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‘When Wonky Works’ subject of May 9 Chanchlani lecture

The 10th Annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award & Lecture focused on innovative and effective solutions to global poverty. Distinguished Professor of Economics and Finance at Northwestern University, Dean Karlan, received this year’s award and delivered his talk titled “When Wonky Works – Success, failures, and learning gaps in implementation science for public policy”. As […]

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An opportunity to discuss trans-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and inter-professional graduate programming

Building on the success of the innovative, international and transdisciplinary Master of Science in Global Health program, the doctoral program in Global Health at McMaster University prioritizes experiential learning, internationalization and innovation in higher education. With an aim to propel innovative research and solutions to emerging challenges, it focuses on the ideas, concepts, and topics […]

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An innovative and enriching global health learning symposium – that’s a wrap!

From April 18th to April 29th, the symposium brought together 350 students and 37 faculty from McMaster University and its partner institutions in the Netherlands, India, Colombia and Thailand. Taking place virtually across 12 time zones and 27 countries, students tuned in from the Netherlands, Canada, Colombia, India, Kenya and Thailand to name a few The […]

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Where are all the Women? Keynote speaker discusses gender representation in research and academia during the pandemic

As part of the two-week Global Health Learning Symposium, this week, Dr. Purnima Madhivanan delivered an impactful keynote titled “Where are all the women? Gender representation in research & academia during the pandemic”. As the current Director of Public Health Research Institute of India (PHRII) and the Director of the Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) […]

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Global health students gain real-world experience while learning and collaborating in transcontinental teams

The Global Health Foundations courses, as a core component of the MSc in Global Health program, are designed to teach competencies such as project development and management, health policy analysis, and encourage students to develop an understanding of the context of global challenges. In Foundations II, held during the Winter Term, students are asked to […]

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Keynote speaker addresses health system strengthening in India: Lessons learned from COVID-19

Dr. Giridhara R Babu has over two decades of experience in public health research, practice, and academics. He joined us from India as part of the Global Health Learning Symposium speaker series to discuss the topic ‘Lessons Learned from COVID-19 for Health System Strengthening in India’. Working with the World Health Organization, Dr. Babu has […]

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COVID-19 and vaccine equity in the African context with Ky’okusinga Kirunga, Amref Health Africa

Ky’okusinga Kirunga kicked off the two-week virtual Global Health Learning Symposium speaker series with her keynote address titled ‘COVID-19 and vaccine equity in the African context’. With her expertise and passion for working in global health, Kirunga is the Executive Director of Amref Health Africa in Canada and has held various leadership positions in the […]

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Global Health Symposium kicks off with an emphasis on global solidarity and collaboration

This year’s Global Health Symposium will offer students an experiential learning opportunity to explore various pressing global health issues alongside experts, advocates, and researchers from around the world. The two-week immersive international learning symposium is Global Health’s capstone project. It highlights the university’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is an example […]

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Students on exchange from Universidad del Rosario inspire mutual learning between international and local students

For the Winter Term, students from our partnership universities are able to take part in a mobility exchange opportunity in the MSc Global Health program at McMaster University. The three-month exchange prioritizes international experience and experiential learning, and this year for the first time, students in the Master’s in Public Health at the Universidad del […]

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Winter Term mobility options: Q & A with students on exchange at Maastricht University

McMaster students Terry Wilson, Soren Meeuwisse, and Jeremy Scudder are currently at Maastricht University (UM) in the Netherlands with several of their peers from the MSc Global Health program. The students are participating in a three-month exchange as part of the program’s Winter Term, which prioritizes international experience and experiential learning. To get a glimpse […]

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