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Working in the field of Global Health: Q & A with MSc Alumni Lauranne Larose
April 7, 2021

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, Northern Labrador’s Nunatsiavut, and Northern West Territories, Inuvialuit.

Autonomy, Self-Governance and Power in the Circumpolar North
April 7, 2021

Autonomy, Self-Governance and Power in the Circumpolar North

Last week brought us yet another engaging webinar in the series The Arctic – A Global Health Perspective. Dr. Nancy Doubleday presented on The Roots of Northern Indigenous People's Health: Connecting Autonomy, Self-Governance & Power in the Circumpolar North. Dr. Nancy Doubleday is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University, Director of Water Without Borders, and the inaugural HOPE Chair in Peace and Health.

Mental Health in the High North: Health Outcomes and Local Interventions Among the Sami
March 19, 2021

Mental Health in the High North: Health Outcomes and Local Interventions Among the Sami

The Arctic – A Global Health Perspective – continues to highlight the growing international interest in the region, with participants tuning in from over 15 countries including Russia, Iceland, South Africa, Sudan, and China. This series offers the opportunity to reflect on the transdisciplinary nature of global health and gain a new understanding of the Far North. 

Community Health in Moving Populations: A Virtual Mobility Exchange with Universidad del Rosario:
March 18, 2021

Community Health in Moving Populations: A Virtual Mobility Exchange with Universidad del Rosario:

This winter term, MSc Global Health students have the opportunity to take part in a virtual mobility exchange with our partner institution Universidad del Rosario.

Covid-19 and the Arctic: A Challenge and an Opportunity
March 5, 2021

Covid-19 and the Arctic: A Challenge and an Opportunity

It is evident that the Arctic – A Global Health Perspective webinar series is an important platform for sharing knowledge as it offers a transdisciplinary look at key global health challenges and opportunities in the High North.  In the fourth webinar of the series, we were joined by Dr.

Indigenous health researcher and advocate Nadine Caron to give annual Chanchlani lecture
March 1, 2021

Indigenous health researcher and advocate Nadine Caron to give annual Chanchlani lecture

Nadine Caron, the first female First Nations surgeon in Canada, has  made a lasting impact on Canadian health policy through her research and advocacy, helping make it better meet the needs of marginalized populations, including Indigenous, northern and rural residents. Caron is the recipient of 9th Annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award, and will deliver this year’s Chanchlani lecture, fittingly scheduled for International Women’s Day, on March 8. 

Setting the Stage for The Arctic - A Global Health Perspective
February 19, 2021

Setting the Stage for The Arctic - A Global Health Perspective

In response to student demand and in an effort to bring attention to the High North’s unique challenges and opportunities, McMaster University’s Global Health Office has developed The Arctic: A Global Health Perspective. The webinar series was launched on February 1, 2021 with special addresses from H.E. Patrick Parisot, Canada’s Ambassador to Norway, and H.E. Jon Elvedal Fredriksen, Norway’s Ambassador to Canada.

New website focuses on McMaster's commitment to UN goals
February 18, 2021

New website focuses on McMaster's commitment to UN goals

A new website highlights the important research work McMaster University is doing to meet the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The site includes profiles of 17 McMaster researchers and their work — each connected to one of the 17 SDGs — and offers a leading practices toolkit for aligning research with the SDGs. The objective is to share these strategies with other institutions and researchers.

MSc Global Health graduate student Leshawn Benedict
February 12, 2021

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 in the global health field. 

A Virtual Exchange - Welcoming Maastricht University Students
January 15, 2021

A Virtual Exchange - Welcoming Maastricht University Students

The Global Health program’s exchange opportunities with partner universities, which are currently being offered virtually, will continue to enable students to broaden their perspectives and benefit from rich intercultural learning.  This week, the Global Health office hosted an orientation event to welcome 25 students from Maastricht University, who are spending the winter term on a virtual exchange at McMaster University as part of the Master of Science in Global Health program.  The welcome orientati

MSc Global Health graduate student Maya Kshatriya
December 9, 2020

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.

Noa Lashevsky
November 16, 2020

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 skills gained in global health, "to revolutionize eating disorder recovery and make healthcare equitable and accessible for all bodies.”

McMaster Global Health Conference 2020
October 29, 2020

Student conference focuses on working locally while thinking globally

The student-led McMaster Global Health Conference 2020 was originally scheduled for March, but, like most events, it was postponed due to COVID. Now, it’s back – scheduled for November 7 & 8 – and its theme is perhaps more relevant than ever.

The United Nations\' 17 Sustainable Development Goals
October 28, 2020

McMaster Global 2020 explores how higher education can address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

What role can universities play in advancing the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? That’s the question that McMaster Global 2020, which takes place from November 2 to 13, seeks to answer in its annual showcase, which highlights the university’s commitment to global engagement.

GH student Ankita Datar
October 22, 2020

National competition recognizes Global Health student’s work on Indigenous food insecurity

The rate of food insecurity – defined by a lack of access to adequate food due to limited money or other resources – is three times greater in Canada’s Northern Indigenous communities than the average Canadian household. It’s an issue that Ankita Datar has been investigating.

Habon Ali
October 9, 2020

A changemaker in a changing world

Global Health student Habon Ali recently participated in the WHO virtual side event at the 75th United Nations General Assembly. The session – Youth and Health: Changemakers in the Changing World – focused on young people’s role in health in a world that’s changed drastically by the COVID pandemic.

Global Health student Shania Bhopa
September 25, 2020

It's up to you(th) to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality

When it comes to tackling the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Global Health student Shania Bhopa says we need youth voices.  So she’s using hers. Bhopa presented earlier this week at the Youth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Summit 2020, hosted by UNITE 2030, and will be delivering a talk this weekend at the Wemakechange Assembly.

Global Health program graduate Saarah Haque
September 21, 2020

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 resettled in high-income countries experience and understand PPD.

Global Health student Shania Bhopa
September 14, 2020

Global Health student to share strategies on securing graduate funding in new webinar

Since COVID-19 hit, Global Health student Shania Bhopa has been busy. She's started her own non-profit organization, The Canadian Courage Project, which has helped homeless youth in the GTA. She's also started writing a wellness book – a collaboration with her mother and sister – and has launched a social media presence to support it.

McMaster Global Virtual Showcase
September 7, 2020

McMaster Global to highlight commitment to global citizenship and sustainable development

The third annual McMaster Global event series will run this year from November 2 – 13, 2020. The series, which will be held virtually this year, is an annual showcase of the University’s collective commitment to global engagement.

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