From Passion to Skill: A Platform for Implementing a Global Health Curriculum at UBC

TitleFrom Passion to Skill: A Platform for Implementing a Global Health Curriculum at UBC
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

The UBC Students' Global Health Initiative (GHI) is an innovative student-driven project that will provide a comprehensive set of learning modules and materials within the broader framework of a complete global health curriculum. With Year 1 TLEF funds, we validated the effectiveness of our methodology for student involvement, mentorship, knowledge transfer and continuity. Year 2 used three components to increase our capacity and scope: 1) global health skill-building workshop series; 2) student hands-on participation in global health projects and 3) engagement of students involved in 1 and 2 to promote awareness, achieve knowledge transfer and drive curriculum development. With Year 3 funding we will put our consensus learning objectives into practice through development of a comprehensive global health curriculum for the UBC MD undergraduate program. We will also make global health learning materials, activities, and projects more accessible to the wider UBC community by launching a website.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2009/2010
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorVidesh Kapoor
Year 1: Funded Amount87,860
Year 1: Team Members

Videsh Kapoor, Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine / Director, Centre for International Health
Ada Lam, Student, Medicine
Shannon Turvey, Student, Medicine
Kris Kang, Student, Medicine
Sarah Park, Student, Medicine
Breanne Abbott, Student, Medicine
Julie Ng, Student, Medicine
Andrea Macnab, Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
R. Morrison Hurley, Pediatrics, Faculy of Medicine
Jennifer Druker, Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Ellen Wu, Faculty of Dentistry
Arabat Kasangaki, Professor, Dentistry, Makerere University
Dianne Fang, Student, Medicine
Jonathan Lubin, Student, Medicine
Marion Tipple, Director, Trans-Himalayan Aid Society
Lama Tashi Namgyal, Chair, Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development
Tsering Dorje, Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development
Katrina Stockley, Student, Medicine
Jessica Chiles, Student, Medicine
Adam Watchom, Student, Medicine
Tammy Attia, Family Practice Faculty Development Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine
Damian Duffy, Managing Director, Office of Pediatric Surgical Evaluation and Innovation
Sadith Caceres, Director, Program for Development of Infant and Mother
Jeremy Penner, Co-Director, International Health, Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
Jennifer Smitten, Student, Medicine
Georgia Walton, Student, Medicine
Siu-Kae Yeong, Student, Medicine
Dorothy Shaw, Faculty of Medicine
David Fairholm, Faculty of Medicine
Marc Broudo, Faculty of Medicine
Veronic Ouellette, Faculty of Medicine
Robert Woollard, Head, Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
Jerry Spiegel, Director, Centre for International Health, Faculty of Medicine
Kendall Ho, Director, eHealth Strategy Office
Andrea Lo, Student, Medicine