CHASI highlights undergraduate research at KPU conference

Photo of a panel of speakers on stage.

Student-driven research is a core pillar of CHASI, and undergraduate students are at the centre of all of CHASI’s work, from proposal to delivery. On March 15, the CHASI team had the opportunity to highlight the role of students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Empowering Minds: Inspiring and Showcasing Undergraduate Research conference. The conference focused on … Read more

CHASI recognized at B.C. Legislature

Members of the CHASI team pose in front of flags in the BC Legislature Building

On February 22, CHASI had the incredible honour of being introduced in the B.C. legislature by the Honourable Pam Alexis, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission and B.C.’s Minister of Agriculture and Food. We are incredibly thankful to Minister Alexis, her staff, and the team at the legislature who made this happen. With UFV’s 50th anniversary just around … Read more

Dr. Carin Bondar: Living in a Post-Truth Society — identifying misinformation online

Photo of Dr. Carin Bondar presenting on stage. The screen shows a slide which reads "Navigating in a post-truth society: tips to decipher fact vs fiction online. Dr. Carin Bondar, Science Communication, UFV." A large graphic shows the letters FA, with the second half of the word as both CT (spelling fact) and KE (spelling fake).

Presented by the Rotary Club of Abbotsford Sumas and UFV’s Community Health and Social Innovation Hub, Exploring Equity is a series of conversations around advancing equity in our community. On November 30, 2023, Dr. Carin Bondar, presented a talk titled Living in a Post-Truth Society — tips and techniques to identify misinformation online. That presentation … Read more

UFV Faculty bring university lectures to Pacific Institution

Photo of CHASI's wall mural, a large painting of a blue-toned person holding up their hands like scales. Above one hand is the word "together" and above the other is "empowered."

Throughout the fall, professors from a range of disciplines at the University of the Fraser Valley are sharing their knowledge with the individuals who are currently incarcerated at Pacific Institution in Abbotsford BC. The initiative is a joint undertaking by UFV’s College of Arts and the Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI), alongside the … Read more

CHASI shares public safety projects with Mike Farnworth, B.C.’s Deputy Premiere and Solicitor General

Photo of Minister Mike Farnworth and Minister Pam Alexis sitting at a table at CHASI, along with Minister Farnworth's assistant. Minister Farnworth is speaking and looking towards the camera, his hands on the table. In front of them are handouts displaying information on CHASI projects.

The Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI) at the University of the Fraser Valley was honoured to welcome Minister Mike Farnworth, B.C.’s Deputy Premier and Solicitor General, into the Hub on November 14. He was joined by long-time friend of CHASI Pam Alexis, Minister of Agriculture and Food. “We want to know that all … Read more

CHASI’s first research cluster explores the complexity of careers

Graphic showing the four members of CALL, along with their names: Dr. Candy Ho, Dr. Linda Pardy, Dr. Michael Mascheck, and Dr. Michael Batu. Text at the top reads "CHASI is proud to introduce CALL: The Career and Learning for Life Consortium." The bottom of the graphic includes a CHASI/UFV logo, and the phrase "turning knowledge into action" along with the url

The Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI) is proud to introduce the Career and Learning for Life (CALL) consortium, our newest group of researchers. This team represents CHASI’s first dedicated research cluster and will collaborate amongst themselves and with the greater CHASI team to address needs of our research partners and communities. The new … Read more

Exploring Equity Speaker Series

Poster for the event described in this post.

Join the Rotary Club of Abbotsford Sumas and UFV’s Community Health and Social Innovation Hub for conversations around advancing equity in our community. Entry is by donation, in support of the UFV-SUS Food Bank. Event speakers and dates are as follows: September 30: Dr. Keith Carlson November 2: Dr. Darryl Plecas November 30: Dr. Carin … Read more

UFV Walk-out in support of Afghan women

Group photo of several dozen people, many holding signs in support of the women of Afghanistan. They are lined up to pose for a photo.

To mark two years since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, CHASI and members of the Afghan community staged a university walk-out. The focus was on supporting Afghan women, who have been banned from attending high school since September 2021 and university since December 2022. Afghan activist Sahar Maqsoodi joined the event, sharing the realities of … Read more