Dr Shafik Dharamsi to speak at Oxfam UBC’s Hungry4Change Banquet

253038846Despite the fact that enough food is produced to feed twice the worlds population, more than 842 million people are chronically hungry. Hungry4Change is a hunger banquet intended to dramatize this inequitable distribution of food and resources in today’s world.

On 10 February 2009, Oxfam UBC will be hosting Hungry4Change, a semi-formal dinner complete with live music, a silent auction and thought-provoking guest speakers that will explore the issues surrounding global food insecurity.

This is an event aimed at gathering the Greater Vancouver community for a meal where every bite matters a meal that will leave you hungry for change. Please join us for this evening of food, music, a silent auction and, above all, thought.  All proceeds to Oxfam Canada.

10 February 2009, DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM – DINNER BEGINS AT 7 PM. For inquiries, please contact hungry4change.ubc.oxfam@gmail.com

Featuring Guest Speaker: Dr. Shafik Dharamsi

Dr. Shafik Dharamsi is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Centre for International Health at the University of British Columbia. Prior to coming to UBC he worked with the Aga Khan Development Network implementing an extensive health promotion and early-childhood development initiative in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda (2000-2004). His work has been featured on a Canadian television documentary series, The Global Villagers. In 2007, he was nominated for the UBC Killam Teaching Prize. In 2008, he received the Peter Wall for Advanced Studies Early Career Scholar Award. His research focuses on how health professions education can best prepare future practitioners to make judgments that are not only technically sound but also ethically and socially responsible.

http://hungry4change.eventbrite.com/

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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