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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

Indigenous people face higher risk of transportation injuries in British Columbia

Indigenous people face higher risk of transportation injuries in British Columbia

Indigenous people in British Columbia suffered transportation-related injuries at a rate 1.89 times higher than the province’s total population between 1991 and 2010, a new University of B.C. study has found.

Do men’s toenails contain clues about prostate cancer prevention?

Do men’s toenails contain clues about prostate cancer prevention?

A project analyzing men’s toenails to find clues about prostate cancer prevention has been funded by Prostate Cancer Canada and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation. Photo credit: Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

Peer health ambassador project for incarcerated men receives $1.3m funding

Peer health ambassador project for incarcerated men receives $1.3m funding

A peer health ambassador project for incarcerated men co-developed by the Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education has received $1.3 million in government funding.

SPPH faculty and students win at 50th anniversary of Postgraduate Public Health Training in Western Canada

SPPH faculty and students win at 50th anniversary of Postgraduate Public Health Training in Western Canada

School of Population and Public Health faculty and students won several awards at the 50th anniversary of Postgraduate Public Health Training in Western Canada.

Meet Our Alumni: Lianping Ti, PhD

Meet Our Alumni: Lianping Ti, PhD

If Lianping Ti looks familiar, it may be because she taught you biostatistics this year. A PhD program alumna, Dr. Ti once took the courses she now teaches with Senior Lecturer Mike Marin, and says she still sometimes refers to his YouTube videos for programming in R. Photo credit: V. Saran Photo

Retiring but not taking a brake: SPPH celebrates career of Professor Emeritus Kay Teschke

Retiring but not taking a brake: SPPH celebrates career of Professor Emeritus Kay Teschke

Dr. Teschke celebrated her retirement last month after more than 30 years in occupational and environmental (OEH) health, and says she first realized the importance of the field while working in a pillow factory following her undergraduate studies. Credit: Martin Dee