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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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Making Meaningful Change in the COVID Era: Sentiments from the UN75 Dialogue

  As part of the United Nations 75th anniversary, the UN Secretary General António Guterres called upon the international community to unite and discuss ways to build a better future for the youth of tomorrow through unity and solidarity. In response to this call, McMaster University students and faculty hosted the UN75 Dialogue “Investing in […]

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To be a research trainee in the time of COVID-19

Days after the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, with coursework for our winter semester wrapping up, we decided to apply our passion for global health by joining a team working on a rapid qualitative study: Triage and COVID-19: global preparedness, socio-cultural considerations, and communication. The goals of this ongoing study, led by Dr. Elysée Nouvet, […]

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Students from Manipal University: How did COVID-19 affect them?

One of the unique benefits of the MSc Global Health program is that it allows for cross-cultural collaboration: a critical element within the global health field. These collaborative experiences with students from partner universities can occur through online group work as well as through in-person interactions while on exchange or during the learning symposium. Unfortunately, […]

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Global health documentaries worth watching: From this year’s symposium

The Documentary Series Discussion, yet another of the online symposium’s engaging and thought-provoking online activities, took place earlier this week. The event offered an opportunity for symposium participants to discuss and further reflect on three selected global health documentaries: Bending the Arc, First Do No Harm, and In Our Hands. With the use of stimulatory […]

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