We know that a healthy community is a necessary prerequisite for a thriving community. We also know that our system of health care, social supports, and research is fragmented, overburdened, and frequently underfunded.
The University of the Fraser Valley is addressing this challenge with the creation of the Community Health and Social Innovation (CHASI) Hub. For community-engaged researchers, health and social service professionals, and students, the Hub acts as a research centre, allowing us to develop innovative, technology-driven responses to current and emerging public policy issues shaping individual and community experiences of wellness.
The Hub also provides a physical and virtual space for researchers, municipal, provincial and federal government partners, and community and corporate collaborators to engage in a manner that sparks and fuels out of the box thinking from inception to implementation.