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Early guidance can help future moms fight fear of childbirth
September 20, 2017A new University of British Columbia study suggests that providing women with early knowledge about pregnancy and childbirth could help reduce the numbers of unnecessary C-sections. Read More >


Health care, education key to keeping women offenders out of prison
September 19, 2017Women in provincial prisons require health care to address trauma, addiction and chronic diseases in order to lower reincarceration rates, according to a new study that of women leaving a B.C. correctional centre. Read More >


Preventable dental problems land many in the emergency room
September 14, 2017More than 12,300 visits to B.C. emergency rooms (ER) every year for non-traumatic dental problems could be prevented if people had better access to dental care, according to new UBC research. Read More >


Meet Our Alumni: Matthew Carroll, MHSc
September 12, 2017Despite having never really heard of Edmonton before - other than how cold it always was - Matthew Carroll moved from Australia to the University of Alberta to take on his current role as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta. Read More >


Back to School: Meet MHSc student Adriana Lima
September 5, 2017As part of the Back to School series, we spoke with Adriana Lima, a Master of Health Science student who is looking forward to new challenges after many years of clinical practice, and the diversity that UBC offers. Read More >


SPPH remembers Professor Murray Hodgson
August 31, 2017The School of Population and Public Health would like to offer its condolences to the family of Professor Murray Hodgson, who died August 19th at the UBC St John Hospice. Read More >


Back to School: Meet MSc student Raymond Khanano
August 30, 2017As part of the Back to School series, we spoke with Raymond Khanano, a Master of Science student who is looking forward to completing and defending his thesis, and whose public health hero is none other than John Snow. Read More >


Every person counts in effort to reduce HIV infection
August 14, 2017A recent study that reveals the most accurate estimate of the number of Metro Vancouver men who have sex with men (MSM) is providing a better understanding of the scope of HIV among this at-risk population. Read More >


Vancouver Summer Program: changing perspectives and training future public health practitioners
August 11, 2017The Vancouver Summer Program wraps up this week, with 35 students from countries including China, South Korea and the Philippines, due to head home after an introduction to population and public health. Read More >


Student Research: Investigating Canadians’ abilities to access cancer screening
July 28, 2017School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) research is looking at how cancer screening rates differ across Canadian provinces to identify potential barriers to accessing these services. Read More >