Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

January 19, 2015

Published January 19, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 2

Global Health News

Through the Lens of Martin Luther King's Struggle, Resistance and Change

Jan 19, 2015 @ 6-8pm. Room 303 Dalhousie Student Union Bldg. Moderated by Eluned Jones, light refreshments will be served. The Black Student Advising Centre presents a panel discussion. Through the Lens of Martin Luther King's Struggle, Resistance and Change: The Role of Students in Social Movements

IHRTP Grant Mentoring Sessions

Jan 13, 20 & 27, 2015. 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.

Medical School Information Session

January 21st, 2015 @ 12:05pm. Black Student Advising Centre (BSAC) 1321 Edward Street – first floor. Are you interested in being a doctor?? If you have ever thought about attending medical school, this session is for you! Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) will host an information session specifically for African Canadians/Nova Scotians interested in Medical School.

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

Unite for Sight: Global Health and Social Entrepreneurship Free Webinars

Jan. 14 & 21, 2015. Unite for Sight is offering two free webinars in January. The first explores funding for social impact and the second, takes a look at careers in global health and social entrepreneurship.

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.

Aboriginal People's Pain Mini Course

Class Dates: Jan 27 & 29, Feb 3 & 5, 2015. Killam Library LINC room 2600. Considering Culture and context: Aboriginal Peoples’ experiences with pain Facilitators: Drs. Margot Latimer, Katherine Harman, Jill Chorney & Debbie Martin Pain is a multidimensional phenomenon; how it is experienced is influenced by one’s cultural beliefs and values.

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.

Call for Abstracts: Health and Human Rights Conference 2015

Abstract Deadline: Jan 30, 2015. Conference Dates: March 7 & 8, 2015. Location: University of Toronto. The University of Toronto International Health Program (UTIHP) is thrilled to announce the theme for this year's conference: Health and Human Rights from the LGBTQ perspective. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for our annual research poster fair, which will be held during the conference, please complete the attached form.

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.

The World's Best-Kept Secret: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

Feb 12, 2015 @ 6-8 pm. Dalhousie University, McCain room 2198. Space is limited. The Dalhousie Department of Spanish & Latin American Studies invites you to an evening lecture. Dr. John Kirk is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies. In late 2014 the first country to respond to the U.N. call for medical support in the face of the Ebola outbreak was Cuba, and 15,000 medical personnel volunteered to go to West Africa. This presentation, based upon research in Cuba and Central America for nearly a decade, examines two central questions: a) what are the Cuban medical personnel doing?; b) what is the reasoning behind this long-term policy?

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

McGill Summer Institute: Infectious Diseases & Global Health

Registration Deadline: Feb 28, 2015. Course Dates: July 6-17, 2015. Montreal, Canada. The McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases & Global Health is offering 3 courses in the summer of 2015, with internationally renowned faculty, diverse participant groups, and fellowships for low‐income country researchers.

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.

Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference

March 27 & 28, 2015. Dalhousie University. Please join us on Friday and Saturday March 27-28 2015 at Dalhousie University to discuss current health-related research. This conference is an excellent opportunity for students to present their research and gain new knowledge in other health-related topics.

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. Register now to secure the lowest registration rate by December 31, 2014!

2015 Dalhousie Medical Education Institute

May 21, 2015. 8am-3pm, Dalhousie University. At the Dalhousie Medical Education Institute you will learn: Characteristics & advances of programmatic assessment in medical education, Principles of effective assessment, applied to the evaluation of learners, How to incorporate programmatic assessment into your learning context.

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.

Volunteer Opportunity: BrAIDS for AIDS

Deadline: Open. Ottawa and Toronto (remote opportunities). The BrAIDS for AIDS foundation was created in response to calls of the community to provide a culturally appropriate response to HIV/AIDS awareness in the African, Caribbean and Black Communities and to address the issue of funding for various resources in the fight against the disease. Multiple volunteer opportunities available.

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