SFU Vancouver Lunch 'n' learn

About the Lunch 'n' Learn:

Date: Wednesday, February 24
12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom 

Join us for the first SFU Vancouver Lunch ‘n’ Learn of the new year as we welcome SFU Geography Professor, Dr. Valorie Crooks, who will discuss her research on COVID-19 risks in neighbourhoods throughout BC.

We are continuously inundated with geographic information about the COVID-19 pandemic. As our understanding of COVID-19 has evolved, so too has our awareness of the spatial dimensions of both its spread and control. In many ways, health geography has never been so relevant to enhancing our understanding of a critical global public health issue, nor in creating and supporting solutions to addressing its impacts. In this presentation, Dr. Valorie Crooks will share how her team of health geographers and patient partners have come together to map COVID-19 risks in neighbourhoods throughout BC. She'll share how they created the model that informed the maps, their process of revising the model and maps through seeking input from the public health community, and the public feedback they have received since sharing their maps openly. Dr. Crooks’ presentation will be followed by a Q & A. 

Click here to view the maps created by Dr. Crooks and her team.