Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

May 11, 2015

Published May 11, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 10

Global Health News

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.

KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting: Patient and Partner Engagement

May 11-12, 2015. The Westin Nova Scotian. Join the discussion on patient and partner engagement through attendance at the Knowledge Translation Canada Annual Scientific Meeting.

International Health and Development Course: University of Ottawa EPI 5180

May 12 – July 28, 2015. Bruyère Research Institute, 85 Primrose Ave. Interested in Global Health and Development? Consider the EPI 5180 International Health and Development Course offered through the School of Epidemiology, Public Health & Community Medicine, University of Ottawa.

2015 African Nova Scotian Health Science Summer Camp

Application deadline: 4:30pm Friday, May 15, 2015. Camp Dates: July 5-10, 2015. Location: Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. Are you in Grade 8, 9, 10 or 11? Are you of African descent? Are you interested in a health career? YES? Then this camp is for you!!! The Program is 5 full days of interactive, hands-on activities introducing a variety of health professions, including nursing, medicine and dentistry, and fun recreational activities.

Call for Applications: 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015. Could your ideas have an impact on the health or physical activity of North Americans? Are you seeking additional funding for your research? McGill University’s Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health. This important annual academic prize, valued at $50,000 CDN, recognizes an academic whose research has contributed to understanding how factors such as physical activity, nutrition, fitness or psychosocial context can influence personal health and well-being, and whose work could have a positive impact on our behaviour and lifestyle choices.

Black Canadian Studies Conference

21 - 24 May, 2015. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. Community, Empowerment & Leadership in Black Canada The Black Canadian Studies Association will host its 2nd Biennial Black Canadian Studies Conference (BCSA) Community, Empowerment & Leadership in Black Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 21 to 24 May 2015. To be held 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.

22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health

Abstract Deadline: May 29, 2015. Conference Dates: Nov. 5-7, 2015. Montreal, Quebec. Capacity Building for Global Health: Research & Practice. The 22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health will provide a forum for practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy makers and community mobilizers interested in primary health care to share knowledge, experience and promote innovation and collaborative action.

INTE 2015: International Conference on New Horizons in Education

Call for Papers deadline: May 30, 2015 Conference dates: June 10 - 12, 2015 Location: Barcelona, Spain The Association of Science, Education and Technology (TASET), Governors State University and Sakarya University are pleased to invite you to the 6th "International Conference on New Horizons in Education" to be held at Barcelona, Spain from 10-12 June 2015. International Conference on New Horizons (INTE) aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Papers should be in Italian, Turkish, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic and should address both theoretical issues and new research findings. Abstract submitted to the conference must be in English.

NSGA Reunion Dinner

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 @ 6-‐9 pm. The Westin Nova Scotian 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please join the Nova Scotia Gambia Association (NSGA) for their Annual African Dinner, Auction & Entertainment! Reception & Silent Auction 6 pm Dinner 7 pm Live Auction & Entertainment to follow. Celebrating 30 years!

North American Refugee Health Conference

June 4-6, 2015. Toronto, Canada. The North American Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the premier conference for those who work with refugee populations. Health professionals and experts from many disciplines, will meet to discuss the best health practices, challenges for optimal care, research and advocacy for the refugee patient population both pre and post migration. The latest research on refugee health issues will be profiled as both novices and experts share ideas with local and international colleagues.

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship

Professor project proposals due: June 18, 2015, by 5 p.m. PDT. Globalink Research Internships dates: May to Sept. 2016. The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam. From May to September of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines.

Volunteer Opportunity: Conference on (Re)Building Inclusive Societies

June 22-24, 2015. Location: Mount Saint Vincent University and Dalhousie University. Student volunteers are wanted for an upcoming conference on (Re)Building Inclusive Societies: Critical Reflections in Disability and Global Development.

4th Annual Global Healthcare Conference (GHC 2015)

June 29 & 30, 2015. Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore. A healthy way of life should be every individual’s goal. However, healthcare privileges differ across societies, and requires the combined efforts of government, the private sector, the public and health workers themselves to ensure both the accessibility and affordability of healthcare services. Funding for health and medical facilities are vital to the health and well-being of the public.

Call for Applications: McGill Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application Deadline: June 30, 2015. Award Value: $50,000. Open to current or entering postdoctoral fellows from any global health related discipline.

2015 Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health

Aug 24-27, 2015. Manila, Philippines. Engage to Change. An outstanding conference program with over 70 sessions across 2 tracks covering 6 themes. Whether you are a senior government official, policy maker, researcher, scientist, NGO, CSO, student...there is something for you. Also, featuring innoplace, a marketplace where the latest start-ups and established players across the industry are showcasing their innovations.

Transforming the Landscape of Transgender Health and Wellness

October 1-4, 2015. Atlantica Hotel, 1980 Robie Street, Halifax. The Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH) is pleased to announce they are holding their 4th Biennial Conference and Annual General Meeting. The event is an ideal opportunity for community members and professionals from various fields to come together to network and share knowledge about trans health.

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