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Experiential learning takes Global Health student beyond borders

After finishing her undergraduate program in Life Sciences here at Mac, Shivani Shah wanted to move away from the microscope and see the bigger picture: how health is affected, not just by disease, but by politics, economics and social conditions. So she enrolled in McMaster’s MSc in Global Health program – 12 months of intense […]

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Global health speaker series talk calls for improved drug therapy for children in low-and-middle income countries

Improved, well validated use of vaccines and drug therapy offers the single greatest potential for child survival and health outcomes in low-and-middle income countries. Yet treatments are still initiated without appropriate research validation – and the training of essential research and clinical personnel has been too slow. This week, Dr. Stuart MacLeod, professor emeritus, Pediatrics, […]

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Fragile environments and global health: Conference draws McMaster expertise

An instructor and three alumni from the Master of Science in Global Health program attended and presented at the Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH) this week, sharing their expertise with a community of practitioners, educators, policy makers, and students from more than 30 countries. This year’s program focused on Fragile Environments and Global Health: Examining […]

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Student Spotlight: Rasha Mansour on how the Syrian crisis impacted her decision to study global health

When MSc Global Health student and program ambassador Rasha Mansour was 23 years old, she joined the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) as a volunteer and visited a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs). The camp was just outside of her home town of Tartous, and the experience was life changing. “As soon as I […]

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New VIDEO: Global is local – Spotlight on David Hill, Global Health alumnus working at Mac

International education week kicks off today, highlighting the impact that international education has in preparing students for the world. MSc Global Health alumnus David Hill graduated from the program in 2015 and is now the program’s academic advisor. Like Hill, many of the program’s graduates go on to make a global impact locally, securing employment […]

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International activity compendium highlights McMaster’s significant global impact

The latest edition of McMaster University’s International Activity Compendium is now online on the McMaster Global Engagement Hub, a portal for accessing information about the university’s global engagement model, supports, services, opportunities, news and events. Spearheaded by the Global Health Office, the compendium showcases McMaster’s research and scholarly activities with global involvement and impact and is among […]

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