After a winter of activities including workshops and journal clubs, reviewing policies and confirming international agreements, we have lots of updates for you.
Many of our medical students who are global health alumni are learning about their residency and next steps. We wish our graduates all the best in the next phase of their careers and look forward to working with you as residents in global health.
The first graduation ceremony will take place for the Advocates in Global Health Program on April 11 at noon in the Public Archives on University Avenue. We will also be announcing our three Award recipients (student, resident and faculty) for leadership in global health at Dalhousie.. Please join us for this celebration!
A year has gone so quickly and we were delighted to have Angela Day join us as Program Manager. She has helped us bring forward new policies, revise predeparture curriculum, guide the local global health elective and manage the Advocates in Global Health Program. Until the middle of August, Angela will be working with us to refine our online Global Health 101 program. Angela will be moving (only temporary, I am sure!) to Toronto to start her PhD in Health Geography in September. We will miss her although we are excited for her and her future training.
Taq Bhandal has also been with the office for a year and she will be finishing her time in Halifax this summer. Taq helped us move forward the Advocates in Global Health Program and guided the Cafe Scientifique this year. Her global health enthusiasm will be key as she starts her Masters in Health Policy and Equity at York University. We know that Taq will be back to join the global health team….but for now, we wish her all the best.
With all the changes also comes the return of Brie Rehbein! Brie has been on leave for the last year and we are looking forward to her return to the office. We are eager for her re-entry to global health as she will be overseeing the partnerships that help strengthen the interprofessional training opportunities in global health.
The program news will wait for another blog….but we have some exciting initiatives coming in the next academic year! We will keep you posted!
To stay up to date on all the exciting things we do be sure to check out the Global Health Office website regularly.