THIS IS OUR MEET THE TEAM SERIES! WE’RE EXCITED FOR YOU TO GET TO KNOW US AND LEARN WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO. Hello everyone! My name is Deborah and I am a coordinator here at WHEF. I completed my Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in 2020 with a major in Psychology at theContinue reading Meet The Team: Deborah
A while back we started the series, “History, A Determinant of Health”, to highlight how the past actions of nations and governments around world is still impacting the health outcomes of people living today. We’ve talked about the history of global health and its present footprints. We’ve explored intergenerational trauma and its drastic effects onContinue reading History, A Determinant of Health: An Introduction to Indigenous Canada
On January 18th, 2019, we posted our very first blog and started an incredible journey with all of you. Our blog has allowed us to find new and creative ways to communicate what we are all about here at WHEF. Throughout the last two years, we’ve explore a variety of topics from global health toContinue reading The Big 50: A Celebration of the Moments That Have Defined Us
In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to take the time to recognize the achievements of 5 pioneering Black men and women who helped shaped and change the course of healthcare. From first-of-their kind medical devices to novel surgical procedures, these men and women are just a few of many that worked tirelessly toContinue reading Black History Month: Celebrating the Medical Contributions of Africans and Black Americans
In continuing our series, “Diversity in Healthcare”, and shining a spotlight on the many individuals currently making their way through the field, this week, we had the incredible opportunity of speaking with Olejuru Anozie, and getting an insider perspective on why she chose to pursue medicine. Hello Olejuru, thank you so much for joining usContinue reading #BRIDGINGTHEGAP: AN INTERVIEW WITH A FIRST YEAR MED STUDENT, OLEJURU ANOZIE
As the world enters the third year of the pandemic, we are faced with new realities and reoccurring themes centered around global health and global equity. For the last two years, countries have raced to get their populations fully vaccinated and protected from the worst health aspects of COVID-19. Vaccine distribution has been a hugeContinue reading #GLOBALHEALTHCORNER: VACCINE NATIONALISM IS A PROBLEM. VACCINE EQUITY IS THE SOLUTION.
Who is an Advocate? The Cambridge dictionary describes an advocate as someone who, “publicly supports or suggests an idea, development, or way of doing something.” An advocate can be a single individual or a group of people. In general, advocates strive to make sure that people from all walks of life are given a voice and heard on issues thatContinue reading #GlobalHealthCorner: Healthcare Advocacy
In the last few years, many medical institutes have started addressing the need to slowly move away from conventional health models. More than ever, it has become obvious that health is not a one way street. In fact, it is a path with many twists and turns, each affecting different individuals in different ways. whileContinue reading #GlobalHealthCorner: The Importance of Going Beyond Health Care
If there is anything we’ve learned from this year, it’s that in our world, now more than ever, human beings can be connected instantly at anytime with just the touch of our fingertips. In this new global age, with sources like Google within our grasps, information is no longer a hard thing to find. WithinContinue reading #GLOBALHEALTHCORNER: Is what I’m reading true? How to Determine the Reliability of Sources.
Last weekend, we had our very first conference and it was FANTASTIC! After months of preparation, we were so delighted to see everyone who came out to Bridging the Gap. From the incredible speakers, to the eager participants, we had such a brilliant time together and learnt so much about what it takes to equipContinue reading #BRIDGINGTHEGAP: 5 Important Lessons From The Conference