Indigenous, Local and Global Health Office

The Indigenous, Local and Global Health Office 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 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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In the News

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Production of Ugandan-made hand sanitizer set to scale up

Cumming School of Medicine global health partner, Dr. Data Santorino, is part of team that created a hand sanitizer made for Ugandan health facilities

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2 incredible days of health facility visits in Tanzania

CSM's global health partners had the opportunity to visit health facilities in Misungwi and Kwimba districts, Tanzania where the Mama na Mtoto project focused on maternal, newborn and child health programming over the last four years.

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UCalgary's global health partners help respond to COVID-19

Canadians and Ugandans work together to come up with prevention strategies through a UCalgary global health partnership.

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Dr. Aleem Bharwani reflects on how COVID-19 has created opportunities for citizens to take an active role in public health.

Citizens as Doctors: Public Health as an Act of Inclusive Citizenship

Citizens around the globe have rallied together during this pandemic. We have rallied before, especially in the wake of earthquakes, floods, and tsunamis. We did so because we recognised that natural disasters strike more by luck than by choice. 

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CSM's Connection Circles help bridge COVID-19 gap

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Connection Circles are offering a space to be together for Indigenous students, faculty and staff. And it’s a shift to a virtual platform that’s helped make it happen.

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Dr. Aleem Bharwani, Director Public Policy, sees pluralism as a way to address health inequities which COVID19 has brought to light

COVID-19 has ignited a worldwide conversation about inequality. The question is whether we just want to talk about inequity or make the changes to produce more fair outcomes.

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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

 

Dr. Dianne Mosher  Associate Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement
 
Heather MacIntosh  Senior Projects Manager
   
   

Community Engagement

Dr. Martin LaBrie  Director, 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