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Examining global health challenges faced by Arctic communities

Despite documented health disparities between the circumpolar north and other regions, the Arctic remains an underrepresented area in global health scholarship, which the global health program has been eager to explore. The new graduate course, Circumpolar Health: A Global Health Perspective, explores interdisciplinary perspectives on global health issues in the circumpolar north. MSc in Global Health student, Nour El […]

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Emory Intramural Case Competition: Health for All in Kedougou, Senegal

Every year, Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, hosts the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition (ECC), which allows students from across the globe to design innovative solutions for current global health issues. This year, the ECC will take place virtually from March 11 to 19, 2022. This year, from January 31 to February 5, […]

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Transcontinental collaboration and building connections with local and global graduate students

Students in the MSc in Global Health program at McMaster University have been immersed in the unique transdisciplinary and transcontinental collaboration aspects of the program since day one. Collaborating with students from international partner universities, students were quickly immersed and had the opportunity to learn the value of international  collaboration in global health as they […]

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Critical Global Health – just launched!

We are proud to announce the launch of a ratified GSA club aimed towards McMaster Global Health graduate students. Critical Global Health (CGH; https://gsa.mcmaster.ca/cgh/) is a working group composed of students from the McMaster Global Health graduate programs, at both the MSc and Ph.D. levels. We provide spaces for students to discuss current discourses that […]

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Aspirations for the Winter Term 2022

As the MSc Global Health students are planning next steps in their graduate school journey, there are certainly no shortage of options. Currently, the Fall term is wrapping up and students are busy balancing ongoing academic responsibilities with preparations for where their respective course concentrations will take them. Starting next term, students will begin to […]

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Back to School in a Virtual Environment – GH Student Perspectives on the Year Ahead

The MSc Global Health program at McMaster is a 12-month program, where students learn through an interdisciplinary approach designed to prepare graduates for careers in a globalized world. Throughout the program students engage in transcontinental learning, working with peers from partner universities and global networks. This year’s Global Health students have just begun their studies. […]

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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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A Reflection on the Opportunities and Challenges of International Collaboration

The Foundations II course introduced students to project development and program management in global health.  The course used a case study approach to develop innovative proposals to address health disparities while learning to translate theory into practice. Throughout the semester, working with group members from partnership universities in the Netherlands, Sudan, India, and Colombia some […]

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