The Investigaytors program is a participatory, community-based, capacity-building intervention for cis and trans Two-Spirit, gay, bisexual, and queer (2SGBQ+) men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) who are interested in health and community research.
The Investigaytors program returns in 2021 and is now recruiting participants.
If you've ever wondered how research works in the real world or wanted to learn more about how research can help change the world for 2SGBQ+ folks and their health, this program is for you. Participants learn valuable skills and develop research literacy over several sessions:
Community-based research and the history of 2SGBQ+ health research
Context of community health for 2SGBQ+
Manitoba and the 2SGBQ+ Men's Health Study - Developing a research question
Knowledge translation, or what the data say
Presentation of research findings
Meeting the key players
Ultimately, the goal of Investigaytors is to understand the usefulness of research in addressing health inequities and knowledge gaps. As well, this program allows for relationship building and engages guys in developing research potential.
Investigaytors program is hosted by the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba with support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Principal Investigator: Dr. Rusty Souleymanov)
Investigaytors is being offered as part of a joint initiative between Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC.net/investigaytors) and Manitoba Two-Spirit, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Men's Health Study (manitobamenshealthstudy.com).
Sessions will be over Zoom or another online platform. Dates are February 2021- May 2021.
If you want to be kept in the loop, or if you have any questions about this program, or want to be a participant, please email Steven Nero, Investigaytors Coordinator, in Winnipeg, Manitoba: