Seminar Series

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held in person in Blusson Hall 9920 and virtually over Zoom from 12 noon - 1:15 pm

Recording links: You must have an SFU login to access these the seminar recordings.


SEPTEMBER 21, 2023, Please note different time: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

FHS Panel on AI in Health Research

Byte-Sized Health Governance: AI's Uncharted Frontiers
Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon, Assistant Professor, FHS, SFU

AI, Truth and Telling in the Design of Health Services
Sonya Cressman, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, FHS, SFU & Health Economist at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation

How to Feed the AI Fire with Data
William Hsiao, Associate Professor, FHS & Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SFU


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2023, 11am - 12 noon - BCCDC-FHS Muslim History Month Webinar

Integration, Conflict, Dialogue? Making sense of medieval Islamic science
Nauman Faiza, Associate Professor, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan
Zoom link:
Local Dial-In: 778-907-2071
Meeting ID: 846 2379 7703 Password: 926831


OCTOBER 26, 2023

Speeding up the Sustainable Development Goals
Peter Singer, Former Scientific Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization & Co-founder Grand Challenges Canada & the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics


NOVEMBER 9, 2023

"The people who are closer to the pain, need to be closer to the power”: A Community-Engaged Study Exploring Dimensions of Drug User Participation and Barriers to Access, Uptake, and Retention in Safe Supply
Jack Farrell, Graduate Research Associate, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, FHS, SFU
Sean O’Callaghan, Graduate Research Associate, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, FHS, SF


NOVEMBER 16, 2023, Please note different time: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Grassy Narrows’ decades-long fight for recognition of the impact of mercury poisoning
Judy Da Silva, Elder and Community Leader in the Grassy Narrows First Nation community
Donna Mergler, Professor Emerita, Department of Biology at the University of Québec at Montréal and Co-Founder of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Health, Society and the Environment (CINBIOSE)


NOVEMBER 23, 2023  

Accelerating sustainability and climate action at SFU and beyond
Alison Shaw, Executive Director, Community-Centred Climate Innovation (C3I), SFU
Candace Ratelle, Director, Sustainability Office, SFU


NOVEMBER 30, 2023 

Knowledge Mobilization at the Nexus of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health
Kaylee Byers, Senior Scientist, Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society – PIPPS, SFU & Deputy Director, BC Node of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative