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 […]

Pre-departure Training Workshop, March 15, 2015

The UBC Global Health Initiative is holding its annual Pre-departure Workshop on Sunday March 15th.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  RSVP is required. Below is some important information regarding the mandatory Pre-Departure Training (PDT). Please read this email carefully and let us (or your project leaders) know if you have any questions or concerns. There […]

Resident & Physician Global Health Night, December 9, 2014

Resident & Physician Global Health Night, December 9, 2014

Join us for an intimate networking event tailored to the unique needs of physicians interested in global health work. You’ll meet in small groups with experts from a range of disciplines who’ve learned through experience what every resident should know before entering the field—practical advice, resources, and stories from the ground to help you be successful and make a real difference.

Ebola

Ebola

Several Ebola Education events are being hosted by UBC groups…..

NGDI: Ebola Information Page

The UBC Neglected Global Diseases Initiative has created an Ebola information page to keep you up to date on news, information and events about Ebola.   Neglected global diseases are infectious diseases and other conditions that disproportionally affect the poorest of the world’s populations. They include: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, a list of 18 neglected tropical […]

Webinar on Caring for Kids New to Canada: October 22, 2014

The Canadian Paediatric Society will present the second in a series of webinars on pediatric immigrant and refugee health on October 22. Presented by members of the Caring for Kids New to Canada editorial board and funded by a grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the series provides practical information for delivering and improving care to newcomer children, youth and families.