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Social Accountability Lab for Learning and Teaching (SALLT)

SALLT is intended to be a catalyst for passionate students and committed ‘change-makers’ in order to build social accountability ‘champions’ in the College of Medicine. SALLT offers experiential learning opportunities to put social accountability theory into practice. Thus, this fund is geared toward students who desire to build their community engagement, leadership and advocacy skills and are willing to share and contribute to future students’ learning.  Please see the guidelines and application below for more information.

More About the Social Accountability Lab for Learning and Teaching

The Social Accountability Lab for Learning and Teaching (SALLT) supports College of Medicine undergraduate, graduate students and residents’ meaningful engagement in their own learning and their contribution to others’ learning, to involve students in creative and innovative learning about social accountability, and to provide opportunities for community engagement and advocacy training.  

 SALLT will provide up to $3,000 in funding, per project.

 The project must meet the following requirements:

  • Be related to and contribute to the growing body of best practices in social accountability and community-engaged medical education
  • Be related to advocacy work
  • Be health equity focused and community-engaged

 Note: All students/residents must have at least one faculty member or a community mentor linked to their project to provide guidance and mentorship. This faculty or community member must provide a letter of support included in the application. Students or residents have up to one year to complete the project.

                    

Canadian Conference on Global Health Student Bursaries

The College of Medicine is pleased to support students in attending the Canadian Conference on Global Health. If you have a keen interest in Global Health and would like to represent the University of Saskatchewan in attending this annual gathering, please considering applying. Travel bursaries of up to $1,000 are available to College of Medicine students including undergraduate medical students, residents, physical therapy students and graduate students. The deadline for applications is September 20th, 2023.

 
Every year, more than 600 people from more than 30 countries gather in Canada for the Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH).  Practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy makers and community mobilizers come to share their knowledge and experience and find new ways to work together.
 
Theme: From rhetoric to action: moving policy, research, and practice

The nature of global health is arguably centered on health equity, inclusivity, and research and practice. Global health addresses transnational health issues, is multidisciplinary, and takes a multisectoral approach. Each of these aspects, in addition to other aspects inherent to global health, have been studied, considered, and discussed to varying degrees. For example, there are numerous epidemiological studies mapping the prevalence of HIV, TB, malaria, and so forth, but we know that these diseases and other global health challenges exist. Prioritizing continued publication and discussion of such issues, although valuable, may not always translate into practice. Now what is often missing is an emphasis on moving from rhetoric to action. What do we need to do next to take the knowledge we have to advance policy, research, and practice in light of resource constraints and lack of political will? We are at an opportune time to consider how we can act in our roles as scientists, practitioners, clinicians, advocates, citizens, and many others, to deliver evidence-informed and tangible outcomes. We invite you to join us in considering how we can turn rhetoric in global health - whether that be in terms of program and policy implementation, practice, or advocacy -  into action to deliver positive results to the beneficiaries of global health efforts.

The 2023 Canadian Conference on Global Health will be held in person from October 16 to 18, 2023 at the Westin Ottawa, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and virtually.

 

Contact: Carlyn Seguin, Global Health Manager, College of Medicine for more information.
carlyn.seguin@usask.ca

Guidelines  

Application          

 

Global Health Equity Travel Award for Students, Staff and Faculty

We are very pleased to once again offer our students, and staff financial support in their Global Health and Health Equity endeavours.

This award is intended to offset travel costs for a global health experience and/or elective requirement for CoM members The funding supports educational activities within or linked to projects or programs addressing inequalities that exist among and within nations, including clinical healthcare, community-based healthcare, health promotion, health-related community development and/or research initiatives. Conference presentations may be considered.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis until funding has been exhausted.

For further information contact: Carlyn Seguin, Global Health Manager, College of Medicine.  306-966-7993

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Student Group Funding

The Division of Social Accountability aims to support student groups in their pursuit of social justice and health equity in their communities. Projects should contribute to a mutually beneficial, reciprocal relationship with community, and help contribute to the goals of the student group. This student group funding should also help to build leadership and advocacy capacity within the student body. Please see the guidelines and application below for more information.  

 Student Group Funding will provide up to $300 in funding, per project.

 The project must meet the following requirements:

  • Be related to advocacy work
  • Be health equity focused and community-engaged
  • Be in partnership with community

Note: Students or residents have up to six months to complete the project. Succesful projects should also provide the Division of Social Accountability with at least one photo of their efforts.