Community Engagement, Local and Global

The Community Engagement, Local and Global team supports and co-ordinates projects and programs that strengthen relationships between the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and our local and global communities. 

Community Engaged Learning

Connects Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) learners with community groups.

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Global Health & International Partnerships

Provide leadership, funding and support for international experiences for students in the Cumming School  of Medicine.

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Indigenous Health

In 2015, the Cumming School of Medicine’s work in Indigenous health, which has been ongoing for over a decade, was formalized with the launch of its Indigenous Health Dialogue (IHD).

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Leadership, Policy and Global Citizenship

We identify and nurture our University's and our community's best ideas, people, and processes to create new long term public and private value.

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Local Community Engagement

We aim to build and sustain healthier communities by supporting community groups through partnerships which are mutually beneficial, reciprocal and respectful.

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Pathways to Medicine Scholarship Program

The Cumming School of Medicine has designed the new Pathways to Medicine Scholarship program to support the enrollment and success of future MD students from traditionally under-represented groups throughout Alberta.

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Upcoming Events

In the News

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UCalgary Partnership in Ethiopia Creates Global Citizens

Cumming School of Medicine students and faculty (incl. Prof. Guido van Marle) share ideas and learn lessons about global health (UToday - 09/24/18).

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Leaving home, attending University not so scary for Indigenous learners after summer camp

Power to Choose Indigenous science camp program highlighted, including participation of Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe (Lead, Indigenous Health Dialogue), and Dr. Wendy Hutchins (UToday - 08/20/18).

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Mama na Mtoto project aims to improve maternal, newborn and child health in Tanzania

Two UCalgary students experienced global development work first-hand through international internship (UToday - 08/17/18).

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2018 SBSAL Award Winner announced, Dr. Kimberly WIlliams

Dr. Kimberly Williams is in PGY4 in Psychiatry and is a co-creator of Kolabo - an organization associated with the University of Calgary that works collaboratively with CUHAS in Tanzania to create collaborative, broad-based mental health education for trainees.

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Spotlight

Global Challenges Courses

Enroll in the newest undergrad courses with a focus on global challenges - UNIV 201, 203 and 401.  

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Engage! Global Citizenship Webinar

A lunch and learn was recently held on concepts of pluralism, media and civic literacy, and integrative thinking.  Learn what it means to be a global citizen, and how compassion is protective!

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Where in the world is the CSM?

We are Local, we are Rural, and we are Global.

See where we are

Health Sciences Centre G802 | 3330 Hospital Dr NW | Calgary, Alberta | T2N 4N1 Questions? Email us!

Our Team

Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement

Dr. Jennifer Hatfield  Associate Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement
Renée Stewart  Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement
Heather MacIntosh  Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement
Barb Cowley  Program Coordinator, Pathways to Medicine Scholarship Program
   

Community Engagement

Dr. Martin LaBrie  Director, Community Engagement
Emma Buzath  Program Assistant, Street CCRED, SPaCE
Didem Erman  Administrator, Community Engagement

Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships

Dr. Aleem Bharwani  Director, Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships

Indigenous Health Dialogue

Dr. Lynden (Lindsay) Crowshoe  Director, Indigenous Health Dialogue
Dr. Rita Henderson  Co-chair, Indigenous Health Dialogue

Global Health and International Partnerships

Dr. Gwen Hollaar  Assistant Dean, Global Health Education Development
Dr. Fabiola Aparicio-Ting  Lead, International Public Health Education Capacity Building
Dr. Heather Baxter  Lead, International Medical Education Capacity Building Unit
Dr. Guido van Marle  Director, International Partnerships
Dr. Amy Gausvik  Senior Advisor to Global Health Concentration and Tanzania Electives
Dr. Jenn Brenner  Global Maternal Child Health
Valerie Matwick  International Specialist/Advisor
Karen Joe  Project Coordinator, Tanzania MNCH Initiatives
Hannah Mercader  Project Coordinator, Tanzania MNCH Initiatives
Ruth Parent  Tanzania Projects Administrator