Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

November 17, 2014

Published November 17, 2014
Volume 6, Issue 21

Global Health News

Fall Film Series: Exploring Ethics Through Film

Nov 17, 24 & Dec 1, 2014 @ 7:00pm. Alderney Gate Public Library, Dartmouth. Watch a film and join the discussion! Film screenings are free and open to the public.

CH&E Seminar Series Steve Kisely, University of Queensland

November 18 2014 @ 12:30 - 1:30 pm. CH&E Classroom #409, Centre for Clinical Research, 5790 University Avenue Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything - the prevalence of dental disease in people with severe mental illness and ways to improve outcome.

Tanzania Health Systems

November 18, 2014 @ 3:30 - 4:30pm. Tupper Theatre C. You are invited to attend a presentation by Dr. Thecla Kohi, School of Nursing, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. Dr. Kohi is a visiting scholar and Dalhousie University School of Nursing Alumnus from Tanzania, East Africa.

Girls Dance Music Video

Nov 18 - June 9, 2014 (Tuesdays) @ 5:30 - 7 pm. Uniacke Centre for Community Development, 2439 Gottingen Calling teenage girls to lead a community-based project challenging racism and how women are portrayed in the music industry and create an empowering alternative. program is free (annual membership fee of $5).

ENRICH/NSPIRG Campaign Working Group

Nov 18 @ 6:00-7:30pm. Joanna B. Oosterveld Center, 2103 Gottingen Street. This Group is comprised of students and other community members who are interested in continuing the conversation about environmental injustices in Mi'kmaw and African Nova Scotian communities throughout Nova Scotia.

Screening of "Vessel" and Reproductive Justice Panel Discussion

Nov 18, 2014 @ 7pm. Weldon Law Building (6061 University Ave), in Room 105. The Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association (DFLA) would like to invite you to the first instalment of the DFLA Feminist Legal Supplement Speaker Series! The goal of this series is provide a space within which students and community members can learn about and engage critically with topics that are highly relevant in today's social justice landscape. We will be screening the film VESSEL and following it with an amazing panel discussion featuring Faculty of Law professors Joanna Erdman and Aldo Chircop.

Global Health Rounds: Dr. Bob Huish

November 19, 2014 @ 5-6pm Tupper G-36, DMNB Saint John Rm 218 Bob Huish, Assistant Professor, Department of International Development Studies

Ebola: Perspectives on the epidemic - Where to begin

Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 5:30 – 7:30pm (Light refreshments will be served at 5:30. The session will formally begin at 6). Theatre A, Tupper building in Halifax and multiple DMNB sites. Ebola: Perspectives on the epidemic - Where to begin?. The first #DalTalksHealth event.

Health Law Institute Seminar Series 2014

Oct 2014 - March 2015. The Institute hosts an extremely popular series of seminars that are open to the public and attracts a broad audience from across the university, government, and health care communities. Invited scholars and practitioners share their knowledge and reflections on the latest health law and policy issues. All Welcome!

Indigenous Health Conference

Dates: Nov 20 & 21, 2014. University of Toronto Conference Centre. Challenging Health Inequities. Indigenous people in Canada (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) experience significant health disparities on every major health indicator and continue to be under-serviced for health care, and do not have the same access to healthcare providers as other Canadians. This interdisciplinary event aims to address some of those needs.

Leadership Development - LEADS

Nov 20 @ 12:00-1:00pm. Halifax: G-36, Tupper Link and Saint John: Room 218. At the end of the session, you will be able to describe how leadership is defined in the health care context, leverage LEADS as a foundation for your leadership development, and put LEADS to work as a practical tool to lead through change and transition.

Restorative Justice Week Panel Discussion

Nov 20, 2014. 2:30 - 4 pm. The Board Room Cafe, 1256 Barrington St. Halifax, NS.As we celebrate National Restorative Justice Week, Community Justice Society would like to invite you to a PANEL DISCUSSION AND RECEPTION Our discussion will focus on how a Restorative Justice Conference impacts persons causing harm, persons harmed, and the community.

Food Security and the Health of Nova Scotia's Kids

November 20 2014 @ 7:00 pm. Room #1108, Mona Campbell Building. What does food security have to do with mental health, peer relationships, quality of life, and other health related outcomes of kids? Join Dr. Sara Kirk and the CYCC Institute on Thursday, November 20th to celebrate National Child Day with a talk and discussion on the impacts of food security on young people in our community.

Art Show and Sale

Fri, Nov 21 @ 12:00-4:00pm. IWK Health Centre. A collaboration between Dalhousie Medical Humanities-HEALS Program and the IWK Health Centre. The goal of the art show is to encourage thinking in new ways about the connections between health research and health care.

Global Health Summer Program Applications

Application Deadline: Nov 24, 2014. The Global Health Office Tanzania Summer Program offers hands-on experience to learn about the Tanzanian healthcare system with our partner, Pastoral Activities and Services for People with AIDS Dar es Salaam Archdiocese (PASADA). While at PASADA, you'll see an innovative community-based model for providing HIV and AIDS services, while working with highly-skilled Tanzanian staff.

2014 African Nova Scotian Mental Health & Addictions Initiative Conference

Nov 27-28, 2014. Holiday Inn, 101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth. This 2 day affair will give health professionals and service users that provide or receive mental health services an opportunity to gather to focus on the impact of health system delivery, navigation and response for persons of African descent living in Nova Scotia.

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Aboriginal Health Research in Canada, A Public Panel Discussion

November 27, 2014. 7:00 pm. Dalhousie Student Union Building, Room 303. You are invited to a public event where three panelists will discuss the changing landscape of Aboriginal health research over the past 25 years. Drawing on their own research experiences they will start a conversation that asks: What should Aboriginal health research look like in the future?

LGBTQ Health 101 Q&A

Nov 27, 2014. 7:30-9 pm Save the Date! More details to follow.

Applications open for the 2015 MentorNet year

Application deadline: Nov 30, 2014. This program connects students and young professionals interested in global health with experienced professionals in the field. Although originally a Canadian-based program, this year the program has expanded to accommodate international applicants as well.

Reflections in Global Health: Trainee Essay Contest

Dec 1, 2014 @ 11:00pm EST. Reflection is a powerful tool in global health education and practice. The CUGH Trainee Reflection Essay Contest in its 3rd year is designed to highlight the power of reflection and transformational experiences by trainees in global health.

In Defense of the Values Underlying Canadian Medicare

Dec 1, 2014 @ 11:50am-12:50pm. Halifax: Tupper BA-3, Saint John: Classroom 105. The objective of this interactive session is to develop strategies that enable us as students to communicate both the successes and pitfalls of Canadian Medicare and to come up with solutions that still uphold the values of the Canada Health Act.

2015 Velji Awards for Global Health Excellence

Nomination Deadline: Dec 1, 2014. The Velji Family Foundation annually celebrates global health education, research and service by honoring individuals and projects that demonstrate committed, creative approaches to serving underserved populations.

PhD Program in Epidemiology and Applied Health Research

Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2014. Dalhousie University’s Department of Community Health and Epidemiology invites applications for the PhD Program in Epidemiology and Applied Health Research for the first cohort, starting September 2015. Graduates of the program will become independent investigators who will generate evidence through rigorous multidisciplinary epidemiologic and applied health research that contributes to improved health locally, nationally, and globally.

Canadian Immunization Conference 2014

Dec 2-4, 2014. Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa ON. Public health practitioners, health care providers, vaccine providers, researchers, immunization policy-makers and program managers, vaccine manufacturers, academics, students and other stakeholders who contribute to Canada’s vaccination system will gather to demonstrate their commitment to immunization as an important public health measure.

C2U Expo 2015

Abstracts due: Dec 12, 2014. Conference Dates: May 26 - 29, 2015. Carleton University, Ottawa Canada. The Coordinating Committee for C2UExpo 2015 has decided to extend the deadline for Abstract and Presentation submissions to December 12, 2014. Citizen Solutions, Better World. We look forward to receiving your proposals on leading-edge work in community-campus partnerships in Canada and around the world!

IPHE Mini-Course: Global Health Through an Ethical Lens

Jan 13, 15, 20 & 22, 2015. 3:30-5:00 pm. This mini-course will provide interprofessional teams of students with an in-depth exposure to global health, with an emphasis on ethical decision-making in local and international contexts.


eadline: January 15, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) has just announced a call for proposals aimed at reducing the mortality of the world's most vulnerable mothers and children. The PARTNERSHIPS FOR STRENGTHENING MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH (PSMNCH) call for proposals is for a total value of up to $370 MILLION over five years (2015-2020) and has two streams.

14th World Congress on Public Health

Dates: Feb 11-15, 2015 Location: Kolkata, India.The Congress will aim towards fostering the promotion of "Healthy People - Healthy Environment" and will bring together thousands of participants from a wide range of public health disciplines from many countries around the world.

Black Canadian Studies Conference 2015

Abstracts due: February 15, 2015. Conference Dates: 21 - 24 May, 2015. Halifax, NS. The Black Canadian Studies Association will host its 2nd Biennial Black Canadian Studies Conference (BCSA) Community, Empowerment & Leadership in Black Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 21 to 24 May 2015. To be held at Dalhousie University, the goal of the conference is to promote dialogue, critical reflection and nuanced perspectives on the past, present and future of Black leadership in Canada.

CUGH 6th Annual Global Health Conference

March 26-28, 2015. Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA. Abstract Deadline: Oct 15, 2014. Mobilizing Research for Global Health.

Pathways to Resilience III

Conference Dates: June 16 - 19, 2015. The Centre’s Co-Directors, Michael Ungar and Linda Liebenberg, along with their partners in more than 20 countries, invite you to an international gathering to explore the theme “Pathways to Resilience: Beyond Nature vs. Nurture”, at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference will explore many different aspects of resilience, and how the theory is informing research, practice and policy on a global level.

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