October 17, 2018
Undergraduate Wins Award to Help Her Pursue HIV/AIDS Research
Rosa Balleny has received the Pula Award in Health Sciences, which honours an undergrad student who has "demonstrated history of or expressed interest in doing research work in the area of HIV/AIDS.”
September 27, 2018
Big Dreams for Scholarship Student
Almost 200 new undergrads joined the Faculty of Health Sciences this month, including Emily Lam who has won a prestigious scholarship award.
September 11, 2018
Brockman-Brumme Lab Hosts Community Engagement Night
Over the summer, the Brockman-Brumme Lab hosted an event called "Science engagement night: Insights into HIV Research", where members from community organizations came to network with researchers and tour the lab facilities.
August 13, 2018
Zabrina Brumme named Laboratory Director of BC Centre for Excellence
Zabrina Brumme has been seconded from her position as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and appointed Director of Canada's leading HIV laboratory program at the BC-CfE.
August 03, 2018
Health Change Lab inspires creation of new Surrey City Lab
The success of SFU's Health Change Lab was a key catalyst for the creation of the Surrey City Lab, announced last week as a three-year collaboration between SFU, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and the City of Surrey.
August 02, 2018
'A Life-Changing Experience': Students Reflect on Experiential Learning Courses
FHS students travelled internationally for 'life changing' experiential learning courses in South Africa, and at the US/Mexico border.
August 01, 2018
New study on Vancouver’s Arbutus Greenway: Can urban planning affect health and well-being?
Meghan Winters is co-leading a study to investigate if and how developing Vancouver’s Arbutus Greenway will make the city a healthier and happier place to live, work and play.
July 30, 2018
FHS research associate to study effects of Chinese tobacco industry in Africa
Julia Smith receives SSHRC funding to research the expansion of the Chinese tobacco industry in East Africa.
June 26, 2018
FHS graduate students join international network of African scientists pursuing innovative HIV and Tuberculosis research
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.
June 21, 2018
SFU researcher to study role of racism on chronic disease among Indigenous people in Canada
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 11, 2018
Medical tourism research reveals health inequities facing local populations in Mexico
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 08, 2018
SFU student team wins third at prestigious Oxford competition
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.