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Opportunities for students and early career professionals

See below for available opportunities. Note that in order to participate, you must be a CPHA member or willing to join.

Technology and Public Health Working Group

Working group opportunity exclusively for students and early career members!

We are establishing a small working group of students from a variety of backgrounds to help research and write a paper regarding the possible effects of technology change on public health. The anticipated time commitment would be about two hours a week on average, plus bi-weekly conference calls of about an hour each. If you are interested, please complete and submit the following form by 9 February at 11:59 p.m. We will contact the selected members shortly after. Direct your questions and concerns to students@cpha.ca. We look forward to reading your applications!

Public Health Day Toolkit Working Group

In order to foster more networking and collaboration opportunities, this toolkit will aim to support hosting a public health day at public health schools. Every year this day could focus on a different theme, and help bring public health enthusiasts of all levels together on campus. In order to make this a reality, we are putting together a team with participants from various universities, disciplines, and education levels and are reaching out to student and early career membership. If you are interested please send an email to students@cpha.ca by 9 February at 11:59 p.m. and indicate your weekly time commitment and a short paragraph (100 words) describing why you believe this project is necessary. We look forward to reading your applications!

Student and Early Career Professional Committee

The Student and Early Career Professional Committee is recruiting enthusiastic and dynamic students and early career professionals to join their Leadership Team for 2018! The Student and Early Career Professionals Committee is a forum for student and early career professionals to share their perspectives and plan activities. The following volunteer positions are available:

Marketing and Communications Lead

  • Assist with promoting student opportunities.
  • Assist with updating the student section of the website.
  • Assist with developing content for social media.
  • Assist the editorial group as needed.
  • Student Ambassador Program Lead.
  • Manage Student Ambassadors on campuses across Canada.
  • Reach out to Canadian universities to schedule Student Ambassador presentations.
  • Maintain the Student Ambassador presentation and script.

Early Career Professional Lead

  • Advise the Student Director on how to effectively engage early career professionals.
  • Develop and continuously improve new and ongoing activities for early career professionals.

Meetings occur by teleconference every 8-12 weeks. The dates and times vary and are scheduled prior to each meeting. Terms of Reference for the Student and Early Career Professionals Committee are available on request.

Please submit your resume and a brief statement (max 300 words) on:

  • Why you are interested in being part of the Leadership Team.
  • How you might contribute to the Leadership Team. 
  • Your interest/preference in any of the above positions.

Please send your application to students@cpha.ca by 9 February 2018. Those selected must be a current CPHA member or willing to join.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors represent the Canadian Public Health Association on their campus. They coordinate and give recruitment presentations to students and help direct their peers to the Association's resources and opportunities. As an Ambassador, you will be participate in Student and Early Career Committee meetings, and act as a liaison between your university or college and the Association. The Committee will call on you to share insight related to public health issues that matter most to your peers and provide feedback on initiatives. Additionally, you can work alongside the Student Ambassador Program Lead(s) to help improve this initiative. This is also a great way to develop leadership skills and foster relationships with other public health students. Sign up to be an ambassador by completing the form. This is an ongoing call, with no deadline to sign up.

Publication Submission

Share your perspective on public health issues. Submit an article for publication in the Blog and Health Digest, the Association's quarterly publication. This opportunity will allow you to hone your writing and research skills and gain experience working with an editorial committee. We are currently accepting pieces that fall under these categories:

  • transition experiences
  • current issues in public health
  • new research
  • career advice
  • student and early career professional opportunities

For more information and instructions on how to submit, read the publication submission instructions.