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.
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.
Monday, September 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. Zoom Meeting (link provided in event details). Presenters: Dr. Neil MacKinnon, Dean and Professor, Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati and Dr. Diego Cuadros, Assistant Professor of Health Geography, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Cincinnati
Sept. 15, 2020 @ 1-2 PM, Microsoft Teams virtual presentation. Dr. Verma is the Dean, President and CEO of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. This presentation and discussion will be on Diversity in Leadership. To join, please contact: Valerie Wilson, Valerie.Wilson@dal.ca.
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.
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.
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.