Source: uSask News via Academica | January 17, 2014
The School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of Saskatchewan [CIEC member] has received accreditation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation. The accreditation is for the Master of Public Health program for a 5-year term, and is the only non-European program to be accredited by this agency, as well as being only one of 2 accredited programs in Canada, according to uSask. “Accreditation for our program means we have met an international standard of excellence and competencies in the 5 arenas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health policy and health management,” said SPH Director, Robert Buckingham. The accreditation will allow the school to recruit more students and faculty, as well as increase research capabilities in the future.
TCS Insights: The accreditation of the University of Saskatchewan School of Public Health means that the school offers a program that are on par with the top programs in the world. This will benefit the school by helping them recruit students, from Canada as well as internationally, while providing students with a high quality educational experience that will serve them well in their future.