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McMaster hosts panel on internationalization, SDGs and the role of higher education

“The pandemic has amplified existing weaknesses and injustices in our systems. Universities are well positioned to develop roadmaps and frameworks to proactively engage in reducing inequities by taking an active role to solve global challenges.” Those are the words of Andrea Baumann, McMaster associate vice-president, global health, during the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Ontario […]

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2021 FHS Graduate Plenary Honours the Achievements of MSc Global Health Students

The 2021 Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) Graduate Plenary was hosted on May 19th and 20th as a virtual celebration of outstanding research and academic excellence. Throughout the two-day event, graduate students from across the FHS shared diverse and interdisciplinary research that tackles this generation’s most pressing issues. Five MSc Global Health students were amongst […]

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Unique Solutions to Global Problems – World Challenge Challenge Finalists

This year Western University invited McMaster University and some of the world’s best universities to compete in the 2021 World’s Challenge Challenge (WCC).  The competition’s mission was to bring together students from a wide range of institutions, cultures and continents to form a strong international network and create potential solutions to significant global issues identified […]

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Future of Canada Project: alongside of Canadian trailblazers, student Habon Ali joins the conversation to envision a better future

Habon Ali is a current MSc Global Health student at McMaster University where she is exploring the health and employment experiences of Black youth in Toronto during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a member of the Opportunity for All youth team at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Habon works towards improving NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) youth employment opportunities. She is passionate about […]

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Back to Mac virtual town halls

Getting safely back to McMaster this fall is on top of everyone’s minds. If you’re wondering how the fall term will look, you’re invited to join two virtual town halls that will take place in mid-June — one for students and one for faculty and staff.  These livestreamed events will each feature an opening address from David Farrar, McMaster’s president and vice-chancellor, as well as a panel of university […]

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Mourning an unfathomable loss

The emotionally disturbing and unfathomable discovery of the remains of over 200 children found buried at the site of a former residential school in British Columbia’s southern Interior, is undoubtedly reverberating through our campus community. Let us pause to collectively pay our respects and join in mourning the profound loss experienced by all Indigenous peoples and […]

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Gaining Practical Skills for Careers in Global Health

The Foundations courses, as a core component of the MSc in Global Health, are designed to teach competencies such as the ability to work in an international team and develop an understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of global challenges. These courses are strategically designed to provide students with […]

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A Reflection on the Opportunities and Challenges of International Collaboration

The Foundations II course introduced students to project development and program management in global health.  The course used a case study approach to develop innovative proposals to address health disparities while learning to translate theory into practice. Throughout the semester, working with group members from partnership universities in the Netherlands, Sudan, India, and Colombia some […]

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