University of British Columbia Okanagan

For several years students from the University of British Columbia Okanagan’s undergraduate nursing program have been involved in a global health nursing practicum. This is part of the students final clinical practice experience in which students have an opportunity to practice nursing in another setting outside of Canada.



Global Gala

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2019 UBCO Global Gala

Friday November 15, 2019 at The Laurel Packing House



UBCO Global Gala
The money raised from the Global Gala go towards health initiatives, supporting outreach clinics, and purchasing medical equipment in Ghana and Zambia. We always discuss the needs and priorities of the community with the people who are living and working there and use our funds accordingly.

NOTE: All funds raised go directly to health initiatives in Ghana and Zambia. Students are required to pay their own way and accommodation in Africa. None of the proceeds go towards students or teachers going on the trip to Ghana or Zambia, or any administrative costs.



This event is hosted by a group of nursing students from the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO). This year's Global Gala is a formal charity event that will include a family-style dinner, entertainment, silent auction, and casino to end off the night. More information coming soon!  There will be many opportunities to help raise funds towards health initiatives, supporting outreach clinics, and purchasing medical equipment in Ghana and Zambia.  For fifteens years, nursing students who are passionate about global health and building capacity in communities have had the opportunity to participate in a global health practicum in Ghana, and over the last eight years, Zambia. All funds raised at this event go directly towards health initiatives in these areas. Thank you for your support!