creating the future of health and social equity

Indigenous, Local and Global Health Office

Creating the future of health and social equity.

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.

 


Spotlight

Through various collaborative initiatives with community partners, we seek to advance social and health equity both at home and abroad. Below are a few of our current initiatives. 

group of five adolescents walking on a dirt road

Healthy Adolescents and Young People

Healthy Adolescents and Young People (HAY!) seeks to strengthen sexual and reproductive health and rights programming and services by supporting capacity building at district, health facility and community levels in southwest Uganda. 

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Indigenous Mural

The Indigenous Mural is driven by the desire to showcase more visual arts pieces which reflect Indigenous culture, tradition and storytelling which could influence policy and decision making by challenging us to think differently.

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Welcome to the Indigenous, Local and Global Health Office

Have you ever wondered what the role of the Indigenous, Local and Global Health Office is? Watch this short welcome video to find out. 

The meaning of the Indigenous mural

After months of collaborative planning, engaging with Elders & community members, sketching & painting, the Indigenous mural is ready. Follow the journey of the artists and this beautiful mural. 

Sean Smith, Stingray Pictures


We're hiring!

 

Interested in joining our team? Check out the opportunity below.  

Administrative Coordinator (deadline to apply is October 25)


Communities we work with

Indigenous Communities

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

Local Communities

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

Global Communities

Facilitating educational opportunities and global health programs across the globe.


In the news


UCalgary hosts 2nd annual flag-lowering ceremony in recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Elders and Indigenous community gather with members of UCalgary for a day of remembrance, recognition and healing...

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Dr. Lisa Welikovitch named Cumming School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean, Education

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Mural at UCalgary’s Foothills campus honours Indigenous stories, knowledge and traditions

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Dr. Jenn Brenner, MD, appointed as Assistant Dean, Global Health at the Cumming School of Medicine

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