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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.

Yesterday was World Tuberculosis Day - so we're shining the spotlight on Global Health grad Himani Bhatnagar, who has be...
03/25/2019
Stepping up efforts to end TB | Global Health

Yesterday was World Tuberculosis Day - so we're shining the spotlight on Global Health grad Himani Bhatnagar, who has been stepping up efforts to #endTB. We featured her on our website last month, but check out our student blog for the full interview...

Today is World Tuberculosis Day, which is about raising awareness about TB and its devastating health, social and economic consequences. And it's about stepping up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. MSc Global Health program grad Himani Bhatnagar is playing a direct role in those efforts. She is...

Nice work, Emily Fitzgerald, who presented her thesis research on underemployment among adults with developmental disabi...
03/13/2019

Nice work, Emily Fitzgerald, who presented her thesis research on underemployment among adults with developmental disabilities at today's 3MT competition! bit.ly/2W321wZ

Happy International Women's Day from the Global Health Office! #IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter
03/08/2019

Happy International Women's Day from the Global Health Office! #IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter

There's still time to register for tomorrow's WebEx lecture - The Politics and Policies of Indigenous Health: Views from...
03/06/2019
Mar. 7 - WebEx Lecture - The Politics and Policies of Indigenous Health: Views from The Americas | Global Health

There's still time to register for tomorrow's WebEx lecture - The Politics and Policies of Indigenous Health: Views from The Americas - 9:30 - 11am (EST) https://bit.ly/2HjqASc

Part of the WebEx series on Displaced Populations and Northern Communities: Highlighting the Research, Policies and Politics of Access to Health Care. THURSDAY MAR. 7 - WebEx - 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (EST). Presenter: Christy Gombay, Academic Coordinator, Master of Science in Global Health program, M...

CANCELLED: Unfortunately we've had to cancel this evening's Global Health Speaker Series talk due to inclement weather. ...
02/27/2019

CANCELLED: Unfortunately we've had to cancel this evening's Global Health Speaker Series talk due to inclement weather. Please stay tuned for the revised date!

McMaster and the University of South-Eastern Norway receive new funding for tackling global health issues - including cl...
02/27/2019

McMaster and the University of South-Eastern Norway receive new funding for tackling global health issues - including climate change and mental health - facing northern communities https://shar.es/amvTRT

Upcoming Speaker Series talk! Professor Lisa Schwartz on 'Ethics, Obstacles and Palliative Care in Humanitarian Settings...
02/21/2019

Upcoming Speaker Series talk! Professor Lisa Schwartz on 'Ethics, Obstacles and Palliative Care in Humanitarian Settings.' Feb. 27, 2019 - 5:30 pm in MDCL 3020

Student spotlight: Meet Liselotte van Agt - on exchange this term from Maastricht University!
02/21/2019
Global Health Exchange Student Liselotte van Agt: Looking Beyond Bedside Care | Global Health

Student spotlight: Meet Liselotte van Agt - on exchange this term from Maastricht University!

Liselotte van Agt always wanted to be a nurse, but during her nursing studies in the Netherlands she became curious about healthcare on a much broader scale. Today, as an MSc Global Health exchange student from Maastricht University, she’s learning to tackle healthcare challenges from a new perspe...

Global Health student Amanda Giancola recently attended OpenCon, where she learned more about what she and others studen...
02/11/2019
OpenCon: An Eye-Opening Experience

Global Health student Amanda Giancola recently attended OpenCon, where she learned more about what she and others students can do to support Open Access, a worldwide movement to make scholarly publications, data and educational resources available without cost or access barriers. More here: https://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/articles/opencon-an-eye-opening-experience/

What is OpenCon and why does Open Access matter? Global Health student and this year's recipient of the McMaster University Library Travel Scholarship, Amanda Giancola, explains.

Renowned epidemiologist and family physician Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones delivered a powerful lecture when she visited camp...
02/08/2019

Renowned epidemiologist and family physician Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones delivered a powerful lecture when she visited campus this week. After receiving the Chanchlani Global Health Research Award, she spoke about the ways in which racism contributes to health disparities. Read more and watch the lecture here: https://bit.ly/2MVHOpf

Upcoming WebEx series presentation on Feb 8: Climate Change, Health Research and Arctic Communities - with Taha Tabish, ...
02/05/2019
Feb. 8 - WebEx Lecture - Climate Change, Health Research and Arctic Communities | Global Health

Upcoming WebEx series presentation on Feb 8: Climate Change, Health Research and Arctic Communities - with Taha Tabish, Health Technology Innovations Research Coordinator, Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, Iqaluit. Register now! https://bit.ly/2StIWFL

Part of the WebEx series on Displaced Populations and Northern Communities: Highlighting the Research, Policies and Politics of Access to Health Care. FRIDAY FEB. 8 - WebEx - 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (EST). Presenter: Taha Tabish, Health Technology Innovations Research Coordinator, Qaujigiartiit Health...

MSc Global Health student Aloka Wijesooriya’s vision for a futuristic work world was a runner-up in the recent U21/PwC I...
02/05/2019
Global Health Student Aloka Wijesooriya’s Vision for a Futuristic Work World Earns Second Place in International Innovation Competition | Global Health

MSc Global Health student Aloka Wijesooriya’s vision for a futuristic work world was a runner-up in the recent U21/PwC Innovation Challenge. Read the article and watch her video submission here: https://bit.ly/2GmIuCO

MSc Global Health student Aloka Wijesooriya’s vision for a future working world - where people and organizations work together and respectfully to care for the environment and society - placed runner-up in the recent annual U21/PwC Innovation Challenge. The competition included graduate students f...

Alumni spotlight! MSc Global Health grad Sylvia Gawad is making a direct difference in the lives of newcomers to Canada ...
01/30/2019

Alumni spotlight! MSc Global Health grad Sylvia Gawad is making a direct difference in the lives of newcomers to Canada in her hometown of Halifax. https://bit.ly/2Shllbp

Student Raajia Abdur Rehman provides a recap of the Toronto Global Forum in the student blog...have a look!
01/28/2019
The Toronto Global Forum - A Valuable Learning Experience | Global Health

Student Raajia Abdur Rehman provides a recap of the Toronto Global Forum in the student blog...have a look!

An important element I’ve learned about the program so far is to utilize the resources McMaster offers in gaining an overall valuable experience. Through the course of the term we regularly receive emails about events, conferences, and talks, which have the potential to provide networking opportun...

Upcoming WebEx Series! Displaced Populations and Northern Communities: Highlighting the Research, Policies, and Politics...
01/22/2019
New Lecture Series Prioritizes Indigenous Health and Access to Care in Northern Communities | Global Health

Upcoming WebEx Series! Displaced Populations and Northern Communities: Highlighting the Research, Policies, and Politics of Access to Care.

Pressing global issues affecting the health and well-being of Northern communities, specifically Indigenous and displaced populations living in Canada’s High North region, will be the focus of an upcoming WebEx lecture series developed by McMaster University’s Global Health Office. The series ki...

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