SPPH Building Information

  • The building is open from 7 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • The building is locked on weekends.
  • The learning space on the main floor, behind Reception, is locked at 4:30 pm.
  • You are welcome to use the classrooms in the basement or the Lobby area after that time.
  • The office space and meeting rooms on the main floor are not available as study areas at any time.
  • If you are in the building before it is locked you can stay after hours, however please be aware of your safety.

The Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) Laboratory is focussed on exposure measurement. It has field monitoring and laboratory analysis instrumentation to assess exposure to a wide range of chemical, physical, and biological agents. There are also specialized laboratories for the study of acoustics, airborne pollutants, bioaerosols, and pulmonary function. The lab facilities are available to School students and faculty for teaching, research and projects. Laboratory facilities, equipment and consultation are also available to outside agencies on a fee-for-service basis. The lab offers the following services:

  • Chemical analysis and method development
  • Gravimetric analysis
  • Field monitoring instrument rental and calibration

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For more information contact:
Matty Jeronimo
OEH Lab Manager
Phone: (604) 822-9580
Email: Matty.Jeronimo@ubc.ca


  • SPPH students are allowed to use the computers in the Computer Lab, which is located in the basement of the SPPH building.
  • To obtain the password for the computers in the Computer Lab, please go to the SPPH Reception desk
  • If the Computer Lab is locked, please go to the SPPH Reception desk for the key.


  • The Computer Lab is networked to Xerox WorkCenter Printers, which are located on the main floor in the photocopy room.
  • The School has a “user-pay” system for anyone who wants to use our printers for printing their work.
  • A 4 digit code is required to print from the Computer Lab
  • You must spend at least $5.00 per month on printing in order to qualify for the 4 digit code. (The rate for printing is $.05 per printed page).
  • To obtain a 4 digit code please see Jackie Carpio in Room 121.



It takes time to set up an account and it is done on a first come, first served basis. It will not be done in a rush.

  • Once you set up an account, we will bill you every three months. Outstanding accounts will have their access codes disabled.
  • If you plan on spending less than $5.00 a month on printing, or do not have a 4 digit code in place and need printing in a hurry, please arrange to print your documents at home, or visit the UBC Library, and follow these instructions.

Please note:

  • There will be times throughout the term when the Computer Lab is booked for use by instructors and TA’s for courses.
  • Please respect these bookings by checking the schedule on the Computer Lab door.
  • You WILL be asked to vacate the Lab when these sessions are taking place.
  • Please do NOT use SPPH’s address as a forwarding address for your personal mail (credit card statements, magazine subscriptions, etc).
  • If we receive any mail addressed to you at SPPH, Reception will notify you by email and ask you to come and collect it. We will not forward mail to you by Canada Post unless it’s physically impossible for you or someone you designate to pick it up in person.


Over the past few years there have been many wallets, purses and computer items stolen from the SPPH building – usually during the first few weeks of the new term when students are preoccupied and faces are unfamiliar.

Please take extra precautions with your personal belongings, as you will not be aware of who is a stranger in the building.


Personal Security

Your risk increases if you appear to be unaware of what’s going on around you. Learn to be aware and recognize risks.

  • Be observant and aware of your surroundings.
  • Walk with a purpose.
  • Keep your head up, look around and directly at people to assess them, but don’t stare.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move and shoes that allow you to easily run or kick.
  • Be aware of alternate or escape routes and safe places.
  • Do not expose expensive jewellery, money or the contents of your purse or bag.
  • Plan your route and avoid short cuts through dark, untraveled areas.
  • Take the most direct, frequently traveled route.

General Building Safety Tips

Do not assume all people are as honest as you – take care of yourself and your property!

  • Never leave handbags on desks or wallets in coats in your absence.
  • Always keep money in a safe place.
  • Do not carry large sums of cash.
  • Don’t leave your keys lying about.
  • Do not leave passwords, combinations or keys in desk drawers.
  • Always fasten vulnerable windows in your absence (especially in the summer).
  • Never assume a stranger wandering in the building is a member of staff or a fellow student.
  • Don’t accept that a stranger is authorized to be in the building just because he says so.
  • Don’t disclose confidential information to a stranger.
  • Notify Campus Security if you notice suspicious persons or vehicles, especially after normal working hours. If you see a crime in progress or feel threatened, call 911 immediately.
  • Know your co-workers and fellow students and look out for each other.
  • Emergency numbers should be posted at every phone.
  • Plan and be aware of safe escape routes.
  • Arrange schedules so that you are not working alone in the building.
  • Make sure locked building doors are securely closed behind you when entering or leaving.