On Thursday April 11, 2013 the Global Health Office hosted a Celebration of Global Health at Dalhousie. At this event we applauded the successes in Global Health leadership and achievements at Dalhousie and recognized the first graduates of our new Advocates in Global Health Program. We are thrilled to announce the achievements of the following students:
- Danielle Macdonald, BSc Nursing
- Katie Van Patter, BSc Nursing
- Haley Augustine, Medicine
- Roderick Clark, Medicine
- Jocelyn Stairs, Medicine
- Jennie Parker, Medicine
- Carolyn Reardon, Medicine
- Stan Jeram, Medicine
The Advocates in Global Health program is a two-year extracurricular program for students in the Faculties of Medicine, Health Professions, and Dentistry, officially launched in early 2012. The program was developed in response to growing student interest in Global Health, and to fill a gap in global health education at the university. Participants build knowledge and skills in two intersecting areas: Advocacy, which is a recognized competency across the different health professions, and Global Health which is concerned with the bigger picture of health – the social, political, economic, and environmental factors that influence health and healthy equity – both locally and internationally.
In order to achieve these objectives, we’ve engaged faculty from various disciplines to support the program, and foster interdisciplinary learning. Students come together in an inter-professional environment to deepen their skills and knowledge via program modules in three streams – Knowledge, Professional Development, and Public Engagement.
If any of you are interested in more information about the program, please contact the Global Health Office.