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Since COVID-19 hit, Global Health student Shania Bhopa has been busy. She's started her own non-profit organization, The...
09/14/2020

Since COVID-19 hit, Global Health student Shania Bhopa has been busy. She's started her own non-profit organization, The Canadian Courage Project, which has helped homeless youth in the GTA. She's also started writing a wellness book. And she's hosting an upcoming webinar on September 15, which aims to help students with financial limitations find external graduate funding.

Shania says a placement with The Socrates Project at McMaster helped her learn valuable lessons outside the classroom.

Read Shania's story on Daily News! And sign up for her webinar here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-secure-graduate-school-funding-tickets-119000472617

Issue 5 of McMaster's Global Health: Annual Review journal, led by young global health professionals, is now available! ...
07/10/2020

Issue 5 of McMaster's Global Health: Annual Review journal, led by young global health professionals, is now available! This year’s issue delves into issues including infectious disease control, the physician’s role in climate change action, and the connection between health and political uprisings. The articles are sure to resonate with our students, staff, and our wider global health community!

Read the journal here: https://journals.mcmaster.ca/ghar/issue/view/141/Issue%205

There's still time to register for the next talks in our Global Health Webinar Series: Expert Perspectives on Pandemics....
05/13/2020

There's still time to register for the next talks in our Global Health Webinar Series: Expert Perspectives on Pandemics.

Today at 12pm! Anja Krumeich, Global Health program director at Maastricht talks COVID-19 and the search for a magic bullet.

Tomorrow at 12pm! Andrea Baumann, Global Health program director at McMaster, and Amelia Boughn, MSc Global Health candidate, reflect on lessons from history.

Find out more, register, and watch past webinars:
https://globalhealth.mcmaster.ca/2020-webinar-series

Don't forget to register for the remaining talks in our Global Health Webinar Series: Expert Perspectives on Pandemics. ...
05/08/2020

Don't forget to register for the remaining talks in our Global Health Webinar Series: Expert Perspectives on Pandemics. On Monday, our MSc Global Health program's academic advisor, Sonya de Laat, explores 'Perceptions of Past Pandemics: Cultural Histories of Public Reaction to Disease Outbreaks'.

Find out more, register, and watch past webinars:

https://globalhealth.mcmaster.ca/2020-webinar-series

A new webinar by Charu Kaushic and Geneviève Boily-Larouche from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)’s In...
04/30/2020
Canada’s rapid research response to COVID-19: Watch the webinar | Global Health

A new webinar by Charu Kaushic and Geneviève Boily-Larouche from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)’s Institute of Infection and Immunity, located at McMaster, explores Canada’s research response to COVID-19. Their presentation highlights the ways in which the Government of Canada has been working to make meaningful progress, and how government funding is being spent on research and other pandemic-related initiatives.

The webinar is part of our Expert Perspectives on Pandemics series, and we'll be posting all of the lectures online in the coming weeks!

Read more here:
https://globalhealth.mcmaster.ca/news-and-events/news/2020/canada%E2%80%99s-rapid-research-response-covid-19-watch-webinar

The Government of Canada has swiftly mobilized Canada's research and scientific communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This steadfast commitment to keeping up to date with the latest scientific evidence and discoveries has allowed us to adapt public health measures to help prevent and slo...

This year's Global Health Symposium is well underway! As part of the symposium, we've developed a webinar series --Exper...
04/27/2020
Black Death to COVID-19 – what we can learn from past pandemics | Global Health

This year's Global Health Symposium is well underway! As part of the symposium, we've developed a webinar series --Expert Perspectives on Pandemics -- that focuses on transdisciplinary perspectives on pandemics in the context of COVID-19. The series kicked off last week and the pre-recorded webinars will be available online in the coming weeks. Here's the first one by Hendrik Poinar, director of the McMaster Ancient DNA Centre: https://bit.ly/3bDUpci

In 1346 an unknown miasma – a noxious form of ‘bad air’ – swept across the Middle East, through the Horn of Africa, and consumed Europe within five years. The Black Plague spread quickly. It did not discriminate. And it caused massive mortality. The question is: what can we learn from it, wh...

It goes without saying that we are facing a global crisis and are all doing our part to adapt our approaches, lifestyles...
03/24/2020
McMaster launches new PhD in Global Health | Global Health

It goes without saying that we are facing a global crisis and are all doing our part to adapt our approaches, lifestyles, and ways of learning. We recognize that global health education is critical as we work together to tackle the most significant challenges of our times.

With this in mind, we are announcing the launch of a new PhD program in global health, slated to begin in 2020. The program represents our deep commitment to global health higher education that supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aims to prepare future leaders for a rapidly changing world.

https://globalhealth.mcmaster.ca/news-and-events/news/2020/mcmaster-launches-new-phd-global-health

McMaster University is launching a new PhD program in global health, slated to begin in September 2020. The doctoral program builds on the success of the innovative, international and transdisciplinary Master of Science in Global Health program and will strengthen McMaster’s existing partnership w...

COVID-19 Update: This is a reminder that the Global Health Office is closed, with all faculty and staff working from hom...
03/19/2020
Information and Updates - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 Update: This is a reminder that the Global Health Office is closed, with all faculty and staff working from home. Please contact ext. 22861 if you need to reach the Global Health Office. The university continues to monitor and adapt to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19. Please check McMaster University's COVID-19 website (https://covid19.mcmaster.ca/) for current information.
Stay safe!

SDG Awareness Week needs student leaders!The Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
02/19/2020
Call for student leaders! SDG Awareness Week | Global Health

SDG Awareness Week needs student leaders!

The Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Student Committee (u21health.org/u21-sdg-initiative) is an international, interdisciplinary network of students taking action for the SDGs. On 9–13 March, the committee is organizing an international SDG Awareness Week aimed at the university level, and would absolutely love your involvement! Learn more: https://globalhealth.mcmaster.ca/news-and-events/events-opportunities/call-student-leaders-sdg-awareness-week

SDG Awareness Week needs student leaders! The Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Student Committee (u21health.org/u21-sdg-initiative) is an international, interdisciplinary network of students taking action for the SDGs. On 9–13 March, the committee is orga...

Calling Mac grad students! Take the U21/PwC Innovation Challenge. Find out more and enter for the chance to win career d...
02/11/2020
U21/PwC Innovation Challenge | Universitas 21

Calling Mac grad students! Take the U21/PwC Innovation Challenge. Find out more and enter for the chance to win career development coaching and an expenses-paid trip to PwC Dubai https://bit.ly/2SgCtNI

Universitas 21 and PwC, two globally-focused organisations, have come together to offer exclusive professional development opportunities for U21’s graduate students through the Innovation Challenge competition. The question for the 2019-2020 competition is as follows: How can universities help ind...

Five McMaster University students travelled to Colombia earlier this month to begin a three-month exchange at Universida...
01/28/2020

Five McMaster University students travelled to Colombia earlier this month to begin a three-month exchange at Universidad del Rosario as part of the MSc Global Health program's winter term, which prioritizes outbound student mobility. https://shar.es/a3Dv1v

01/10/2020

📣 Less than two weeks left to submit your research article or opinion piece to the Global Health: Annual Review - McMaster Global Health’s academic, peer-reviewed journal! Any questions or concerns can be emailed to [email protected].

The deadline for submissions is January 22nd. The team hopes to read your global health scholarly work!

Interested in publishing your global health research? 🌎Check out the Global Health: Annual Review, an open access and pe...
12/19/2019
GHAR Issue 5 - Call for Papers FINAL.pdf

Interested in publishing your global health research? 🌎

Check out the Global Health: Annual Review, an open access and peer-reviewed journal led by young global health professionals, including alumni from the MSc in Global Health. Share your scholarly work with the global health community!

We'll be accepting submissions until January 22nd, 2020.

For more information, see the Global Health: Annual Review Call for Submissions here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c2TI0ogqbc_nNq524bPTqWuklqKehIfC/view

Congratulations, Hunster Yang! The MSc Global Health grad has been recognized for his commitment to community service wi...
11/28/2019

Congratulations, Hunster Yang! The MSc Global Health grad has been recognized for his commitment to community service with the Millennium Award for Community Service, presented by the Graduate Students Association.
https://shar.es/a3qUCV

McMaster and Maastricht universities have formally committed to continuing to work together, signing a Memorandum of Und...
11/08/2019

McMaster and Maastricht universities have formally committed to continuing to work together, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) toward the establishment of a doctoral program with a cotutelle agreement. https://shar.es/a33Blr

Meet MScGlobal Health students Tanya Narang and Suad Ali! They're investigating the role Virtual Reality technologies co...
10/25/2019

Meet MScGlobal Health students Tanya Narang and Suad Ali! They're investigating the role Virtual Reality technologies could play in combating the growing global health problem of dementia. Narang and Ali recently presented their research abstracts at the 10th Canadian Conference on Dementia. Read more here: https://shar.es/aXLbSA

“I want to bridge the gap between sciences and humanities to tackle climate change." We all have a role to play in globa...
09/25/2019

“I want to bridge the gap between sciences and humanities to tackle climate change."
We all have a role to play in global health.
Meet MSc Global Health student Amelia Boughn. https://shar.es/aXKm1K

It's #WorldHumanitarianDay! We're highlighting the work of professor Lisa Schwartz, whose research highlights the import...
08/19/2019

It's #WorldHumanitarianDay! We're highlighting the work of professor Lisa Schwartz, whose research highlights the importance of making space for palliative care in humanitarian crises. https://shar.es/aXtHlM #BrighterWorld

“I’m immersed in projects that fuse my passion for global health with social justice, human rights, advocacy and activis...
08/12/2019
Tackling gender-based violence and legislative reform in Namibia | Global Health

“I’m immersed in projects that fuse my passion for global health with social justice, human rights, advocacy and activism."
MSc Global Health program grad Bianca Braganza tackles gender-based violence and legislative reform in Namibia https://shar.es/aXp7a1

When Bianca Braganza started the Master of Science in Global Health program in 2016, she couldn't have imagined where the experience would take her. Today, she's in Windhoek, Namibia, working as an intern for the Law Reform and Development Commission at the Ministry of Justice of Namibia.

A warm welcome (back!) to the Global Health Office's new Academic Program Advisor Sonya deLaat, who was the program’s re...
07/29/2019

A warm welcome (back!) to the Global Health Office's new Academic Program Advisor Sonya deLaat, who was the program’s recruitment and admissions officer from 2010-2012. https://shar.es/aXmPLS

“We need to understand what’s happening in the Arctic, and we need to work directly with the communities that are most d...
07/08/2019
Field practicum in Norway highlights the necessity of experiential learning in global health | Global Health

“We need to understand what’s happening in the Arctic, and we need to work directly with the communities that are most deeply affected by global health issues."
Meet MSc Global Health student Elizabeth Wallace, who is completing her field practicum in Tromsø, Norway - and see why experiential learning is essential for a career in global health. https://shar.es/a0UiiD

Experiential learning is at the core of the MSc Global Health program’s curriculum, providing students with a unique opportunity to put their knowledge into action. Elizabeth Wallace is realizing why this hands-on learning experience is not only valuable, but essential for her future career in the...

Each year, an estimated 4.5 million Europeans die in need of palliative care. It’s a global health issue that MSc Global...
06/20/2019

Each year, an estimated 4.5 million Europeans die in need of palliative care. It’s a global health issue that MSc Global Health grad Natalia Arias-Casais is working to address. She and her and her research team have launched the 2019 Atlas of Palliative Care in Europe, a regional study that assesses the development of palliative care across the region. The aim is to provide evidence-based solutions to the lack of access to care and pain relief for people facing life-limiting illnesses.
https://shar.es/a0xUD5

MSc GH grad Erin Slade is following her passion to tackle poor health outcomes among First Nations in her home province ...
06/13/2019

MSc GH grad Erin Slade is following her passion to tackle poor health outcomes among First Nations in her home province of BC. In this article, she talks about cultural safety and why it's critical: https://shar.es/a0dzyo

MSc Global Health student Sarah Walji is currently attending the World Health Assembly. The passionate advocate for yout...
05/29/2019

MSc Global Health student Sarah Walji is currently attending the World Health Assembly. The passionate advocate for youth involvement in global health says we need more voices like Greta Thunberg's to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. https://shar.es/a0u2mw

The United Nations states that prisoners should enjoy the same standards of health care that are available in the commun...
05/22/2019

The United Nations states that prisoners should enjoy the same standards of health care that are available in the community. But there's a health care crisis in Canada's federal prisons, says MSc Global Health grad Eilish Scallan. Her recently published research sheds light on governance issues here in Canada: https://bit.ly/2JEnr1l

Congratulations to MSc Global Health grad Sherry Nesbitt, who has won this year’s National Collaborating Centres for Pub...
05/10/2019

Congratulations to MSc Global Health grad Sherry Nesbitt, who has won this year’s National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) Knowledge Translation Award! Her research focuses on experiences of social exclusion among older women in a rural Canadian context, and she hopes her research will be used to inform public health global health policy.
Read the full story here: https://shar.es/a0HvU0

Happy #MentalHealthWeek! Read our latest article on Global Health grad Arjun Patel, whose recent research highlights dis...
05/06/2019

Happy #MentalHealthWeek! Read our latest article on Global Health grad Arjun Patel, whose recent research highlights disparities in access to mental health services among Indigenous groups: shar.es/a00sxw

Global health grad Spencer Rutherford's recently published article - in the journal Health Policy and Planning - provide...
04/29/2019

Global health grad Spencer Rutherford's recently published article - in the journal Health Policy and Planning - provides a new framework for rebuilding health systems after war. Read about it here: https://shar.es/amL10Y

Kicking off the weekend conference! #ghsympo2019
04/27/2019

Kicking off the weekend conference! #ghsympo2019

The global health symposium in Manipal is underway, bringing together 300+ students and faculty from partner universitie...
04/22/2019

The global health symposium in Manipal is underway, bringing together 300+ students and faculty from partner universities in Canada, the Netherlands, India, Colombia, Sudan and Thailand to tackle pressing global health problems. #ghsympo2019

Upcoming @McMasterGlobal event: La Caravana - A special presentation and panel discussion on the Central American migran...
04/01/2019

Upcoming @McMasterGlobal event: La Caravana - A special presentation and panel discussion on the Central American migrant crisis. April 3 at 6pm.

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