Global Health Initiative

The Global Health Initiative (GHI) is a UBC student-led initiative involving students from a diverse range of backgrounds including Medicine, Dentistry, Arts, Science, Journalism, Engineering, Food and Nutritional Sciences, and Midwifery.  GHI seeks to enhance global health education and provide hands-on skills training to UBC students via a series of monthly skill-building workshops.  GHI also offers students the opportunity to participate in several global health projects in Uganda, India, Nepal, Kenya, Taiwan and Canada.

Further, GHI is working with faculty to develop core competencies and learning objectives that will be used to drive future curriculum development related to global health.  Many students involved with GHI are also carrying out research projects and publishing their findings.

The application deadline for 2016/2017 has passed. Please check back in August-September for the 2017/2018 application.

Application Process:
  • Complete the GHI Application Form [coming in August-September] and submit with your CV to
  • Application Deadline:  October 2017
  • Interviews: October 2017
  • All students must review the student participation requirements form and agree to its terms to be considered as a candidate.
  • Questions? Contact:
    • GHI Co-Chairs: Alanna Roberts and Khalil Merali (
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Videsh Kapoor (



If you would like to make a gift to any of the GHI projects,

visit our Make a Gift Page.

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