The Institute

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 BCCI-1 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 Planetary Health: Local and Global, and will help researchers and professionals to 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.

How does it work?  

Similar to earlier Coalition institutes, the BCCI-2 program will have three components:

  • Phase 1: An intensive preparation phase extending over several weeks
  • Phase 2: A four-day 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

BCCI-2 will also build upon the inter-university course Practical Knowledge and Skills for Working in Global Health hosted by UBC.

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? 

We have closed applications for the on-site event, but you can express interest in the institute with the application form.

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.


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

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