Attention Western Students: Western’s Global Health Equity Collective is recruiting

The Global Health Equity Collective is an organization of graduate and undergraduate students who create meaningful research, engagement and personal development opportunities for students of all disciplines at Western University. GHEC’s primary focus revolves around global health, but GHEC also works with the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI) on connecting students with local and community based research related to health equity and social inclusion and has a seat on CRHESI’s Governance Board. GHEC acts as a conduit for social action and public education while gradually developing a network of student organizations interested in global health, ethics and equity through collaborations which include Western International’s Power & Global Health Day as well as Western’s 2020 Indigenous Health Conference: A Journey to Mino Bimaadiziiwin. We are recruiting for a variety of volunteer student leadership positions, with varying degrees of commitment and responsibility.

The application can be accessed at:

Personal support workers are the backbone of health care but the bottom of the power structure

In Personal support workers are the backbone of health care but the bottom of the power structure (originally published in The Conversation), Dr. Bharati Sethi (Assistant Professor, King’s School of Social Work, Western University) writes: “Sadly, it has taken COVID-19 to highlight the significant contribution to our collective well-being made by PSWs and other health-care workers. However, the voices of racialized PSWs remain at the margins of care discourse.”

Learn more: listen to an interview with Dr. Bharati Sethi on 980 CKNW (aired on September 5, 2020)