About

The British Columbia Coalition Institute (BCCI) is an innovative and localized learning institute for new global health researchers to expand their understanding of CCGHR Principles for Global Health Research. Learn more about the our institutes here.

The six principles featured in this framework offer tools for reflection and action in research and knowledge translation. The BCCI provides a forum for applying these principles, with a special focus on the most pressing health issues of our time. The previous institute on Planetary Health: Local and Global, for instance, helped researchers and professionals understand the systems approach to health that addresses planetary boundaries and linkages between human well-being and the state of the natural systems on which it depends.

Future institutes will continue to align with addressing the most important health issues.

How does it work?  

Coalition institutes have three components:

  • Phase 1: An intensive preparation phase extending over several weeks
  • Phase 2: An on-site event consisting of workshops, panels and open sessions focusing on participants’ self-directed learning objectives
  • Phase 3: A specifically-designed follow-up consolidation phase that includes capacity strengthening activities in the participating universities and regionally, otherwise known as a Community of Practice.

Who can participate? 

The institute is ideal for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty members who are active or interested in the field of global health research, with a special focus on the impacts of climate change on health and wellness. In particular, we encourage participation from those who are involved in some aspect of research and action related to planetary health.

How do I apply? 

An application will soon be available for BCCI 3 in Fall 2021. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to be the first to know.

The registration fee is $250 ($200 for CCGHR members), to cover accommodation costs for those who require this, along with other costs. A bursary fund may be available upon request for participants that require some assistance.

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*All photos have been graciously provided by Meghan Reading. For more of her work please visit her website.

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