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Ziba Vaghri, Public Health and Social Policy - meeting obligations on the Rights of the Child

The Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres published a profile on UVic professor, Dr. Ziba Vaghri, who is leading the GlobalChild project under the auspices of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, and supported by a five-year Scholar Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. The GlobalChild project will create a tracking tool to monitor child health outcomes from selected areas across Canada, cross-referenced with other countries from around the world, to identify indicators to improve the lives and full development of children everywhere.  Hospital News – August 2016 (pg.12)

Holli Norberg and Dean Marck

Faculty of HSD Spring Convocation 2016 - Dean, Patricia Marck and Holli Norberg – award recipient

CONGRATULATIONS to Holli Norberg, BSN recipient of the annual HSD Academic Award.

Holli Norberg, 26, of Metis heritage, passionate about Indigenous health, is from Nelson and started her education at Selkirk College in Castlegar. During her studies, Norberg volunteered as a health promotion ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society and as treasurer for her College’s CRNBC Student Representative Program. She was one of two successful applicants selected to travel to Suriname, South America, as a fourth year leadership project, to work on the development of a post-RN Geriatric Specialty Nursing program. Holli plans to continue teaching and learning, participating in research and program development, and building relationships with inspiring colleagues, clients and communities as a community nurse or nursing instructor.

 

News and events

 Indigenous Student Support Centre Launch

The Faculty of Human and Social Development is pleased to announce the launch of its Indigenous Student Support Centre (ISSC). The ISSC is responsible for supporting Indigenous students enrolled in HSD schools and also supports the schools on their various Indigenous initiatives. The ISSC works closely with the First Peoples House and other Indigenous services on campus and ISSC staff are culturally grounded ambassadors both at UVic and within local communities. It is our hope that this Centre can inform future institutional efforts to support Indigenous students.

Rwandan Genocide Anniversary Event

Remember, Unite, Renew - Commemorating the Rwandan Event

John Nsabimana (far left) is now a Canadian citizen but he will never forget the family he lost 20 years ago. He just completed a working placement at the United Nations in New York with UNICEF. A distinguished panel of commentators gathered at the University of Victoria on May 14 to discuss the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide at an event organized by a UVic MPA student orphaned during the genocide when he was seven years old.

Michael J. Prince

Dr. Michael Prince, a professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria (UVic), will receive the 2014 Academic of the Year Award. Dr. Prince is being recognized for applying his considerable skills in public policy research and as a public intellectual to assist the Canadian disability community in advocating for its needs. http://ring.uvic.ca/news/2014-cufa-bc-academic-year-awarded-michael-j-prince

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