatre.
January 18, 2016 Webinar: Leveraging Masculinities to Strengthen Men’s Smoking Cessation Success Dr. Joan Bottorff and Dr. John Oliffe will present a webinar on QuitNow Men, hosted by the Clean Air Coalition (the BC Lung Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon).
December 11, 2015 Contact! Unload – December Performances in Vancouver On December 11 and 12, 2015, join us at the Beatty Street Drill Hall for two Vancouver performances of Contact! Unload: – A play co-developed by Veterans telling the story of soldiers as they transition back to Canada.
December 9, 2015 Webinar: Post-Movember Check Up Dr. John Oliffe and Dr. Larry Goldenberg presented a webinar, hosted by the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada, on what it means for men to be healthy, and what it takes to get healthy. To view the archived webinar, click here.
November 20, 2015 Practical Justice in Cancer and Palliative Care: Suffering, Hope, Survivorship On November 20, 2015, Dr. John Oliffe will be speaking at a workshop on practical justice in cancer and palliative care at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
November 18, 2015 University Neighbourhoods Association Guys’ Night Join Dr. John Ogrodniczuk for the University Neighbourhood Association’s Guys’ Night, at the new Wesbrook Community Centre, on November 18 from 7 – 9 pm.
November 18, 2015 Public Talk: Men, Movember, and Mental Health Join us at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health to learn how mental health research is benefiting men, and how Movember funds are being put to work to find innovative solutions to manage and treat mood disorders.
November 5, 2015 Webinar: Doing Gender and Health Research This webinar, hosted by the University of Alberta’s International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, will be presented by Dr. John Oliffe.
November 4, 2015 Contact! Unload – November Performances in Vancouver On November 4, 2015, join us at UBC for two Vancouver performances of Contact! Unload: – A play co-developed by Veterans telling the story of soldiers as they transition back to Canada.
November 2, 2015 Movember 2015 with the Engineering Undergraduate Society The UBC Engineering Undergraduate Society is hosting a kick-off to Movember 2015 with a health fair in the Kaiser Atrium. Join us there on November 2, 11 am – 2 pm.
October 6, 2015 Private: Webinar: Learning to Thrive – Breaking New Ground in Men’s Counselling Carson Kivari and James Alexander share insights from Thrive Consulting – a Vancouver counselling practice dedicated to men’s issues.
September 29, 2015 The Mask You Live In – Vancouver Screening On Tuesday, September 29 at 3:30, join us at the Norm Theatre for a free public screening of the Mask You Live In, followed by a panel discussion on what masculinity means today and how it relates to men’s health.
September 17, 2015 Conference: Eating Disorders in Men Dr. John Oliffe will present on Masculinity and Food at the Troubles Alimentaires au Masculin / Eating Disorders in Men Conference at the University of Montreal on September 17 & 18, 2015.
September 15, 2015 Private: Webinar: Engaging Guys in their Mental Health Care Dr. John Ogrodniczuk will deliver a presentation and webinar that looks at how we might change the lens through which we approach mental health care with men.
July 7, 2015 Private: Webinar: Men and the Media On July 7, 2015, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm PST, join Douglas Todd for a talk on how cultural stereotypes about males are internalized by boys and men.
June 8, 2015 Men’s Health Works – Prince George 2015 This is a free one-day workshop for those involved or interested in men’s health and workplace wellness. It is hosted by the Cancer Prevention Centre, a partnership between UBC and the Canadian Cancer Society.
June 1, 2015 Webinar: Work 2 Give – Enlisting Positive Masculinities Dr. Helen Brown presented on Monday, June 1, at 11am PST, on Work 2 Give – Enlisting Positive Masculinities to Transform Offender Labour Approaches for Incarcerated Aboriginal Men in British Columbia. The archived screencast is here.
May 20, 2015 Community Approaches to Supporting Men’s Mental Health May 20 at 5:30pm CST, Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg – Join us for an evening of conversation around creating community programming that works for men.
May 1, 2015 Man-Up Against Suicide in Winnipeg May 1 to 29, Winnipeg – The Man-Up Against Suicide (MUAS) exhibit will be showing at Studio Central in Winnipeg. Photos, narratives, and personal experiences.
April 30, 2015 Theatre Performance: Contact! Unload April 30, May 1, and May 2, at Granville Island’s Studio 1398 – Performances of Contact! Unload: A play co-developed by Veterans telling the story of returning soldiers.
April 28, 2015 Webinar – QuitNow Men This webinar, hosted by the Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC), will discuss the development of QuitNowMen.ca, a smoking cessation website containing online resources designed specifically for men aged 30-45.
April 27, 2015 Colloquium – Knowledge Exchange in Men’s Health On April 27 from 10:10-10:40am, Dr. Maria Lohan, Queen’s University Belfast, and Dr. John Oliffe, UBC, will present on Knowledge Exchange in Men’s Health at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies’ International Colloquium.
April 14, 2015 Men’s Health Works – Vancouver 2015 This is a free one-day workshop for those involved or interested in men’s health and wellness. It is hosted by the Cancer Prevention Centre, a partnership between UBC and the Canadian Cancer Society.
April 10, 2015 Symposium – New Approaches to Men’s Depression and Suicide Prevention Part of the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2015 in Miami, Florida, this symposium will showcase the five research projects that are housed within the men’s depression and suicide network.
April 7, 2015 Webinar: Man/Art/Action April 7 at 12:00pm PST – A free webinar on Man/Art/Action, a public art project that pays tribute to the challenges veterans face when they return.
March 28, 2015 Symposium: Cancer Survivorship – Calgary 2015 This one-day symposium on cancer survivorship will feature a group of speakers who are all experts in their fields. Invitations are extended to men and women dealing with cancer, regardless of the type of cancer, and to leaders of cancer support groups from across western Canada.
March 9, 2015 Webinar: Evidence of a Struggle March 9 at 11:00am PST – Trevor Mills talks about losing a brother to suicide and using music to de-stigmatize and raise funds in support of mental health services.
March 5, 2015 Private: Symposium: Masculinities in the Context of Men’s Depression and Suicide The Men’s Depression and Suicide Network will be hosting a symposium as part of the 2015 International Conference on Masculinities in New York City.
February 16, 2015 Webinar: Men’s Work That Works February 16, 11:00 PST – David Hatfield hosts a webinar on Manology – Exploring 21st Century Masculinity. Manology is a successful course for men in Vancouver.
February 12, 2015 2015 Ageing Summit – Men’s Sheds in Canada Preventing and Treating Depression in Older Men: Development of a toolkit and national network for starting men’s sheds in Canada.
February 1, 2015 Quit Cold Turkey Contest The new year is a great time to think about reducing or quitting smoking. But we’ve added some extra incentive: if BC men quit between February 1st and 7th, they had the chance to win $2500 cash.
January 28, 2015 Starting Men’s Sheds in Canada January 28th, 12:00 PST – A workshop sponsored by the IHLCDP and MDSNET on why and how to start a Men’s Shed based on experiences in Kelowna, BC.
January 23, 2015 Seminar: Depression and Suicide in Rural Alberta Part of the Child & Family Research Institutes‘s weekly TGIF Seminar Series, Dr. Gen Creighton presented on the use of photo elicitation to understand men’s depression and suicide in rural Alberta.
January 15, 2015 Presentation and Webinar: A Quit Smoking Website for Men A presentation and webinar about building, testing, and refining QuitNow Men – a quit smoking website designed with men for men.
January 13, 2015 Presentation: A 360 degree evaluation of Prostate Cancer Support Groups This presentation, delivered by Dr. John Oliffe, discussed the benefits and concerns regarding prostate cancer support groups, and ways of enhancing their sustainability.
January 9, 2015 Conversations on Sex, Gender and Fertility – Pop Up Medicine This session was part of Pop Up Medicine, “no prescriptions, no treatments… open dialogue with healthcare professionals over locally roasted coffee.”
November 26, 2014 Men’s Health: Six Talks in Sixty Minutes UBC Celebrates Movember by bringing together experts in men’s health to speak at UBC’s War Memorial Gym. Hear about six innovative ideas in sixty minutes.
November 22, 2014 Public Forum – Mental Health in Surrey November 22, 2:00 PST – Town Hall Discussion with MP Jinny Sims and MLA Sue Hammell on mental health at Strawberry Hill Library in Surrey, BC.
November 20, 2014 Visual Methods Webinar November 20, 12:00 PST – Dr. John Oliffe presented on several photovoice projects about male suicide and the way that they can empower participants to start needed conversations.
November 19, 2014 Virtual Conference: Connecting Canada The 2014 MHCC/CASP Virtual Conference on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention entitled Connecting Canada: Conversations about Communities, Collaborations, and Hope.
October 28, 2014 Suicide Prevention in Rural Canada We hosted a webinar to discuss the Man-Up Against Suicide photo-voice project, which aims to decrease stigma about men’s mental illness.
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