Ensuring gender-affirming health care

Everybody should have access to health care that supports our identities. With an increased emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion, how is health care responding to these societal needs? In particular, how are health research and patient care ensuring that sexual and gender minority people receive gender-affirming health care?

Tune into this live webinar to hear UBC School of Nursing Director and Professor Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc and Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity’s Gender Equity Advisor Dr. A.J. Lowik (PhD’22 candidate) discuss how health-care professionals are changing the way they work and what are some key considerations for the future.

Presented in partnership with the UBC Faculties of Applied Science and Medicine.


Dr. Devon Greyson, MLIS’06, PhD’15 (they/them) – Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC Faculty of Medicine


Dr. A.J. Lowik, PhD’22 (candidate) (they/them) – Gender Equity Advisor, Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity
Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS, FAAN, FCAN (she/her) – Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, Director, UBC School of Nursing, and Executive Director, Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC)

Thursday, March 3, 2022
7:30-8:30pm PST

Open to everyone. Registration is required. Please note that this webinar will not be recorded.


Questions? Please contact alumni.events@ubc.ca.

Speaker Biographies

Dr. Devon Greyson, MLIS’06, PhD’15
Dr. Devon Greyson

Dr. Devon Greyson (they/them) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) at UBC. Their research focuses on public health communication and the use of information by publics, clinicians, and health systems. Dr. Greyson has a special interest in perinatal and pediatric health decision-making and experiences. They are a qualitative and mixed methodologist with an interdisciplinary background that spans gender studies, information science, and public health. Current work focuses on vaccine decision-making, use of cannabis during pregnancy and lactation, and mitigating the impacts of medical disinformation.

Dr. A.J. Lowik, PhD’22 (candidate)

Dr. A.J. Lowik (they/them) is a Gender Equity Advisor with the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity. They are a trans scholar and trans health researcher, with a PhD (candidate) from the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice at UBC. Dr. Lowik’s work is primarily focused on trans and non-binary people’s reproductive lives, health, decision-making, and experiences accessing reproductive health care. Dr. Lowik also works at the BC Centre on Substance Use, is a board member with the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, and is an advisory member on the MindMap, TestNow, and Trans Healthcare in BC projects.

Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS, FAAN, FCAN

Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc (she/her) is a Professor, Distinguished University Scholar, and Director of the School of Nursing at UBC in Vancouver. She also leads the multidisciplinary Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) at UBC. For over 25 years, her research has focused on how stigma, discrimination, violence, and trauma influence adolescents’ health and coping behaviours, and what community and relationship protective factors, policies, programs, and interventions can foster resilience and improve health equity for marginalized young people, particularly for LGBTQ/2S+ youth.