Application for 2017 positions:
Application Closing Date: 17/02/2017
Positions will be announced at the Kick off party on the 24th of February.
* Please don't hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions.
As Maternal Health convener, you will have the opportunity to raise student interest in issues such as maternal mortality in low-income countries and urogenital problems such as fistulas. This can be accomplished by engaging students through informational events, volunteering with local organisations or any other methods that would increase student engagement. Previous projects have included movie nights, seminars with speakers who have practiced OBGYN in low-income countries, assisting in the organisation and running of Days for Girls and participating in the Zonta Club Birthing Kit Assembly.
With asylum seekers and refugees being a strongly debated contemporary issue in Australia, the Refugee Health convener seeks to improve student engagement with the prominent refugee population of Brisbane. Amongst our projects includes the Healthy Start Program, run in conjunction with H4H (Griffith) and M.A.D (Bond), which seeks to improve health literacy amongst newly arrived refugees. Other potential projects include volunteering for the Lantern Parade Walk for Refugees and holding informational seminars.
The Indigenous Health Convener has an expanding role in recent years as TIME recognises the importance of enhancing student awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and health issues. Collaborations with local community members and organisations is key and these organisations include but is certainly not limited to NAIDOC and Deadly choices.
Medical Aid Project
The TIME Medical Aid Project aims to help UQ medical students engage with hospitals all over the world through the provision of medical supplies to hospitals, which students attend for their electives. Hospitals that have received medical supplies are located in countries including India, Peru, Vanuatu, Vietnam and more. As the convenor for the TIME Medical Aid Project, you will work with fellow students going on electives, most often to developing nations. Your role will be to be the lead in the running of the project, starting from planning of the timeline all the way till sending off the boxes of medical supplies. Previous project activities that conveners have helped to plan for include fundraising efforts such as bake sales and contacting clinics to donate supplies.
The role of doctors and medical students in environmental issues such as climate change, housing and pollution is paramount as improving socioeconomic factors of health has drastic outcomes on the health of a community. GreenMed frequently collaborates with student representatives from the Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) and will be looking for further opportunities with organizations such as Habitat for Health and Project Smile.
TIME Charity Fashion Show
The TIME Annual Charity Fashion show is the most glamorous event of the year and as the Convenor, you will be responsible for overseeing the organisation of the entire Fashion Show. You will be expected to organise and liaise with the Band, Music, Lights, and Stage-Hire and work in conjunction with the Creative Director and the TIME Events Manager to plan and produce the event. On the night, your roles may include setting up backstage and other backstage duties, running the Raffle, managerial duties and ensuring the event runs smoothly. This is a fantastic opportunity to use your organisational skills and enthusiasm to run a very exciting event while contributing to medical equality and raising funds for a worthy charity. Check out the photos from our past shows and be sure to send us your application right away!
TIME Red Aware
The TIME Red Party is part of an initiative of the national Red Aware Campaign in which TIME has actively taken part in since 2011. The Red Aware Campaign is a fight against HIV/AIDS and promotes safe sex practices while raising funds through various events to support research and treatment for the debilitating disease. As the Red Aware Convenor, you have a chance to throw an amazing Red themed party and have a ton of fun! Your duties include (but are not limited to) securing the venue, decorations, setting up a budget document, running the Safe Sex Olympics on the night and ensuring a great party. You will be working with the TIME Events Manager to run this event and contribute to promoting and raising funds for HIV/AIDS research, treatment and awareness.
First Year Representative
The first year representative promotes TIME's projects and events to the first year medicine cohort. They act as a link between the cohort and the exec, letting the exec know about feedback and questions from the cohort.
The 2016 Convenors
Fashion Show: Emma Carlisle
First Year Representative: Michelle Kim
GreenMed: Shannon Lovegrove
Indigenous Health: Max Mitropolous
Maternal Health: Lauren Chimes and Alix Murphy
Medical Aid: Jess Monteiro and Rockie Kang
Red Aware Week: Charles Heald
Refugee Health: Minnie Vo and Katie Jo
2015 Convenors & Representatives:
Maternal Health Conveners: Raquel Maggacis & Alexandra Miller
Refugee Health Convenors: Minnie Yan Yu Vo, Mindy Eklove & Dasha Soldatov
Indigenous Health Convenor: Tom Williams
Green Med Convenors: Chris White & Imogen Atkins
Medical Aid Project Convenor: Ted Justo
Red Aware Convenors: Frances Wong & Savini Liyanagama
Fashion Show Convenors: Brittany Long & Fei He
First Year Rep: Vu Nguyen
Ipswich Rep: Zoë Johnston