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Global Health eNEWS                  Sep. 2015

Sponsored by:

Division of Global Health, Dept. of Family Practice; RCCbc-Rural Coordination Center of BC; GHI-Global Health Initiative; and CGHN-Clinical Global Health Network

In this Newsletter:

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Reviewers Needed - UBC Flexible Global Health Resource (FGHR) Development Project


Have you ever been interested in or have taken a global health course online? Do you even know where to start? How do you know what material is relevant to your learning and/or interests? We have a unique project that wants to help sort this out, but we need your help! 


Learn more.  
Please join us! 

UBC Global Health Conference - Reinventing Global Health: Oct. 17th, 2015


Date: October 17th 2015
Location: UBC Henry Angus Building

Through passionate speakers, innovative ideas, and incredible opportunities, join us at the Global Health Conference (GHC 2015), an interdisciplinary event to reinvent global health. GHC will re-evaluate current practices in global health and broaden perspectives on the social, technical, and economic barriers against ubiquitous access to adequate healthcare. By encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative thinking, GHC will challenge attendees to critically appraise international aid and bring new perspectives to the field.

Learn more for details on our event, speaker series, and opportunities to get involved.

Global Health Online Journal Club - Disaster Relief Medicine: Oct. 21st, 2015


The next UBC online global health journal club is happening on Wednesday, October 21st 2015 at 8pm Pacific Time. We will be reviewing: Disaster Relief Medicine.

Dr. Shani Tan and Mariko Miller will be our guest speakers to discuss their first-hand perspectives and chanllenges faced in disaster relief. All students, residents, physicians and faculty are welcome to attend.


For more information about the topic and how to attend.

GHI Workshop - Refugee Health: Sep. 29th, 2015


Date: Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 7:15 pm Pacific Time
Location: MSAC Videoconference Room, 2750 Heather Street, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Maureen Mayhew will provide both a local and global perspective on refugee health. Everyone with interest is welcome to join.

Learn more.

Look at a complete list and schedule of the GHI workshops.

Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care


The Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) has recently been launched by the Branch for International Surgical Care (BISC) at UBC. It is designed to meet the growing need for professional development of students interested in focusing on the global health problem of the burden of unmet surgical care. The Certificate is comprised of four graduate level courses offered completely online and is the first of its kind in the world. The next application deadline is on Friday December 4th, 2015.


For more information. 

Consortium of Universities for Global Health CUGH


Bridging to a Sustainable Future in Global Health

Date: April 9-11, 2016
Location: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco
Website: here - Join more than 1,500 global health students and leaders from over 50 nations to explore global health sustainability themes and the role universities play in advancing health equity worldwide.

Panel Proposals: Closing date September 30, 2015 Info
Poster Submission: Closing date November 1, 2015 Info
Registration: OPEN NOW, discounts until Feb 15, 2016 here

UBC Global Health Online Network - Coming Oct. 17th 2015


Do you want a place to connect with other UBC members interested in Global Health? Do you have a question that you'd like to ask an expert? Then look no further because there is a new UBC specific online network coming your way!

This private network (CWL password protected) for UBC students, physicians, residents, researchers, and staff will be the connection point you've been missing! More than merely a discussion forum, it is an expert-led thematic platform that connects you to other members working in global health research, education, field work and more.


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Call for Nominations - Vic Neufeld Mentorship Award in Global Health Research 2015


This award is named in honor of the Coalition’s founding National Coordinator. It recognizes those who have provided exemplary mentorship to new and developing global health researchers. This individual has shown commitment to global health research mentorship for more than five years. Mentorship could occur within academic, government, NGO or civil society.

Nominations will be accepted until 5:00pm EST, October 23, 2015

Learn more.

For Residents: Enhance Your Skills in Global Health through the Dept. of Family Practice R3 Enhanced Skills Program


Many Canadian Physicians dream of working overseas, but lack the skills and confidence to do so; the UBC R3 program in Global Health was created to provide BC Physicians with the basic tools needed to provide effective health care services in international health settings. When Canadian Physicians choose to work overseas, there are many people who benefit. Patients living overseas benefit from improved access to care, and BC Physicians learn valuable new skills (such as care for refugees, TB, and HIV) which translates (upon their return) into improved care for British Columbians.

For more information and application details visit the R3 Enhanced Skills Programs Site

Opportunities for Students: the Global Health Initiative


The Global Health Initiative (GHI) is a UBC student-led initiative involving students from a diverse range of backgrounds including Medicine, Dentistry, Arts, Science, Journalism, Engineering, Food and Nutritional Sciences, and Midwifery. GHI seeks to enhance global health education and provide hands-on skills training to UBC students via a series of monthly skill-building workshops. GHI also offers students the opportunity to participate in several global health projects.

Please note that the deadline to apply for the 2015-2016 projects is October 13, 2015.

To find out more about the projects and how to submit an application, read more about GHI.

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