After the Flood: Community Response & Recovery

Cover for the report "After the Flood: Community Response and Recovery" which shows an aerial photo of brownish floodwaters covering land in Abbotsford, with a mountain in the distance.

The Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI), in partnership with Archway Community Services, is pleased to present “After the Flood: Community Response and Recovery.” Using the diverse experiences of community members, the report discusses some of the key challenges people faced during and after the flood. Additionally, the report provides recommendations to strengthen the … Read more

Wellness & Connectedness in White Rock During COVID-19

How does COVID-19 affect the older adults in BC? Today is the International Day for Older Persons, and we are launching a new social media series on our Instagram and Twitter which will explore that question throughout October. In October 2021, CHASI released a report on Wellness and Connectedness in White Rock during COVID-19, in … Read more

Impact of COVID-19 on Post-Secondary Students: A Systematic Review of Institutional Reports

Screenshot of a digital infographic titled “Thematic Analysis”. The infographic shows stats on the reports compiled, coming from 58 schools, 170,616 students, 31 institutions, and 21 months. Categorical breakdowns show there is information included on health and wellness, academic achievement, student life, and faculty and university.

The British Columbia Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) has recently launched an interactive dashboard to share the results of a national study conducted by CHASI on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on post-secondary students. The analysis includes a repository of publicly available COVID-19 student impact reports, a cross-national literature review, thematic analysis of … Read more

Channeling Youth Voices documentary screened at Chilliwack’s Conversation on Children and Youth

Channeling Youth Voices — Reflection Series, a documentary short formed with video submissions from participants in a year-long participatory research collaboration between CHASI researchers and Chilliwack youth, was screened tonight to an engaged crowd at Chilliwack’s Conversation on Children and Youth, hosted by the Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee. Following the screening, a panel of … Read more

The CHASIcast

As part of CHASI’s mission of turning knowledge into action, we produce the CHASIcast: a podcast dedicated to bringing experts and insights to the issues that shape our lives, because Words Have To Matter. Hosted by CHASI’s director Dr. Martha Dow and recorded in our Hub at the University of the Fraser Valley, the CHASIcast … Read more

Food (In)Security: An Assessment of Communal Factors Impacting Food Security in Chilliwack

Thumbnail cover page of CHASI report on Food Insecurity

Below is a report completed by CHASI in 2021 titled Food (In)Security: An Assessment of Communal Factors Impacting Food Security in Chilliwack. This report describes the results of an analysis of factors related to household food security in Chilliwack. Through an environmental scan and an asset and gap analysis, the CHASI has identified how the economic, … Read more

CHASI Art Exhibit: Faces of Resilience

CHASI is proud to share our first art exhibit, Faces of Resilience. This collection of work from our talented graphic design intern, Celina Koops, now hangs in the Hub, bringing a new life to our space. Reflecting on Faces of Resilience, Celina writes: The artwork presented celebrates more than just diversity and resilience. Each piece … Read more

Marking Human Rights Day with a look back at 2021

A collage of artwork by Celina Koops from throughout 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, UFV’s Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI) is observing Human Rights Day with a look at the past year. A year ago we were all working remotely, and the timeline for mass vaccination still uncertain. Facing such an unusual year, we decided to focus some of our attention … Read more

CHASI researcher unearths Canadian WWI internment history

Dr. Sarah Beaulieu examines an artefact

Over 100 years ago, Anne Sadelain’s father was imprisoned at a First World War internment camp in B.C.’s Monashee Mountains. Today, UFV’s CHASI research centre releases a documentary telling her story, and the story of an archaeologist uncovering the history of the Monashee camp. Dr. Sarah Beaulieu, a Community Health and Social Innovation hub Faculty … Read more