Pre-Conference Program At A Glance 

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*Please note that there is an additional cost to these Pre-Conference Workshops


Teaching Global Health

This will be an interactive workshop format session. Participants will be provided with digital materials and preparation instructions prior to the session. Participants are encouraged to bring a tablet, laptop, or other device for accessing materials and for working during the session.

This interactive workshop is designed for faculty who are interested in expanding their global health content within their existing or new courses.  The workshop will focus on approaches to integrate global health content through modules and assignments using a variety of traditional and high impact practices.  Participants will:

Discuss a variety interprofessional competencies that may be appropriate for their module or course related to global health;
Reflect on ways to incorporate experiential learning, research, or other engaged practices with person- and people-centred approaches;
Explore resources that might be valuable for their own courses and student audiences; and
Troubleshoot particular challenges that they may face in integrating global health into their specific institutional setting. 


Dr. Barbara Astle, Associate Professor; Director for the Centre of Equity and Global Engagement, Trinity Western University, Canada.

Barbara Astle, PhD, RN, Associate Professor,  & Director for the Centre of Equity and Global Engagement (CEGE), at Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Her research focuses on global health and equity, human rights and albinism, competency-based global health education, partnerships, knowledge translation, and research literacy. She Co-Chairs the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Education Committees Competency Sub-committee, and editor for the CUGH Global Health Education Competencies Tool-kit (2019). She is a member of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Researchers (CCGHR), and serves on the Advisory Board for the Global Nursing Caucus (GNC) in Boston, MA. She served as Chair and Past Chair of the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) in 2009 – 2012, and was recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Education Award by the Association of Registered Nurses in British Columbia, Canada (2017).

Dr. Caryl Waggett, Associate Professor and Founding Chair, Global Health Studies, Allegheny College, USA.

Caryl E. Waggett, PhD, Associate Professor, Global Health Studies Director, Health Homes-Healthy Children at Allegeny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA. She has been working to strengthen faculty and institutional capacity in global public health for several years through workshops and one-on-one consulting.  She has hosted several multi-day workshops for faculty or faculty / administrative teams who are developing undergraduate Global Health or Public Health curriculum. She Chairs the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Undergraduate Education in Global Health subcommittee, and has chaired Allegheny's Global Health Studies program from its inception through its first five years.  Allegheny's GHS program now has four full time tenured / TT FTE in addition to 5 faculty and staff who teach and advise in the program, and as of 2016, GHS was Allegheny's 8th largest program, by # majors and minors.  



Indigenous Cultural Safety

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) are a call to action for all Canadians to acknowledge the history of colonialism and to better understand the experience and wisdom of indigenous peoples in a modern day context.

At this 2.5 hour pre-conference workshop, participants will engage in an experience of learning led by Elder Bruce Robinson of the Nisga'a Nation, along with members of Providence Health Care’s Indigenous Health Team.

“To provide culturally “safe” care, or care where those we serve feel safe and respected, we need to be humble enough to admit that we don’t know everything about everyone’s life experiences, culture and feelings, and that health care providers don’t know it all” (Dr. Evan Adams, Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority). This workshop will welcome participants into an experiential environment where they can obtain basic cultural knowledge through the sharing of stories, and develop greater awareness of the history of residential schools and colonization and their adverse impacts. Participants will be encouraged to step into culturally safe practices to bridge and build relationships that will support their ongoing learning journey in healthcare environments. 


Elder Bruce Robinson of the Nisga'a Nation, and Providence Health Care’s Indigenous Health Team

Class size is limited to 25 people.

Please note: Participants are asked to refrain from wearing scented products to this workshop.