The Division of Community Engagement

Global Health Public Information Sessions


Lunch Time Talks

Annually in September, the Global Health Office offers a lunch time talk to first year students called “Planning for a Global Health Elective” to introduce them to Global Health international elective opportunities.  This year, the lunch time talk will take place on:  Friday, September 13, 2019, noon – 12:50 pm in Katz 1-080.  We encourage learners to attend the talk as there will be an opportunity to engage with the Director of Global Health Dr. Dominic Allain who can answer questions and provide comprehensive information about the international experience.  If you miss the presentation, you can access invaluable information about the Global Health Offices' offerings in the video above.  You are welcome to email with your questions.  Helpful information can also be found in the following powerpoint presentation created by a medical student who went to Fudan University, Shanghai and Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Nepal in the last 2 years: Connor Lengkeek GH presentation Students interested in global health electives may be interested in reading the book Hoping to Help:  The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering by Judith N. Lasker as an additional resource. 

Global Health Rounds

Students are also encouraged to participate in Global Health Rounds to gain valuable information related to Global Health issues and research relevant to Global Health.  Students who attend Rounds can claim their attendance for credit toward the 12 Hour Global Health Elective which is required for attending a GH field station and for qualifying for the Global Health bursary.  The first GH Rounds will take place on Monday, September 23, noon - 12:50 pm in ECHA 2-420.  For a list of the 2019-2020 GH Round topics and dates go here.

Global Health Fair

The Global Health Office participates and disseminates valuable information about its field station offerings at the annual Global Health Fair which will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020, 11 am - 6 pm, ECHA 2 - 420 during the U of A's International Week Feb. 3 - 7.   Students who attended a Global Health field station in the summer will be making presentations about their experiences and will be available to answer questions.