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Homeless with COVID-19: How a global health grad is helping

Eilish Scallan, who is currently on a break from her medical school clinical duties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been involved with a number of local organizations and initiatives aimed at supporting frontline workers and vulnerable communities during this crisis. Specifically, the MSc Global Health graduate has been helping to recruit student volunteers for […]

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“I would like to see global health move toward adaptation for a changing climate”

“Climate change will be the new HIV/AIDS,” says MSc Global Health student Jeffrey McLean, who was recently selected as a youth bursary recipient to attend The Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership. “It’s taken the lives of millions and continues to affect the lives of people around the world today – and navigating the challenges facing […]

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Community service award recognizes Global Health grad’s dedication to promoting health equity

Master of Science in Global Health program graduate Hunster Yang has been recognized for his commitment to community service with the Millennium Award for Community Service, presented by the Graduate Students Association. While completing his degree, Yang was actively involved in a number of local initiatives – from working with the Hamilton Community Benefits Network […]

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Students’ research explores the promise of Virtual Reality for patients with dementia

Virtual Reality (VR) offers new hope for people living with dementia (PWD) – and Master of Science in Global Health students Suad Ali and Tanya Narang are investigating the role these technologies could play in combating this growing global health problem. Ultimately, Ali and Narang hope their research will help to inform the use of […]

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“I want to bridge the gap between sciences and humanities to tackle climate change”

Amelia Boughn chose McMaster for global health because of the transdisciplinary nature of the program, which brings together faculties of social sciences, health sciences, business and humanities, and links with institutions across multiple continents. The MSc Global Health student, who grew up in Toronto, studied human biology, health and society at Cornell University in the […]

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Tackling gender-based violence and legislative reform in Namibia

When Bianca Braganza started the Master of Science in Global Health program in 2016, she couldn’t have imagined where the experience would take her. Today, the program graduate is in Windhoek, Namibia, working as an intern for the Law Reform and Development Commission at the Ministry of Justice of Namibia, where she’s directly involved in […]

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Field practicum in Norway highlights the necessity of experiential learning in global health

Experiential learning is at the core of the MSc Global Health program’s curriculum, providing students with a unique opportunity to put their knowledge into action. Elizabeth Wallace is realizing why this hands-on learning experience is not only valuable, but essential for her future career in the global health field. The soon-to-be graduate recently returned to […]

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Let’s make global palliative care a public health priority

Each year, an estimated 4.5 million Europeans die in need of palliative care. It’s a global health issue that Natalia Arias-Casais is working to address. The MSc Global Health program graduate and her research team have launched the 2019 Atlas of Palliative Care in Europe, a regional study that assesses the development of palliative care […]

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Why cultural safety is critical to the health of First Nations

Erin Slade is following her passion to tackle poor health outcomes among First Nations in her home province of British Columbia. The Master of Science in Global Health program graduate is currently working with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in Vancouver as a policy analyst in the Health Benefits department, where she develops policies […]

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Why we need more Greta Thunbergs to achieve UN goals

Sixteen-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg started a global movement of young people in more than 120 countries, calling for urgent action to address climate change. The Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who has been named one of TIME 2019’s 10 Next Generation Leaders, is an example of the power of youth engagement in critical global health […]

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