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Fozia Nur

MSc Student

Degrees:BSc Biopharmaceutical Sciences (Ottawa)

Fozia Mohamed Nur recently graduated from the Bachelors of Science in Biopharmaceutical Sciences program at the University of Ottawa and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Health: Science, Technology, and Policy (HSTP) at Carleton University. She joined the Spatial Determinants of Health Lab in September 2019 as an MSc HSTP student to complete her capstone project. She is currently working towards developing an interactive web-based mapping tool to better understand the different health conditions and challenges experienced by Canadians residing in rural areas.

Fozia is highly passionate about health policy and hopes to improve the health outcomes of both marginalized and vulnerable populations in Canada. As such, she conducted her undergraduate thesis project at the Bridge Engagement Centre located in downtown Ottawa. In particular, Fozia conducted a qualitative research study on the inner-city population of Ottawa experiencing homelessness or at-risk for homelessness and who are active substance users. The main objective of this study was to determine the extent to which the social and environmental conditions experienced by these individuals affects their quality of life.

Apart from school, Fozia has recently developed an interest in roller-skating and plans on purchasing a pair of quads in the near future!