News & Events

  • June 24, 2014
    CHSPR's Kim McGrail and Ruth Laverge in The Globe and Mail.
  • May 14, 2014
      Performance Anxiety: Can performance measurement and reporting help improve Canadian healthcare? Wednesday, May 28, 2014 9:00 am PDT Performance measurement is used for a variety of purposes, and generally enables health care professionals, researchers, policy makers and the broader health system make better decisions that improve quality of care. In Canada, multiple jurisdictions... Read More
  • March 26, 2014
    PhD student Saskia Sivananthan in the Globe and Mail.
  • March 12, 2014
    A New Zealand Perspective Viewed Through a ‘Policy Studies’ Lens Monday, April 7, 2014 12:00–1:00 pm Room 491, 2206 East Mall School of Population and Public Health University of British Columbia The question posed above is of central concern to any scholar and practitioner interested in health equity and/or health policy. Speaker Tim Tenbensel will first focus on contributions of a ‘... Read More
  • January 7, 2014
    Jason Sutherland is quoted extensively in the Calgary Herald re long term care funding. The article is entitled Report finds major flaws in new long-term care funding formula: System remains inefficient, vulnerable to fraud.
  • December 20, 2013
      Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:00–5:30 pm Room 102, 2185 East Mall Michael Smith Laboratories University of British Columbia Please RSVP to by Monday, January 13, 2014. Parties in the case are calling it the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. In 2009 Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver’s for-profit Cambie... Read More
  • December 11, 2013
    December 12, 2013 Canadians are spending less on prescription drugs for the first time since World War II, according to the latest edition of the Canadian Rx Atlas, but University of British Columbia health economists predict the break will be short-lived.   Canadians spent almost $23 billion on prescription drugs in 2012/13, or $650 per capita. After adjusting for inflation,... Read More
  • December 3, 2013
    Steve Morgan, who has served as Associate Director at CHSPR since 2008, has been appointed Director. He will begin his post on January 1, 2014. Dr. Morgan’s research is focused on health care policy, with an emphasis on health care financing and expenditures, equity analysis, and pharmaceutical policies. He has published over 150 articles, book chapters, and reports, and has served... Read More
  • October 30, 2013
    The redesigned website launched this week, transforming the site from an overview of February's conference on pharmacare reform into a source of accessible information on the topic and a call to action. The site explores four issues key to the pharmacare debate in Canada (access, equity, quality, and sustainability) and highlights what reform would achieve.
  • October 29, 2013
    Morris Barer publishes a Globe & Mail op-ed arguing that Canada has an oversupply of medical specialists in many areas of the country and an inability or unwillingness to develop plans and policies designed to train and deploy physicians in a sensible manner.