Indigenous Public Health Training


Explore Canada’s only Indigenous Public Health professional development opportunities at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine.

The Indigenous Public Health Training Institutes equip Indigenous community members and scholars with the necessary skills to address public health issues in Indigenous communities. One-week intensive courses are offered toward completion of the Graduate Certificate or Certificate (non-credit) in Indigenous Public Health, or can be taken individually.



IPH Summer Institute 2021 (Online)

August 23-27, 2021 | 8:30 am to 12:30 pm PDT via Zoom.

Special Topics: Unmasking the Failure of the Opioid Crisis and Other Public Health Emergencies

In light of the success of our 2021 IPH Winter Institute via Zoom, we are looking forward to another online Indigenous Public Health Training Institute this summer from August 23-27, 2021.  We are offering a timely elective course:  SPPH 581V Unmasking the Failure of the Opioid Crisis and Other Public Health Emergencies.  The province of British Columbia recently passed a grim 5-year milestone since declaring a public health emergency due opioid deaths.  We will explore the opioid crisis, its impact on Indigenous people and communities, treatment options, harm reduction and traditional medicine practices.  We will also examine the intersecting crises of opioids, Covid-19 and systemic racism toward Indigenous peoples.

Thank you everyone for your applications, the IPH Summer Institute application is now closed!   The CEIH IPH Certificate Team


Please see link to the applications for Credit and Non-Credit under the How to Apply tab below.











Upcoming Institutes

Summer Institute 2021 (Online; August 23-27, 2021) – SPPH 581V: Special Topics: Unmasking the Failure of the Opioid Crisis and Other Public Health Emergencies (1.5 credits/non-credit, 8:30-12:00 PDT  via Zoom)

Winter Institute 2022 (February 21-25, 2022) – We will return to offering the core courses that make up the IPH Graduate/Certificate in Indigenous Public Health, whether online or in person.

  • Introduction to Indigenous Health Research Ethics
  • Social Determinants of Indigenous Health


If you’re unsure of eligibility, require support with your application or have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact

Rhonda Carriere (Program Manager) at 604-827-4000 (leave a voicemail for return call) or email or

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