SPPH Graduation

We are so proud of you. We appreciate the boundless energy, new ideas, and enthusiasm for learning that you have contributed to the SPPH over the course of your program. Thanks for making a difference!

We’ll be posting congratulatory messages and student stories on Twitter and LinkedIn through June 2, so check back frequently to learn more about your fellow grads. We also encourage you to post about what you are doing to celebrate by using #SPPHGrad.

Don’t forget to watch the official UBC Graduation Ceremony on June 2nd on the UBC Virtual Graduation website.


Congratulations from SPPH Director, Dr. Aslam Anis

Dr. Aslam Anis would also like to send his congratulations to SPPH Graduates in the video below. He wishes the best in your future endeavors!


Congratulations from Dr. Bonnie Henry

BC’s Provincial Health Officer and SPPH Clinical Faculty member, Dr. Bonnie Henry, sends her congratulations to our SPPH Graduates!



Congratulatory messages from the UBC President & Vice-Chancellor and your SPPH Program Directors

“A shoutout to the students and grads of the School of Population and Public Health & thanks for all your work on the front lines & behind the scenes during the pandemic. All the best to those of you graduating this Spring! @ubcspph

Dr. Santa J. Ono (@ubcprez) April 29, 2021
President & Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia

“Dear Graduates,

The heroism involved in saving a life in an ER ward or ICU is obvious to most. Less obvious is the heroism involved in saving many, many lives by preventing the spread of a disease, or improving the social determinants of health. As graduates of the School of Population & Public Health, you are poised to become Upstream Heroes for many. The world badly needs you. May you thrive in the years ahead at making our communities well – locally, provincially, nationally and globally. All the best.”

Dr. Paul Kershaw
Program Director, MPH Program

“We are so proud of your accomplishments in the MSc and PhD programs in SPPH! Please know how much I wish I could share in watching you cross the stage and then in congratulating you in person.

It is such a happy occasion and you’ve worked so hard for this special day. I wish you every success in whatever comes next.”

Dr. Susan Cox
Program Director, PhD & MSc Programs

“Congratulations to the MSc OEH Grads of 2021! You have all shown great resilience in the “great pivot” of March 2020, and great creativity in co-creating the on-line experience in the Fall. If there has ever been a reason to care about health in workplaces, this is the year! As you go off to your new futures, know that all of our best wishes go with you. You are going to make a difference in our world, and we are so very, very proud of you. Remember to keep in touch.”

Dr. Karen Bartlett
Program Director, MSc OEH

“On behalf of the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health, the faculty would like to congratulate all graduates of this year’s Master of Health Science program. Through the program, each graduate has worked hard to develop their skills and research abilities to become clinician-researchers and leaders of academic medicine. We hope that the experiences and opportunities provided through the Master of Health Science program serves you well.”

Program Directors, MHSc