SPPH Student Orientation

Welcome to the School of Population and Public Health, a place for collaboration and innovation with faculty, staff and students from around the world.


We invite you to attend our SPPH Orientation event to learn everything you need to know to start the year and be successful throughout your graduate studies.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

SPPH Welcome Event

  • 9:30 am to 10:15 am: General Orientation, Michael Smith Labs, Lecture Theatre
  • 10:15 to 10:45am: Meet & Greet Coffee Break, SPPH Lobby

Program-Specific Orientation Sessions

Program Time Location (SPPH Building)
Master of Health Science 8:45 am to 9:25 am Room B104
Master of Public Health 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Room B151
Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Room 308B
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Room 491

MHA students: A separate orientation for this program is on Friday September 13, 2019 at 2pm.

Orientation Resources

UBC General Information Card

Getting Setup at UBC

If you are brand new to the University of British Columbia, there are a few steps that you must take to make sure you have an identity within UBC systems. Use the links below to begin the setup process.

Becoming a Graduate Student Information Card

Becoming a Graduate Student

Now that you are no longer an undergraduate student, there are some important new policies and practices that you should familiarize yourself with. Check out a few of the most important ones below.


Life at SPPH

SPPH is your new home base while at UBC, so it is important to learn about things that will be going on around you.