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Return to McMaster Oversight Committee releases final recommendations report

Dear members of the McMaster community, Over the past three months, the Return to McMaster committees have been developing the recommendations that will guide our plans for how to safely reunite on campus in the fall. This work involved extensive community consultations as well as thorough consideration of the many unique needs of different departments, units and […]

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Student led initiative focusing on sustainability, social innovation and women’s empowerment

It can be difficult to take a social enterprise or innovation idea beyond small-scale, local implementation, into something bigger. RISE (Real Impact on Society and Environment) is an international competition that showcases student led projects and achievements in sustainability and social innovation and accelerate the scale and impact of student-led projects by connecting participating students […]

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Climate Change and Health

Climate change continues to have negative impacts on the health of individuals across the globe. Dr. Khondkar Ayaz Rabbani, the fourth speaker in the Learning Symposium Speakers Series, addressed the specific challenges the climate crisis has caused in the South-West Coastal region of Bangladesh. Ranked high on the World Risk Index according to the United […]

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McMaster places 14th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking

McMaster University has placed 14th in the world in The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, which recognizes the important contributions universities make to their communities, countries and on an international scale. McMaster moved up three positions to rank 14th globally, and third within Canada. More than 1,200 universities from 98 countries submitted data for […]

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No Profiteering in a Pandemic

Pharmaceuticals have long been known for their marked-up drug prices that prevent equitable access. More than ever before, due to COVID-19, the topic of equitable access on a global level is critical. This was the focus of the second keynote speaker in this year’s Global Health Learning Symposium speaker series where Leena Menghaney explores this […]

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System Mapping: An Opportunity to Collaborate

McMaster University’s MSc in Global Health Program participates each year in a two-week learning symposium, typically held in in Karnataka, India at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) where students engage in experiential education.  When in India, students participate in field orientation visits and gain firsthand insight into how the Indian health care system functions. […]

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Rethinking Vaccine Hesitancy: A Crisis of Trust

Dr. Maya Goldenberg kicked off the two-week virtual Global Health Learning Symposium speaker’s series with her keynote address titled “Rethinking Vaccine Hesitancy”. A philosopher and author of Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War on Science (2021), Dr. Goldenberg set out to challenge complex factors and her own understanding of vaccine hesitancy. Through a […]

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Global Health Learning Symposium – Going Global in a Virtual Learning Environment

Global Health program’s capstone project is an intense two-week international symposium which offers a deep dive into various pressing global health issues and brings together more than 300 students and 20 faculty from McMaster and its partner universities in the Netherlands, India, Sudan, Norway, Colombia and Thailand. Prior to the pandemic, the symposium took place […]

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Working in the field of Global Health: Q & A with MSc Alumni Lauranne Larose

MSc. Global Health (GH) Alumni, Lauranne Larose, an infectious disease advisor currently living in Montreal, reflects on her experience and the opportunities that led her to this position working in Nunavik, the Inuit region of Quebec. The Canada Inuit region, Inuit Nunangat, counts 4 regions and a total of 51 communities: Nunavut, Northern Quebec’s Nunavik, […]

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