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SPPH signs Memorandum of Understanding with Hunan Provincial Department of Education
April 11, 2017The School of Population and Public Health has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hunan Provincial Department of Education, with both organizations expressing a wish for future collaboration. Read More >


MSc OEH student Noreen Ma wins American Industrial Hygiene Association award
April 7, 2017Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (MSc OEH) student Noreen Ma has won the A.L. Reigert award, adjudicated by the BC Yukon American Industrial Hygiene Association. Read More >


Consumer behaviour causing premature deaths from air pollution
March 29, 2017Professor Michael Brauer is drawing attention to the human cost of our consumer behaviour by examining the number of deaths caused by air pollution from manufacturing goods. Credit: DaiLou/Flickr Read More >


First peer navigators ready to guide prostate cancer patients
March 22, 2017The first peer navigators are ready to help newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients navigate the healthcare system. Read More >


FNHA and UBC establish chair to prevent cancer and improve wellbeing
March 17, 2017The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the University of British Columbia have created a faculty position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and overall wellness among First Nations and Indigenous people, based in the School of Population and Public Health and the FNHA. Credit: Lindsey Donovan Photography Read More >


Investigating the secret to a long and healthy life
March 15, 2017An SPPH study is looking into the diets of ‘super seniors’ – people who have reached 85 years and older without developing a major age-related disease – to discover what foods could have helped keep them healthy. Read More >


Meet Our Students: Dr. Martina Scholtens, Resident and MPH student
March 10, 2017Meet Dr. Martina Scholtens, Resident and MPH student, and learn all about her work with refugees, some translation hiccups, and her next novel idea. Read More >


Meet people where they are: harm reduction and the opioid crisis in British Columbia
February 28, 2017We sat down with BCCDC harm reduction lead and SPPH Professor Jane Buxton and Associate Professor Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes to talk about their work in harm reduction services, what this involves, and what measures they would like to see to address the opioid overdose crisis. Read More >


Universal public coverage of essential medicines would improve access, save billions
February 27, 2017Publicly funding essential medicines could cover the cost of nearly half of all prescriptions in Canada, removing financial barriers for Canadians while saving $3 billion per year. Read More >


Get involved with the SPPH Exchange
February 14, 2017The School of Population and Public Health Exchange is fast approaching on March 3rd - here's why you should get involved. Read More >