We are thrilled to welcome Vibhuti Kacholia as GAAP’s Community-Engaged Learning student for the 2020-2021 year. Vibhuti will be helping us adapt and transition our World AIDS Day and research symposium events to online platforms, and will be supporting a number of our research projects such as Youth Activism Over Time. Vibhuti will also work to compile resources for youth navigating sexual health services in Toronto during the pandemic.
Vibhuti is the undergraduate community engaged learning student with GAAP for the 2020-2021 school year. She is a fourth-year student studying a major in Global Health with a double minor in Psychology and Equity Studies. Vibhuti is passionate about health equity and access to comprehensive, culturally competent care. Her focus lies in sexual and reproductive justice for youth. As a research assistant in Dr. Carmen Logie’s Stigma & Sexual Health Interventions to Nurture Empowerment (SSHINE) lab, she has explored health outcomes for trans men in low and middle income countries and worked on qualitative research projects understanding HIV and STI stigma for urban youth refugees in Kampala. She is a member of the U of T Sexual Education Centre and Women’s Health Collective as well as has volunteered at Alliance for South Asian Aids Prevention (ASAAP). Vibhuti is excited to work with community partners to move GAAP’s World AIDS Day and Sexual Health Symposium online and create relevant workshops and materials to encourage resilience and empowerment during the pandemic.
Image Description: Vibhuti Kacholia, GAAP Community Engaged Learning Student, 2020-2021