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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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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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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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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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Alumni Insights: An interview with Leshawn Benedict by MSc GH student Natasha Ross

McMaster’s MSc. Global Health program is known to present many pathways. As a recent graduate currently working for Bruyère Research Institute while simultaneously creating a successful podcast, Public Health Insight, Leshawn Benedict shows just that. Leshawn graduated from the program in 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and shares his unique outlook as a new graduate […]

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Global Health student leads new website on COVID-19 and childhood diabetes

Research shows that COVID-19 infections are generally less severe in children than adults. But for children with diabetes, an infection can make blood glucose difficult to manage. More importantly, access to care may be delayed due to the disruption of health care systems. To help families affected by childhood diabetes navigate these challenges during the […]

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Global health grad aims to make health care equitable for all bodies with conference on eating disorders

Early on in her life as a competitive ballroom dancer, Noa Lashevsky cultivated an artistic outlet for self-expression and communication. She also saw firsthand the negative impacts of body-shaming, disordered eating and the stigma around eating disorders. Today, the Global Health program graduate says she’s drawing on this personal experience, combined with the knowledge and […]

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Culture’s impact on postpartum depression explored in new study

Refugee women are at high risk of postpartum depression (PPD). How it affects them depends on a number of factors, including culture – their own, as well as their new country’s cultural environment. A recent publication by Global Health program graduate Saarah Haque seeks to explore the ways in which culture impacts how refugee women […]

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Work-integrated learning goes virtual for global health students

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 […]

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Student research to focus on SARS, COVID-19 and the importance of ‘after’

Every year, as part of the Master of Science in Global Health program’s capstone project, an intense two-week international symposium, MSc Global Health students present their research and gather invaluable feedback on their research from peers and experts. The symposium typically takes place in India, bringing together students and faculty from partner institutions that form […]

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