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Global Health and Social Justice: An Integrative and Cross-Cultural Approach for Effective Interventions


You are invited to Dr. Samuel J Ujewe’s public seminar as part of the recruitment process for the position of Associate Professor, Tenure, Global Health Ethics. This is a formal presentation to the students, faculty, and staff highlighting his expertise and qualifications.

Presentation: Global Health and Social Justice: An Integrative and Cross-Cultural Approach for Effective Interventions

Date & Time:
11:00am-12:00pm PT, Friday, February 16, 2024

 B104, School of Population and Public Health, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3
If attending on Zoom, please see below for the meeting link and details.

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Meeting ID: 654 8966 3493
Passcode: 087388

About the presenter

Dr. Samuel J Ujewe is a researcher and expert in applied ethics and global population health, specialising in equitable access to health (-care) resources, global indigenous ethics, justice and social determinants, infectious disease management, inequities in health emergencies, cross-cultural ethics, and global mental health. Over the past twelve years, he has led research, delivered teaching and dissertation supervision, led policy development initiatives and impactful community-oriented engagements across the globe.

He is a Senior Ethics Research Advisor, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR); Adjunct Assistant Professor, Arrupe Jesuit University; Global Health Ethics Expert, European Commission; and Chair of the Cultural, Anthropological, Social & Economic impact (CASE) Sub-Faculty within the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET-Africa). He holds a PhD in Applied Ethics and Global Health from the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom; a Master of Health Sciences in Bioethics from the University of Otago, New Zealand; and BA Hons. in Philosophy from the University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.

His research integrates major justice and equity theories with Indigenous principles and approaches to enhance equitable, responsible, and actionable health reforms globally. It explores the social determinants of inequities against the background of socio-cultural and moral experiences in local and global contexts. He uses a conceptual methodological approach to explore global health inequities and proffer practical approaches towards addressing them. Underpinning his work is a cross-cultural global health justice framework that draws from a comparative analysis of Western and non-western / Indigenous theories of justice and conceptions of equity.

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