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Help us make breakthroughs in health.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is supported in part by the generosity of our donors. Without you, we couldn’t conduct research into some of the most pressing issues in global human health. We thank you for your support.
Why support SFU?
Established in 2005, the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU provides public health training and population health research in an age where the global burden of disease is increasing. Our health scientists are at the forefront of providing evidence-based solutions to complex health problems. They are also passionate educators who impart disease prevention and health promotion skills to our undergraduate and graduate students.
We are the only Faculty of Health Sciences that connects researchers and students across social, environmental and biological disciplines to address pressing health issues.
Partner with us
We are actively looking for engaged, committed partners who care as much as we do about improving the health landscape.
To find out more, get in touch, or read about some of our current initiatives below.
Mother-child health research
Help further research into the health of mothers and children by supporting one of these projects.
BC Healthy Connections Project
The BC Healthy Connections Project is a randomized controlled trial of a pioneering service to improve the health of young pregnant women. The project focuses on first-time pregnancies and newborn babies of mothers living in poverty.
ATLAS is an online resource that educates the public on children’s risks to toxic exposure through infographics and videos.
Origins of Health and Diseases
Origins of Health and Disease is a longitudinal study that examines how stressors affect fetal development. The study follows women of reproductive age, and takes into account social, biological and environmental stress factors.
Chronic and infectious disease
Help tackle long-term illness and wide-impact disease by supporting one of these projects.
Cancer cells and therapeutics
After a significant discovery on how cancer cells metastasize, the research team has now embarked on the pre-clinical trial of therapeutics for breast, prostate and lung cancers.
Mental health, homelessness and addictions
The From Risk to Resilience study works to help disadvantaged people recover and thrive, through early prevention and cost-effective intervention.
First Nations Health Authority Chair in Heart Health and Wellness
Working with First Nations communities and local health authorities, this project seeks to address health disparities amongst First Nations peoples and promote a holistic approach to health.
Health has no borders, and neither does our research. Help fund global health research with these programs.
SFU Health Sciences researchers are leading a large team of collaborators from sub-Saharan Africa to investigate better safe contraceptive strategies for couples with HIV/AIDS.
Global health governance
Lead by a Canada Research Chair in Global Health, this team of international collaborators strives to improve global health infrastructure by coordinating health services to better tackle global health risks and emergencies.
Student experiential initiative
This endowment fund enables students to undertake internships or research with local and international NGOs and health organizations in Canada, to gain experience in the development of health systems and the delivery of care.
Fellowship - Dr. Elliot Goldner
October 29, 1953 - November 27, 2016
To honour Elliot, his family has set up the Dr. Elliot Goldner Graduate Fellowship in Mental Health Policy to support the graduate student community at SFU Health Sciences. To contribute to this memorial fund, please visit: Elliot Goldner Memorial