We acknowledge that the UBC Vancouver campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).

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Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI)

May is Asian Heritage Month

Image source: Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at the UBC Faculty of Medicine May is officially recognized as Asian Heritage Month in Canada. Asian Heritage Month offers us an opportunity to learn more about the history of Canadians...

Celebrating International Women’s Day with SPPH students

In honour of International Women’s Day, we are proud to introduce four outstanding female student representatives from the School of Population and Public Health. These students are committed to driving positive change in the field of population and public health....

Commemorate Orange Shirt Day – September 30

September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, a day to recognize the tragic legacy and ongoing impacts of the residential school system for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada. As we continue the work to...

August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is marked annually on August 9. It is a day to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous...

REDI Leaders at SPPH

At SPPH, we are aware that there are leaders in REDI work among our students, faculty and staff. This REDI Leader feature is a space that highlights diverse voices of those at SPPH leading educational reforms, research projects, and/or workplace initiatives with the aim to foster a respectful, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment in the SPPH community and beyond.

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.