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SPPH post-doctoral fellows win Banting, MSFHR awards
July 26, 2017SPPH post-doctoral fellow Maryam Darvishian has won a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Trainee Award and post-doctoral fellow Travis Salway has won a 2016 – 17 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Read More >


SPPH students and fellows win CIHR doctoral, postdoctoral awards
July 24, 2017School of Population and Public Health students and fellows have won Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral awards and a Canadian Institutes of Health Research fellowship. Read More >


Celebrating Health Research: Sharing SPPH stories
July 24, 2017Share your research in the Celebrating Health Research storybook compiled by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research! Professor Carolyn Gotay speaks about advocating for “hands on” approaches to cancer prevention. Read More >


Student Research: Identifying cancer trends in Northern Canada
July 19, 2017Despite cancer being the leading cause of death in Canada, it is still incompletely described in the Yukon and other territories in Northern Canada. Read More >


$6-million donation creates largest ever endowed scholarship at UBC
July 12, 2017The University of British Columbia has created its largest ever endowed scholarship, thanks to a $6-million donation from the Faculty of Medicine’s first two members — Constance Livingstone Friedman and Sydney Friedman. Read More >


Programs that teach emotional intelligence in schools have lasting impact
July 12, 2017Social and emotional learning programs for youth not only immediately improve mental health, social skills, and learning outcomes but also continue to benefit children years later, according to new research from UBC, University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola University. Read More >


Build bikeways and they will come
July 11, 2017Cycling is a fun and healthy way to get to work, combining exercise and the great outdoors with a necessary trip. So what should cities keep in mind when it comes to getting people on their bikes? Credit: waferboard/flickr Read More >


PhD student Stephanie Lake wins 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship
July 5, 2017Doctoral student Stephanie Lake has won the 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau doctoral scholarship, the fourth School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) student to do so. Read More >


Meet Our Alumni: Andrew Thamboo, MHSc
June 20, 2017Andrew Thamboo does not drink coffee, so he gets through his clinical days at Stanford University, seeing 30 to 40 patients daily, on pure enthusiasm. Read More >


Six SPPH students win CIHR Master’s awards
June 20, 2017Six School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) students have won 2016 - 17 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Master’s awards. Read More >