Archive for 09/2013

Big in Japan? Also - Grand Challenges Canada

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by Lawrence Loh, MD, MPH —- The 53rd Week will be presenting at a special event in Tokyo this weekend - a jazz party that will be attended by the young members of Japan’s international development and cooperation agency. In the meantime, while preparing for that talk, Grand Challenges Canada videos went up. Watch and like The 53rd Weeks concept application video here.…

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Students on the ground

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            by Lawrence Loh, MD MPH —- Our first group of global health undergraduates from McMaster University have arrived in La Romana to undertake their Embedded Learning Experience with The 53rd Week and our local partner, Good Samaritan Hospital. This group of four undergraduates will be based in La Romana until early December, jointly supervised by the local hospital…

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A world without short-term volunteers abroad would be that much poorer

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By Lawrence Loh, MD MPH —- Another Labor Day weekend has finished and all over North America, schools and universities are preparing to welcome students back to the classroom. The 53rd Week is particularly excited as were a few days away from bringing our inaugural group of third-year global health undergraduates from McMaster University down to La Romana for their Embedded Learning Experience …

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