The UBC Senate yesterday approved the merger of the School of Environmental Health (SOEH) in the College for Interdisciplinary Studies with the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) in the Faculty of Medicine. The SOEH name will no longer be used. Its academic programs, research and personnel will join and enrich SPPH’s Occupational and Environmental Health Theme.
“Research and teaching of occupational and environmental health traditionally are located within a school of public health in North American and European universities,” says Dr. Kay Teschke, Acting Director of SOEH. “Since the creation of the School of Population and Public Health in 2008 and now its recent move to the same building as SOEH, there is broad support for these two schools to merge.”
“This merger is the most recent example of the School of Population and Public Health bringing together units at UBC with the common goal of improving health to provide the best possible research and teaching programs,” says Dr. David Patrick, Director of SPPH. “The side by side training of specialists in different aspects of public health will prepare them to work together in interdisciplinary teams throughout their careers.”
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