2014 promises to be an exciting year for global health. The Millennium Development Goal’s (MDGs) target date is only a year away and strong leadership, accountability, and collaboration are needed to continue to build on the momentum they have started. Dalhousie’s Global Health Office is also in the midst of reflecting on the year’s past accomplishments and successes, while looking forward to new adventures in global health.
This is why we are more than pleased to invite you to our annual symposium on April 1st, 2014. This year’s theme, Dalhousie’s Global Health Voice, recognizes some of the unique opportunities the year 2014 will provide us. We are offering 3 main events to encourage global health expansion, as well as collaboration in this field, and a chance to celebrate and honour Dalhousie’s leadership in global health.
First, our workshop (2:30-4:30pm, Tupper Room 14B2) will explore Dalhousie’s global health voice in a post-2015 agenda. Please join this discussion with key faculty so that we can identify common themes moving forward, areas for additional collaborations, and opportunities for funding in global health.
Following the workshop, a reception and poster presentation (4:30-5:30pm, Tupper Link) will be held to satisfy your afternoon coffee craving and highlight some of the exciting programs at the Global Health Office.
Last, but not least, we will celebrate the recent achievements of Dalhousie’s students and faculty in global health with an award and graduation ceremony (5:30-7:30pm, Tupper Theater A). This will include:
- Global Health Advocate’s Graduation: We will honour this year’s graduating class of Global Health Advocate’s. These students have worked extremely hard to accomplish knowledge, professional development, and public engagement criteria in order to be graduating the program.
- Certificate in Health Systems Graduation: In addition, we are also pleased to recognize our first graduating class form the new Certificate in Health Systems!
- Global Health Awards: The opportunity will also be taken to announce our global health award winners! The Dr. Ronald Stewart Student Award recognizes a student who has demonstrated leadership in global health and commitment to the health of marginalized communities during their time at Dalhousie. The Dr. John Savage Memorial Faculty Award recognizes an outstanding humanitarian contribution to global health by a Dalhousie Medical School Faculty member.
- Photo Contest Winner: You will also have the chance to find out who will take home 1st and 2nd prize from our photo contest; where candidates’ submissions reflected the theme Global Health through my eyes.
Please be sure to join us with an eagerness to learn, willingness to participate, and of course, the spirit to celebrate! We look forward to seeing you there! Join the discussion on twitter with #DalGHImpact.