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UCQ contributes 80 medical volunteers to Doha Worlds

UCQ contributes 80 medical 
volunteers to Doha Worlds

Tribune News Network
Doha
The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) has provided 16 Canadian instructors and 64 nursing students to work as medical volunteers at this week’s 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha.
The UCQ is the country’s only Canadian university and Qatar’s sole provider of Bachelor and Master degrees in Nursing. UCQ volunteers are providing support for the official medical teams at both Khalifa International Stadium and venues along the Corniche.
“I’m excited to volunteer and proud to be a part of this incredible event,” said Hajar al Kuwari, a student at the UCQ. “I think this is a good example of how nurses can contribute to Qatari society and to big international events like this that come to our country.”
This is a unique volunteer opportunity for UCQ instructors and students, and for many of them it will be the first time volunteering at a high profile international sporting event.
“We are deeply honoured to participate in this important event for Qatar,” said Haitham Kan’an, UCQ Instructor and volunteer coordinator. “This is a very practical learning experience for the students as they will observe various medical professionals in action, all working as a team.”
UCQ is shifting the timing of several classes to accommodate the event schedule and training, explained Kan’an. “We believe this is a very important community service opportunity that we don’t want our students to miss. We want our students, and the community at large, to understand that nurses are actively contributing to Qatar’s healthcare goals and making a positive impact in this country.”
Established in 2007, the UCQ is educating future nursing leaders. Accredited in Canada, and adapted to the local culture, the university’s curriculum provides nursing students with the knowledge and expertise to become fully-integrated leaders in Qatar’s healthcare sector.

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