The Global Health Research Program was established at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2005 as a unit to promote the pursuit of global health research at UBC, as well as actively conduct research investigating better ways of understanding and addressing environmental and occupational health challenges by applying an ecosystem approach.
Since 2006, it has actively interacted with the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Collaborating Centres in Occupational Health. In keeping with UBC’s desire to bring the various health-focused units under one umbrella, GHRP moved to the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) at the beginning of 2012.
With the active participation of a range of research associates at UBC and other universities, and collaboration with low and middle income country partners, the GHRP maintains an active research and learning platform, involving a wide range of trainees.
On June 6, 2013, the Global Health Research Program has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre in Occupational and Environmental Health. Read more.