Recent CBRC Stories

Blog: Under the Lens By Sarah Chown | August 22, 2016

Stigma is a major driver of population health inequities. As a result, many communities who experience stigma work to reduce or challenge stigma. Efforts to reduce stigma include advocacy to shift policies

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Feature Article By Jean Baptiste Henry | July 12, 2016

Ok, Stigma, I’ll take a stab at defining it. It’s a word derived from Greek which according to Wikipedia means “the extreme disapproval of (or discontent with) a person or group on socially characteristic grounds that are perceived …” I see, blah blah blah …

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Feature Article By Craig Barron | February 10, 2016
photo of Olivier Ferlatte

Olivier Ferlatte is the Director of the Resist Stigma project at the CBRC. He recently completed his PhD in Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, with the thesis topic: Exploring Intersectionality as a Framework for Advancing Research on Gay Men’s Health Inequities. Craig Barron...

Feature Article By Craig Barron | February 10, 2016

There are many kinds of fences that define our territory. Weathered wood and ancient stone, beautiful fences but that are uncomfortable to perch on. Other fences that block us: barbed wire and spikes. Invisible fences that we construct and maintain ourselves. Metaphors for the role of stigma in...