CHASI calls on the international community to support Afghanistan

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In light of this weekend’s news that the Taliban has overthrown the government of Afghanistan, CHASI joins the call for the international community to act with immediacy and urgency to ensure the significant gains the Afghan people have made in recent years are not lost. Canada has committed to resettling 20,000 Afghans, and pledged to … Read more

UFV researcher confirmed presumed unmarked graves at Kamloops Residential School

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Dr. Sarah Beaulieu, a University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) anthropologist, presented a summary of her ground penetrating radar (GPR) investigation to media Thursday morning at an event held by Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, highlighting 200 “targets of interest” of what are likely to indicate human burials. The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation have … Read more

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc press release: KIRS missing children findings but a fraction of investigation and work need to bring peace to families and communities

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CHASI is sharing this press release from Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc in support of their investigation of presumed unmarked graves of Indigenous children of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, which is in part a collaboration with CHASI Faculty Associate Dr. Sarah Beaulieu. July 15, 2021 – Kamloops. Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc calls on people worldwide to … Read more

Bigger Than Me Podcast highlights CHASI

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The Bigger Than Me Podcast, hosted by UFV alum Aaron Pete, featured two interviews with members of the CHASI team in June! First, Aaron spoke with Spencer Huesken, our Research Associate. Today, Bigger Than Me released an interview Dr. Martha Dow, CHASI’s director. CHASI would like to extend our thanks to Aaron for taking the … Read more

Announcement: Industry partnerships help secure $45,000 award for three UFV undergrads

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Collaborations with community partners and high-quality student research experiences are key for one research centre at Abbotsford’s University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI) recently welcomed three undergraduate UFV students as research assistants (RA) thanks to $45,000 in awards from Canadian research non-profit Mitacs and a partnership with … Read more

Revealing Systemic Racism and Inequalities in BC: Using disaggregated demographic and race-based data

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On March 17, the Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI) partnered with BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (BCOHRC), UFV’s Race and Antiracism Network, and the South Asian Studies Institute to present “Revealing Systemic Racism and Inequalities in BC: Using disaggregated demographic and race-based data.” This is a recording of that virtual conversation … Read more

CHASI’s Student Research Assistants and Interns

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In addition to our core team and faculty associates, CHASI’s work is aided by a number of student interns and research assistants. Research assistant: Gina Dhinsa Gina recently graduated from UFV with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies and a minor in Economics. Gina has been volunteering for the UFV Student Refugee Program … Read more

CHASI Faculty Associates

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The Community Health and Social Innovation (CHASI) Hub is privileged to work with the following UFV faculty members Dr. Mariano Mapili Dr. Evan T. Taylor Dr. Cherie Enns Dr. Bosu Seo Dr. Keith Thor Carlson Dr. Sharon Gillies Dr. Karun Karki Dr. Luisa Giles Dr. Kathleen Rodgers Dr. Kathy Keiver Alison Pritchard Orr, MSc Dr. … Read more

CHASI COVID-19 Workspace Safety Plan

After reviewing the operational activities in the Community Health and Social Innovation Hub’s workspace, CHASI has developed a COVID-19 Workspace Safety Plan to ensure effective controls are in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. The following document introduces CHASI’s operations, provides the regulatory context of the safety plan, a risk assessment, and the means … Read more