Fraser Centre

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all non-essential research is suspended at Fraser Health until further notice. Please read this notice for more information. At this time, we are dedicated to supporting our research colleagues and encouraging patient-oriented research in BC.

Research is changing: it’s time to involve patients in everything from setting research priorities and research questions, designing research methods, research governance, participating on research teams and publishing results.

Fraser Health and Simon Fraser University (SFU - Downtown and Burnaby campuses) have launched the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre to help achieve those goals. Services are available for those who wish to find out more about patient-oriented research and how they can be supported. See the Service Delivery Process Model.

Patient-oriented research engages patients as partners and focuses on patient-identified priorities with the goals of improving patient experiences, health outcomes and the health system, and the Fraser Centre will provide support services to all academic and health authority researchers working in the Fraser Valley.

Note: Susan Chunick, formerly the Fraser Centre's Administrative Lead, retired in May 2019. For a profile of her achievements, please see the BC AHSN news article.

Who We Are

For more information, please visit our website, email us, complete an inquery formsee our brochure (PDF), or contact the following staff members:

TBA Lead
Magdalena Newman Research Navigator-Leader
Brittney La Pietra Research Navigator
Beverley Pomeroy Patient Engagement Specialist
Rich Sobel Research Navigator (Part-Time)
Alia Januwalla Knowledge Translation Specialist
Joyti Sharma Education and Communications Coordinator
General inquiries


Find out more about the services that the Fraser Centre offers on their Services page.

Funding Opportunities

Find out more about the Fraser Centre's funding opportunities here.


The Fraser Centre is jointly administered by the Fraser Health Department of Evaluation and Research Services and SFU.