We work to improve men’s health

Our work

We focus on masculinities as it influences men’s health behaviours and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and overall life quality.
Findings from our research inform men’s health interventions and offer guidance to clinicians and researchers to advance men’s health promotion.

Our Core Research Areas


Get your head right

Quit the smokes

Get your health on

Beat prostate cancer











What’s happening

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Reflections of Men’s Mental Health & COVID-19

Written by Matt Sha on August 25, 2021 The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic brought lockdowns, physical distancing, and public health guidelines...

Paul Sharp joins the Men’s Health Research Program as a Post-doc

We are excited to be sharing that Paul Sharp will be joining the Men's Health Research Program as a Postdoctoral fellow this summer and had the...

Men’s Health Week Virtual Panel – Getting upstream to reducing male suicide

About the event The UBC Men's Health Research Program is affiliated with the Reducing Male Suicide Research Excellence Cluster and we are excited to...

World Cancer Day 2021

Taking place on February 4, World Cancer day internationally dedicated to raising awareness of cancer and to encourage health promotion practices around prevention, detection and treatment. This day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) with a vision to stand up for a cancer-free world.

2021 New Pub – How to Save a Life: Vital Clues From Men Who Have Attempted Suicide

With the rise in male suicide rates, there are important insights that can be found in understanding the experiences of men who have attempted suicide. The article entitled, “How to Save a Life: Vital Clues From Men Who Have Attempted Suicide” provides insights on key thematic processes found with the grounded theory photovoice study which included diverse Canadian men.

Featured projects

UBC Research Excellence Cluster: Reducing Male Suicide

Research with the aim to address men’s mental health inequities, optimize men’s mental health help-seeking experiences, and equip community-based and professional mental-health care services to expertly evaluate and treat men’s mental illnesses and suicidality.

Men Building Better Relationships

A research study open to Canada and Australia to learn about the experiences of men who have went through or currently are going through relationship breakdown (i.e., divorce, separation or break up).

If I Were Tom

If I Were Tom is an interactive video drama that follows Tom and his experiences with prostate cancer. The website also provides advice, tips, and resources on a range of prostate cancer related topics.

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