CHASI’s Community Action Cohort empowers students to work with community

Photo of Dr. Martha Dow standing by a white board, talking to a table surrounded by members of the CHASI team

UFV’s Community Health and Social Innovation (CHASI) Hub is excited to announce its Community Action Cohort (CAC) initiative which will support 24 student research assistant and intern positions through 2023 and 2024. These students will be involved in rich experiential learning opportunities working alongside research and knowledge mobilization professionals and supported by a faculty and … Read more

The Laramie Project: digital art competition call for entries

Poster-style graphic. On the left side, there is a photo of a bird on a barbed wire fence, silhouetted against a rising/setting sun and a large tree standing alone in a field. On the right side, text reads: “UFV Theatre, SOCA, & CHASI present: The Laramie Project Digital Art call for entries. Top prize: $3,500 & interview with The Cascade. UFV Students are invited to submit an original art piece, providing their own perspective on or response to The Laramie Project, as part of a digital art competition. Deadline extended: Now March 1, 11:59 PM. Full details:”

Digital Art Call for Entries DEADLINE EXTENDED: We’ve had a tremendously positive response to the Laramie Project art competition so far, but we’ve also heard from many students that they want to enter but the deadline was too short during a busy time in the semester. To ensure everybody has a chance to enter, we … Read more

Channeling Youth Voices an official selection at CIFF

A documentary created in collaboration between CHASI researchers and Chilliwack Youth will be screened as an official selection of the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival on Saturday, November 19. It will be screened in a block with five other short documentaries from around the world.  The Channeling Youth Voices project covers such topics as mental and/or … Read more

A fond farewell to Esther Jiménez Atochero

Yesterday CHASI’s senior research assistant, Esther Jiménez Atochero, completed her final day in the CHASI Hub. Esther has been an integral part of CHASI since its earliest inception, and CHASI would not be what it is today without her dedication and hard work. Esther is departing to Ottawa to begin a master’s program at Carlton … Read more

Dr. Sarah Beaulieu receives tenure-track appointment

The entire CHASI team offers our wholehearted congratulations to Dr. Sarah Beaulieu on her well-deserved tenure-track appointment to the School of Culture, Media and Society. As an anthropologist with a research focus in modern conflict anthropology, Dr. Beaulieu’s work is key to understanding facets of Canadian history that have remained in the shadows for too … 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 panel at SFU’s HORIZONS Conference

On Friday, May 27, Channeling Youth Voices, a year-long participatory research collaboration between CHASI researchers and Chilliwack youth, presented as part of a roundtable in the Community Engaged Research Initiative’s HORIZONS conference at SFU, hosting a documentary screening and panel discussion on their work over the last year and a half. The panel consisted of … Read more