Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

December 15, 2014

Published December 15, 2014
Volume 6, Issue 23

Global Health News

The 12 Successes of Global Health at Dalhousie

We hope you enjoy this video message Thank you to all our friends and partners for making this possible. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and all the best in 2015!

Improving LGBTQ pathways to health in Nova Scotia

Date: Dec 19, 2014 @ 12-1:30 pm. Location: Penthouse at the Northwood Centre, 2615 Northwood Terrace, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Do you identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer (LGBTQ)? Or do you work with LGBTQ communities? Do you live in Nova Scotia? Do you want to talk about LGBTQ health issues and concerns? If so, we are seeking your participation in a community consultation on: Improving LGBTQ pathways to health in Nova Scotia.

Diversity in Medicine

**NB. This event is being rescheduled for 2015 Date and Location: TBD Hosted by the Global Health Office, this session will explore how we can take lessons from Fortune 500 companies to enhance diversity and inclusion within the Faculty of Medicine. Please send any issues or questions that you would like to see discussed related to Diversity in Medicine to

Capital Health Diversity Bursary

Applications open: Jan 6, 2015. Applications due: Feb 6, 2015. Launch event: January 9, 2015, 10:00am at the NSCC Waterfront Campus, 5th floor board room Capital Health is taking steps to create a more diverse workforce that better represents the communities we serve. Post-secondary students who identify as African Nova Scotian, Aboriginal, immigrant and/or as persons with a disability are invited to apply for a diversity bursary.

Global Health Through an Ethical Lens: Interprofessional Mini-Course

January 13, 15, 20 & 22, 2015. 3:30 - 5:00pm. LINC Room, Killam Library. 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.

TJ Murray Visiting Scholar in the Humanities: Dr. Gary Block

Jan 14 & 15, 2015. Theatre A, Tupper Link, Halifax; videoconferenced to New Brunswick sites. Dr. Gary Bloch, family physician with St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto is an advocate, educator, innovator and researcher on issues related to poverty and health, and on health provider-based interventions into poverty as a health issue.


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.

Global Health Rounds: Advocacy

Jan 21, 2015 @ 5-6:30 pm. Tupper G-36, DMNB Saint John Rm 105. This session on Advocacy will be Co-facilitated by Dr. Andre Bernard, Department of Anesthesia, CMA Representative to the World Medical Association and Dr. Jeff Blackmer, University of Ottawa , Executive Director of the Office of Ethics, Professionalism and International Affairs at the Canadian Medical Association. RSVP to

Grand Challenges Canada: 2015 Summer Student Program

Application Deadline: Jan 23, 2015. Program Dates: May 4 - Aug 28, 2015. Grand Challenges Canada is now accepting applications to their Summer Student Program. This is an opportunity for students to gain meaningful, hands-on experience in the diverse, interdisciplinary field of global health. Each summer, Grand Challenges Canada welcomes passionate and driven students from a variety of disciplines to work as part of our team, through the Summer Student Program.

A Musical Tribute to Rev. Dr. King

Jan 24, 2015. Save the Date. The Nova Scotia Mass Choir with new director Mr. Owen Lee, Rapper J-Bru, HRM Poet Laureate El Jones and Carson Downey Band.

African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Feb 7, 2015. The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC) and its partners are pleased to announce the first ever African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2015.

Call for Papers: 2nd Biennial Black Canadian Studies Association Conference

Submission Deadline: Feb 15, 2015. Conference Dates: May 21-24, 2015. Location: Dalhousie University. Community Empowerment & Leadership in Black Canada The Black Canadian Studies Association will host its 2nd Biennial Black Canadian Studies Conference (BCSA) 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.

Global Health Rounds: Surviving Racism and Its Impact on Health and Well Being

Date: Feb 18, 2015 @ 4:30-5:30 pm. Location: Tupper G-36, DMNB Saint John Rm 105. Theme: Surviving Racism and Its Impact on Health and Well Being: Women of African Ancestry Living In Nova Scotia Facilitator: Prof Barb Hamilton-Hinch, School of Health and Human Performance

2015 Dalhousie Global Health Awards

Submission Deadline: March 2, 2015. Making a difference in global health. We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Global Health Awards at Dalhousie. There are three global health awards recognizing student, resident and faculty achievement and leadership in global health. The Dr. Ronald Stewart Student Award, The Dr. TJ Jock Murray Resident Award and the Dr. John Savage Memorial Faculty Award. Nominate someone today!

Global Health Photo Contest 2015

Submissions Due: March 2, 2015. Remember that Global Health is all around us! Children in school, a community clean up, a healthy meal shared with family and friends. You experience global health everyday! Maybe you'd like to capture an image or 2 and submit it to our photo contest! There's still lots of time and opportunities to get that image that tells the story you want.

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.

GHIC 2015: Global Health and Innovation Conference

March 28 & 29, 2015. Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference brings together 300 speakers and annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register now to secure the lowest registration rate by December 31, 2014!

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