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Dr. Stuart MacLeod delivering his speaker series talk
November 23, 2018

Global health speaker series talk calls for improved drug therapy for children in low-and-middle income countries

This week, Dr. Stuart MacLeod, professor emeritus, Pediatrics, at the University of British Columbia and former dean of McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences, addressed these issues in a Global Health Speaker Series talk he delivered to the global health community at McMaster.

MSc Global Health alumna Valentina Antonipillai at the CCGH conference
November 21, 2018

Fragile environments and global health: Conference draws McMaster expertise

An instructor and three alumni from the Master of Science in Global Health program attended and presented at the Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH) this week, sharing their expertise with a community of practitioners, educators, policy makers, and students from more than 30 countries.

MSc Global Health student Rasha Mansour
November 15, 2018

Student Spotlight: Rasha Mansour on how the Syrian crisis impacted her decision to study global health

When MSc Global Health student and program ambassador Rasha Mansour was 23 years old, she joined the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) as a volunteer and visited a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs). The camp was just outside of her home town of Tartous, and the experience was life changing.

MSc Global Health alumnus David Hill
November 12, 2018

New VIDEO: Global is local - Spotlight on David Hill, Global Health alumnus working at Mac

International education week kicks off today, highlighting the impact that international education has in preparing students for the world. MSc Global Health alumnus David Hill graduated from the program in 2015 and is now the program's academic advisor.

From left: McMaster President Patrick Deane; Associate Vice-President (Students and Learning) and Dean of Students, Sean Van Koughnett; Acting Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, Michael Thompson; Vice-Provost International Affairs, Peter Mascher; Associate Vice-President of Global Health, Andrea Baumann; and MSU President, Ikram Farah, who moderated the Q&A session.
November 2, 2018

International activity compendium highlights McMaster's significant global impact

The latest edition of McMaster University’s International Activity Compendium is now online on the McMaster Global Engagement Hub, a portal for accessing information about the university's global engagement model, supports, services, opportunities, news and events. 

Global Health symposium attendees gather at McMaster
October 29, 2018

Mac symposium strengthens international co-operation in higher education

Last week, delegates from eight countries attended meetings on global health at McMaster University to strengthen international co-operation in higher education. 

MSc Global Health alumna Shivani Shah
October 26, 2018

Global is local: New video highlights MSc Global Health students on practicum in Ontario

The Master of Science in Global Health program requires students to complete a field practicum to gain real-world experience working at a public or private organization internationally or locally.

A showcase of global engagement
October 19, 2018

International programming to showcase McMaster's global opportunities and initiatives

How are McMaster researchers and students making a difference in communities around the world?  What are Faculties and units doing to connect students to global learning experiences, both abroad and on campus? What opportunities are available to students who want to study internationally?

Camara Phyllis Jones
October 12, 2018

The Impacts of racism on health to be explored in Chanchlani lecture

Renowned epidemiologist and family physician Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, will receive this year’s Chanchlani Global Health Research Award and deliver a lecture to the McMaster global health community on February 4, 2019.

Upcoming Canadian-Norwegian symposium gives voice to global health issues facing High North communities
September 30, 2018

Upcoming Canadian-Norwegian symposium gives voice to global health issues facing High North communities

McMaster University, in partnership with University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), will host a symposium on October 24 to highlight global health issues specific to Arctic communities in Canada and Norway, and to strengthen co-operation in higher education.

Building a brighter world: The Global Health Office 2017-2018 annual report
September 27, 2018

Building a brighter world: The Global Health Office 2017-2018 annual report

The Global Health Office is pleased to release our annual report for 2017-2018. Our growing network of global partnerships has enabled research collaborations, training experiences, and fieldwork opportunities, both locally and globally.

Global Health students work towards building capacity in health care in the Caribbean
September 26, 2018

Global Health students work towards building capacity in health care in the Caribbean

The continued growth of McMaster University's Master of Science in Global Health program has created new opportunities for students to gain real world experience in the global health field, while working collaboratively with partner institutions. 

MSc Global Health students on canoe trip
September 10, 2018

Team-building on the Grand River: Orientation week highlights

Last week kicked off the new academic year with the MSc Global Health program's orientation week. The seventy-nine incoming students were introduced to the curriculum, given information about exchange opportunities and the Global Health Symposium in Manipal, and participated in the annual canoe trip.

MacGLOBAS logo
September 5, 2018

MacGLOBAS Fall Newsletter: Updates and Upcoming Events

MacGLOBAS is a newly formed collaboration between the departments of Anesthesia, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Surgery, and the Global Health Office at McMaster University. Read the fall newsletter to learn more about MacGLOBAS activities

Sophia den Otter Moore
August 30, 2018

Q & A with student Sophia den Otter Moore: My practicum experience

Students in the course-based stream of the MSc Global Health participate in a field practicum that provides them with hands-on experience in the global health field. Soon-to-be alumna Sophia den Otter Moore answers questions about her field practicum placement at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

MSc Global Health alumna Celia Walker
August 17, 2018

Global Health alumna Celia Walker’s climate reckoning: “As the world gets sicker, so do we”

According to the World Health Organization, climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century. But MSc Global Health program alumna Celia Walker says the relationship between climate change and human health is often misunderstood by the public and overlooked within policy-level decision-making.

MSc Global Health student Kristy Yiu
August 14, 2018

Global Health student Kristy Yiu helps USN develop new master's program

While many of us enjoyed the warmth of this year’s June and July outside, Kristy Yiu spent most of her summer inside her office at campus Vestfold. She is a MSc Global Health student from McMaster who completed her field practicum at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN).

McMaster hosts 12th Interdisciplinary Summer Institute
July 5, 2018

McMaster hosts 12th Interdisciplinary Summer Institute

The Global Health Office recently hosted the 12th International Interdisciplinary Summer Institute, welcoming a delegation of fifteen health care professionals from Thailand.

University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) Professor Steffen Torp
July 3, 2018

Spotlight on: University of South-Eastern Norway professor Steffen Torp

The ever-evolving partnership between McMaster and USN, funded by a High North program grant, has resulted in many student and faculty exchanges and collaborative research projects, including a field practicum, led by University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) Professor Steffen Torp.

McMaster University\'s Andrea Baumann
July 1, 2018

Three McMaster health sciences professors join prestigious Order of Canada

Three Faculty of Health Sciences professors, including Andrea Baumann - director of the MSc Global Health program - are among four McMaster University faculty members becoming members of the Order of Canada.