Political Advocacy Committee

Political Advocacy Committee (PAC)

The Political Advocacy Committee (PAC) serves as an outlet for medical students to raise and present issues pertaining to our education and the collective health of our community. Issues include, but are not limited to, admissions, tuition, and health policy. This past year PAC focused on advocating for a ban on the use of indoor tanning equipment by minors, which has been shown to increase the risk of skin cancer. Our lobbying efforts were proven successful as the Alberta Government acted and passed legislation prohibiting tanning bed use by minors.

Pan-Alberta Political Action Day (PAD)

Date: November 30, 2015

Topic: Mandated Choice Model for Vaccinations

Every year the Political Advocacy Committee (PAC) organizes Political Action Day (PAD), in which medical students from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary present a predetermined issue about our medical education and health care system to the Alberta Legislature.

The event is a lot of fun and a great way to get involved in health advocacy at the University of Alberta. Stay tuned for more information during O-Week!