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Shannon Charney named new Senior Administrator, School of Population and Public Health

Ms Shannon Charney joined the School on August 27th, and comes to us from the University of Alberta where she has been for the last 8 years as the Assistant Chair – Administration, supporting two departments within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Having worked within both municipal and provincial (BC) government levels, as well […]

Peter Berman appointed Director, School of Population and Public Health

Peter Berman appointed Director, School of Population and Public Health

Welcome to Dr. Peter Berman who will begin his tenure as Director on January 1, 2019.

SPPH researchers part of $43 million CIHR funding

SPPH researchers part of $43 million CIHR funding

University of British Columbia researchers, including School of Population and Public Health faculty, have been awarded $43m for 65 projects through Canadian Institutes for Health Research Project Grants. Image credit: CIHR IPPH

Get involved with the SPPH Exchange 2018

Get involved with the SPPH Exchange 2018

The SPPH Exchange is a student organized event held annually and featuring a keynote speech, workshops, and a poster and networking session. Here’s why you should get involved.

New UBC public health program will train Indigenous health leaders

New UBC public health program will train Indigenous health leaders

A new public health program offered at the University of British Columbia aims to address health inequities by training Indigenous health leaders working in communities across the country. Photo credit: Faculty of Medicine/Martin Dee

SPPH students win best presentation and poster at Cascadia conference

SPPH students win best presentation and poster at Cascadia conference

SPPH students Andrea Jones and Kyle Meeking won the best oral presentation and poster at the recent Cascadia Occupational, Environmental and Population Health conference.

Key Canadian health policy challenges include sustained poor health outcomes for Indigenous populations: analysis

Key Canadian health policy challenges include sustained poor health outcomes for Indigenous populations: analysis

An analysis of Canada’s health-care system has highlighted three key health policy challenges, including sustained poor health outcomes for Indigenous populations.

Canadians giving up food, heat to pay for prescription drugs: UBC study

Canadians giving up food, heat to pay for prescription drugs: UBC study

More than 900,000 Canadians reduced their spending on basic necessities like food and heat to pay for prescription drugs in 2016, according to new research by a team from the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, McMaster University, and The University of Toronto. Photo credit: Charles Williams/Flickr. This image has been cropped.

Meet Our Alumni: Rod Knight, MSc

Meet Our Alumni: Rod Knight, MSc

Rod Knight has been called a “superstar” Early Career Researcher by his supervisor Professor Jean Shoveller, and says mentorship opportunities helped him on the road to research success.

Vancouver part of multi-million dollar Healthy Cities project

Vancouver part of multi-million dollar Healthy Cities project

Vancouver is one of 10 cities in a multi-million dollar partnership to investigate how to develop cities to equitably support healthier lives, whilst also protecting the planet. Photo credit: gtriay/Pixabay