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CHASIcast: Dr. Sarah Beaulieu’s conflict anthropology resurfaces Canada’s buried past

Dr. Sarah Beaulieu sits in the CIVL Radio studio with a microphone in front of her. Behind her, a window looks out at the UFV Abbotsford Student Union Building Atrium, with flags visible hanging from the ceiling above. A quote from Dr. Beaulieu reads: “You are working with disenfranchised communities, marginalized communities, and giving voice to those communities who have essentially been forgotten about ... bringing to light a part of history that we are no longer talking about. And we can’t learn from our mistakes unless we talk about it and make amends for it.”

Dr. Sarah Beaulieu, a conflict anthropologist, UFV professor, and CHASI faculty associate, joins us on the latest episode of the CHASIcast. Her work spans from the classroom to archaeological sites, with a focus on former internment camps and working with First Nations groups. In this episode, Dr. Beaulieu discusses how she found a passion for … 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

CHASIcast: Dr. Shelley Canning discusses Canada’s aging population, nursing, and her dream course

Dr. Shelley Canning sits on a couch in a radio studio opposite Dr. Martha Dow. They speak into microphones, with a glowing orange “on air” sign on the wall above Dr. Canning. A quote superimposed on the lower third of the image reads: “I think we lost our way. So we lost our focus, and we lost our place at the bedside, and we lost our passion for that hands on nurse. Nurses, we do bodily care, we work with our hands, and there’s great pride, I think, in doing that. But we kind of turned away from that work. And what I think the last couple of years of COVID has shown us is that that work is what’s needed.” The quote is attributed to Dr. Shelley Canning.

After a brief hiatus, the CHASIcast returns with Dr. Shelley Canning. As an associate professor in nursing, director of the Centre for Education and Research on Aging (CERA), member of UFV’s Board of Governors, and a CHASI Faculty Associate, Dr. Canning brings considerable knowledge to our podcast. Dr. Canning’s efforts recently contributed to UFV becoming … 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

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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

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