Global Health Initiative Workshops

The Global Health Initiative will be hosting a series of dynamic workshops and events throughout the academic year. Workshops will explore challenges that face the global community, as well as our diverse Canadian society.

Participants of Global Health Initiative projects are required to attend all workshops. However, the workshops are also open to all UBC faculty members and students. If you would like to be added to a mailing list for workshop announcements, please email Janice Lo, GHI Workshop Coordinator, at

Join us for our final workshop of the year! Join us March 12th to talk about Mental Health with a Global Health perspective.

This is our final GHI workshop of the year and it will be an interactive workshop with a current Psychiatry resident with a interest in global health and mental health, Dr. Paige Zhang.

The learning objectives of these workshop include:
1. Understand some experiences of people with mental illness in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
2. Describe current and evidence-based approaches to GMH , as well as pitfalls to avoid
3. Appreciate how mental health may be engaged in global health projects

Location: MSAC
Time: Food @ 5:30pm, Start 6:00pm

September 14th, 2017 - GHI Recruitment Night (at MSAC)

September 26 - Vision Village and Barnga (topic = cultural humility and power dynamics) 

November 1 - Voluntourism 

January 17, 2018- Gender Based Violence

February 7, 2018 - TBD

March 4th, 2018 - Pre-Departure Training

March 12, 2018 - Global Health and Mental Health

March 5th, 2017 - Pre-Departure Training (half-day)

February 20th, 2017 - International Women's Health

January 16th, 2017 - Refugee Health: Delivering Trauma Informed Care to Vulnerable Populations 

November 7th, 2016 - Needs Assessments & Ethical Dilemmas

October 3rd, 2016 -  Vision Village

September 12th, 2016 - GHI Recruitment Night


 Date  Workshop
 February 5, 2016  Vision Village
 January 26, 2016  Acute Disaster Relief
 November 24, 2015  Medical Equipment Donations Abroad
 September 29, 2015  Refugee Health
 September 28, 2015  GHI Recruitment Night
 April 14, 2015  Access to Essential Medicine
 February 17, 2015  Multi-Drug Resistant TB
 January 27, 2015  Acute Disaster Relief
 October 28, 2014  Ebola Outbreak
 October 8, 2014  Refugee Health
 October 1, 2014  Recruitment Night


Community Needs Assessment, Part 1 - January 6, 2011

Jane Buxton, Community Needs Assessment (ppt)

Community Needs Assessment (Program Evaluation Basics), Part 2 - January 27, 2011 - Derek Wilson

2011 01 27_GHI_Program Evaluation Basics - DW (pdf)

Tuberculosis - February 23, 2011, Dr. Cheryl McDermid

TB slides (pdf)

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