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Living on the Tundra

Teepees on a tundra. That was my first impression of Kautokeino, Norway. Teepee-like structures, called lavvu, dot the landscape and are integrated into the town. Nearly every home has one; it’s not surprising since lavvu are a major part of the Sámi culture, and Kautokeino is one of two municipalities in Norway where the Sámi are […]

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Maternal Health in Guatemala: Funding Cuts Won’t Stop McMaster Global Health Students

Political instability and funding cuts are threatening the health of pregnant women in rural Guatemala. This is the kind of real-world problem the MSc Global Health program prepares students to tackle. How? Just ask Katie Aquilla, who is nearing the end of her 6-week field practicum in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. She has been working with […]

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