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Global health activities in our community

Find out what global health activities and initiatives are taking place throughout the year.

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  • Spark: A Discussion Group on Equity in Academic Medicine
    The Diversity in Leadership Working Group invite all faculty and staff across the Faculty of Medicine to participate in an informal, monthly discussion group. Each conversation will be organized around a theme relating to equity in academic medicine. The first theme will be “Intersectionality.” Snacks will be provided. Where: The group will be held in person in Halifax and distributed to distant sites. When: Scheduling will depend on the needs of interested parties.
  • Short‑Documentary Screening: Period. End of Sentence
    Thurs, March 5, 2020 @ 6 PM. IWK, O.E. Smith Theatre (5850/5980 University Ave, Halifax, NS). Please join the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Global Health Unit for a screening of the 2018 Oscar winning documentary Period. End of Sentence. The documentary follows a group of local women in Harpur, India, who fight the stigma surrounding menstruation and begin manufacturing sanitary pads.
  • Primary Health Care Research Day
    Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2020. Event Date: June 23, 2020. Dalhousie University. Join this event to explore the Many Faces of Integrated Care.
  • The Politics of Malnutrition
    Feb 14, 2020 @ 12-1:20 PM. McNally Main 227, Saint Mary's University. International Development Studies of Saint Mary's University presents a seminar by Carmen Jacqueline Ho, University of Guelph.
  • Halifax Black Film Festival 2020
    Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2020. Halifax, NS. This year’s festival showcases 28 Films and brings back the HBFF Black Market and Community Program which include panel discussions and masterclasses. Festival-goers can also look forward to a great Kids Program. One of the highlight events is an initiative from The Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Youth & Diversity Program: Being Black in Canada.
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