Research and Facilities

OEH Seminars

Time: Friday afternoons, 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Location: Room B151, SPPH Building, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C.

The best of current research in the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) field is presented at these seminars, which run weekly during the academic year. Click here for more information.


Our Faculty are world leaders in their fields and conduct ground-breaking research. A list of SPPH OEH faculty can be found on the OEH Division page.


Our Occupational & Environmental theme and faculty are involved in some great research projects. Below is a list of research associated with OEH.

Acoustics and Noise Research

Border Air Quality Study

CAREX Carcinogen Surveillance

Cryptococcus gattii

Cycling in Cities

Health and Community Design Lab

Occupational & Environmental Lung Disease

Partnership for Work, Health & Safety

Population Data BC

Woodstove Exchange Study


The Program has teaching and research facilities in the School of Population and Public Health building at 2206 East Mall, centrally located on the University of British Columbia Point Grey campus in Vancouver. The University is home to over 45,000 students and maintains extensive library, computer, and research facilities.


Our facilities include comprehensive exposure assessment laboratories for the analysis of a wide range of chemical, physical, and biological agents. These facilities, including field survey and laboratory analysis instrumentation, are available to students and faculty for teaching, research and projects. Laboratory facilities, equipment and consultation are also available to outside agencies on a fee-for-service basis.

Research facilities include specialized laboratories for the study of

airborne pollutants
biological hazards including bioaerosols
pulmonary function