He's a Winner!
Clan football coach David Johnson is the 2008 Canada West Football Coach of the Year. He successfully ends SFU’s three-year winless drought, propelling the Clan back into the national scene and the playoffs for the first time in four years.
Kinesiology’s Tom Claydon is looking at why seemingly healthy individuals sometimes die from cardiac arrest. His research into the heart’s electrical activity includes focusing on the role held by key potassium ion channels in keeping the heart beating.
Empowerment reduces AIDS
A new program in the Indian city of Mysore is empowering sex-trade workers, and that, in turn, is reducing cases of AIDS. SFU Global Health master’s student Katie Brushett is studying the progress of a community-based initiative called Ashodaya or “dawn of hope,” that mobilizes high-risk groups to take care of themselves and each other.
Kinesiologist Scott Lear and a team of researchers show that the cardiovascular health of immigrants to Canada worsens the longer they remain in the country. Stress, changing eating habits, and language barriers may contribute to the immigrant’s heart health decline.