June 26, 2018
FHS graduate students join international network of African scientists pursuing innovative HIV and Tuberculosis research
Five FHS graduate students, who are citizens of Kenya, Botswana and Rwanda, were recently admitted as research fellows into the Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence (SANTHE) consortium.
June 21, 2018
SFU researcher to study role of racism on chronic disease among Indigenous people in Canada
Indigenous people in Canada experience higher rates of chronic disease, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, than other Canadians – yet the role that racism plays in preventing and treating chronic disease is underexplored. Faculty of Health Sciences PhD candidate Krista Stelkia plans to change this with her research.
June 11, 2018
Medical tourism research reveals health inequities facing local populations in Mexico
Krystyna Adams, who convocates this month with a PhD in health sciences, spent three months living in Mexico to learn how medical tourism practices shape health-care delivery. The research, conducted for her thesis, illustrates how the medical tourism industry might exacerbate global health inequities if health-care resources are only used to provide care to those who can afford to pay.
June 08, 2018
SFU student team wins third at prestigious Oxford competition
A team of five enthusiastic Faculty of Health Sciences students won third prize at a prestigious global competition at Oxford University for their inspiring presentation about the mental health issues facing second generation immigrant youth.
June 07, 2018
PhD research sheds light on aging with HIV
Growing up in Nigeria, SFU alumnus Oghenowede (Ede) Eyawo dreamed of working in a profession where he could improve people’s health—a dream he has realized now that he is graduating with a PhD from SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences.
May 02, 2018
Ethical dilemmas in science communication: advice from the Dean
Dean of Health Sciences Tania Bubela shared some excellent advice as a panelist at the Science Writers & Communicators of Canada conference.
April 10, 2018
Alumnus leads research on HIV in youth
Health sciences alumnus Kalysha Closson has had recent success publishing the research from her Master's degree in three leading HIV and sexual health peer-reviewed journals.
March 21, 2018
Applications closing for once in a degree opportunity
Health Change Lab Fall 2018 applications close on April 1st! This once-in-a-degree experiential learning program will push you outside of the classroom and outside of your comfort zone to investigate a real social, economic, or environmental challenge that impacts community health. In interdisciplinary teams, you will build a sustainable business model to creatively respond to it and pitch your ideas to community influencers – all in just 13 weeks.
March 14, 2018
Future of HIV treatment found in the sea?
Worldwide 36.7 million people globally are living with HIV, and of these 20.9 million people are accessing antiretroviral therapy according to recent estimates. Discovering new classes of antiretroviral medications is essential in the fight against HIV.
March 14, 2018
SFU project looks to patients to help shape future primary care research in BC
Simon Fraser University (SFU) researchers are working with a group of 10 patients from across British Columbia to help shape future primary health care research in the province. The team, part of the B.C. Primary Health Care Research Network, has worked together to develop a survey
March 07, 2018
Millions awarded to inspiring Health Sciences research
Three Faculty of Health Sciences research projects that will have local, national and international impacts have recently secured CIHR funding.
February 28, 2018
Renewing Canada’s leadership in global health
A new paper on Canada’s role in global health, co-led by SFU health sciences researcher Kelley Lee as part of the Lancet’s first series on Canada, calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to back up verbal commitments with concrete action to address health inequities at home and abroad.