CANSSI Health Sciences Collaborating Centre coming to SFU

We are pleased to announce that CANSSI has chosen to fund seed money to an interdisciplinary group of researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, with the goal of establishing a Health Sciences Collaborating Centre at SFU beginning April 1, 2018.  Jinko Graham, Joan Hu, and Brad McNeney participated from our department, while Lawrence McCandless (the project lead), Bohdan Nosyk, and Hui Xie joined from FHS.  Lawrence and Hui are also associate members of our Department.  The new Collaborating Centre is expected to yield new experiential learning and co-operative education opportunities for our graduate students. We also expect that it may stimulate joint programming opportunities between the two units.    

The Department is proud of this new collaboration, which will strengthen our internal research and learning environment, as well as our ties to colleagues in FHS and to leading research organizations in the Vancouver area.