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 India, Nepal, Kenya, Taiwan, Bhutan 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.

Application Process:
  • Complete the GHI Application Form [GHI Application – Updated October 25, 2022] and submit with your CV to

    • Please submit your documents as PDFs in the following format:
      • Application: LastName_FirstName_Application.pdf
      • CV: LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf
  • Application Deadline:  November 8, 2022 (11:59pm PST)
  • Interviews: TBA
  • 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: Hoyoung Jung and Charles Li (
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Videsh Kapoor

Get Involved:

GHI is recruiting co-chairs for the 2022-23 academic year. Please note these positions are only open to students in the MD undergraduate program.

To apply for the Co-chair position, please complete the respective application form and submit to by Friday, June 2, 2023. Position descriptions are included in the application forms below.





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

please donate.  Tax receipts available.

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