Seminar Series

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

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held virtually over Zoom from 12 noon - 1:15 pm


JANUARY 13, 2022

Rethinking Vaccine Hesitancy
Dr. Maya Goldenberg, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Guelph


JANUARY 20, 2022

Improving Access to Family Planning Health Services: Opening the Policy Window
Dr. Sarah Munro, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UBC


JANUARY 27, 2022

Paternal environmental exposures influence the sperm epigenome, embryo development and adult disease
Dr. Sarah Kimmins, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, McGill University


FEBRUARY 3, 2022

Understanding the Pathways from Food Insecurity to Worse HIV Health
Dr. Sheri Weiser, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

FEBRUARY 10, 2022 - Zoom

Racism in health care
Dr. Marcia Anderson, Vice-Dean, Indigenous - Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba


FEBRUARY 17, 2022 - Blusson Hall 9920 and Zoom

The Quantum Dimentions of Biological Structures and Design of New Cancer Therapies
Dr. Mani Larijani, Associate Professor and Shrum Chair in Biological Mechanisms of Disease, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SFU 


FEBRUARY 24, 2022 - BCCDC-FHS Black History Month Research Seminar - Our Stories, Our Voices - Zoom

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Black People in British Columbia
Jennifer Migabo, 4th-year medical student at UBC and Advocacy Co-Lead of the Black Physicians of British Columbia, interested in inner-city medicine with a focus on marginalized populations 
Factors Associated with COVID-19 Vaccination in Black People in British Columbia
Stephanie Allen, Founding board member of the Hogan’s Alley Society and the VP, Strategic Business Operations & Performance at BC Housing
Modupe Bankole-Longe, who is an internationally-trained dentist from Nigeria and holds an MPH degree from SFU. She is the Research Coordinator of the study – “COVID-19 Vaccine Intentions among Black Communities in BC”, where she is involved in active engagement and recruitment of members of the Black community.​​


MARCH 3, 2022

A Syilx Perspective: Human Health as tmixʷ Health
lax̌lax̌tkʷ - Jeannette Armstrong, PhD, Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies and Canada Research Chair in Syilx Okanagan Philosophy, UBC-Okanagan 



Moving Forward on a Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy
Dr. Kim McGrail, Professor, UBC School of Population and Public Health and Scientific Director, Health Data Research Network Canada (and SPOR Canadian Data Platform), Scientific Director, Population Data BC
Dr. David Castle, Professor, School of Public Administration, UVic


MARCH 17, 2022 - Blusson Hall 9920 and Zoom

Two-Spirit in Health Research: Collecting Data  in Culturally Affirming Way
Harlan Pruden, Indigenous Knowledge Translation Lead, BCCDC & PhD Student, FHS, SFU


MARCH 24, 2022 - Blusson Hall 9920 and Zoom

Honouring your Whole Self – Indigenous Teachings for Climate Action, Transformation and Wellness
Daqualama, Jocelyn Joe-Strack, Indigenous Knowledge Research Chair, Yukon University 



Education Challenge: Highlights of innovative learning and teaching practices at FHS
FHS Health Sciences Education Research Group

APRIL 7, 2022 - Blusson Hall 9920 and Zoom

A Mixed Methods Evaluation of the Large-Scale Implementation of a School- and Community-Based Parenting Program to Reduce Violence Against Children in Tanzania: The Furaha Adolescent Implementation Research Study
Mackenzie Martin, Research Manager, Rhodes Scholar and SSHRC Fellow, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

MAY 27, 2022 - BCCDC-FHS Asian Heritage Month Research Seminar - Zoom

Railroads, riots and reefer: A brief history of how drug prohibition shaped the early Asian immigrant experience
Shila Avissa, Social Worker and Researcher with a focus on health equity and political economy
Cherlyn Manderson-Cortes, Clinical Nrse Educator with the STBBI and Harm Reduction teams at the BCCDC


MAY 30, 2022 - Harbour Centre 1900 and YouTube

2022 Varsheny Visiting Scholar Public Lecture - The Right Diet and Lifestyle for a Healthy Heart
Dr. Prabhakaran Dorairaj, 2022 Varshney Visiting Scholar and Vice-President of Research and Policy at the Public Health Foundation of India


JUNE 17, 2022 - BCCDC-FHS Indigenous Peoples' Month Research Seminar - Zoom

The Evolving Indigenous Relationship
Carol Ann Hilton, international award winning, best selling author of ‘Indigenomics - Taking A Seat at the Economic Table’ and Adjunct Professor at Royal Roads University’s School of Business.