SFU Health Innovation

SFU Health Innovation showcases initiatives within the SFU Faculty of Health Sciences that focus on innovation and entrepreneurship aimed at developing solutions to address pressing health issues.

Health Change Lab

The Health Change Lab is a 10-credit, once-in-a-degree experiential learning program. Undergraduate students work in interdisciplinary teams to investigate a real social, economic, or environmental challenge that impacts community health. Together, they build a sustainable business model to creatively respond to it and pitch their ideas to community influencers – all in just 13 weeks. In this immersive experience, students learn about the core practices of social innovation, design-thinking, prototyping, and human-centred design.

Teams will present to partner panels for feedback mid term, and they'll be given the opportunity to connect with community organizations and partners from the City of Surrey to help build on their ideas and envision how those ideas could proceed in the real world. Sessions are a mix of hands on workshops, coaching by instructors and experts, limited content lectures, guest speakers, and open work time in your teams to advance your ideas.

Applications are now open for the Fall 2019 Health Change Lab, and will be accepted on rolling basis until the program is full. The Round 1 deadline is April 7, 2019.

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