2018 News


  • March 14, 2018

    March 14, 2018

    Simon Fraser University (SFU) researchers are working with a group of 10 patients from across British Columbia to help shape future primary health care research in the province. The team, part of the B.C. Primary Health Care Research Network, has worked together to develop a survey.

  • March 21, 2018

    March 21, 2018

    Health Change Lab Fall 2018 applications close on April 1st! This once-in-a-degree experiential learning program will push you outside of the classroom and outside of your comfort zone to investigate a real social, economic, or environmental challenge that impacts community health. In interdisciplinary teams, you will build a sustainable business model to creatively respond to it and pitch your ideas to community influencers – all in just 13 weeks.

  • April

  • April 10, 2018

    April 10, 2018

    Health sciences alumnus Kalysha Closson has had recent success publishing the research from her Master's degree in three leading HIV and sexual health peer-reviewed journals.

  • May

  • May 02, 2018

    May 02, 2018

    Dean of Health Sciences Tania Bubela shared some excellent advice as a panelist at the Science Writers & Communicators of Canada conference.

  • May 04, 2018

    May 04, 2018

    Faculty of Health Sciences students and their research featured prominently at the Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR) in Vancouver this April.

  • June

  • June 08, 2018

    June 08, 2018

    A team of five enthusiastic Faculty of Health Sciences students won third prize at a prestigious global competition at Oxford University for their inspiring presentation about the mental health issues facing second generation immigrant youth.

  • June 07, 2018

    June 07, 2018

    Growing up in Nigeria, SFU alumnus Oghenowede (Ede) Eyawo dreamed of working in a profession where he could improve people’s health—a dream he has realized now that he is graduating with a PhD from SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

  • June 11, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    Krystyna Adams, who convocates this month with a PhD in health sciences, spent three months living in Mexico to learn how medical tourism practices shape health-care delivery. The research, conducted for her thesis, illustrates how the medical tourism industry might exacerbate global health inequities if health-care resources are only used to provide care to those who can afford to pay.

  • June 21, 2018

    June 21, 2018

    Indigenous people in Canada experience higher rates of chronic disease, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, than other Canadians – yet the role that racism plays in preventing and treating chronic disease is underexplored. Faculty of Health Sciences PhD candidate Krista Stelkia plans to change this with her research.

  • June 26, 2018

    June 26, 2018

    Five FHS graduate students, who are citizens of Kenya, Botswana and Rwanda, were recently admitted as research fellows into the Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence (SANTHE) consortium.