Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

January 5, 2015

Published January 5, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 1

Global Health News

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.

2015 Certificate in Global Health

Tuesdays January 6 to March 31, 2015 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Halifax - Tupper Building Room 2L7 and Saint John – DMNB Classroom 105 Video Conference Sites: Halifax & DMNB Have you been involved in global health and want to know more about funders, WHO, UN, and their connection to your work? This innovative course will examine major health-related challenges in resource constrained communities and how solutions are being developed to address these challenges.

Application Deadline: The Clean Foundation 2015 NSYCC

Application deadline: Jan 9, 2015. The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps (NSYCC) provides funding to community partners in Nova Scotia to employ students aged 15-30 to work on environmental projects.

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.

Time to Clear the Air: 2015 Youth Art Project

Winter/Spring 2015. The purpose of this initiative is to create a platform for Mi'kmaw and African Nova Scotian youth to give voice to their experiences with and perspectives on environmental racism through art (music, poetry, spoken word, dance, graphic art, photography, painting, short fiction, storytelling, etc.). The initiative hopes to spark greater awareness of and dialogue about environmental racism among Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian youth.

IHRTP Grand Mentoring Sessions

Jan 13, 20 & 27, 2015. 12:30-3:30 pm. Tupper Building. Research and Professional Skills Training Sessions Winter 2015. Sessions are free and open to anyone affiliated with Dalhousie University, Capital Health and IWK Health Centre. Graduate and medical students receive a transcript notation after attending 7 IHRTP sessions.

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

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 Theatre B. 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.

Racism is Killing us Softly: Seminar Series

Jan 27, Feb 24, March 20, 2015. 6-8pm. Dalhousie SUB Rm. 303. This Series is in partnership with the Dalhousie School of Social Work, the Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers, The James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies and the Dalhousie Black Student Advising Centre.

Med 4 Global Health Bursaries

Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2015. These bursaries help to finance your global health education. In order to qualify students must be fourth-year medical student at Dalhousie University, must complete pre-departure training organized through the GHO, complete the requirements for international travel as a Dalhousie University student and the elective must be approved by the Undergraduate Medical Education office.

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.

IHRTP: Knowledge Translation Seminar Series 2015

Mar 2 - April 6, 2015. Expand and develop your research skills through this illuminating series on knowledge translation. Topics range from implementation science to social media and KT.

GHIC 2015: Global Health and Innovation Conference

Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference Dates: March 28 & 29, 2015 Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA 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.

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