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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Dr. D. Grant Gail Award in Global Health

Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, Local and Global is inviting applications for the Dr. D. Grant Gail Award in Global Health

  • Who can apply? Any individual or a team of students who wish to pursue a research or training experience with a One Health/Global Health focus between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.  Students must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate health sciences, medicine or veterinary medicine programs.
  • What can be funded?  Research projects or an independent study experience that would explore the importance of multi-disciplinary health teams and improving health outcomes of people and/or the animals in Canada or in a low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) in a socially responsible manner.
  • How will applications be assessed? The experience should have a foxu on underserved or vulnerable populations in Canada or LMICs.  The intention is to develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes on the importance of multi-disciplinary collaborations to help solve complex One Health issues.  This is a competition; we encourage you to be creative and unique.  A faculty mentor must be engaged with you in creating your proposal.

Application Deadline | September 1, 2020

Questions?  Email Edna Nikoi


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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!

Watch the webinar here

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. Dianne Mosher  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. Heather Baxter  Lead, International Medical Education Capacity Building Unit
Dr. Guido van Marle  Director, International Partnerships
Dr. Jenn Brenner  Global Maternal Child Health
Edna Ashie-Nikoi  International Partnerships Coordinator 
Hannah Mercader  Project Coordinator, Tanzania MNCH Initiatives
Ruth Parent  Tanzania Projects Administrator