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CHASI Observes Raoul Wallenberg Day

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Today we acknowledge Raoul Wallenberg Day. Wallenberg saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, more than any other person or organization. Using his privileges as a Swedish diplomat in Budapest, he was able to extend diplomatic immunity and offer Swedish passports to Jewish Hungarians during the final years of World War II. For his heroic … Read more

Annual observances and days of note

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CHASI presents a series of illustrations and blog posts to acknowledge some of the significant annual observances which align with our core values. CHASI’s goal is to turn knowledge into action, and in keeping with our community-minded approach, we believe that it is essential to recognize the current and historical contexts in which our communities … 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 Further Reading: Holiday Gift Guide

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In the spirit of our CHASI values, members of the Hub have compiled a list of what we’re reading as a helping hand to buy for that social justice-minded, activist-academic in your life for this holiday season. Larissa Kowalski Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power by Byung-Chul Han. Written by Korean-born cultural theorist, Byung-Chul … Read more

New Report: The Utility of Physician Referred Outdoor Physical Activity for South Asian Women

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A new report by UFV’s Dr. Iris Lesser and Ms. Navdeep Rai, BKin, The Utility of Physician Referred Outdoor Physical Activity for South Asian Women, examines how outdoor group-based physical activity—recommended by a physician and carried out with other South Asian women—may be an opportunity to improve physical activity in a community that reports low … Read more

Orange Shirt Day resources

This Orange Shirt Day, CHASI asked Shirley Hardman, UFV’s Senior Advisor of Indigenous Affairs to recommend resources about the annual event, and specifically those useful in taking action toward truth and reconciliation: Phyllis Webstad’s orangeshirtday.org contains a lot of information about the annual day of recognition of residential school system harm, including Phyllis’ story and … 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

CHASI Further Reading: Race and racial justice

The following list is a compilation of resources from CHASI team members that were influential in their ongoing education about race and racial justice. Please comment below with other resources to add to this list. Sherry (RuoYu) Xiao Sandy & Nora, Episode 117 – White Supremacy and racial frauds I found this podcast very good … Read more

CHASI Hub Partnerships

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Partnerships The Hub has developed multiple formal and informal collaborative relationships with communities, government, and industry. These partnerships are captured in MOUs, participation as advisory committee members, collaborators, and knowledge transfer/integration partners. The primary focus of these relationships and the work of the Hub is to support research, support the development, implementation and evaluation of … Read more