Monday, March 28, 2011

HBP Call for Elections & Year End

Dear HBP Members and Blog Readers,

We've had a wonderful year full of events, in which we’ve learned many things from and about one another, developed HBP’s blog, and expanded our international partnerships to the U.S., Pakistan and across Ontario. HBP’s activities this year were featured in various countries including Israel, Pakistan, Canada and the US, and the blog has attracted readers from all over the world!

Many of these activities could not have been possible without the great team of executives and volunteers who supported coordinated, created partnerships and provided invaluable advice. I would like to thank you all!
With this in mind, I would like to open up a call for 2011-12 elections. All the positions are open, as many of the executives are graduating.
Some of the benefits of getting involved with HBP include:

1. Engage in a leadership opportunity that makes a difference to the York community and beyond

2. Opportunity to work with like-minded network of student leaders and health professionals from around the world

3. Gain health-related leadership experience for those planning a career in medicine/ public health/ nursing/ or other related fields
The following positions are open:
  • Co-president
  • Co-president
  • VP Events
  • VP Community Engagement
  • VP Public Relations and Communications
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Video Production Coordinator
  • Blogger/ Blog Coordinator
  • Faculty of Health Student Caucus Representative
Please submit a short paragraph outlining why you would like to join HBP’s leadership by April 10, 2011 to

If you have a friend who you think might be interested in joining, please feel free to forward this message to them.

HBP’s alumni have gone to practice medicine, dentistry, public health, education, and mental health. By joining the executive team, you can connect with this interdisciplinary network of young professionals.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me: 
Inbal Marcovitch
Health as a Bridge to Peace

Monday, March 7, 2011

Call for Application: Elections Officer

Elections are coming up. If you would like to serve as an Elections Officer, please send an email to Your email should contain (1) your phone number (2) your experience with elections and (3) what would make you the ideal candidate for this position. Applications are due March 13, 2011.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Health as a Bridge to Peace Toronto Raptors Group Night: Wednesday March 30th at 7pm at the ACC!

Health as a Bridge to Peace Toronto Raptors Group Night                                                                                                   

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

HBP is featured on Y-File

Check out the article about the event on Thursday! click here

Friday, February 25, 2011

Networks of Cooperation: Case Studies from the Middle East - Thursday, March 3, 2011

Week of Dialogue - Networks of Cooperation March 3, 2011                                                            

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Week of Dialogue is next Week! Check out the events schedule! Come to an event!


Feb. 28, 2011

Host: Health as a Bridge to Peace @ York University

Location: Central Square, York University, Toronto, Ontario.

Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm

Event Description: Pay It Forward

We have many bags of goodies to give you! How can you get them?
·      Bring a new person you’ve just met to HBP’s table.
·      Tell each other about a nutritional habit  or we can ask you a question about nutrition
·      Commit to pay it forward. 
·      Do something good to someone.
·      Tell us about it on Facebook.

Together, We Pay it Forward.

Health as a Bridge to Peace thanks ARAMARK @ YorkU for donating the bags of goodies.

Mar. 2, 2011


Location: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm

Event Description: Interfaith & Humanity: Out of the Cold Program
Jewish and Muslim communities share many important values that originate from common religious teachings. As students, we want to illustrate the importance of working together through shared values to make a difference in our local community, despite our religious and political differences.
Join the TZEDAKA-SADAQAH Project on March 2nd, when students will have the opportunity to prepare sandwiches for an Out of the Cold Program in London Ontario, while meeting new students from different faiths while exploring commonalities and honouring differences in a safe environment.

Mar. 3, 2011

Host: Health as a Bridge to Peace & Peace by Peace

Location: York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  & Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm

Event Description: Networks of Cooperation: Case Studies from the Middle East
An international video conference highlighting two case studies involving two networks of doctors and health professionals in the Middle East and North America. Dr. James Leckman of Empowerment and Resilience in Children Everywhere (ERICE) and Dr. Arnold Noyek of the Canada International Scientific Exchange Program (CISEPO) will discuss their challenges, successes, and how health helped them to bridge differences.

Mar. 4, 2011

Host: SZABIST Social Sciences society
Location: Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
Time: 2:30 - 5:30pm
Event Description: Pakistan’s Patriot Act: Looking Into the Future

SZABIST Social Sciences Society invites you to participate in the Patriot’s Act to better assess
“What Pakistan Needs Now.”
Being Social Scientists ourselves, we understand that there is a need for the educated and energetic Pakistani youth of today to come together and come up with practical solutions to solve the multitude of problems Pakistan is facing today. We wish to give such students a platform where they can actively debate, criticize, analyze and reflect on various problems and at the same time reminisce the history of our culture through literature.
We welcome all students who wish to revive the Social Scientists within them through our interactive sessions.


Week of Dialogue Facebook event page - event.php?eid=201413519872653

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