Host a Student

The Master of Public Health Program works to connect our students with valuable practicum opportunities within the field of public health. Public health organizations are welcome to contact us to discuss hosting a practicum student.


During their third semester (May to July) our students are required to complete a 12-week, project-based, unpaid practicum placement with a domestic or international organization engaged in public health initiatives.

The objective of the MPH practicum is to ensure that students acquire the ability to translate their public health knowledge into practice. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate their preparedness and ability to address complex public health issues and demands in real life situations. The goal of the practicum is to provide students with an opportunity to gain exposure to public health in practice, interact with professionals in the field, and obtain hands-on experience working on a public health project.

We welcome you to contact us to explore the possibility of hosting one of our students to work on a public health project in your organization.

For more information or to discuss a practicum opportunity, please contact:

Courtney Hambides
Career and Engagement Officer
519.661.2111 ext. 86307