We’re Recruiting Champions of Change Where Health Begins
Want to fight the spread of HIV? Lead the charge to end male violence against women? Put an end to boil water advisories that reflect the legacy of colonization? Decriminalize drugs to end the opioid crisis? Remedy the unequal distribution of wealth that creates health inequities? Adapt our food systems to combat the epidemic of obesity and type II diabetes? Revise our built environments to reduce congestion, smog and stress?
Then join us to study where health begins, finding a path to employment or a ladder to promotion in your current workplace.
The MPH at UBC targets professionals who have been working in fields related to public health who wish to extend their knowledge in public health methods and applications. We also encourage applications from students who have recently completed a bachelor degree. We recruit people from:
- the sciences and health sciences to become leaders in disease prevention and control.
- political science, sociology, economics, social planning, public policy, law, anthropology, etc. to dig in where health begins – where we are born, grow, live, work and age – and the policy levers available to promote health and prevent illness locally and internationally.
- engineers, architects and computer scientists, etc. to re-design our built and online environments, and our health promoting technologies.
- business backgrounds to influence the markets and government budgets that shape the conditions where health begins, along with the public health systems that kick in when we fail to prevent disease.
Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Inuit and Metis are encouraged to apply as we prioritize Indigenous applicants.
SPPH values and seeks to recruit indigenous students as well as students with diverse racial, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, sexual orientation, ability/disability, and religious contexts. Our admissions processes and committees take into account equity, diversity and inclusion in criteria development, the assessment of merit relative to these criteria and the student community across our graduate programs. Please visit https://equity.ubc.ca/ to learn more.