Extended Symposium Registration!

Registration for the EWH Symposium has been extended to noon February 21st 11:59 AM (noon)! Please make sure to sign up before noon on February 17th to guarantee your free lunch! Information about the event can be found on the symposium page.


8th Annual GSAGH Symposium

The Graduate Student Alliance for Global Health (GSAGH) at the University of Toronto is hosting its 8th Annual GSAGH Symposium on March 18th. The overarching theme for this year’s symposium is migration and health.

The popular Canadian narrative in relation to our treatment of immigrants and refugees has emphasized our Canadian generosity, compassion and welcoming arms. However, through deconstructing this narrative, an unfortunate reality is revealed: in Canada, we have not always done our best to promote and safeguard health for migrants to our country. In fact, there have been several policies and practices that have directly threatened the health of those who choose to make our country their new home. The objectives of GSAGH’s 2016 symposium, Improving Canada’s Migration Report Card: Steps Forward, are two-fold:

  • To examine Canada’s track record on migrant health (historically and present-day)
  • To highlight steps we can take to be true leaders in migrant health through: showcasing positive examples of efforts to advance migrant health, identifying gaps to be addressed, and proposing concrete recommendations for future action

QuIPS 2016 – Healthcare Technology: Innovation and Barriers to Implementation

Are you in the healthcare field or looking for a way to get involved? Wondering how to network with other healthcare professionals or showcase your work to the leaders of the industry? How about learning more about the cutting edge technologies that are currently transforming healthcare? If so, the QuIPS conference is the place for you! This year, the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (QuIPS) 2016 is about Healthcare Technology: Innovation and Barriers to Implementation. Hundreds of students and professionals will gather to discuss and solve the problems currently facing healthcare. Now is your chance to participate in exciting workshops, panel discussions, poster competitions and to seize extensive networking opportunities. Buy your tickets and submit abstracts now and visit us on facebook.

Let’s Talk Science Collaborative Project Team Recruitment

Let’s Talk Science (LTS) and Engineering World Health University of Toronto (EWHUofT) are collaborating to put forward a new initiative to help inspire and educate students across Toronto.
The new initiative includes developing a calorimetry kit for classrooms, where students can learn hands-on about the importance of nutrition science by testing different types of foods for caloric content. We are looking for undergraduate or graduate students who would like to help bring this idea from concept to reality, by helping to build and validate the calorimetry kits and then running workshops with them across the city.

If interested, please read the full project description and contact daniel dot mcinnis at mail dot utoronto dot ca for more information.

Vaccine Team Recruitment

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:

  1. Find the project and job description in the hiring package.
  2. Submit your resume and cover letter to smartvaccine at gmail dot com.

EWH Symposium Schedule

The speakers and talks for the EWH Symposium are finalized! For more information about the Symposium, click here.

Symposium Schedule

Time Event Title
08.45 Registration & Coffee
09.15 Opening remarks by EWH UofT exec. board
09.30 Dr. Shaun Morris
Clinician-Scientist, Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital for Sick Children, and Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Reducing Newborn Mortality in Rural Low Income Countries Using an Integrated Newborn Survival Kit
10.00 Dr. Jillian Kohler
Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector
Getting at Corruption in the Global Health Sector – Challenges and Opportunities
10.30 Dr. Amy Bilton
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Design of Energy and Water Systems for Remote Communities
11.00 Panel Discussion
11.30 EWH Innovation Team
Ideathon Remarks
11.40 Lunch & Networking Session
12.00 Lunch & Networking Session Poster judging session 1
12.30 Lunch & Networking Session Poster judging session 2
13.00 Olivia Knight
Administrative Director, Ghana Medical Help
Challenges and Solutions to Providing Medical Aid in a Developing Country
13.30 Dr. Kiruba Krishnaswamy (supervisor: Dr. Levente Diosady)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
Food Fortification: An Effective Approach to Improve Global Health
14.00 Christine Gabardo (Supervisor: Dr. Leyla Soleymani)
Ph.D. Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University
Engineering Integrated DNA Biosensors for Resource-Limited Settings
14.30 Coffee break
15.00 Justin Boutilier (Supervisor: Dr. Timothy Chan)
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Ambulance Emergency Response Optimization in Dhaka, Bangladesh
15.30 Dr. Matt Ratto
Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, and Director, Semaphore Research Cluster, University of Toronto
Engineering Socio-Technical Systems: 3D Prosthetics in the Developing World
16.00 Hillary Ganek (Supervisor: Dr. Alice Eriks-Brophy)
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
Hearing Loss Intervention in Vietnam: Investigating Language Socialization Practices
16.30 Panel Discussion
17.00 Closing Remarks & Poster Prizes
17.30 End of Symposium

CESO Travel Grant

Relevant for applicants to the EWH Summer Institute, the Clinical Engineering Society of Ontario (CESO) has recently announced call for applications for our travel grant in the amount of CAD $1000. This grant is intended to partially defray the travel costs of Clinical Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Technologists, and Clinical Engineering students, who have plans to travel to a developing country to do volunteer work related to Clinical Engineering and who are Ontario Residents.

Applications must be for funding to support travel that will commence within 12 months of the award (i.e. will commence before March 1, 2017).

The application form can be found here.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 11:59pm EST on February 15, 2016. The successful candidate will be announced on March 1, 2016.