GHSYPS Newsletter: August 2020

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Save the date!

We are excited to announce that the 2020 edition of the Canadian Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit (GHSYPS) will take place ONLINE on Saturday, October 17, 2020!

Call for abstracts now open!

We are now accepting poster submissions! Posters will be featured in a digital gallery on our website in the lead up to and during the event. All poster submissions related to this year’s theme are welcome. The deadline to submit an abstract is September 20, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Date à retenir!

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que notre « Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit » aura lieu le samedi 17 octobre 2020

L’appel à résumés est maintenant ouvert! 

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que nous acceptons désormais les soumissions d’affiches! Les affiches seront présentées dans une galerie numérique sur notre site web avant et pendant l’événement. Toutes les affiches liées au thème de cette année sont les bienvenues. La date limite pour soumettre un résumé est le 20 septembre 2020. Si vous avez des questions, veuillez nous contacter à l’adresse suivante:


Volunteer with GHSYPS!

We are looking for website volunteers for the month of August to help edit and renew the site for the upcoming summit.

Key skills and responsibilities:

Creativity, organization and time management skills;
Ability to problem solve and work independently on tasks;
Working in a team to renew and update the website with new information and features; and
WordPress experience is an asset

Application Deadline: Sunday, August 9, 2020, 11:59 pm (EDT)


GHSYPS stands in solidarity with the Black community

As a diverse group of passionate students and young professionals (SYPs) from across the country, we, the Canadian Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit (GHSYPS), join the many organizations and individuals taking a stand against anti-Black racism and racial injustice.

We recognize that systemic racism has significant negative impacts on the health and lives of Black communities in Canada, in North America and across the globe, and that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought these inequities into sharper focus. We further recognize that racial biases in research and scholarship often leave Black, Indigenous and racialized communities out of important conversations. Racism is a public health crisis that perpetuates health inequities and it must be taken seriously as a global issue.

Black Lives Matter. GHSYPS stands in solidarity with the Black community. We are committed to listening, learning and unlearning as we continue to work collaboratively towards ending racial prejudice and injustice. We are dedicated to using our unique platform to amplify calls to action beyond the current news cycle. We will continue to create inclusive and accessible spaces for SYPs to connect, engage and serve as global changemakers to advance health equity for everyone, everywhere. 


GHSYPS 2020 is going digital

The Planning Committee for the Canadian Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit (GHSYPS) continues to be very concerned by the public health implications associated with COVID-19.

Our team continues to monitor the developing situation across Canada and around the world. After careful consideration, our team has decided that GHSYPS 2020 will be an online event. We believe that this decision is in the best interest and safety of participants, speakers and volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact us at