Global Health Education (GHE) committee
Two opportunities for you with the Global Health Education (GHE) committee:
1. Do you have experience working in the global health field? We want you to share your experience with other students!
2. Global Health Education is looking for writers for our website's blog section
Do you have experience working in the global health field? We want you to share your experience with other students!
Have you gained valuable knowledge and experience that has changed how you view the world and you’re place in it? We are looking for students to provide short reflections on their experiences working in the global health field. If you have worked or volunteered abroad or at home, or with an organization focused on global health issues, we want to hear from you!
Sharing your experiences can motivate and inspire others in becoming more involved in health on a global scale!
Who we are:
The Global Health Education (GHE) committee is a university-based group of students and professionals committed to understanding and contributing to global health. Through our website, www.gheducation.ca, we hope to engage the student body in a critical dialogue around global health issues, create a resource for global health education, and inspire students to take action in addressing global health challenges.
The Student Reflections section invites students from all disciplines and levels of education to share knowledge and insight from their experiences working in global health. These reflections can touch on all aspects of work in global health, both positive and negative - both triumphs and struggles whether small or large - to help connect the microscopic “on the ground” perspective with macroscopic global health issues. Thus, these reflections will provide access to contextualized first-hand experiences which can inform, inspire, and direct students towards their own interests while offering exposure to current opportunities out there.
How you can become involved:
We are looking for students to write short reflections on their experiences in global health or international development: internships, placements, volunteering, field work, co-op placements, etc. These experiences do not need to be from abroad; experiences can include any position related to global health/development – i.e. volunteering at a globally-minded local NGO, positions helping professors on global health issues, working with HIV/AIDS locally, working with Aboriginal communities, etc.
Reflections can focus on almost anything related to your experiences, but more narrowed topics could include: global health issues or organizations your work has focused on and what you have learned, how these experiences inspired your career or education path, how it reflected or diverged from your own expectations, any experiences trying to work in a different culture, particularly powerful or influential moments or people that have inspired you, etc.
We are very open and willing to discuss topics you wish to address in your reflections. Just get in touch with us!
If you are interested:
Please send us an email at GHEstudentreflections@gmail.com indicating your interest in writing a reflection. If you already have something in mind, include:
• A description of the experience/position you had,
• What you would like to write about
And we’ll go from there!
Thanks for your time!
Emilia Ling and Joel Pidutti
Student Reflections Coordinators
Global Health Education, www.gheducation.ca
Application for Writer Positions – GHE 2011/12
Global Health Education is looking for writers for our website's blog section. The position of writer will involve:
• Attending editorial meetings;
• Contributing articles based around a monthly theme in global health;
• Stimulating discussion and participation from the student community through online initiatives;
• Collaborating with the editor and co-directors in their vision and directive for GHE as a website and a student initiative
We are looking for writers who are passionate about global health, and skilled in writing both formally and informally. The roles will be quite fluid and self-directed, but strengths in communication and organization are essential.
Applicants should have a background in global health. Previous experience writing non-academically (for a blog, a newspaper, a magazine etc) is highly recommended, but not required.
Please complete the following application and send to email@example.com by Dec 23.
1. Describe your previous writing experience, including style, content, and specific roles (health-related if applicable).
2. We’re interested in self-directed writers who can form good ideas for content around an umbrella topic. One example of a theme we might choose is the Social Determinants of Health. Briefly describe an idea for an article, outlined specifically for a non-global health audience?
3. Why do you want to write for GHE? What are your goals in this position and how do you plan on achieving them?
4. Writing Sample
Please attach a sample of your previous work (should be non-academic), preferably no longer than 500-600 words. This work should showcase your qualities in communication, critical thought, style, and creativity.
Please submit all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec 23.