SPPH Graduation

Congratulations to all SPPH Spring 2020 graduates!

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!

While we can’t celebrate with you in person right now, we are excited to celebrate virtually. We’ll be posting congratulatory messages and student stories on this page through June 17, so check back soon to learn more about your fellow grads.

Connect with SPPH on Twitter to see messages of support posted in your honor. We also encourage you to post about what you are doing to celebrate and use #spphgrad. We’d love to see your physical distancing cap toss, or have a message about what graduation means to you. Need some inspiration? Check out this amazing video from MPH graduates.

Missed the UBC Ceremony? You can still watch the video on the UBC Virtual Graduation website.

Congratulations from Dr. Berman

Dr. Peter Berman would also like to send his congratulations to the SPPH Spring 2020 Graduates in the video below. He wishes the best in your future endeavors!

Meet Our Graduates


Harjot Bedi, Master of Health Science

Harjot is also an MD graduate and an Internal Medicine Resident.

Taryn Leach, Master of Public Health

Taryn completed her practicum at the Provincial Infection Control Network (PICNet) where she contributed to the development of a provincial toolkit to manage emerging antibiotic-resistant organisms in long-term and community care settings.

Balanding Manneh, Master of Public Health

Balanding completed his practicum at BC Centre for Disease Control, where he worked on the HCV elimination Program in BC. He has recently received the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and he will be starting his PhD at University of Cambridge in October.

Ehsan Hemmativaghef, Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

Ehsan studied Health, Safety and Environment at University of Tehran and worked as Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Supervisor with the multinational company SGS prior to joining SPPH in September 2018.

Patrick Daniele, Master of Science in Population and Public Health

Patrick’s thesis explored Atrial fibrillation (AF) epidemiology in Western Canada.