By: Kayti Baur, MSc Candidate in Community Health and Epidemiology
The Global Health Office has a new team member – Angela Day! Angela is taking over as our Program Manager for our Education Programs and will be working to strengthen initiatives around global health education.
Angela has a breadth of knowledge and expertise in global and environmental health. Having completed her Masters in International Development here at Dalhousie, she is currently a PhD Candidate in the University of Toronto’s Department of Geography, where she specializes in environment and health. Her research has a distinct focus on health equity, and this is a lens Angela is able to bring from her academic work.
This is not Angela’s first time working in the Global Health Office – several years ago she worked on the first iteration of our online pre-departure program before leaving Halifax for her studies at the University of Toronto. While studying in Toronto she also worked with Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and since being back in Halifax, has been a part-time faculty member at Saint Mary’s University.
Angela sees her role at the GHO as bringing a strong theoretical lens and interdisciplinary pedagogical approach to our education programs. Our education programs currently include a number of initiatives, such as international electives and placements for students across the Faculties of Medicine and Health, and online learning. Angela manages the current programs and aims to increase our offerings and supports for trainings, to round out our educational offerings in this area.
Angela says some of her goals here are to convene an active advisory committee for Global Health Education to strengthen education programs and international partnerships, as well as updating online education opportunities and pre departure trainings. She is excited about the diversity of activities that happen through the GHO since her previous tenure here, and is interested in learning more about our PLANS and indigenous health initiatives under the framework of global health education. Finally, Angela is excited about working with students and exploring innovative ways of teaching and learning – both in person and online – to address global health inequities.
Welcome back Angela!