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CHSP Executive Committee – Call for Applications!

It is the start of another school year at McGill and CHSP is recruiting new executives for the 2014-2015 year!

Interested? Fill out the application form here.

 

 

Find below the events that CHSP held in the Winter Semester of 2014.

Documentary screening on the ethics of voluntourism

Interested in global health? Plan on volunteering abroad over the summer? Want to learn more about the ethics of “voluntourism”? The Comparative Healthcare Systems Program is hosting a documentary screening that you don’t want to miss.

“First, Do No Harm: A Qualitative Research Documentary” takes a look at the attitudes, impact, and ethics of students participating in volunteer projects in developing countries. This documentary is indispensable pre-departure viewing material for students intending to volunteer abroad.

When: 5 – 7 pm on Monday, March 24
Where: Lady Meredith Annex (next to McIntyre Building)

Snacks will be provided. See you there!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1415712842016058/

CHSP Annual Conference: Harm Reduction

The third edition of the CHSP Annual Conference is just around the corner! This is an interactive event featuring illustrious McGill speakers innovating in the field of public health. This year’s theme is “Harm Reduction”. The distinguished Dr. Kathryn Gill, Director of Research at the Addictions Unit of the MUHC and Associate Professor of the Psychiatry Department, will be giving a talk on “Harm Reduction: Theory, practice and implications for the treatment of addiction and mental illness”.

When: 4:45 pm (updated time) on March 19, 2014
Where: Thomson House Ballroom 

Snacks and refreshments will be served. Don’t miss out on this fantastic event!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/590638654356866/

Guest Speaker: Dr. Terry Hébert

We’re proud to announce the first guest speaker for the 2013-2014 Lecture Series: the incomparable Dr. Terry Hébert, professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and director of the Hébert Lab here at McGill.

Did you know that bacterial immunity has developed for all currently available antibiotics? Widespread use and misuse of antibiotics in medicine, farming, and agriculture have led to the emergence of more and more resistant strains. Dr. Hébert will talk about antibiotic resistance, the arms race against ever-evolving bacteria, and the impact on global health.

When: 6 pm on March 13, 2014

Where: Lady Meredith Annex (next to McIntyre Building)

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/667956253260556/

Taiwan Program 2014 Application Open!

We have just opened the application form for the Taiwan Public Health Exchange 2014! It will be taking place in May (open to all McGill students) and late June 2014 (open to Medical Students only)  for about 2 weeks. It’s a wonderful and extremely educational experience. The deadline is Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:59pm. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity!

NB. There is NO program fee of $100 this year (despite anything you might have seen on the advertisement material). Enjoy! :)

http://muchsp.com/taiwan-program/application/

For more information about the Taiwan program, please visit: http://muchsp.com/taiwan-program/
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at mcgill.chsp@gmail.com

Meet Past Participants

Interested in applying for this years Taiwan Public Health Exchange 2014!?! Join CHSP for the Taiwan Meet and Greet and have your questions answered by past participants and executives.

Friday November 15

4:30-5:45pm

Lev Bukhman, SSMU

Snacks provided

For more information about our past and future events, visit our News Page.

Are you interested in writing about public health?

The CHSP Public Health Journal is meant to reflect on issues discussed during our lecture series, annual conferences, or other issues related to public health.

The objective is to create a virtual public health platform where interested students write articles and others can comment and respond.

Interested contributors can email us at mcgill.chsp.blog@gmail.com

Let the discussions begin!