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The Department of Community Health Sciences represents a diverse set of individual, family, and population health needs in a variety of health, education, and community settings. Students acquire foundation competencies in core areas of research and professional practice in their specialization areas. These areas include Biostatistics, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Epidemiology, Health Economics, Health Services Research, Medical Education, and Population and Public Health.

Information regarding admission to our programs (including requirements, procedures, and funding opportunities) can be found under the Prospective Students tab.  Information regarding policies, exams and courses is found under the Current Students tab. Should you need any more information on graduate education, please contact our Graduate Program Administrators – Crystal Elliott (elliottc@ucalgary.ca) or Marion Gregory (mgregory@ucalgary.ca). The Graduate Program Director for Community Health Sciences is Dr. Tanya Beran.

News

Dr. Tanya Beran's research gains recognition, third prize in international event focused on promoting innovation in global health care and medical science.

Derek Roberts, PhD candidate in Community Health Sciences,
was awarded the prestigious Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association Alumnus of the Year Award.
This award is given to a physician in their first 20 years of practice who has
made significant contributions to Dalhousie Medical School, other medical
schools, or the medical community. Derek was given this for signfiicant
contributions to trauma surgery and critical care medicine research across
Canada.

CHS PhD candidate Claire Barber's research identifies factors behind the susceptibility to strokes and heart attacks among rheumatoid arthritis patients.

The Surveillance and Assessment Branch, Alberta Health, is looking for a Surveillance Analyst.  The competition closes September 2.

CHS researchers receive CIHR operating grants

Derek Exner, Matthew James and Doreen Rabi, Department of Community Health Sciences researchers, received CIHR funding.  See the full article here.

Brenda Hemmelgarn appointed Department Head

Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn has been appointed Head of the Department of Community Health Sciences as of October 1, 2014.  To read more, click here

MSc student Michael Lang was named among Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 (2013)

Dr. Herman Barkema has been appointed as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Chair in Infectious Diseases of Dairy Cattle.

Lisa Allen Scott’s passion to improve global health awareness began with the stunning finding that malaria in a rural Tanzanian hospital was nowhere near as widespread as believed.

Juliet Guichon and Ian Mitchell comment on 11 year old's decision on her medical treatment.  See the article in the Hamilton Spectator here.

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Successful MSc Thesis Defense

  • Date & Time:
    September 11, 2014 - 9:00 am to September 11, 2014 - 9:00 am
    Sophya Yumakulov will be defending her thesis, entitled "Experiences of Vulnerable Women in a Prenatal Education Class in Calgary: An Ethnographic Approach", on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:00 am. Her supervisor is Dr. Marja Verhoef. Notice of Exam
  • Emmanuel Anokye

    Date & Time:
    August 19, 2014 - 10:00 am to August 19, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Date & Time:
    July 3, 2014
    July 3, 2014
  • Date & Time:
    June 16, 2014
    June 16, 2014

Graduate Education Updates

Program Updates

Manuscript Based Thesis Updates

The CHS Guidelines for Thesis by Manuscript document has been updated.  Please also note the regulations from FGS pertaining to thesis formaing now includes information on manuscript-based thesis.

Congratulations - Student Awards
Please note that this information is not recommended for verification of awards.

Ceara Cunningham, Zaheed Damani, Taryn Graham, Ann Toohey, Robin Walker

James Wick, MSc Student

Awarded AIHS Graduate Studentship (2014)

Claire Barber, CHS PhD student, named one of eleven University of Calgary 2014 Vanier Scholars

Daniel Niven, PhD Student

2013 J.B. Hyne Research Innovation Award from the Faculty of Graduate Studies

Kelsey Lucyk & Ruksana Rashid, PhD Students

Awarded AIHS Graduate Studentships (2014)

Karen Tang & Colin Josephson, MSc Students

Awarded AIHS Clinician Fellowships (2014)

Emily Hutcheon, MSc Student

John D. Petrie, QC Memorial Bursary

Congratulations - Student Accomplishments

Niklas Bobrovitz (MSc 2013)

Clarendon Fund Scholarship (full scholarship) to attend Oxford University for his PhD.

Brenda Leung appointed to Endowed Professorship at U of Lethbridge (2014)

CHS alumnus Dr. Robert Myers is leading clinical trials for a non-invasive device that can predict the severity of chronic liver disease.

Recent CHS grad’s PhD research published in two prominent international journals

Recent CHS grad publishes old class assignment in JAMA

Successful Candidacy Exams

Date & Time:
September 12, 2014 - 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Date & Time:
August 6, 2014
August 6, 2014
Date & Time:
June 24, 2014
June 24, 2014
Date & Time:
June 20, 2014
June 20, 2014

Successful PhD Dissertation Defense

Date & Time:
July 14, 2014
July 14, 2014
Date & Time:
June 25, 2014
June 25, 2014
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June 25, 2014
June 25, 2014
Date & Time:
May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014

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