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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.

Jane Mills, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Health at New Zealand’s Massey University
October 3, 2019

Upcoming lecture to focus on cultural safety in health policy

Professor Jane Mills, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Health at New Zealand’s Massey University will deliver a lecture – titled ‘Cultural Safety in Health Policy for Maori and Pacific Islander Populations in New Zealand’ – on Oct. 29 at McMaster University.

Pilot project targets global sustainability goals with Microsoft tools
September 30, 2019

Pilot project targets global sustainability goals with Microsoft tools

McMaster University continues to offer next-generation digital and experiential learning environments that align with McMaster’s commitment to global citizenship and prioritize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

MSc Global Health student Amelia Boughn
September 25, 2019

“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.

Together, we can create a more sustainable future for global health
September 20, 2019

How we’re working to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality

The Global Health Office is pleased to release our latest annual report for 2018-2019. The theme of this year’s report is sustainability in global health.

McMaster campus
September 19, 2019

Supporting global understanding and action on climate change

Across our campus, throughout Canada and around the world, students, faculty members and researchers are engaging in conversations and taking part in action to address climate change. On Sept. 27, Canadians are joining others participating in a Global Climate Strike to focus attention on the climate crisis.

MSc Global Health students at the Global Health Symposium in India
September 18, 2019

In the news: MSc Global Health recognized as standout program

Following the news that McMaster University has ranked among the world's top 75 universities, by the internationally respected 2020 Times Higher Education rankings, the MSc Global Health program was recognized as a standout program in a recent Toronto Star Magazine review of Ontario universities.

Incoming students get ready for the team-building canoe trip
September 6, 2019

Setting the stage: Orientation week kicks off another successful year

Orientation week for the new academic year set the stage for success as one hundred incoming MSc Global Health students, along with faculty and staff, gathered to connect and get geared up for the 12 months ahead.

Lisa Schwartz
August 19, 2019

Dying after a crisis: Highlighting palliative care on World Humanitarian Day

August 19 is World Humanitarian Day, which aims to pay tribute to the aid workers risking their lives for humanitarian service and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

A delegation of faculty and students from Kitasato University
August 13, 2019

Experiential learning exchange shares best practices in health sciences education

Delegations from two Japanese universities are visiting McMaster this week for an experiential learning exchange, designed to share knowledge, ideas, cultural approaches and best practices in health sciences education.

MSc Global Health graduate Bianca Braganza with Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa
August 11, 2019

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, she's in Windhoek, Namibia, working as an intern for the Law Reform and Development Commission at the Ministry of Justice of Namibia.

Sonya deLaat
July 29, 2019

Global Health Office welcomes new Academic Program Advisor

The Global Health Office is pleased to welcome Sonya de Laat to the role of Academic Program Advisor and Curriculum Coordinator for the MSc Global Health program. No stranger to McMaster or the Global Health program, de Laat was the program’s recruitment and admissions officer from 2010-2012.

MSc Global Health student Elizabeth Wallace
July 8, 2019

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 Norway, where she spent the winter term on exchange at the University of South-Eastern Norway.

Andrea Baumann, associate vice-president global health, presenting at the Metropolis conference
June 28, 2019

Scientific knowledge exchange at global conference sheds new light on migration and diversity

This week, representatives from McMaster’s Global Health Office took part in the International Metropolis Conference 2019, hosted by the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

MSc Global Health alumna Natalia Arias-Casais
June 20, 2019

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 across the region.

Delegations from Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MPH) and the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) at McMaster
June 17, 2019

International Interdisciplinary Summer Institute supports experiential learning

McMaster University’s Global Health Office is currently hosting delegations from Thailand and Norway for this year’s International Interdisciplinary Summer Institute (IISI). Now in its thirteenth year, the annual institute’s aim is to advance participants’ knowledge in health science education and facilitate the sharing of best practices in experiential learning and innovation in higher education.

MSc Global Health alumna Erin Slade
June 11, 2019

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 that govern health benefits.

Eve Nakabembe
May 31, 2019

Harnessing limited resources with big impact

Dr. Eve Nakabembe, senior lecturer, consultant obstetrician-gynecologist and global health advocate, visited McMaster this week for the third annual MacGlObAS Joint Department Chair Rounds.