Lancet Countdown:  Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

Interested in learning more about climate change and health? The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration, dedicated to tracking the world’s response to climate change, and the health benefits that emerge from this transition. Reporting annually in The Lancet, it will follow a series of indicators, demonstrating […]

Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course, May 1-5, 2017

Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course, May 1-5, 2017

Date: May 1-5, 2017 An intensive, week-long course for physicians, nurses, public health practitioners and other healthcare workers who intend to practice in the tropics or who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other major tropical diseases. The course emphasizes three broad areas: Clinical tropical medicine, Parasitology, Public health

Global Health Initiative

Global Health Initiative

The UBC Medicine Global Health Initiative  (GHI) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year!  Founded by medical students and faculty global health champions,  GHI aimed to provide a platform for students to gain knowledge and skills in global health and develop ethical and meaningful partnerships with low resourced communities.  Through collaborative planning and consultation, GHI and […]

UBC Global Health Conference

UBC Global Health Conference

Please look to the bottom of this post for opportunities on how YOU can get involved and help shape the GHC 2016! Even if it is with just a small and quick comment about this post. Global Health Conference The GHC is an annual event that had its greatly successful inauguration as a historic UBC […]

COP21 Climate Change Summit reaches a deal in Paris

COP21 Climate Change Summit reaches a deal in Paris

A landmark agreement negotiated by over 200 countries to limit the rise of global temperatures to less than 2 degrees C was achieved on December 12, 2015. Read more in the BBC News Science and Environment Report Key points The measures in the agreement included: • To peak greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible […]

Global Health Initiative – Project Recruitment Night, September 28, 2015

On September 28th, the Global Health Initiative (GHI) present’s The Annual Global Health Recruitment Night! GHI is a student-led initiative incorporating students from a diverse range of backgrounds in global health education and training via workshops and social media resources. As well, GHI offers the opportunity to participate in international global health projects. On September 28th you will have the […]

UBC Clinical Global Health Network

UBC Clinical Global Health Network

In 2013 a group of post graduate faculty members formed a network of post graduate and under-graduate programs within the school of medicine with a shared interest in global health in clinical work, research, project development and education. The Clinical Global Health Network (CGHN) seeks to coordinate the efforts of faculty members, students, and residents […]

UBC Global Health Conference: Reinventing Global Health, October 17, 2015

UBC Global Health Conference: Reinventing Global Health, October 17, 2015

Save the date! The Global Health Conference 2015 is the first global health collaboration of its nature at UBC, bringing together leaders from diverse fields of expertise to shed light on changing perspectives in global health. Themed “Reinventing Global Health”, this student driven conference will attract a breadth of leaders from local champions to internationally recognized front-runners […]

Humanitarianism in the 21st Century – James Maskalyk – March 24th, 5 pm

Humanitarianism in the 21st Century – James Maskalyk – March 24th, 5 pm

HUMANITARIANISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY James Maskalyk, Medicine, University of Toronto Coach House, Green College, UBC Tuesday March 24 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm with reception to follow James Maskalyk is an author, physician, and humanitarian, who has worked in many different health systems around the world. He will discuss principles of humanitarianism, diminishing margins […]