Universities Allied for Essential Medicines – UBC Chapter

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is an an organization of university students who believe that universities have an opportunity and a responsibility to improve global access to public health goods.

Many important medicines and public health technologies are developed in academic laboratories. Their accessibility in poor nations is profoundly affected by the research, patenting and licensing decisions made by universities. As a non-profit organization rooted in a global movement of university students, UAEM aims to:

  1. Promote access to medicines and medical innovations in low- and middle-income countries by changing norms and practices around academic patenting and licensing
  2. Ensure that university medical research meets the needs of people worldwide
  3. Empower students to respond to the access and innovation crisis

Get Involved!
UAEM – UBC Chapter  (UAEM-UBC) meets every 2nd Tuesday on UBC Campus from 5:30-6:30 pm and welcomes newcomers. However, if you can’t make these regular meeting times, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways for you to get involved – whether you’re interested in Advocacy, Communications, Member Learning, Fundraising, or just want to attend UAEM-UBC’s monthly speaker series, feel free to drop on in or get in touch with the UAEM-UBC co-chairs by email:

  • Jonathan Edwin –  jonathan.edwin@alumni.ubc.ca
  • Jonathan Mong – jonmong@alumni.ubc.ca

Stay Informed!
Join the UAEM-UBC Facebook Group: Universities Allied for Essential Medicines UBC

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