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Japanese Delegation Explores Midwifery Education at McMaster

  This week, three professors from Niigata University in Japan visited campus to participate in a knowledge exchange, meeting with Health Sciences faculty to discuss midwifery education and explore the benefits of problem-based learning (PBL).   Kayoko Sekijima, Mieko Sadakata, and Mayumi Nishikata – all professors from Niigata’s Graduate School of Heath Sciences – spent […]

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Take Advantage of Every Opportunity, Says Health Sciences Valedictorian and Global Health Grad Nicole Rakowski

Nicole Rakowski, valedictorian at the November 17 convocation for Health Sciences, is a proud graduate of the MSc Global Health program. As she leaves Mac, she feels excited about – and prepared for – her future in the field of global health. “I learned a lot of valuable lessons from the Global Health program. Most […]

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International Surgery Desk Fall 2016 Newsletter Highlights Advances in Surgical Care

  “Is the time ripe for a new McMaster joint initiative in global Obstetrics/Gynecology, Anesthesia, and Surgery?” asks International Surgery Desk (ISD) Director and MSc Global Health program faculty member Dr. Brian Cameron.   In the latest ISD Newsletter, Cameron calls for closer collaboration between disciplines to advance global surgical care, citing Dalhousie and UBC […]

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The Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research Connects Universities Across Canada

  Representatives from global health programs across Canada met in Vancouver yesterday to discuss internationalization, global health research, and transdisciplinary research collaboration.    The group – all members of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) – gathered for this year’s University Advisory Council (UAC) workshop. A non-profit organization, the CCGHR promotes better and […]

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McMaster Collaboration with University College of Southeast Norway Creates Exchange Opportunities

With funding from the High North Program, McMaster University and the University College of Southeast Norway (HSN) are working together to tackle global health issues specific to Arctic regions and to create opportunities for student and faculty exchanges. To this end, the Global Health Office recently welcomed a delegation of two professors and three graduate […]

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GH Program Graduate Rafi Chaudhury Offers Alumni Perspective at Global Health Speaker Series

  This week’s Global Health Professional Development Series welcomed back Rafi Chaudhury, who completed the MSc Global Health Program in 2012 with a thesis on e-health systems in Canadian family medicine. Chaudhury’s talk offered current students an alumni perspective on making the transition to the global workforce.   Upon graduating, Chaudhury joined the product team […]

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Expanded Partnerships Needed to Advance Global Health, say Global Health Leaders

The solutions to today’s most pressing global health challenges will only be found through innovative coalitions that transcend barriers separating disciplines, institutions, sectors and countries. That is the urgent message of the global health leaders who gathered at McMaster University last week for the annual meeting of the advisory board of the MSc Global Health […]

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Global Health Grad Sonal Marwah: Rethinking Solutions to Forced Displacement and Social Justice

  When she was a student learning about migration and globalization in the MSc Global Health program, Sonal Marwah could not have known that one day she would contribute to policy options and debates aimed at confronting the international refugee crisis.    Marwah joined Project Ploughshares – a Canadian NGO focused on peacebuilding and disarmament […]

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