2023 News

  • August 23, 2023

    August 23, 2023

    FHS assistant professor Krista Stelkia is leading a study to Indigenize health research ethics by co-creating "wise practices" and distinctions-based protocols in BC

  • December 18, 2023

    December 18, 2023

    We had an amazing year that saw FHS students, faculty and staff continuing to do fantastic work and being recognized for their contributions at the university and beyond

  • December 13, 2023

    December 13, 2023

    Michael Smith Health Research BC funded three FHS research project teams led by Assistant Professor Kiffer Card (upper left), Assistant Professor Krista Stelkia (upper right), and Professor Meghan Winters and PhD candidate Meredith Sones with their community partner South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (lower center)

  • December 08, 2023

    December 08, 2023

    A new report from the Youth Development Instrument team - led by FHS Assistant Professor Hasina Samji and supported by FHS PhD candidate Judy Wu - revealed that nearly half of the 15,000 BC teens surveyed reported fair or poor mental health, and that nearly 40 per cent of those surveyed did not reach out for needed supports

  • December 01, 2023

    December 01, 2023

    Researchers Darshini Govindasamy, Nwabisa Shai, and Angela Kaida are leading a South African study that evaluates the power of a gender-transformative economic empowerment programme to improve health outcomes for caregivers and youth who are living with HIV.

  • November 07, 2023

    November 07, 2023

    A study led by SFU researcher and FHS alum Martha Gumprich - in partnership with community organization ANKORS Trans Connect - has found that only 11 per cent of non-binary youth currently participate in team sports. The report recommends solutions to make sports more inclusive for non-binary youth

  • November 06, 2023

    November 06, 2023

    Stephanie Cleland is interested in how environmental exposures to climate change-related elements - like wildfire smoke - impact human health outcomes, and uses large data sets in creative, integrated ways to find evidence of linkages

  • October 25, 2023

    October 25, 2023

    Co-operative Education students, Jenny Huang (far left), Prem Gundarah (center), and Tatiana Parrish (far right) supported research lead and FHS associate professor of professional practice Anne-Marie Nicol's (right) indoor air quality knowledge translation project with the Pacific Institute of Pathogens, Pandemics and Society (PIPPS)

  • October 01, 2023

    October 01, 2023

    First Nations Health Authority Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer and FHS Adjunct Professor Dr. Evan Adams has been appointed as the Acting Associate Dean of Indigenous Health for SFU's forthcoming medical school

  • September 21, 2023

    September 21, 2023

    Michael Smith Health Research BC announced that FHS postdoctoral fellows, Francis Mwimanzi and Sian Tsuei, were selected to receive Research Trainee awards in 2023. Photos: Blausen Medical; DCStudio.