1. ANU PhD opportunities available

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    ANU PhD opportunities available with established research team investigating links between trade policy, food, and health A number of PhD opportunities are available to work as part of a leading research team investigating the links between trade policy, diets and health.  There is scope within the project for candidates with a broad range of research interests in the area of public policy, political economy, international trade, nutrition, and public health, and for a mix of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. The positions will be based at the ANU and applicants will be expected to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), ANU PhD scholarship, or similar. One top-up scholarship is available, valued at an annual rate of AUD$3,5000. Applicants are encouraged to contact me directly at sharon.friel@anu.edu.au or +61 2 6125 3858 to discuss potential topic ideas or for further information. Sharon Friel Professor of Health Equity National Centre...
  2. NCDFREE Launch – Festival of Ideas 2013

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      Special Event: NCDFREE Launch – Festival of Ideas 2013 2013 Festival of Ideas Saturday, 5 October 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST) South Wharf, VIC The 2013 Festival of Ideas NCDFREE Launch will showcase the narratives of young health change-makers – featuring talks, Q&A, comedy, music, art and entertainment, in addition to the Australian debut of the NCDFREE series of advocacy short-films. NCDFREE will be handing the stage over to visionary young change-makers from all corners of the globe to tell their stories and call for action on NCDs: Jason Calvert (Aus) – The economics of investing in NCDs – it’s not that we cannot afford to, it’s that we cannot afford not to. Fred Hersch (UK/Aus) – NCDs 2.0: the role of mobile and emerging technologies in the response to NCDs. Lucinda Hartley (Aus) – Rethinking the way we live – redesigning our cities, to make health easy. Shusmita...
  3. Essentials of Humanitarian Practice course

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    RedR Australia is offering a limited number of places on our upcoming Essentials of Humanitarian Practice course, at a special student rate. Please forward this on to your networks and anyone you think might benefit from attending. RedR Australia is a not-for-profit humanitarian agency that supplies skilled professionals to UN agencies and other NGOs during international emergency response efforts. Our EHP course is recognised across the industry as essential development for practising humanitarians. Ever wondered what a humanitarian operation actually looks like? Want to know how we prepare to assist 40,000 people fleeing a civil conflict…with 24 hours’ notice? Reckon you’ve got what it takes to make a difference?   Cool. Put down the books and come try it out. This is simulation training with a difference.   An ideal first step in any humanitarian career, our intensive five-day course provides an overview of the international relief system and in-depth...
  4. Ubuntu Executive Committee Positions Open

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    Dear MPH Students, Ubuntu is a student organisation committed to raising awareness of the health needs of Africa and to facilitate engagement with the African community both locally and globally This is an invitation for you to be a part of the Ubuntu Executive Committee.   Position descriptions: Events Co-ordinator: Manage the organisation of events which aim to connect health students of multiple disciplines  with the wider African community. Organise social events for health students and professionals, and recruitment events. (October 4th – Dinner & October 18th – Lecture/meet & greet). Doctor of Medicine Rural Clinical School Representative: Involved in the active recruitment of students and the promotion of events to Rural cohort Master of Public Health Representative Involved in the active recruitment of students and the promotion of events to MPH cohort Education Officer: Organise speaker/lecture series and also publicise those that are being organised by other organisations that are on the topic...
  5. A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS/MENTORS

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    Community Health Advancement and Student Engagement (CHASE) is a mentorship program which aims to improve health through education. It targets secondary students in socially disadvantaged communities by providing structured mentorship, health education sessions and community volunteer opportunities High school students in Melbourne’s Western suburbs will be empowered to become agents of change for health in their community with a particular focus on non-communicable diseases. The role of being a volunteer would involve: 1) Designing fun and engaging workshops and community activities 2) Mentoring secondary students 3) Improve health literacy in the Western Suburbs For more information about CHASE: Email: applications@chaseproject.org https://www.facebook.com/CHASEmelb www.chaseproject.org Follow us on Twitter @CHASEmelb
  6. PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION: An NCDFREE World

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    A Call for Photographers Submissions open until 12 September 2013 NCDFREE is a global social movement against NCDs. REACH is a student-driven health initiative that promotes social change. We are collaborating to present a photographic exhibition on your vision of ‘An NCDFREE World’ that will be displayed at the NCDFREE launch on the 5th October as part of the Melbourne Festival of Ideas. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are chronic diseases that are linked by common determinants such as an unhealthy diet, smoking, harmful alcohol use and physical inactivity. NCDs include diabetes, heart and lung disease, mental illness and cancer. They can affect anyone at any age. NCDs are now the leading cause of death across the globe, killing 36 million people each year. Most of these deaths occur in the world’s poorest communities, as risk factors for NCDs are deeply linked with poverty. The thing that gets us is that 80%...
  7. Presentations from ‘Making the Most of your Masters’ Aug 1, 2013

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    For those of you who would like to have Rosemary McKenzie, Richard Chambers, and Gareth Durrant’s presentations from ‘Making the Most of your Masters’ night on August 1st, 2013. Download Links: Career development August1 2013 Presentation_MPH Sexual Health_01082013 MPH Self-Care – Richard Chambers (PDF) Career development Aug 1 2013 – By Rosemary McKenzie from Melbourne Population Health Student Association Presentation on sexual health – MPHSA from Melbourne Population Health Student Association  Given with the kind permission of Rosemary McKenzie, Richard Chambers, and Gareth Durrant. All rights reserved.
  8. Site Bugs Fixed

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    Hi Everyone, I have discovered the cause for a few issues with replying to comments etc. It is now fixed but unfortunately it has meant the chat feature will no longer be available at the moment. I have also updated the setting for attaching docs.  You can now add up to 5 files per post, to a limit of 2MB. This may now also include zip files. Any questions, please let me know!  
  9. New Features: Attach files to forum posts

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    Hi Everyone, Welcome to the new site! I just wanted to let everyone know that I have just added an attachment feature to all forum topics and posts. You are able to share word docs, pdf’s and jpgs. There is also a doc function available for groups, which allows members to collaborate and work on docs together. If you have set up a group and can’t find docs, let me know and I will help you with getting it enabled. With attachments, especially pdf’s of journal articles, it is important that everyone respects any copyright that may be applicable. A good rule of thumb is, if you had to be logged in to your uni account to access the file, then it is not open access and should not be directly attached. Instead, please just post direct links to the article. As everyone should have access to the uni system,...

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