Past Events

Sharing global health experiences

Dalhousie University has a diverse group of faculty, students and staff involved in global health education, research and clinical practice. Over the years, we host leaders in global health to come and share their experiences and build connections within the local global health community at Dalhousie. Some examples of our past initiatives include:


  • Canada's Role in Global Health - January, 2012 (Presenters: Dr. Thomas J. Marrie, Dean of Medicine; President, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS); Ms. Shawna O’Hearn, Director, Global Health Office)
  • Make it Happen! UN @ work - October, 2011 (Featuring: Dr. Ruben F. del Prado, UNAIDS Country Coordinator in Guyana/Suriname)
  • The Amazing Race of Medical Education: Off the Map in Tanzania – April, 2011 (Shawna O’Hearn, Director of the Global Health Office)
  • Wheelchair Skills Training in Less Developed Settings: the Examples of Peru & Tanzania – April, 2011 (Dr. Lee Kirby, Carolyn Kelly and Cher Smith)
  • The How and the Why: Family Medicine Experiences from Tanzania – April, 2011 (Dr. Catherine Cervin)
  • Exploring Ethical Dimensions of Global Health Education – April, 2010 (Dr. Shafik Dharamsi)
  • Narrowing the Gap of Inequality: A Physician's Personal Responsibility – April, 2010 (Dr. Ivar Mendez, Professor and Head, Division of Neurosurgery and Director of the Neural Transplantation Laboratory, Dalhousie University)
  • Disability, Development and HIV/AIDS: Perspectives from Canada and Malawi (Simunji Mufalali Memorial) – January, 2010 (Dr. Ellen Hickey, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University School of Human Communication Disorders; Mr. Al McNutt, Founder and Board Member, Northern Aids Connection Society of Nova Scotia)
  • Changing the River's Flow: Re-examining the linkages between culture, gender and HIV – November, 2009 (Veronica Ngwerume, Director and Founder, Seke Rural Home-Based Care for HIV/AIDS, Zimbabwe)
  • Delivering Anesthesia Care in Under Resourced Areas: A Case Study of Canada and Rwanda – November, 2009 (Dr. Patty Livingston, Medical Director, Global Health Office of Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia, Dalhousie University)
  • Pain Relief in the Developing World: A Human Right – October, 2009 (Sir Michael Bond, Emeritus Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Glasgow and Past President, International Association for the Study of Pain)
  • Developing an eye care program in the Caribbean – October, 2009 (Dr. Paul Artes, Dept. of Opthalmology & Visual Sciences)
  • Weld Kernohan Lecture Featuring Marcia Anderson

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