Top 10 stories of 2018

A new dean, the injury risks of cannabis legalization and the practicum experience of one MPH student top the School's most read headlines of a memorable year.

Nisa Drozdowski - 12 December 2018

  1. Announcement: New Dean for School of Public Health
    Provost and Vice-Provost (Academic) Steven Dew announced the appointment of a new dean to the School of Public Health.

  2. Cannabis legalization will increase injuries: UAlberta report
    Injury Prevention Centre makes recommendations to minimize negative impacts

  3. 1 student's experience: 4 lessons
    I learned that it takes time to do things right. It's so important to move slowly and use culturally appropriate ways of interacting respectfully with various groups.

  4. School welcomes two health system impact postdoctoral fellows
    The Health System Impact Fellowship Program hopes to equip postdoctoral fellows with professional experience and skills outside of a traditional scholarly setting.

  5. Do public health strategies contribute to weight bias?
    Does the advice "move more and eat less" help people living with obesity? Research says it may do more harm than good.

  6. Vanier scholars dive deep into research with youth
    In a highly competitive field, two School of Public Health PhD students have received the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

  7. Promoting sleep for healthier, happier kids
    School researcher will look at how promoting healthy behaviours at school may influence good habits at home.

  8. Health information at your fingertips
    Melita Avdagovska, a doctor of philosophy candidate, examines the pitfalls, promises and potential of implementing and adopting patient portals in Alberta.

  9. Study finds international students challenged by Canadian food culture
    What I found with students was that they wanted to continue the food culture they were brought up with because it was their last connection to home.

  10. School recognized for quality standards - reaccredited for seven years
    The Council on Education for Public Health has reaccredited the University of Alberta's School of Public Health for seven years.