Dawn Hoogeveen

University Research Associate

Health Sciences

Dawn Hoogeveen

University Research Associate

Health Sciences

Areas of interest

Resource extraction and health, Environmental health/policy, Health Impact Assessment, Health and wellness indicator development, climate change and health, planetary health, social and environmental justice, community-based research, addressing racism in health care, Indigenous public health, resource management and control


  • PhD University of British Columbia
  • MA Simon Fraser University
  • BA (Hons) Carleton University


Dawn Hoogeveen’s research interests are in environmental politics, Indigenous studies and environmental and public health. She is a Senior Environment Community Health Observatory Research Fellow with the First Nations Health Authority where she is collaboratively progressing a program of work concerning health and healing indicators and health impact assessment. Dawn takes a mixed methods approach to her research and always enjoys a good interview and time spent in community. She is a settler scholar of Dutch and British ancestry and grew up on Williams Treaty lands in Ontario.

After completing a PhD from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Dawn went on to complete postdoctoral research at the Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC where she worked on Indigenous led Impact Assessment of major resource projects in collaboration with the Firelight Research Group. She then began research in Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia where she examined the health impacts of resource development on rural, remote, and Indigenous communities with the Environment Community Health Network. This included work on climate change and health as well as gender-based analysis plus in federal impact assessment.

Dawn has collaborated on Dasiqox Nexwagwez?an, an emerging Indigenous Protected Area in Tsilhqot’in territory. She is a technical advisor with the Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Impacts, President of the Strathcona Community Centre Association, and an active member of the Canadian Environmental Network’s Environment Planning and Assessment Caucus. Dawn joined FHS at SFU in 2021.

Current Research Projects

Healing Indicators: Examining community led Indigenous health and wellness frameworks

Indigenous Health Impact Assessment

Land, Health, and Healing: Understanding and promoting the health and wellness benefits of Indigenous Protected Areas

Ocean Imaginaries: Climate change and offshore drilling moratoriums in Canada and New Zealand

Climate Change and Intersectionality in British Columbia


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.