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Student Researchers, Master's and Doctoral, ACTION for Health Research Project, Simon Fraser University

The ACTION for Health project are seeking research assistants at the Master's and Doctoral level who are interested in studying in Vancouver, Canada, and contributing to the ACTION for Health project, an international and multi-disciplinary study that explores the social aspects of information technology within Canada and abroad, with the goal of encouraging positive change in health care policy and practices.

We are seeking students with an interest in analyzing and understanding changes brought about by the introduction of new computer systems into a wide variety of health care practices. Relevant disciplinary backgrounds include, but are not limited to, communication, cultural anthropology, cultural studies, health informatics, management studies, and sociology.
Students will be expected to engage in issues related to theme two of the ACTION for Health project, which is involved in work practice studies of health practitioner issues, such as the use of information technologies and standards in context.

Students must be admissible for enrolment at the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and will be funded to complete thesis research through this programme.

The deadline for applications at the School of Communication is January 15, 2005.

For more information visit the Action for Health web site,, the ATIC Design Lab web site,, and the homepage of the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University,

For further details contact principal investigator Dr. Ellen Balka at

(604) 725-2756 or email project co-ordinator Larry Jung at [email protected].