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Globalization, Social Organization and Health
A Canadian-Cuban-Mexican collaboration investigates how the impact of globalization on social organization within communities affects health.
Jerry Spiegel
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Shafik Dharamsi   Jerry Spiegel
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Liu Scholars receive highly competitive IDRC Doctoral Research Awards
Reza Kowsari, Arvind Saraswat, Beth Stewart
In the recent International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Doctoral Research Awards competition, Liu Scholars won three of 21 grants awarded across Canada.
Global Focus: UBC researchers call for “social offset” to tackle neglected tropical diseases
Jerry Spiegel, Shafik Dharamsi
Public health and international development experts at the Liu Institute are calling for a “social offset” mechanism to set aside a portion of research funding slated for neglected tropical diseases (NTD) to address broader social determinants of disease.
Global Focus: Rape in the DR Congo: Canada, where are you?
Africa Canada Accountability Coalition
On September 14, 2009, the Africa Canada Accountability Coalition, a student led initiative at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, spoke before the Canada Senate Committee for Human Rights about why and how Canada should address mass rape in the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo; regions where mineral exploitation fuels a conflict that preys upon women and girls, and where Canada is the largest non-African investor in the mining industry.
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Publications
The Ethics of Ethics Reviews in Global Health Research: Case Studies Applying a New Paradigm
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Shafik Dharamsi and Jerry Spiegel published an article in Springer about global health research ethics.
April 24, 2013
Route Infrastructure and the Risk of Injuries to Bicyclists: A Case-Crossover Study
Conor Reynolds
A study on bicycle route infrastructure and cyclist injuries in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.
November 02, 2012
Personal and trip characteristics associated with safety equipment use by injured adult bicyclists: a cross-sectional study
Conor Reynolds
A look at the use of bicycle safety equipment and cyclist injuries.
November 02, 2012
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Events
Oct
21
2013
Saving a Generation: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in the Developing World
October 21, 2013
The 2013 University Seminar Series, presented by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), in partnership with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), will focus on the challenges and successes of maternal, newborn, and child health in the developing world.
Sep
28
2013
2nd Anual British Columbia Global Health Student Forum
September 28, 2013
Student members of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) will hold the 2nd Anual British Columbia Global Health Student Forum supported by the Liu Scholars program of UBC's Liu Institute for Global Issues where the graduate students will come together in networking, student research poster presentations and discussions of current issues in global health.
Jan
15
2013
Gorillas in the mist: Infectious disease transmission between human and non-human primates
January 15, 2013
Presented by Dr. Mira Ziolo, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program.
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