Social Dimensions of Health

Monique Auger

A 2021 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar

Monique Auger, PhD candidate in the Social Dimensions of Health, is a 2021 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar. Her research explores the ways in which Métis culture, traditional practices, and ways of knowing may contribute to a prevention-focused Métis child welfare system in BC. Read more

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Eleah Stringer

2021 MSHRBC Health-Professional Investigator Award

Eleah Stringer, Master of Science student in the Social Dimensions of Health, is the recipient of a 2021 MSHRBC Health-Professional Investigator Award. Eleah’s research focuses on nutrition and health equity in cancer care. Read more

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Leanne Kelly

Internal Teaching Scholarship Grant

A recipient of a 2021 Faculty of Human and Social Development Internal Teaching Scholarship Grant, PhD student Leanne Kelly is linking faculty members with Indigenous nurses in a project aimed at disrupting inequities in Indigenous Health and Wellness. Read more

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SDH students at the annual Meet and Greet

SDH Director and some of our participating Faculty introduce the new cohort of students to fellow SDH students at the annual Meet and Greet. Click here to read more about 'Our People'.

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Innovation in interdisciplinary health research

The SDH program offers graduate studies leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Focused specifically on interdisciplinary health research, the program links the research and academic mandates of the Faculties of Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, and Human and Social Development, as well as the research mandates of the University’s many interdisciplinary research centres, to offer a unique training opportunity to students interested in health research that cross-cuts traditional disciplines.

Designed as an interdisciplinary, research-intensive graduate program, the SDH program incorporates theoretical and methodological perspectives from the humanities, health and social sciences. The program is flexible, allowing students to create the program that fits with their background and future goals. The final output is a thesis (MA/MSc) or dissertation (PhD), which the student must successfully defend according to regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The SDH program is an interdisciplinary program within the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The program is administered by the School of Public Health and Social Policy in the Faculty of Human and Social Development. This gives students the advantage of having a home within an academic unit at the University, while still allowing the program to maintain its unique interdisciplinary focus and strengths.