Neglected Global Diseases Fifth Distinguished Lectureship Seminar

Please join the Neglected Global Diseases Initiative to welcome Dr. Keith Martin as our Fifth Distinguished Lectureship Seminar speaker. He describes his upcoming talk below:
“We have an abundance of knowledge. Research findings at UBC and beyond can save millions of lives. Yet, there is a gap. A chasm exists between the knowledge we possess and the needs of communities that need this information. A multidisciplinary approach utilizing a broad range of skills and 21st century communication tools can create the partnerships needed to bridge this gap. New partnerships are developing and UBC is ideally poised to maximize its ability to address the global health challenges before us. This talk will focus on how this can be achieved.”

Dr. Martin is a physician who served as a Canadian Member of Parliament for 17 years. He held shadow ministerial portfolios in foreign affairs, international development, and health. He also served as a Parliamentary Secretary for Defense.

His main areas of specialization and interest are global health, international development, foreign policy, conservation and the environment. He is the founder of, an online portal that links individuals willing to work in low-income countries with institutions that need their expertise. In 2006, he founded the Canada’s first all-party conservation caucus in Parliament and he developed the online conservation site, He is the author of more than 150 editorial pieces published in Canada’s major newspapers and has appeared frequently as a political and social commentator on television and radio.

Location: Michael Smith Laboratories Auditorium
Time: Seminar noon – 1:00 pm, Reception with light lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm
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