Linking Learners for Life Where They Live (L4): Developing a Global Health Initiative for Student Engagement Academic Article uri icon

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  • This article describes a graduate student learning experience as part of an international nursing collaborative working together to develop an academic partnership for global health education in the circumpolar north. The experience provided an opportunity to conduct a pilot project in a rural, remote, northern community using an indigenous, global context. Building on the Canadian-Siberian collaboration, the graduate student attended an academic institution in Siberia, where she focused on the sharing of expertise, knowledge, and insights in order to address the challenges facing indigenous people in achieving optimal health and well-being in the circumpolar north. The goal was to create a foundation for "putting health into place" in a northern context, with the hope of creating shared learning opportunities for undergraduate students between the 2 countries.The intent is to share the approach used by the graduate student to use a conceptual model to assess the feasibility of creating a context-relevant global health experience for northern nursing education.


  • Watt, Maxine
  • Butler, Lorna
  • Exner-Pirot, Heather
  • Wright, Amy

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  • July 2015