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Celebrating our 2018 SPPH Fall Graduates

Celebrating our 2018 SPPH Fall Graduates

Congratulations to all the School of Population and Public Health’s 2018 Fall graduates! Students will have their degree conferred this Friday, November 30.

People recently released from prison face challenges in accessing medical care

People recently released from prison face challenges in accessing medical care

The findings suggest that discrimination on the basis of imprisonment is a significant barrier for people trying to access physician care upon release.

World Health Organization. What is antimicrobial resistance? Available at http://www.who.int/features/qa/75/en/

Combating antimicrobial resistance with World Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 12-18, 2018

Scientists say drug-resistant bacteria could become a greater threat to human health than cancer or diabetes, but most people don’t know it.

Meet Our Alumni: Scott Emerson, MSc

Meet Our Alumni: Scott Emerson, MSc

  Scott Emerson graduated from the Master of Science (MSc) program at the School of Population and Public Health in early 2018, and is now a Research Coordinator at UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network that focuses on complex early child development (ECD) topics. “From a career perspective, the most […]

Some doctors have been hesitant to recommend the HPV vaccine for boys and girls. Photo By: Courtesy photo

SPPH’s Dr. Gina Ogilvie is lead author on paper that finds no association between HPV vaccination and risky sexual behaviours

The study provides an evaluation of population-level changes in sexual behaviours among adolescents before and after implementation of the HPV vaccination program in British Columbia schools. 

SPPH’s Jennifer Gardy and Professor Santa Ono Host UBC Blue & Goldcast

SPPH’s Jennifer Gardy and Professor Santa Ono Host UBC Blue & Goldcast

The Blue and Goldcast is a monthly podcast cohosted by Jennifer Gardy and Santa Ono.  Jennifer is an assistant professor at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, a Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics, and a Senior Scientist at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. And she’s a talented communicator, acting as […]

SPPH Grand Rounds Begin Friday September 21st

SPPH Rounds: Where Matters: Health and Economic Impacts of the Built and Natural Environment Speakers: Larry Frank, James Lu, James Stiver and Lyle Walker Date: September 21, 2018 Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am Location: Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102

SPPH recognizes our Postdoctoral fellows for National Postdoc Appreciation Week

SPPH recognizes our Postdoctoral fellows for National Postdoc Appreciation Week

“I hope this research can help reshape the prevailing dementia narratives of disability and decline to a new narrative of capability and capacity.”
Postdoctoral Fellow Gloria Puurveen

SPPH Professor Dr. Boris Sobolev’s Hip Fracture Study

SPPH Professor Dr. Boris Sobolev’s Hip Fracture Study

“Our study was concerned with effects of possible changes in policy for the timing of surgery on mortality in the population of patients with hip fracture in Canada,” says lead author Boris Sobolev, a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health.

Photo credit: Paul Joseph

Back to School: Welcome to the new academic year

Whether you are a student who is new or returning, local or international, we want you to feel welcome, excited and proud to be a part of our School.