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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 Medicine: Aging in the Workplace
    Dec. 8, 2020 @ 1-2 PM, Microsoft Teams virtual meeting. This session will begin with a brief presentation reviewing the impact of aging in the workplace followed by a facilitated discussion by Shawna O’Hearn
  • Spark: A Discussion Group on Equity in Medicine Presents Identifying Potential Academic Leaders
    Date: Tues. Nov. 10, 2020 @ 1-2PM Location: Microsoft Teams virtual presentation Topic: Identifying Potential Academic Leaders A journal article review and discussion facilitated by Dr. Christy Simpson.
  • Global Health Post‑2020
    November 5, 2020 Halifax: 6:30 pm (AST) Toronto/Ottawa: 5:30pm (EST) Manila: 6:30am, November 6 (PHT) Yaoundé: 11:30pm (WAT). Throughout 2020, issues related to health equity have been brought to the foreground. While Global Health as a discipline has long been concerned with the social determinants of health and health inequities, it is also criticized for reproducing inequitable relations through neo-colonial practices. Major events of 2020 (including the global COVID-19 pandemic; global anti-racism movements; record wildfire season) present an opportunity to think differently about Global Health and move toward more equitable health futures. We’ve asked four experts in Global Health for their thoughts on moving towards global health equity.
  • 6th Khon Kaen University’s International Challenge on Emergency Medicine and Related Basic Science 2020 (KKU ICEM)
    Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2020. Event Dates: Dec 5-13, 2020. Virtual Competition. The main theme of this year’s challenge is common emergency problems, which brings great opportunity for students to refresh their emergency medical knowledge in times of COVID-19 where more steps and protective equipment are required to prevent spreading of virus.
  • Spark: A Discussion Group on Equity in Medicine Presents: The Urgency of Intersectionality
    Oct 13, 2020 @ 1-2PM. Microsoft Teams. A Ted Talk by Kimberlé Crenshaw, followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Paula Cameron.
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