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

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

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

CBC and BBC documentaries feature CHASI researcher

Photo of Dr. Sarah Beaulieu pushing a Ground Penetrating Radar device

In May 2021, CHASI Faculty Associate Dr. Beaulieu conducted a ground penetrating radar investigation at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School which revealed 200 “targets of interest” — potentially human burial sites. Those findings led to significant international media attention on Canada’s residential school system and the stories of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. … Read more

CHASI researcher unearths Canadian WWI internment history

Dr. Sarah Beaulieu examines an artefact

Over 100 years ago, Anne Sadelain’s father was imprisoned at a First World War internment camp in B.C.’s Monashee Mountains. Today, UFV’s CHASI research centre releases a documentary telling her story, and the story of an archaeologist uncovering the history of the Monashee camp. Dr. Sarah Beaulieu, a Community Health and Social Innovation hub Faculty … Read more

UFV researcher confirmed presumed unmarked graves at Kamloops Residential School

Photo of Dr. Sarah Beaulieu pushing a Ground Penetrating Radar machine in a wooded area, while people with clipboards observe and take notes.

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

Logo of Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc

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

CHASI Faculty Associates

Photos of some of CHASI's research associates in a collage.

The Community Health and Social Innovation (CHASI) Hub is privileged to work with the following UFV faculty members Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains Dr. Sarah Beaulieu Dr. Shelley Canning Dr. Keith Thor Carlson Dr. Michael Corman Dr. Cherie Enns Dr. Luisa Giles Dr. Geetanjali Gill Dr. Sharon Gillies Dr. Lesley Jessiman Dr. Karun Karki Dr. Kathy … Read more