Advisory Committees

Strategic advice and direction

The global health advisory committees oversee our work and provide strategic advice and direction on education, community engagement and research. Current membership of our committees includes Dalhousie faculty, staff, students and our community members. Our three committees include:

  • Global Health Advisory Committee
  • Social Accountability Advisory Committee
  • African Nova Scotian Advisory Committee

Please check back often for calls for membership to our committees.

Global Health Advisory Committee

Established in 2009, the Global Health Advisory Committee serves in a consultative capacity to the GHO on such topics as curriculum, policy issues, strategic directions and fundraising, among others. The advisory committee reviews various global health programs and offers advice and suggestions. The committee includes representatives from faculty, administration and students from across Dalhousie University.

Contact Shawna O'Hearn at for further information.

African Nova Scotian Health Advisory Committee

The committee seeks to improve health outcomes within the African Nova Scotian community. It also advises the deans of Health, Dentisty and Medicine to fulfill the social accountability mandate to the African Nova Scotian community.

Contact Michelle Patrick at for further information.

Social Accountability Committee

The committee reports to Faculty Council and the dean of medicine to provide advice and recommendations on current and future research, education and operational needs to meet the social accountability mandate within Dalhousie Medical School.

Contact Shawna O'Hearn at for further information.