March 19th, 2014

JuxtaTalks: Diseases of Poverty

Come join us for a Panel Discussion and Q/A on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) hosted by Dignitas Youth and Juxtaposition Global Health Magazine! We have 4 amazing speakers who will present and free lunch will be provided too!

Click here to register for this free event

February 24th, 2014

Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma (Documentary Screening)

We are proud to announce a unique collaboration between Dignitas Youth and Cinema Studies Student Union to co-present Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma. This screening is free and open to the public (all U of T and non- U of T affiliatedmembers are invited).

Click here to register for this free event: Triage Screening Tickets




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 22nd, 2014

Welcome to Dignitas Youth 2014

We are excited to start 2014 with a bang but we need help from hard working and passionate global health enthusiasts. We have a number of positions available right now.  If you are interested in joining our team:

1) Please send us a short e-mail how you learned about Dignitas, your educational background, any previous relevant experiences, and why you think you’d be a great addition to our team: dignitasyouth.uoft@gmail.com

2) Attach your Resume/CV

Eligibility

Any University of Toronto student (undergraduate or graduate), alumni, or staff from any discipline are allowed to apply. This includes but not limited to individuals in Global Health, Political Science, International Development, Life Sciences, Journalism, Commerce, Engineering, etc.

List of job descriptions:

Secretary
Fundraising Directors
Marketing Directors
Webmaster

Applications close February 17th!

March 22nd, 2013

Race for Dignity 2013

Race for Dignity is happening in less than five days!

Dignitas Youth will be hosting our annual Race for Dignity in the Hart House Spin Cycle Room from 1:30pm-5:30pm.

Check out our Facebook Event Page or “Events” page for more information and to register!

 

February 23rd, 2013

Winter Semester Events

I apologize for the silence during the last few months, but we’ve been busy preparing for several events for this last semester of the school year.

As a quick update, here’s a sampling of the events we have planned:

  • End of February Bake Sale – Event Page
  • Race for Dignity at UofT
  • Movie Screening of Triage: James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma
  • Joint Lecture Series with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)
Join our Facebook group and subscribe to our Twitter feed for all the latest updates from Dignitas Youth at Uoft!

February 20th, 2013

Grandest Challenge Symposium featuring Dr. James Orbinski

Dignitas co-founder Dr. James Orbinski speaks on the challenges facing global health and shares his personal experiences at The Grandest Challenge Symposium: http://youtu.be/mCeGOwbs41I

Watch the video and let us know what you think!

December 6th, 2012

Art Installation featured in The Newspaper

Our condom art installation for World AIDS Day was recently featured in the Arts Section of The Newspaper, UofT’s indepedent weekly.

Check out the article by Odessa Kelebay here: http://thenewspaper.ca/the-arts/item/1035-condoms-art-in-the-right-place

December 5th, 2012

World AIDS Day Art Installation

Today and tomorrow, Dignitas Youth is hosting an interactive art installation made with 720 condoms to recognize World AIDS Day.

Join us at MSB Stone Lobby on Wednesday and Gerstein Library on Thursday. Take some free condoms from our display to symbolically “turn the tide to zero”!

November 28th, 2012

Get involved before the new year!

On Wednesday December 5 & Thursday December 6, we will be hosting an interactive art installation composed of 700 condoms to be displayed at MSB Stone Lobby. The public will be encouraged to take these condoms to reveal the underlying message beneath. By taking these condoms, participants will not only be supporting our project but will also be promoting HIV prevention and safe sex. To tune into the theme of this year’s International AIDS Conference, a time lapse video will be taken to symbolically demonstrate the tide turning to zero.

If you’d like to get involved, we need volunteers to help prepare the installation on December 1st and 4th, as well as volunteers to man the booth on December 5th and 6th. For more information, e-mail dignitasyouth.uoft@gmail.com and sign up on the doodle with your availabilities.

November 27th, 2012

MPs Vote on Bill C-398 Tomorrow!

On November 28th, MPs will vote on whether to pass Bill C-398 to committee. If you haven’t already, contact your local MP to voice your support for this critical humanitarian bill, which will reform Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime.

Also, check out these two articles on the bill from yesterday’s Globe and Mail:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadas-mps-have-chance-to-help-save-millions-of-young-lives/article5660549/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/drug-makers-dont-oppose-generic-drug-legislation/article5660602/

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