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SDG-targeted research helps create health care jobs for Canadian newcomers

A research team at McMaster has been working to accelerate the employment of internationally educated nurses (IENs) in an effort to diversify the health workforce, reduce health inequities for immigrants and refugees across Ontario, and promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Andrea Baumann, the associate vice-president, Global Health, and director of the World Health Organization […]

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SDG Awareness Week needs student leaders

From March 9-13, McMaster University will be participating in SDG Awareness Week, a student-led initiative designed to raise awareness about the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Awareness Week is organized by the Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Student Committee – an international, interdisciplinary network of students taking action for the […]

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The climate crisis is a health emergency, but it’s also an opportunity, says Chanchlani Award recipient

The WHO states that climate change poses the biggest threat to global health in the 21st century. But according to Jonathan Patz, recipient of this year’s Chanchlani Global Health Research Award, the actions we take to mitigate climate change could, in fact, have enormous opportunities for health. And not just for health, but for the […]

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#GofortheGoals: Global health collaborations target SDGs

This week is International Development Week and the theme is “Go for the Goals,” which refers to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aims to highlight the achievements and efforts Canadians have made toward reaching the SDGs. With the 2030 Agenda in mind, McMaster University’s Global Health Office has been working on […]

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