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Congratulations to our SPPH Class of 2019

Congratulations to our SPPH Class of 2019

SPPH faculty and staff celebrated with students, family and friends at a reception held at Sage Bistro on Friday, November 29, 2019.

When Antibiotics Fail

When Antibiotics Fail

The report estimates that resistant bacterial infections were responsible for over 14,000 deaths in Canada in 2018, with around 26% of bacterial infections currently resistant to first-line antimicrobials. Those with weaker immune systems and/or pre-existing medical conditions are most susceptible to AMR exposure and developing resistant infections. The Panel asserts that action must be taken to protect vulnerable populations, including socially marginalized groups, those living in poverty, the homeless, and people with substance use disorders.

Bianca Malouf: Certified Industrial Hygienist, MSc

Young Alumna Shares Wisdom With Current Students

Bianca Malouf attributes much of her professional success to being at the right place at the right time and the MScOEH program provided her key opportunities to become an Industrial Hygienist.

Celebrating our SPPH Fall Graduates

Celebrating our SPPH Fall Graduates

Graduates and their guests are invited to attend a reception on Friday, Nov. 29 at Sage East after the Convocation Ceremony in the Chan Centre.

Three SPPH students are reimagining their PhD through the Public Scholars Initiative

Three SPPH students are reimagining their PhD through the Public Scholars Initiative

Starting its fifth year, UBC’s award-winning scholarship program continues to encourage and support doctoral students from all disciplines across UBC. 

UBC becomes a member of the Consortium for Universities for Global Health (CUGH)

UBC becomes a member of the Consortium for Universities for Global Health (CUGH)

The University of British Columbia is excited to announce that it is now a member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).

Voices in Health, September 30th, 2019

Voices in Health, September 30th, 2019

On Monday, September 30th, UBC students and faculty gathered at the School of Population and Public Health to participate in a rigorous panel discussion about climate change and health science, and the connection between human rights law and environmental and public health. The inaugural event, titled, “Public Health, Law and Climate Change: Legal Approaches to […]

Congratulations to Dr. Perry Kendall on his recent appointment to the Order of Canada!

Congratulations to Dr. Perry Kendall on his recent appointment to the Order of Canada!

The School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) congratulates Dr. Perry Kendall on his recent appointment to the Order of Canada. Dr. Perry Kendall is a Clinical Professor at the SPPH and has dedicated his professional life to helping and pursuing innovative health care, focusing on preventing disease and improving public health. For more information […]

Congratulations to SPPH Professor Shoveller on her new role

Congratulations to SPPH Professor Shoveller on her new role

  The School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) celebrates the career of Professor Jean Shoveller and wishes her well as she assumes the role of Vice President of Research and Innovation at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia starting January 2020. Dr. Shoveller began her UBC career in 1999 as an Assistant […]

SPPH Director Releases New Edition of Seminal Book on Health System Reform

SPPH Director Releases New Edition of Seminal Book on Health System Reform

The School of Population and Public Health is thrilled to announce the release of the third edition of Getting Health Reform Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity, a book on health system performance in low- and middle-income countries co-authored by the recently appointed Director of SPPH, Prof. Peter Berman. First published in 2004 […]