Indigenous, Local and Global Health Office

Creating the future of health and social equity.

The future of health is better health. For everyone.

Welcome to the Cumming School of Medicine Indigenous, Local & Global Health Office – where we work every day to create the future of health and social equity. As a leading institution, we recognize the vital role we play at home and abroad, which is why we’re committed to collaborating with communities to create opportunity, advance equity and improve the health of people in marginalized settings.

Our commitment is expressed through many forms. From partnering with local organizations on immigrant health initiatives to working with Indigenous communities to address intergenerational toxic stress; from facilitating opportunities for students to learn about the social determinants of health to offering consultations to CSM teams conducting health research across the globe - our collaborative efforts work to harness University knowledge and resources to create a future where everyone is free from the barriers that create health inequities.

By staying connected, responsive and accountable to our communities, we’re creating the future of health - better health, for everyone.

 

Our areas of focus

Indigenous Health

Collaborating with Indigenous community members and leaders to address barriers to health equity.

Local Health

Engaging local communities to address social determinants of health and promote health equity.

Global Health

Facilitating educational opportunities and global health programs from Laos to Uganda, and beyond.

Models of Community Engagement

Activating communities through academic diplomacy

Dr. D. Grant Gall Award in Global Health

Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, Local and Global is inviting applications for the Dr. D. Grant Gall 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 focus 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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