Faculty of Health and Social Development

Tomorrow’s dedicated health providers are students in the Faculty of Health and Social Development. The Schools of Nursing, Exercise Sciences and Social Work join forces to transform and improve health care and well-being for our local communities and beyond.

Our students are active global citizens who work with local and international communities to optimize human health. They strive to improve treatments, meet future health care challenges and prevent disease. Innovative faculty produce cutting-edge research and are committed to providing students with relevant hands-on learning. A passion for health and healing and a desire to create positive change transforms students into leaders who will define the future of quality health care.

What matters to you? It could be changing the face of public health….or preventing disease….or ensuring social well-being for healthy families and individuals. Issues in health care that matter to you, matter to us too.

Projects and Success Stories:

  • Priority Project

    School of Health and Exercise Sciences: Laboratory Expansion

    School of Health and Exercise Sciences: Laboratory Expansion

    With a mission to optimize human health, the School of Health and Exercise Sciences focuses on excellence in interdisciplinary teaching, research and community engagement. Students are trained to more

    Research Excellence

  • Priority Project

    Human Patient Simulator Program: UBC’s Commitment to Student Learning

    Human Patient Simulator Program: UBC’s Commitment to Student Learning

    The School of Nursing at UBC’s Okanagan campus is a highly respected program providing nursing students with the skills they need to deliver outstanding health care within an increasingly complex more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    The Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention

    The Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention

    A collaborative research centre, the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention focuses on innovative research and supports the development of research partnerships by addressing how more

    Research Excellence