UBCO nursing students host annual Global Gala

Annual event raises funds for healthcare in Ghana and Zambia

What: 11th annual Global Gala
Who: UBCO School of Nursing, in partnership with Okanagan-Zambia Health Initiative
When: Friday, November 15, doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is 7 p.m.
Where: The Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis St., Kelowna

UBC Okanagan nursing students are organizing a gala evening of food and entertainment as a fundraising initiative for the university’s Global Health Practicum program.

Each year, nursing students in the program have the opportunity to travel internationally and work with diverse populations. For the past decade, the students have offset costs of this program by hosting a Global Gala evening. The Global Health Practicum is part of the students’ final clinical practice experience and provides an opportunity to practice nursing in another setting outside of Canada.

This year’s formal event takes place at the Laurel Packing House on November 15. The evening will feature live entertainment and a Casino Royale twist, providing opportunities to help raise funds towards health initiatives, support outreach clinics and purchase medical equipment in Ghana and Zambia.

The event is in partnership with Okanagan-Zambia Health Initiative. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the three-course plated dinner begins at 7 p.m. More information is available at: globalgala.net

About UBC’s Okanagan campus

UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world.

To find out more, visit: ok.ubc.ca