Academic Events

Douglas R. Wilson Lecture

This annual lecture series is a signature event of the School. It is named in honour of Douglas R. Wilson, former dean of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and former senior advisor to the dean of the School of Public Health.

SPH Seminar Series

These lecture series takes place during the academic year on Wednesdays at noon hour. Speakers who share their research include faculty, adjuncts and invited guests that represent the various disciplines of of public health. These seminars are open to everyone.

This is Public Health Week

This is Public Health Week is an annual event that showcases the research and practice work of faculty, staff and students in the School of Public Health.

Master's Seminar Series

In this series, master of science and master of public health students in the School present their thesis topic and accompanying research. Seminars are hosted during lunch hour and are open to everyone.

PhD Discussion Group

Once a month, PhD students meet to discuss issues pertinent to their academic and professional lives. This includes sessions on

  • professional development,
  • practicing presentations, and
  • review of journal articles.

This forum meets during the lunch hour and all PhD students are welcome to attend.

Professional Development and Skills Workshops

Several workshops that focus on professional development and practical workplace skills are available to various groups of students in the School of Public Health. These workshops are in addition to program curriculum. They include the following:

  • Field Practicum and Capping Course Sessions
  • Career Management and Job Search Strategies Series
  • Skills Workshops

This is Public Health

If we reimagine how we use and resuse water, will this help to sustain our water and sanitation systems? What misconceptions do people have about addictions, and how can we work to address the health needs of those who are at risk? 

This biannual public lecture series explores the many facets of public health and the work being done by School researchers to protect and improve the health of populations. These lectures are open to everyone and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

For information about past lectures, as well as what's coming up next, visit Lecture Series.

Transforming Health Care in Remote Communities

This international conference took place on April 28-30, 2016 at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


Interested in more information?

For more detailed information about these academic events, refer to the Academic Events page within the About Us section of our website.