About us // Samantha Teichman

Samantha Teichman

Samantha is a research assistant with the SFU Research Team for the Hey Neighbour Collective, focusing on the intersection of aging-in-place and intergenerational relations in multi-unit housing. Sam joined SFU in the fall of 2021 as a Ph.D. student in Gerontology. Prior to her move out west, she completed her Bachelor’s degree (Sociology & WGST) at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and her Master’s degree (Sociology) at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

Sam’s research interests pertain to families, the life course, death, and dying. More specifically, she is interested in how illness, death, and bereavement influence caregiving roles within the family. This area of research is more than an academic interest for her, which has led to her focus on gerontology. In this way, she can apply her research to make a real impact in people’s lives to help them understand their relationship to end-of-life events such as death, dying, and grief. Sam is a strong advocate for social care and compassionate communities, in both her work with HNC and her own research. She hopes to bring light to the power of empathy and social connections.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, going to concerts, and trying new recipes and restaurants.

Samantha Teichman smiles in front of a green, leafy background.