Spring convocation 2012 marked the completion of the sixth year that the School of Public Health has been preparing students and meeting the demand for skilled public health professionals.
Lory Laing, interim dean of the School of Public Health, was there to congratulate the graduates as they collected their parchments and is optimistic about the opportunities available to them.
“For our new graduates, there are tremendous opportunities to shape public health,” she said. “The complexity of public health issues requires multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary responses, and I am confident that they are well prepared and able to address these ongoing and emerging challenges.”
Graduates also received a note of congratulations from the chair of the School of Public Health Alumni Chapter, Penny Lightfoot, who told them, “You are joining an esteemed group of School of Public Health alumni who work, live and play in Alberta, across Canada and around the world,” adding, “We are proud of you.”
“We need to stay connected and we want to keep working with our alumni,” said Laing. “The creation of our alumni chapter represents renewed enthusiasm and commitment to pursue mutually beneficial goals.”
Alumni can keep in touch with the School through the School of Public Health Alumni Chapter.
This year’s graduating class included master’s and PhD students with specializations in health promotion, epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, global health, health policy research, environmental and occupational health, and public health sciences. (See the full list of this year’s graduates.)