IPH Applications

How to apply to IPH!

Applications to attend Indigenous Public Health Training Institutes will be adjudicated by the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health. Applications for the IPH Winter Institute 2024 are now open!

Application Process:

1. Download and read the Application Guide

Both credit and non-credit courses can be put towards earning a credential, either the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Public Health (12 credits) or the Certificate in Indigenous Public Health (Non-Credit). All course content and participation is identical, except for the completion of a final assignment required for credit students two weeks after the institute has ended. Whether credit or non-credit, students are expected to be present for the entire course intensive(s) offered during the IPH Training Institutes. Planned absences must be approved in advance by course faculty or significant consequences could be experienced by students missing class time.

2. Prepare and save application materials

3. Fill out the online application via the link below:

Please read the application guide prior to clicking the online application.

Once you start an online application, you may continue at a later time only on the same computer and browser.

For inquiries regarding applications and general program inquiries, or to join our mailing list, please email: ceih.iph@ubc.ca.

Tuition Information

Non-Credit Tuition: $500.00 per course + $75.00 registration fee

Credit-Tuition: approx. $700.00 per course + applicable UBC Student Fees

Bursary support available. 


Why this program?

The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, as a core part of its mandate to raise the health status and self-determination of Indigenous communities, is committed to providing national leadership in offering training opportunities to aspiring and accomplished Indigenous health leaders. This program represents the first specialized Indigenous public health program in Canada and aims to serve the training and capacity needs of communities. The program features leadership from UBC Faculty members, Indigenous scholars and health leaders on public health and research fundamentals that incorporate Indigenous Knowledge.

Can I take individual courses?

Absolutely. Many professionals working in Indigenous communities, or in the field of Indigenous public health, desire specialized training in specific areas. Individual courses will not be restricted to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate or Certificate.

Our Centre prioritizes having open lines of communication to potential students and providing resources to support individuals through the application process.

If you’re unsure of eligibility, require support with your application or have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact Carmen McLachlan (Program Manager) at ceih.iph@ubc.ca

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