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We are always looking for students that are passionate about joining our team from a variety of health-related disciplines at all levels. If you have academic goals or research interests in any of the projects featured on our site, or other related areas, we welcome you to get in touch here

To learn about the work that our current students are doing, check out our Team page

 Credit: Virginia Russell

Credit: Virginia Russell

 

Global Health Implementation Student Opportunity

The Advances in Screening and Prevention in Reproductive Cancers (ASPIRE) project has an exciting opportunity for a student volunteer to assist in the design and implementation of an integrated cervical cancer screening trial to be implemented in Uganda. This position will be based in Vancouver with no required travel.

Tasks include (but not limited to): design human resource mapping, logistics coordination, development of Standard Operating Procedures and data collection forms.

Student qualifications include: Masters level student preferred (opportunity for potential practicum experience), demonstrated understanding to challenges of health systems in low and middle income settings, background in public health or related field, attention to detail and willingness to commit to a minimum 5-7 hours per week.

Starting immediately. This is a volunteer position as no compensation is available at this time. Student will be under the mentorship of Dr. Angeli Rawat. For more information, please send your CV, a brief description of why you are interested in this project and what you hope to gain from the experience to  angeli.rawat@cw.bc.ca

CervixCheck MPH student opportunity (Summer 2018)

The BC Cancer Cervical Cancer Screening Program (CCSP) and BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) have partnered to develop a web application for cervical cancer screening. The online service, which consists of a screening kit mailed to women’s homes, with test results viewable online, will be offered to women who have not attended regular screening (CervixCheck). The program will be piloted in Fraser where screening rates are the lowest, but have also been funded to scale this to Northern BC in Indigenous communities. Prior to the launch of the application, extensive planning & community engagement is needed. Focusing on the Fraser pilot, the practicum student will first work on a study examining the digital health literacy & acceptability of the web application with women in Surrey, BC. The study will also assist with community engagement leading up to application launch, engagement & education with physicians, knowledge translation planning, assessment of barriers/facilitators, evaluation planning, as well as user acceptability testing.

Starting in Spring/Summer 2018, MPH students will be working on the supervision of Dr Gina Ogilvie. For more information, please send your CV, a brief description of why you are interested in this project and what you hope to gain from the experience to heather.pedersen@cw.bc.ca