Issues and Experts

SFU experts on COVID-19: vaccinations, pandemic developments and the impact of restrictions

December 15, 2020

B.C. begins its COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, while high case numbers mean restrictions will continue through the holiday season.

SFU experts are available to speak on the latest pandemic developments and the challenges of getting through the season amid the ongoing pandemic: 

Fiona Brinkman, molecular biology and biochemistry,

Topic: Self-isolating and preventing spread of COVID-19 

Caroline Colijn, Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematics for Evolution, Infection and Public Health,

Topic: COVID-19 infection, mathematical models, role of data modeling in predicting disease spread, effectiveness of physical distancing 

Bernard Crespi, professor, molecular phylogenetics,

Topic: Evolutionary biology of SARS-CoV-2, evolution and medicine, host-virus conflicts

Diane Gromala, distinguished professor, School of Interactive Arts & Technology,

Topic: COVID-19 vaccinations, health technology, identifying people who are less visible but high priority 

Scott Lear, Pfizer/Heart & Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research, health sciences,

Topic: Maintaining personal and physical health while working from home

Andrew Sixsmith, gerontology,

Topic: Social isolation, technologies to connect people, technology policy and digital divide


MELISSA SHAW, SFU  Communications & Marketing 
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