Do you know someone who actively contributes to the global health community at Dalhousie? This can come in many forms, including:
– Demonstrated leadership in global health
– Work with marginalized communities
– Engagement in global health research
– Mentorship in global health
– Promotion, development and enhancement of global health at Dalhousie
The Global Health Office would like to give them recognition for their hard work! Each year, the GHO presents three global health awards, one each to a deserving student, resident and faculty member.
The Dr. Ronald Stewart Award for Student Leadership in Global Health is given to a student of Dalhousie Medical School or in the faculties of health professions or dentistry, who has demonstrated leadership in global health and a commitment to improving the health of marginalized communities during their time at Dalhousie.
This award honours Dr. Stewart’s personal, professional and educational support and dedication to global health, and the advancement of social capital worldwide. Dr. Stewart, a former provincial Minister of Health and Order of Canada recipient, has been enriching students’ experiences at Dalhousie Medical School for many years as a popular and accomplished educator, past director of the Medical Humanities program and a key champion for global health education.
The Dr. TJ (Jock) Murray Award for Resident Leadership in Global Health is in recognition of a resident at the Dalhousie Medical School who demonstrates an ongoing commitment and leadership in global health.
Dr. Murray is a former dean of Dalhousie Medical School and professor of medicine (neurology), as well as a founding director of the Dalhousie Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit. He held the first Chair of Medical Humanities at Dalhousie.
Dr. Murray has appointments in the Department of Medicine, the Division of Medical Education and Medical Humanities, and has cross-appointments in the Departments of History, Family Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology. He was elected a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and he is an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is an advocate for the values within global health.
The Dr. John Savage Memorial Award for Faculty Leadership in Global Health recognizes an outstanding humanitarian contribution to global health by a Dalhousie Medical School faculty member.
Dr. Savage was a former mayor of Dartmouth, premier of Nova Scotia and a family physician. He was also a champion of the need to promote healthy communities worldwide and had a long-standing commitment to global health projects in Africa with the Nova Scotia Gambia Association (NSGA). Dr. Savage also served on the advisory committee to the GHO at Dalhousie University.
To nominate a deserving candidate for any one of these awards, please complete the online nomination form and submit the additional required documents (CV, nomination letter) to the Global Health Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2016.