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Professional training for humanitarian health workers at McGill!

Published: 6 May 2014

The 2014 Canadian National Disaster and Humanitarian Response Program is

Canada's first comprehensive and collaborative professional humanitarian training

program involving humanitarian NGO, UN, government and academic faculty and

partners across North America. The professional certificate course is run over two

consecutive weeks. It comprises 3 modules: a 5-day Introductory Course (May 5-9), a 3-

day Advanced Course (May 2-14) and a 4-day Simulation Exercise (SimEx) (May 15-18).

There is an option to complete the entire 2 weeks or to choose any one of the three parts.

Students registering for the Advanced Course or the SimEx must have done McGill or

Harvard University’s Humanitarian Studies Initiative (HSI) Program(s) or must have

experience working in the humanitarian sector. The entire Program is competency and

evidence-based and designed to provide students with the essential skills, knowledge and

behaviours needed to respond to disasters and/or humanitarian health emergencies.

The entire 2-week Program provides participants with a robust training in

current humanitarian issues as well as the essential skills, knowledge and hands-on

experience to best prepare professionals for field operations. Teaching methods are

chosen to maximize student learning and include multi-media, didactic, small group,

case-based, discussion, tabletop and simulation. The Program offers up to 72 hours of

classroom-based lectures and learning activities, a 3-day field-based SimEx, research and

field practice opportunities and networking with faculty and a community of

humanitarians from around the globe. Program faculty are leading authorities in the

evolving field of humanitarian studies, each bringing specialized areas of expertise from

world renowned institutions such as McGill, University of Toronto, University of

Ottawa, McMaster, Harvard, Tufts and organizations including Médecins Sans

Frontières, Red Cross and Oxfam to cite a few.

For more information, click here.


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