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Get involved with the SPPH Exchange 2018

Mar 09, 2018 |

The School of Population and Public Health Exchange is fast approaching on March 23rd.

2018 organizing committee

The Exchange 2018 organizing committee: Jessica, Molly, Kaity, Anita.

Sponsored by the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics (CAE) and the Graduate Student Society, and organized by The Association for Population and Public Health Students (TAPPHS), the Exchange features a keynote speech by Simon Fraser University Faculty of Health Sciences Assistant Professor Diego S. Silva, as well as two workshops with expert panelists covering key public health themes and issues. It will finish with a poster and social session, with refreshments provided.

TAPPHS co-organizer Molly Sweeney Magee and CAE faculty sponsor Associate Professor Anita Ho tell us why you should get involved in this year’s Exchange.

Why take part in the Exchange?

MSM: The Exchange is a great opportunity for students to showcase their hard work in research and practicums, and get feedback from fellow students, alumni, and faculty. It is also a nice way to practice poster presentations skills in a friendly environment, before venturing further afield.

AH: This is a wonderful opportunity for students to present their work, get feedback from other participants, exchange ideas, and network with alums.

“It’s fabulous to see students taking the leadership in organizing and participating in the Exchange.”
Associate Professor Anita Ho

What is different about this year’s event?

MSM: This year we are focusing on a topic of increasing importance – big data. We chose to focus on the new ethical issues this subject raises as these will likely be important considerations for many students in both their current research and future careers. Given the limited time we have for the Exchange, we have also decided to limit ourselves to two concurrent workshops this year – one on gender, big data and occupational health, and one on encouraging the public to participate in discussions about big data and ethics. We hope this will allow for more diverse sessions, and for greater student participation.

Who should submit a poster?

Molly Sweeney Magee

TAPPHS co-organizer and PhD student Molly Sweeney Magee.

MSM: Any SPPH student! We will be accepting posters on practicum work, as well as on proposed, in progress, or completed research. We are mindful of the costs of printing posters too, so we also welcome submissions based on posters previously presented elsewhere.

“The Exchange is always a great opportunity to learn about the diversity of research and practicum work being conducted by SPPH students.”
TAPPHS co-organizer Molly Sweeney Magee

What are you looking forward to?

MSM: The Exchange is always a great opportunity to learn about the diversity of research and practicum work being conducted by SPPH students. I’m also looking forward to students from different SPPH programs coming together to participate in the workshops we have organized. Finally, I’m looking forward to hearing from our keynote speaker Diego Silva, his talk sounds like it will be interesting!

AH: Much of what we do in population and public health has ethical dimensions and implications. No pun intended, but with data exchange and linkage in the era of big data, these ethical implications go beyond any one particular study. So this will be a great event for everyone to think through some of these issues.

The Exchange submission deadline for posters is Friday 16th March. Click here to submit.

The Exchange will be held on March 23rd from 1pm in MSL 102 and the SPPH Lobby. Click here to register.

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