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The CGI University Network (CGI U) is a consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs. UAB is a member of the CGI University Network and commits funding to UAB student commitment-makers who commit to take action in the areas of education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

Annual CGI U Meeting

Students come together at the CGI U annual meeting to hear from experts in various fields, brainstorm ideas, share best practices and form effective partnerships. Twenty-one UAB students promoted their commitments at the 2016 annual meeting at the University of California, Berkeley.

CGI U Campus Representative

Aileen JongAileen Jong, a senior majoring in Philosophy, serves as UAB’s 2017 CGI U Campus Representative. She attended CGI U in 2016 as co-founder and Vice President of Communications for Camions of Care at UAB, a new student organization that focuses on women’s health. Camions of Care seeks to break down the stigma surrounding menstruation through advocacy, education, and service. Within the first semester of its founding, COC at UAB raised over a thousand dollars and created more than 200 care packages, which have been donated to women’s shelters in the Birmingham community. On campus, Aileen works with students and the university community to build awareness for CGI U, and is also part of the University Honors Program, UAB International Mentors, and UAB Digital Media. To learn more about CGI U and how to become involved, please contact Aileen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and stop by her office hours in the library (Dean’s Conference Room, Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00pm)!



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