We are pleased to announce the first ever EWH UofT Ideathon!
This complementary event to the EWH symposium is an opportunity for students to work in interdisciplinary teams, apply their knowledge gained from the symposium, and generate innovative ideas geared at solving global health issues. This is not a hackathon, rather this is a gathering of brilliant minds ready to spark positive change. Participants are not required to attend the symposium beforehand, however, the talks and panel discussions at the symposium will certainly help provide important insights and guidance for this competition.
For more information about the EWH Ideathon, please visit the EWH Ideathon page!
The annual EWH symposium is organized entirely by graduate and undergraduate students for the University of Toronto community. This symposium aims to expose the community to current global health initiatives with a focus on engineering solutions to these challenges.
The symposium spans a full day of lectures, panel discussions, networking opportunities and a poster session. Participants will have the chance to learn more about exciting global health topics and network closely with leaders in the field. We are very excited about this conference as it will bring together a diverse group of passionate scientists, government and industry representatives to promote world health to the next generation.
Engineering World Health sends students to help return broken medical equipment to service and improve hospital infrastructure around the globe.
In the second installment of our workshop series, we will take the plunge and begin to tackle the challenges of repairing broken equipment! We will be applying our knowledge learned from Workshop 01 to go through the troubleshooting, assessment, and repair process.
In the next 25 years, a third of the population will face severe water scarcity. With 20 percent of the world’s total freshwater resources and the longest marine coastline of any country in the world, Canada plays a pivotal role in managing global water resources. The next generation of Canadians must be well equipped to tackle the world’s water challenges. EWB aims to ignite a sense of pragmatism to develop systemic change leaders. The Engineers Without Borders’ Water for the World (WFTW) team is an innovative program that educates young students (grades 5-9) about issues surrounding global access to clean water (website).
Thank you to all those who attended the EWH UofT Engineering Training Workshop on Tuesday December 8th, 2015 despite exams being just around the corner. The event was a huge success and we are looking forward to hosting our next event on Friday January 29th, 2016, with more hands-on learning fun!
The Engineering World Health University of Toronto (EWH UofT) Chapter is a student group seeks to inspire and mobilize the UofT community to improve healthcare in low- and middle-income countries. To achieve this mission, we will be hosting our one-day annual symposium in February 2016. This event will include podium presentations and panel discussions given by leading researchers and workers in global health issues, a poster session for students to present their work in the field of engineering and global health, and a networking reception.
To make this happen, we need talented volunteers like you! We are currently seeking for volunteers to help with speaker scheduling, logistics, marketing, and IT/AV system support.
If you would like to take part in organizing this exciting event, please sign up here.
We look forward to hearing from you!