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Global Health students work towards community-based solutions for menstrual health and hygiene through education, advocacy and improved facilities

Empower and Care Organization (EACO) began as a community-based initiative in Uganda with the goal of providing effective skills for vulnerable men, women, and children. EACO was founded by Shadrak Kyobe and a local collective, which quickly extended through Uganda as there is significant need for their services. “There is great potential and aspiration found […]

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Gaining international experience while working remotely – Q & A with MSc student Brenda Clement

Work-integrated learning is a core component of McMaster’s graduate Global Health program, which requires students to complete a ten-week practicum to gain hands-on experience in the global health field. Students work with organizations that put into practice the theory, concepts, and methods taught in the program with activities targeted to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. […]

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New report offers snapshot of campus-wide sustainability action

Sustainability, in all its forms, matters to the McMaster community. The focus on environmental sustainability runs through every part of the university, from innovative teaching and research, to the campus environment and operations. A snapshot of these collective measures to advance environmental sustainability within our institution, the communities that surround us and around the world […]

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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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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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