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Janak is a public health researcher with a background in tropical medicine and global health. Janak is passionate about bringing change in the lives of people living with HIV by implementing programs related to harm reduction, health promotion and disease prevention. Janak is currently working on his Ph.D. in Community Health Sciences at Cumming School of Medicine, at the University of Calgary.
Karyn holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary. She is passionate about the intersectionality of ageing and working to create communities that help reduce inequalities and support a just ageing process. Identifying as a radical social worker, Karyn’s approach is rooted in harm reduction and rights-based philosophies from which she adapts tools to help facilitate positive social change. Karyn loves the community that HIV Community Link has helped to foster and is honoured to share the journey with those who engage with the agency.