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

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

New Research: The Materiality of Mental Health at the Morrissey World War I Internment Camp

Assistant Professor (School of Culture, Media and Society) and CHASI Faculty Associate Dr. Sarah Beaulieu has published a new article in Historical Archaeology. Titled “The Materiality of Mental Health at the Morrissey World War I Internment Camp,” Dr. Beaulieu’s research focuses on the Morrissey Internment Camp, one of Canada’s 24 World War I internment camps, … Read more

CHASI’s experts

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The CHASI team includes experts in a wide range of academic disciplines under our wide umbrella of community health and social innovation. Below you’ll find a listing of some of our knowledgeable researchers, their areas of expertise, and an email where you can reach them. Dr. Satwinder Bains Email: Expertise: Race, racism and ethnicity … 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

Dr. Karun Karki publishes work on student perceptions of Social Work roles

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CHASI Faculty Associate Dr. Karun Karki is the co-author of an article published this week in the Journal of Social Work Education. MSW Students’ Perception of the Professional Identity of the Social Work Practitioner and the Social Work Researcher: Considerations for Educators explores how social work students conceptualize differences between social work practitioners and researchers, … 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