CCHT’s Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program May 4-17, ’15

CCHT’s Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program May 4-17, ’15

The Canadian Consortium for Humanitarian Training (CCHT) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Edition of the Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program will be held from May 4-17 in Montreal, Quebec. This exciting, multi-disciplinary training program that includes in class learning and a 3-day field simulation, will provide students and mid-career professionals with the core humanitarian competencies that are essential for anyone involved in disaster response and/or humanitarian assistance. Participants will learn about the background and context of humanitarian emergencies, international humanitarian law, doctrines and operating procedures for technical areas. Instructed by a community of humanitarians and faculty from around the globe the program also offers an occasion to join an exciting network of humanitarians. Registration is now open, spaces are limited. For more information click here or see attached flyer. Contact Melanie Coutu (Program Manager) at melanie.coutu3@mcgill.ca if you have any further questions. CCHT General Flyer...
Free online course – Ebola in Context

Free online course – Ebola in Context

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is offering a free two-week online course in January 2015 entitled “Ebola in Context: Understanding Transmission, Response, and Control”. The course will look at the science behind the Ebola outbreak, to understand why it has occurred on this scale and how it can be controlled. Who is this course for? This course is designed for healthcare professionals or anyone working in a health organisation; undergraduate students taking a healthcare or science-related degree; medical students and postgraduates wishing to complement their studies; and anyone else with a keen interest in the science behind Ebola. For more details and to register click...
Scholarships for Graduate Study in London, England

Scholarships for Graduate Study in London, England

The London Goodenough Association of Canada (“LGAC”) invites applications for Scholarships in support of graduate study in London, England for the 2015-16 academic year. The LGAC awards Scholarships towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London. Superbly located in central London, the College attracts members from over 80 countries, creating a rich cultural and academically diverse residential community. Goodenough College is comprised of two main residential halls: London House, which re-opened in September, 2014 after an extensive renovation, and William Goodenough House which was fully renovated in 2011-12. In the 2014 U.K. National Student Survey, Goodenough College was voted the Best Learning Environment and received the International Accommodation Quality Mark. The LGAC is an association of over 1,800 Canadians who have lived in the College’s residences. Since 1990, it has awarded 162 funded Scholarships with a value of over $1 million. In addition to Scholarship funding, winners receive guaranteed acceptance for residence at the College – a highly sought benefit. For 2015-16, the LGAC plans to award six or more Scholarships with a value up to £5,000 each, including awards funded by individual donors, corporate sponsors and foundations, such as the Molson Foundation, sponsor of the Molson Foundation Scholarship for Francophone Canadians. Scholarships are awarded principally on the basis of academic excellence, and take into account the expected contribution that winners will make to the extracurricular life at Goodenough College. Candidates must be full-time students enrolling in an accredited graduate (or higher) program in London, or undertaking thesis research in London while enrolled elsewhere. Scholarship winners are required to...
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