SFU's 2016-2022 SRP focuses on six challenges that encapsulate the breadth of and interconnections between researchers, build on our previous investments and serve as our priority research areas. Challenge 3 focuses specifically on how SFU research supports well-being for all.
SFU researchers are investigating the causes and consequences of disease, including chronic and infectious diseases, mental illness and cancer. They investigate injury and have expertise in treatment, rehabilitation and recovery. Social, biological, environmental and behavioral determinants of health are investigated to support the wellness of individuals across the lifespan.
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The Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society (PIPPS) is a new provincial research institute based at SFU's Burnaby campus. The Institute focuses on understanding the emergence and spread of new pathogens and responding to infectious disease events with pandemic potential that pose potentially severe risks to the health and well-being of populations. PIPPS' Scientific Co-Directors are SFU Professor and Canada Research Chair Tier 1, Kelley Lee and SFU Professor and Canada 150 Research Chair, Caroline Colijn.
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SFU Professor and Canada Research Chair Tier 1, Kelley Lee delivered the final lecture of SFU's Spring 2021 President's Faculty Lectures. Lee's lecture, "Pandemics and borders: How might we manage the use of travel restrictions more effectively?" was the final talk in the 2021 series of lectures, which focused on resilience and recovery.
With many Canadians starting to consider what travel within Canada and beyond might look like, Lee spoke about how to manage pandemic travel and border restrictions effectively, both locally and globally.
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SFU Mathematics Professor and Canada 150 Research Chair, Caroline Colijn will lead a new, national infectious disease modeling network that will inform decisions related to public health threats and better prepare Canada for future pandemics.
Colijn will oversee the Canadian Network for Modelling Infectious Disease (CANMOD), supported by $2.5 million in funding over the next two years. CANMOD is one of five multidisciplinary infectious disease modelling networks receiving a total of $10 million.
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SFU researchers have created a map outlining how the COVID-19 pandemic’s long-term health impacts will be distributed in communities across B.C. According to the map, each community will face its own unique challenges to recover from the current health crisis.
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FACTS AND FIGURES
1,849 research publications related to SDG 3, 2017-2021 (source: SciVal)
407 active research projects related to SDG 3 funded between 2016-2020
39 courses related to SDG 3, representing 16,470 students, offered at SFU between the 2018/19 - 2020/21 academic years
At least 208 researchers involved in research relating to SDG 3 (source: SFU's Research Expertise Engine)