Whether the focus is on professional practice, health system management and leadership or research and academia, our degree programs have produced distinguished population and public health stars in our communities and worldwide. Our graduates include Medical Health Officers across the country who were on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and professionals who are instrumental in ensuring our work and community environments are safe and healthy places for all through the implementation of equitable and evidence-based best practices.
Decolonization, equity and inclusion are integral to everything we do at SPPH. As a school situated on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam First Nation, it is our responsibility to understand and enhance Indigenous cultural awareness at all levels. We are committed to addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, including work that supports the implementation of the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan and the UBC Faculty of Medicine Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action. Providing a safe environment for all our learners, staff and faculty is our priority, and we are proud to offer career-building opportunities to promote the advancement of individuals from historically marginalized and racialized communities in leadership positions. These are the fundamental pillars of effective population and public health for the optimal well-being of our society.
Dedicated to excellence and integrity, our ground-breaking work brought to life by our researchers, community partners, and graduates positively impact population and public health practices locally and globally. Our hope is that our world-class faculty and staff will help instill a life-long passion in you to foster healthier communities, and provide you the tools to create a meaningful and lasting impact in your field.