We're building healthy futures

Committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities through innovative education and research activities

The Faculty of Health is a leader in the development of strategies that prevent disease and injury, protect and promote healthy living, optimize physical ability, and improve well-being across the life course.

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Research excellence

Our researchers work closely with partners including ministries of health and health promotion, the World Health Organization, Public Health Agency of Canada, private industry, and many others to identify and understand health complex challenges and to develop relevant solutions.

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Work for the Faculty of Health

Explore faculty, research and postdoctoral positions in the Faculty of Health, including the School of Public Health Sciences, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences and Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies.

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Equity, diversity and inclusion

We celebrate diversity and challenge the social and structural factors that undermine health, including structural bias, social inequities and racism.

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Through the power of his own story and the inspiration he’s found in others, Rick Hansen shares his vision and inspires audiences to join his journey to create an accessible, healthy and inclusive world, where people of all abilities can fully participate and contribute. By reflecting on our own actions and beliefs, we can challenge existing standards and dream up new ones – ones that foster hope, inspiration and acceptance. Hansen encourages us all to fight for accessibility as a human right.