June 21, 2012


Every year, CNIS teaches thousands of elementary students in Africa a course called Peace Building for Elementary Schools. In the 2012-2013 school year, eight elementary schools in Axum, Northern Ethiopia are twinned with nine elementary schools in Canada. Students will build friendships across borders through arts, letter writing, geography projects, and other […]
September 21, 2011

Meet our Twinning Schools 2011-2012

Eight Canadian elementary schools are now ‘twinned’ with eight elementary schools in Axum, Ethiopia through the Canada/Ethiopia Elementary school Twinning Project. Starting this fall, the schools will share letters, art projects and stories, to teach their ‘twins’ about each other’s countries, customs, school systems and daily lives. We are looking […]
June 14, 2011

Join the Canada/Ethiopia Twinning Project

CNIS is inviting Canadian elementary schools to participate in the Canada/Ethiopia Twinning Project by twinning with an elementary school in Axum, Northern Ethiopia starting in September 2011. CNIS will help “twin” eight Canadian elementary schools with eight elementary schools in Axum. Once matched, the schools, and most importantly the children, […]
September 17, 2010

3 Canadian Instructor Courses in October

On October 16, a Safe Surgery Saves Lives (SSSL) nursing course was held in Vancouver. 8 perioperative nurses were certified as CNIS Safe Surgery Saves Lives nursing instructors. On October 21, CNIS held a Structured Operative Obstetrics Instructors Course in Ottawa. The SOO course has 11 participants and was conducted in […]
May 10, 2010


Title: Structured Hernia Repair Instructors Course Location: UBC Clinical Academic Campus, 2nd floor, 2312 Pandosy St., Kelowna B.C. Description: The Structured Hernia Repair Instructor’s Course presents the didactic material including lectures and interactive teaching sessions to surgeons who wish to become certified teachers of this course. Participants in the instructor’s course […]
February 5, 2010


Jackline Ochieng teaches CNIS’ Swahili courses Traveling to Kenya? Or maybe you just came back from volunteering in Africa? If you live in the Vancouver area, you can learn Swahili right here. CNIS offers ongoing Swahili classes for both beginners and intermediate students in our Kitsilano office. We hold at […]
December 10, 2009

UBC SURG-510: Surgical Care in International Health

The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada’s Branch for International Surgery, is offering  a groundbreaking accredited, graduate level online course—SURG 510-Surgical Care in International Health. This first-of-its-kind course is an essential foundation to understanding the global burden of unmet surgical need. Course instructors have a long association with UBC and the Branch for […]
November 25, 2009

Intercontinental Trauma Team Training course

Using Skype and Web cam, CNIS held its first intercontinental Trauma Team Training (TTT) Instructors Course at the CNIS office in Vancouver on Friday November 27, 2009. The workshop was linked to Guyana, South America. Six TTT instructors were certified in Vancouver and three in Guyana.
October 29, 2009

Safe Surgery Saves Lives Nursing Forum

SSSL NURSE FORUM On Saturday, December 5., CNIS held a nursing forum in Vancouver . Earlier this year, nursing workshops based on the Safe Surgery Saves Lives (SSSL) Checklist were held in Ethiopia. The intent of the workshops is to share the “pilot project” experience, and build upon it. An […]