On Sunday Feb 28th, EWH-UofT hosted our inaugural Ideathon event!
We kicked off the day with an inspiring and informative panel composed of members from Health Mission Outreach, World Spine Care, and Engineers Without Borders. During the panel, it became clear just how important creating solutions collaboratively on the ground is to success. Many thanks to Ben Draskovic, Dr. Patricia Tavares, Dr. Lun Hangfu, and Dr. David Gorendar for taking the time to join us early on a Sunday morning and share their stories and insight with us, and thank you to Faye Simmonds of eHealth Africa for putting together an extremely comprehensive video as a perfect intro to the day!
We are recruiting a team of hardworking, self-driven and enthusiastic student innovators who are passionate about making a positive impact on the world for our vaccine carrier project! EWH will be mentoring this team and working to get you the resources necessary to develop this project and get it deployed in the real world.
Application Process – 2 quick steps to apply:
- Find the project and job description in the hiring package.
- Submit your resume and cover letter to smartvaccine at gmail dot com.
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.
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).
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!
The symposium programme is now available for download! Programmes will also be handed out during the event.
Please also note that registration has been extended to midnight on Sunday March 29th. However, if you would like to submit a poster after March 26th, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure there is space.
Please also note that we cannot provide lunch to attendees that register after noon on March 27th. We still encourage you to attend the lunch time poster session and there are several restaurants within less than five minutes walking distance, including Veda, Harvest Noon, and the New College dining hall.