Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dr. Stephen Bezruchka's Lecture Published Online!

Hello Members of GDP,

I just wanted to notify everybody that I have published Dr. Stephen Bezruchka's lecture online and it is available for viewing. I apologize about the wait but it took a while to get the program published in the correct format and get permission from Dr. Bezruchka.

I have tried to publish the lecture online on video sharing sites Youtube and Google and have found that the graphics and sound quality are relatively poor. In the end, I had to resort to publishing it on Veoh, which is also another video sharing site. Although I realize that it is a hassle to download the program to watch and listen to the lecture, this site does offer the best qualities in regards to the sound and graphics. To view the program itself, a download of the Veoh program is required but once the program and the file are downloaded, you can modify the file into a different video format and uninstall the Veoh program. This will let you watch the presentation without having to go through the Veoh program.

Here is the link: http://www.veoh.com/publish/publishVideo.html?videoId=16699226

Be sure to check out our credits page and awesome pictures at the end of the file!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Follow Up on Lecture Series I: Dr. Stephen Bezruchka

To the members and students who made it to the our lecture series event, I sincerely apologize for the limited seating. I know how uncomfortable it was for most of the attendees having to sit on the floor, stand against the wall and even outside the door (I was one of the ones standing outside) * *:
We will make sure to have seating arrangements and the venue more appropriate at our next event in Winter quarter. Also, to those who were at the event, besides the seating arrangement, is there anything that you particularly liked or disliked as an audience member? Any suggestions on a topic or topics that you would like to hear the speaker lecture about at our next event in Winter? Please send us your feedback either through our website, our club or my email address, we would greatly appreciate it.

I am in the process of posting online the sound recordings and pictures from the lecture with a visual presentation containing information about the topic. I have sent a copy to Dr. Bezruchka for his approval and I will be publishing it to the public as soon as I hear back from Dr. Bezruchka.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

United Nations Development Goals

Hi everybody,
As you may all know Dr. Bezruchka will discuss global health and poverty this Monday. Pre medical club is going to offer light refreshments. One more reason for you to be there!!!!
Also yesterday we watched the first video on UN MDG goals.
It was about Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. We also had a nice discussion about it afterwards. Next meeting we will discuss the second goal which is achieving universal primary education.
Here is a list of all goals that will be discussed in the club meetings each week:
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education.
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women.
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality.
Goal 5: Improve maternal health.
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability.
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development.
For more information on the United Nations Millenium Development Goals, please visit our at http://unmdgs.blogspot.com/. A link is provided on the right column or you can simply click on the Title of this post.
Next meeting is Wednesday 12:30 PM in Room 9202.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Upcoming Event

Why do countries have the outcomes they do? Dr. Bezruchka will discuss global health and poverty from a historical perspective and consider the widening gap between the rich and poor. He will suggest what might be done to change the current state of affairs

Presenting An Evening with Dr. Bezruchka, Senior Lecturer , Global Health, University of Washington

Monday, November 17th at 12:30pm – Rm. 1701

For more information about the event, please click on the title of this post.
Two articles by Dr. Bezruchka in regards to the lecture:
1. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1070886
2. http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/164/12/1701.pdf