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IHIG March General Meeting and Elections

  • Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB) 268 5793 University Avenue Halifax, NS, B3H Canada (map)

IHIG's March General meeting will be happening on Monday, March 25th from 6-7pm in CHEB 268.

Elections will be held in-person at this meeting (positions below). If you can justify the need for a new position not listed, we can certainly consider that. To apply for a position submit a short response of 250 or less as to why you would be be a good fit, prior to March 25th to

See you there!

Executive Positions 2019-20

1. President (or Co-President)
Responsible for facilitating the group and overseeing all IHIG committees and initiatives.
*For the past three years, we have had co-presidents. We recommend co-presidents, especially as IHIG continues to expand and the demands increase.

2. Committee Lead (four separate positions available)
Responsible for communicating with members of the committee on a consistent basis, arranging meetings outside of general monthly meetings, and ensuring that tasks are accomplished. At monthly meetings, committee leads are responsible for updating the general IHIG council on the progress of their committee.

i. Fundraising
a. The Funding Committee fundraises as well as seeks-out and applies for grants/funding opportunities. This is essential to support IHIG events and research initiatives.

ii. Events and Outreach
a. Every year IHIG aims to plan or support at least one large event on campus or in the greater community. This year we planned the Weld Kernohan Lecture: Indigenous Perspectives in Western Med. The events lead is responsible for attended all scheduled meetings and overseeing the planning and execution of the event.

iii. Education
a. The IHIG Education Committee is a resource across campus for students/faculty/staff to access information about Indigenous Health and History. Lecturers are Indigenous students and non-Indigenous allies passionate about increasing cultural competency training for working with Indigenous persons in health professional programs. The education lead is responsible for arranging said lectures and other educational events on campus and within the community.

iv. Research
a. The IHIG Research Committee provides opportunities for Indigenous students to gain research skills and collaborate with non-Indigenous allies in contributing to the body of Indigenous health research. Students gain experiences presenting at academic conferences and are involved throughout the research process. The research lead is responsible for overseeing, facilitating, and contributing to various research projects while leading the research team.

3. Social Media Coordinator
Responsible for updating the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts regularly (should be comfortable using these platforms and active on them), and developing a health following, Indigenous following, community following platform.

4. Faculty/Department Representatives
Serve as the liaison between your faculty/department and IHIG. It will be the responsibility of the representatives to effectively relay information to and from IHIG.

5. Meeting Secretary
Responsible for recording meeting minutes at monthly general meetings and keeping society notes/documents organized in GoogleDocs.

6. Internal Secretary/Communications Coordinator
Responsible for responding to and directing internal and external requests/communication that IHIG receives from the Facebook and Gmail accounts.

Earlier Event: March 23
Community Round Dance