Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

February 2, 2015

Published February 2, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 3

Global Health News

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.

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.

International Development Week 2015

February 1 - 7, 2015. Check out the International Development Week Calendar of Events and get involved in the great activities happening in Halifax and Truro! See for more information.

ACT 4 Global Change Challenge

Feb 1-28, 2015. Atlantic Canada. Encourage your school to be ACTive Global Citizens by participating in the ACT 4 Global Change Challenge! The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is celebrating the 25th International Development Week (February 1-7, 2015) by challenging Atlantic Canadians to ACT 4 Global Change during the entire month of February in the ACT 4 Global Change Challenge!

Opportunity: Youth Outreach Worker

Deadline: Immediate. Halifax, NS. The youth art project "Time to Clear the Air: Art on Environmental Racism by Mi'kmaw and African Nova Scotian Youth" is looking to hire a Youth Outreach Worker from the Mi'kmaw community. The position starts right away. The total number of hours is between 40-50 hours. The person will receive an honorarium in the amount of $500 after the work is completed.

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.

ACIC NS Members Showcase: We Are Making a Difference

Feb 3, 2015 @ 5-7 pm. Just Us! Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Rd. Do you wonder what international development organizations are doing in Nova Scotia? Do you wonder how to can get involved in international development? On Tuesday February 3rd, the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation invites you to attend their International Development Week event that will showcase ACIC members and the opportunities that exist for you to get involved. Snacks and coffee/tea will be provided. Development and Peace, BTS Guatemala-Maritimes Solidarity Network, Uganda Venture, Chalice, Dalhousie IDS Department, IDEAS, Canadian Red Cross will be attending! And now Cuso International!

DISCRIMINATION: Government Funding Policies & Implications for the Health of First Nations Children

February 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm. Scotiabank Auditorium, McCain Building, Dalhousie University. The WELD KERNOHAN LECTURE and INDIGENOUS SPEAKERS SERIES present "Discrimination: Government Funding Policies & Implications for the Health of First Nations Children" with speakers Cindy Blackstock, Philippa Pictou and moderator Trina Roach (APTN).

Make Dalhousie a more inclusive and diverse community

Deadline: Feb 5, 2015. As a member of the campus community, you're encouraged to share your thoughts on how we can continue our progress toward an inclusive and diverse Dalhousie. An online, anonymous portal is available for you to submit your comments and suggestions until February 5.

9th Annual International Humanitarian Law Conference at UNB

Feb 6, 2015 @ 12-5 pm. University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law (Ludlow Hall) 41 Dineen Dr., Fredericton, New Brunswick. Join the UNB International Law Society and the Red Cross as they host their annual international humanitarian law (IHL) conference. This year's conference title is Playing By The Rules: State & Non-State Actors and Compliance With IHL. The conference is FREE and we will be serving a light lunch & snacks throughout the afternoon. Lunch will be from 12 - 12:30 and the conference will begin at 12:30. The amazing line of speakers is as follows: Jonathan Somer (Persona Grata Consulting), Andrew Carswell (International Committee of the Red Cross in Washington), Robert Petit (Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section, Justice Canada), and Catherine Gribbin (Canadian Red Cross).

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.

New Season of Public Events Celebrate Local, National Heritage

Feb 10 - Apr 21, 2015. African Heritage Month, recent discoveries in Acadian history and the fiftieth anniversary of the Canadian flag are among the topics to be featured in the upcoming Evenings at Government House, a public event series hosted by the lieutenant governor.

The Future of Your Health is in Our Youth

Feb 11, 2015 @ 6:30-8 pm. Black Cultural Centre, 10 Cherry Brook Rd. Cherry Brook. African Nova Scotian Youth, families and community members are invited to attend this free public event! Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) invites you to meet African Nova Scotian students, faculty and staff who will answer your questions about admissions and education options in medicine, dentistry, and health professions. Light refreshments will be served. Contact

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

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.

Pre-Departure Training

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm. Tupper BA-3. Are you a Med 1 or Med 2 student planning an international elective or international RIM project? Register for this mandatory session!

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.

Women Deliver: Young Leaders Program

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015. The application process for the Young Leaders Program - as well as youth scholarships to attend the Women Deliver 2016 Conference - is now open! The Young Leaders Program is a three-year fellowship program for young people (under the age of 30) who are passionate about maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights.

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.

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.

Call for Submissions: The Emerging Lens Film Festival

Submission Deadline: March 25, 2015. Submissions from 1min - 35mins. Submissions must reflect the African Canadian/Nova Scotian/Multicultural experience or be created by African Canadian/Nova Scotian or Multicultural filmmakers.

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

Dates: March 28 & 29, 2015 Location: 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!

20th Annual Infectious Diseases Research Day

April 27 & 28, 2015. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Save the Date! The 20th Annual Infectious Diseases Research Day / 7th Annual Canadian Center for Vaccinology Symposium will be held April 27 & 28, 2015, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It will start April 27 at 1pm and end April 28 at 2:30pm. Presenters: Tom Clark MD, Robert Fowler MD, Donna MacDougall PhD RN, Karina Top MD.

2015 CCHT Canadian Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program

May 4 - 17, 2015. Registration opens Feb 2, 2015. This exciting, multi-disciplinary training program that includes in class learning and a 3-day field simulation, will provide students and mid-career professionals with the core humanitarian competencies that are essential for anyone involved in disaster response and/or humanitarian assistance.

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.

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