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MSc Global Health graduate Himani Bhatnagar
March 24, 2020

From COVID-19 to TB: “Tackling infectious diseases requires a global co-ordinated effort,” says Global Health grad

Since January, MSc Global Health graduate Himani Bhatnagar has been working as a policy analyst with the Infection Prevention and Control team at the BC Ministry of Health as part of the province’s emergency response to COVID-19.

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL)
March 13, 2020

McMaster launches new PhD in Global Health

McMaster University is launching a new PhD program in global health, slated to begin in September 2020. The doctoral program builds on the success of the innovative, international and transdisciplinary Master of Science in Global Health program and will strengthen McMaster’s existing partnership with Maastricht University in the Netherlands with a unique cotutelle agreement that provides an option for the PhD to be jointly recognized by both universities.

March 12, 2020

Changes to university travel and events

McMaster is cancelling all discretionary events and encouraging all employees to avoid travelling outside of Canada. These new measures, which are effective immediately, underscore the university’s commitment to operations that focus on students and learning as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Kaleigh Beauvais on the Rosario campus
March 2, 2020

Six questions with a global health student on exchange in Colombia

McMaster student Kaleigh Beauvais is currently in Bogota, Colombia, with four of her peers from the MSc Global Health program. The students are participating in a three-month exchange at the Universidad del Rosario as part of the program's winter term, which prioritizes international experience and experiential learning. 1. What did you hope to gain from this experience?

What the new Coronavirus means for human rights
March 1, 2020

What the new Coronavirus means for human rights

"We should have learned by now that human rights protections cannot be an afterthought in epidemics," says Master of Science in Global Health graduate Roojin Habibi, who appeared on BBC News recently to comment on why the International Health Regulations matter for the Diamond Princess quarantine and for the global response to COVID-19 more broadly.

Andrea Baumann presenting at the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Research Matters event.
February 21, 2020

SDG-targeted research helps create health care jobs for Canadian newcomers

A research team at McMaster has been working to accelerate the employment of internationally educated nurses (IENs) in an effort to diversify the health workforce, reduce health inequities for immigrants and refugees across Ontario, and promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

SDG logo: Leave no one behind
February 20, 2020

SDG Awareness Week needs student leaders

From March 9-13, McMaster University will be participating in SDG Awareness Week, a student-led initiative designed to raise awareness about the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Dr. Sonia Anand, Dr. Jonathan Patz and Dr. Sonia Chanchlani
February 18, 2020

The climate crisis is a health emergency, but it's also an opportunity, says Chanchlani Award recipient

The WHO states that climate change poses the biggest threat to global health in the 21st century. But according to Jonathan Patz, recipient of this year’s Chanchlani Global Health Research Award, the actions we take to mitigate climate change could, in fact, have enormous opportunities for health. And not just for health, but for the economy, too.

17 Sustainable Development Goals
February 7, 2020

#GofortheGoals: Global health collaborations target SDGs

This week is International Development Week and the theme is “Go for the Goals,” which refers to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aims to highlight the achievements and efforts Canadians have made toward reaching the SDGs.

Deborah DiLiberto teaches Research Methods.
January 29, 2020

Revamped course reading list to enhance Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Master of Science in Global Health faculty member Dr. Deborah DiLiberto has been leading an equity-focused initiative aimed at enhancing diversity and inclusion, and enriching the learning experience of the students enrolled in her Research Methods course.

McMaster exchange students on campus at Rosario.
January 28, 2020

Global health partnership in Colombia enables outbound international study

Five McMaster University students travelled to Colombia earlier this month to begin a three-month exchange at the Universidad del Rosario as part of the Master of Science in Global Health program's winter term, which prioritizes student mobility as a key aspect of internationalization.

Jeffrey McLean
January 27, 2020

“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 our health and our social systems will require adaptation.”

Ningxia delegation with McMaster faculty
December 23, 2019

Interest in student mobility grows as China delegation visits

With McMaster University’s increasing interest in outbound student mobility, the Global Health Office recently welcomed a delegation from the Ningxia Region in China to explore potential opportunities for exchange and collaboration.

Students walking under the archway on the McMaster campus
December 6, 2019

Meeting outbound student mobility challenges

To succeed in today’s global economy, Canadian university students need to be adaptable and resilient, and able to work with people from different cultures.

Town hall highlights ongoing commitment to internationalization
December 3, 2019

Town hall highlights ongoing commitment to internationalization

The second annual McMaster Global Engagement Town Hall took place recently as part of McMaster Global, a university-wide showcase of global engagement activities across campus.

Jonathan Patz
November 29, 2019

Researcher who helped pioneer the study of climate change and health to deliver Chanchlani lecture

Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, professor and director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin will receive this year’s Chanchlani Global Health Research Award and deliver a lecture at McMaster University on February 10.

MSc Global Health graduate student Hunster Yang
November 28, 2019

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.

McMaster Global to showcase commitment to Sustainable Development Goals
October 31, 2019

McMaster Global to showcase commitment to Sustainable Development Goals

McMaster Global – which will take place November 11 – 22 – is an annual university wide showcase of global engagement activities supporting the McMaster University vision and mission to make global engagement and knowledge generation an integral part of its identity and presence in Canada and the world.

Andrea Baumann and Anja Krumeich signing the memorandum of understanding
October 30, 2019

Cotutelle doctoral program on the horizon as Memorandum of Understanding signed with Maastricht University

The international advisory board of the Master of Science in Global Health – McMaster’s joint program with Maastricht University – met recently in the Netherlands to discuss the program’s future direction and new developments, including a cotutelle doctoral program in global health.

Tanya Narang and Suad Ali
October 25, 2019

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.