Weekly Update – October 7th, 2013

Hello everyone,

It’s been a while since the last email. We here at UBC-UAEM felt it was better to take last week off as our main goal, the conference, had just passed, and this is a busy time of year for most people. In regards to the conference, it went extremely well, and was very well received by all those that we talked to. We were happy that there were no major issues and hope that all of you found the day both entertaining and informative. If you would like to give us some feedback on how the conference went, we’ve made a survey to record your responses (link). We thank each and every person for the contribution and commitment in the planning and execution of our event, and especially to the speakers and presenters, and hope that this experience has made you want to continue your involvement in global health issues and UBC-UAEM.

A note that for the rest of the year, UBC-UAEM meetings will be bi-weekly. This will so that the UBC-UAEM teams can use the meeting space on alternate weeks, and ensures that we will be meeting only when there are topics to discuss.

Upcoming Events

  • There will be a meeting tomorrow, Tuesday October 8th, in Buchanan B304, at 6PM. All are welcome!
  • The research team, headed by Sneha Sheth, will begin meeting next Tuesday in Buchanan B304 at 6PM. For more information on the meetings, please check out the information page on our website and, if you are interested, check out our Wiggio. (Note: if the link doesn’t work then head over to Wiggio.com, make an account, and search for “UAEM research team”)
  • Universities Allied for Essential Medicines warmly invites you to join us for UAEM’s 2013 International Student Conference on the weekend of November 15-17 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. UAEM welcomes all students interested in global health, access to medicines and innovative research for neglected diseases to attend! Please share this invitation widely.

    At UAEM’s annual conference, students from around the world gather to hear from expert speakers and gain knowledge on critical issues in global health. Panels and workshops will focus on improving the global affordability of medicines discovered at universities, expanding research on neglected health needs, and mobilizing student advocacy to achieve both of these goals. The conference is a unique opportunity to build relationships, exchange ideas, and plan your own campus campaigns.

    As always, 
    registration is free and travel funding assistance is available.

    If you are interested in attending, please let us know, as we would like to apply to the conference as a group in order to curb costs. Thank you!

  • Membership cards for 2013/14 are now available! Membership will be available at our meetings for 5$ and will provide free entry to all UBC-UAEM social events throughout the year. Plus all members are super awesome, so make sure to sign up! :)
  • Because of tech issues, emails may be getting sent to some people twice. If this is happening to you, please let us know, and we will do our best to to fix it. Also note that because of other outstanding issues, the info@ubc-uaem.org account will not be used for updates, and should not be contacted if you want to talk to just one of us, please either send a message to my email, jeff.wasty@gmail.com, or to any of the other executive emails, found on the “About Us” page. Thank you!
Thank you once again for your continued involvement with UBC-UAEM!

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