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March 5, 2009

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SFU has signed a memorandum of understanding with Fraser Health to develop and integrate collaborative training, education and research programs that will promote and sustain health, healing and learning.

"The task of ensuring high-quality health care cannot be accomplished by health authorities alone," says Nigel Murray, president and CEO of Fraser Health. "We must develop meaningful partnerships with universities to build effective teaching, training and research initiatives."

Fraser Health is one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing health authorities, serving 1.6 million people in 20 communities from Burnaby to Hope, including a diverse range of urban and rural communities. The agreement between SFU and Fraser Health calls for:
  • Joint and/or shared faculty positions
  • Opportunities for mentored research
  • Multi-disciplinary programs that address critical health care human resource needs
  • Infrastructure and resources to support innovative models for training primary health care and public health practitioners
  • Training opportunities for SFU students with Fraser Health
  • Continuing education programs for Fraser Health employees and physicians at SFU

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