Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

October 20, 2014

Global Health News

Research Integrity: Are you conducting your research responsibly?

Oct 21, 2014 @ 12 - 1 pm. Halifax Tupper Theatre A; DMNB rm 102. Research Skills Training Program With: Drs. Mark Filaggi and Catherine Connors

CH&E Seminar Series: Healing Spaces

Oct 21, 2014 @ 12:30pm. CH&E Classroom #409, Centre for Clinical Research. This talk will explore how Health effects of material culture can inform architecture with reference to health facilities designed for specific cultural contexts.

Wicked Leadership for Wicked Times: an open colloquium

Oct 21, 2014 @ 1:00-4:00 pm. Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax. The Imperative for New Approaches for Managing and Leading in Healthcare for the 21st Century. In honour of the School of Nursing's 65th anniversary, you are invited to attend an open colloquium. Facilitated by School Director, Dr. Kathleen MacMillan, the colloquium will feature a panel of internationally renowned thought leaders in health care.

Youth (Un)Employment: Global Problems Meet Local Solutions

Oct 22, 2014 @ 6:00pm. Dalhousie University Club. Join the conversation on how we can create economic opportunities for youth and ensure that the voices of young people across Canada are heard in this critical global debate!

Shifting from a Politics of GDP Growth to a Politics of Well-being

October 23, 2014 @ 12:30-2:00pm. Lord Dalhousie Room, Dalhousie University. John de Graaf discusses a new politics of well-being that might potentially improve both happiness and sustainability.

Youth PhotoVoice Exhibit

Oct 23, 2014 @ 6:30-8:30 pm. Halifax North Memorial Public Library. PhotoVoice is a participatory action project conducted by youth from Needham Community Centre and St. George’s YouthNet. The photovoice project was completed over the summer and facilitated by a group of medical students from Dalhousie University.

Gairdner Lecture - Dr. King K Holmes,

October 24, 2014 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Halifax Tupper Theatre A (Saint John Rm 218 / Moncton Rm 1711) Title: “STI Research: Major progress, current challenges and future opportunities”

Indigenous Speaker Series

Oct 24 & Nov 14, 2014 @ 6-9 pm. Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre, 2158 Gottingen St. Speaker: Damien Lee (Anishnaabe), PhD Candidate (University of Manitoba) and Community Governance Coordinator (Fort William First Nation) Title: “Who are you Calling an Indian?: Band Membership, the Indian Act, and Belonging.” and Speaker: Dr. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Anishnaabekwe), author (Islands of Decolonial Love, The Gift is in the Making, and Dancing on our Turtle's Back) Title: Islands of Decolonial Love.

Applying Well-Being and Happiness Policy Tools: The Case of the Energy East Pipeline

Oct 24, 2014 @ 9:00-11:00am. Rowe Management Building, Room 1016.The small country of Bhutan measures its success by Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product. John de Graaf will use an abbreviated version of Bhutan’s policy tool to guide participants through a fully participatory exercise in assessing the proposed Energy East pipeline.

Global Health Elective Info Night

Oct 28, 2014. 5-6 pm. Tupper 2L7. Join us to learn more about our Local Global Health Elective and Summer Programs!

DMNB - Global Health Elective Info Night

Oct 29, 2014. 4-5 pm. DMNB room 105. Are you a student with Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB)? Do you want to learn more about our Local Global Health Elective & Summer Programs?

Nova Scotia Dementia Care Public Consultations

Oct 30, 2014. 2-4 pm. Holiday Inn, 101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth. Earlier this year, Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine announced the development of a provincial dementia strategy. If dementia has touched you personally either as a person living with dementia or as a family member caring for someone with dementia, the Department of Health and Wellness would like to invite you to share your ideas and experiences at one of five consultations.

CFMS International Exchange Program

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014. The IFMSA-CFMS International Exchange Program is now accepting applications for the 2015/2016 season!

AFMC Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award

Nomination Deadline: Oct 31, 2014. The nomination, including 1 copy of all documentation, should be sent to the AFMC at This new AFMC award aims to celebrate people or organizations whose professional accomplishments are an example of the principles of social accountability implemented as defined in the Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools and in internationally recognized references.

October is Mi'kmaq History Month

October. Educational and cultural activities are occuring throughout the month of Octobe to assist all Nova Scotians in increasing their knowledge and awareness of Mi’kmaw culture, history and heritage.

CAST 2014 Provincial Conference

Nov 1, 2014 @ 9:00am-4:00pm. Westin Nova Scotian – Halifax, 1181 Hollis Street. Learn about addressing suicide in NS, share experiences & knowledge and contribute to a suicide-safer community.

2014 Canadian Conference on Global Health

Nov 2-4, 2014. Westin Hotel, Ottawa. The theme, Partnerships for Global Health, aims to develop and strengthen partnerships both within, between and amongst countries and across institutions, sectors and disciplines and will examine partnerships from a variety of perspectives.

HealthAchieve East

Nov 3-4, 2014. Halifax World Trade & Convention Centre. HealthAchieve East is a unique opportunity for health care professionals in the Atlantic provinces to take part in inspiring presentations broadcast live from Toronto. Delegates will also be able to network with an influential group of health care leaders, see and learn more about the latest innovations and developments, and participate in educational sessions designed to address current health care issues and concerns in the Atlantic provinces.

Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: Canada Cares Reception With MPs

Nov 4, 2014 @ 6:00-8:00pm. Parliment Hill. Network Partners are invited to share stories of Canadian progress in maternal, newborn and child health with Canadian Members of Parliament.

Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: Annual Meeting

Nov 5, 2014 @ 8:30am-5:30pm. The Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON. The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to accelerate progress of Canadian efforts in maternal, newborn and child health.

Advocates in Global Health: Housing Part 2

Nov 5, 2014 @ 5:00-7:00 pm. Halifax: Tupper 2L7, DMNB: 221. This skill building session will have participants learn first hand from MOSH (Mobile Outreach Street Health) clients who have experienced homelessness.

CSEP Poverty Reduction Review and Renewal Day

Nov 7, 2014 @ 10:00am - 3:30pm. Johanna B Oosterveldt (JBO) Centre, 2103 Gottingen Street, Halifax. An advisory group of members from around the province will review the status of poverty reduction in Nova Scotia and discuss how we can move the agenda forward.

Call for Applications: Local Global Health Elective (Halifax / Saint John)

Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2014. Are you a Med 1 or Med 2 student looking for a Global Health elective in Canada? We’re looking for students who want to learn more about Global Health issues at home to participate in this unique elective. The Local Global Health Elective is a half-year elective which complements clinical placements with community and social service organization placements.

Distinguished Lecture Series: Killing Us Softly

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 7:30pm. Potter Auditorium, 6100 University Ave. Challenging the everyday effects of racism and violence on the health and well-being of African Canadians.

NSGA Citrus Sale

Last day to order: Nov 13, 2014. Oranges and grapefruits! Don't miss out on this delicious fundraiser in support of health and education programs in The Gambia.

Food Secure Canada's 8th National Assembly

Nov 13-16, 2014. Halifax. Save the date! Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC), the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN), ​with support from the NS Food Security Network are hosting 3 days of plenaries, workshops, meetings and more with food leaders, thinkers and doers, from coast to coast to coast.

Annual Fear Memorial Education Conference 2014

Nov 14 & 15, 2014. Simulation Education in the Maritimes.

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.

2015 Certificate in Global Health

Registration: Oct 6 - Dec 1, 2014. Location: Tupper 2L7. Video Conference Sites: Halifax & DMNB. This innovative course explores health systems in a global context. It will examine major health-related challenges in resource constrained communities and how solutions are being developed to address these challenges.

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.

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.

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