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Global health partnership in Colombia enables students to learn about the context of health and well-being in rural communities

This winter term, MSc Global Health students have the opportunity to take part in a mobility exchange with our partner institution Universidad del Rosario. The elective track, Community Health in Moving Populations, uses learning strategies to provide local and international students the opportunity to learn about the context of health and well-being in Colombian communities. This […]

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Mobilizing knowledge to promote positive social change for marginalized newcomer populations: A student experience

This article was originally posted in the Access Alliance blog and is being shared with permission. While working with Access Alliance, I had the opportunity to learn new skills in knowledge mobilization as well as around the importance of translating research findings to wider audiences, encouraging meaningful discussion, and building awareness of health inequities faced […]

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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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