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 4, 2023] 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
    • Due to formatting issues, please download and complete the Application Form as a Microsoft Word document (.docx), then submit it as a PDF.
    • Please review the project pages for additional project-specific requirements for the application.
  • Application Deadline:  October 23, 2023 at 11:59pm PT
  • Interviews: November 4 and 5
  • 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: Kiki Yu and Nicolas Mourad (
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Videsh Kapoor

Get Involved:

Sign up for our mailing list for 2023-2024 to get access to our GHI Information Night, on October 4, 2023, where you can hear about our current ongoing projects in global health. You will also get reminders and updates for our skill-building workshops, conferences, and GHI application deadlines.

GHI is recruiting co-chairs for the 2023-24 academic year. Please note these positions are only open to students in the MD undergraduate program.

To apply for the 2024-25 Co-chair position, please complete the respective application form and submit to by TBD. 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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