Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers one of Canada’s most comprehensive and integrated health sciences programs. Researchers and students from a broad spectrum of disciplines work together to study health and disease.

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Featured Graduate Student

  • Tara is a doctoral student of health sciences and a recipient of the SSHRC scholarship. Three keywords of research: Indigenous research ethics/ethical processes; Indigenous health research; social theory

  • Brandi is a doctoral student of health sciences and a recipient of the CIHR Canada Graduate ScholarshipThree keywords of research: Community-directed, youth wellness, respectful

  • Sarah is a doctoral student of health sciences and a recipient of the CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship and the Mowafaghian awards. Three keywords of research: Equity-focused, community-orientated, values-based

  • Judy is a doctoral student of health sciences and a recipient of the Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship, SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and Elizabeth Henry Scholarship

  • Aayush is a master student of health sciences and a recipient of the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master’s Program and Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERi) Graduate Fellowship. Three keywords of research: Public Health, Socio-spatial mapping, Community engagement

  • Gemma is a Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences investigating strategies to improve how we retain and transfer new learnings under different environments to enhance neurorehabilitation programs. (Mitacs Globalink Fellowship, Special Grad Entrance Scholarship)

  • Diego is a Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences trying to create more efficient ways to deliver healthcare among cancer patients. (GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • Gisele is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences whose research focuses on understanding the ways human immunodeficiency virus type (HIV-1) uses to challenge protection by human immune responses, invade the body and enhance disease development. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Tanner is a Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences investigating the impact of air pollution exposure during pregnancy on the development of respiratory symptoms in early childhood. (Graduate Fellowship, Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Beth is a Public Health Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences whose interests range from global health to social determinants of health to epidemiology. (GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • Maggie is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences whose research interests broadly cover philosophy of medicine, health beliefs and patients’ experiences as well as medicines in colonial contexts with a focus on Chinese medicine. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship, Graduate Fellowship)

  • Emily is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences who is researching how police violence is portrayed in the media and the impact of that portrayal on people more likely to experience police violence. (Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship)

  • Alison is a Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences whose research interest lies in how resilient responses to multimorbidity translate into protection from other adversities, such as fall injuries. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Stefanie is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences trying to understand what immigrant women's access to healthcare looks like and how it may look different for younger women, as well as for people with precarious immigration status during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CIHR Doctoral Research Award, Graduate Fellowship, President's PhD Scholarship)

  • Emily is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences whose research involves investigating how adverse life events, such as growing up poor or being bullied, can impact overarching structure of our DNA, and how that can lead to changes in our reactions to future stress and potentially impact mental health later on. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Quiana is a Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences developing an effective vaccine to prevent congenital disease and HCMV infection in general. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Martha is a Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences learning about a wide range of public health topics and expanding her ability to evaluate public health issues using a social justice lens. (GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • Kelly is a Public Health Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences who's working on developing evidence-based interventions and programs that address the upstream causes of poor health outcomes among communities and populations, rather than just at an individual-level. (Janes Corbett Grad HS Practice)

  • Erik is a Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences whose research focuses on how food security and housing environments relate to mental health using a two-eyed seeing approach. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Georgia is a Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences studying about disparities in birth outcomes. (Janes Corbett Graduate Health Science Award)

  • Tessa is a Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences whose research seeks to contribute evidence that is directly relevant to the decision makers responsible for designing, prioritizing and funding cycling facilities, in order to maintain the momentum for action on active transportation. (Graduate Fellowship, Michael Geller Grad Scholarship)

  • Iveoma is a Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences working on a research project that 1) aims to critically examine the motivations underlying the move to privatize humanitarian aid; and 2) analyze the Canadian government's role in promoting privatized humanitarian aid as a solution for reproductive, maternal and infant global health challenges around the world. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Tyson is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences and a registered outreach social worker doing research on stolen xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh & səlilwətaɬ lands.

  • Anna is a master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences whose research seeks to describe present HIV-1 subtype diversity in Ghana, identify circulating drug resistance mutations in the country and lastly predict HIV-1 coreceptor usage using an algorithm that analyses sequences in the envelope region of HIV. (Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship)

  • Martha is a Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences looking at the experiences and mental health problems of non-binary youth (ages 15-29) in organized team sports in Canada and the US. (Graduate Fellowship; CERi Graduate Fellowship)

  • Mari is a Master's student in the Faculty of Health Sciences whose research aims to understand barriers to accessing mental health services among teens in BC. (CERi Graduate Fellowship, Dr. Nancy Hall Graduate Award in Public Health)

  • Mathew aims to draw parallels between Indigenous methodologies, queer theory, and 'hard' science to examine the scientific and sociopolitical impacts of HIV/AIDS particularly related to Indigenous Peoples. Biagioni Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship

  • Miguel is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences. He is studying a respiratory condition called bronchiectasis that doesn't have any available treatment and causes difficulty breathing, cough, and increased pulmonary secretions.

  • Rhiannon is a doctoral student of health sciences and a recipient of the CIHR CGS Doctoral award.

  • Zarah is a PhD student interested in understanding how cities can be designed to preserve, protect, and promote health. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Josh is a master’s student using quantile regression to understand the relationship between exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy and child autism outcomes. (BC Graduate Scholarship and NSERC CGS Master's Scholarship)

  • Aniqa is working on a cure for HIV/AIDS. (CIHR Doctoral Research Award)

  • Weng Sut Sio is a Master of Public Health student seeking to identify myopia protective factors to implement in schools to help in myopia control.

  • Natasha is a Master of Public Health student working to contribute to finding solutions that allow aging in place.

  • Maude is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences studying the interaction between genetic and environmental factors in the development of mental health problems in the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Meridith is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences whose research explores the design of sociable, healthy, and equitable cities. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

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Health Sciences

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway Work Experience
Health Sciences MPH Specialty Thesis; Project Practicum
Health Sciences MSc Regular Thesis -
Health Sciences PhD Regular
(Minimum funding available)
Thesis -
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