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MSc Global Health student Emily Fitzgerald
March 13, 2019

Three minutes on why adults with developmental disabilities are underemployed

“The employment rate of the general population in Canada is 74%, yet the employment rate of individuals with developmental disabilities is 22%,” explains MSc Global Health student Emily Fitzgerald, who presented her research on ‘Employment: Bridging the Gap’ at McMaster’s seventh annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, which kicked off this week.

MSc Global Health alumna Himani Bhatnagar
February 27, 2019

Global health alumna Himani Bhatnagar: Working to eradicate tuberculosis and improve access to medicines

Despite being a curable and preventable disease, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide – a reality that Himani Bhatnagar is working to change. The MSc Global Health program alumna is currently a program consultant with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), working with the HIV, Health and Development Team in Bangkok, on a project called the Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP).

Andrea Baumann, associate vice-president global health at McMaster University and Pia Bing-Jonsson, vice-dean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at University of South-Eastern Norway.
February 26, 2019

New funding for tackling global health issues facing northern communities

McMaster University and the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) have received funding from the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) to continue their collaborative work in tackling global health issues impacting Canada's and Norway’s High North regions.

Maastricht exchange student Liselotte van Agt
February 21, 2019

Global Health exchange student Liselotte van Agt: Looking beyond bedside care

Liselotte van Agt always wanted to be a nurse, but during her nursing studies in the Netherlands she became curious about healthcare on a much broader scale. Today, as an MSc Global Health exchange student from Maastricht University, she’s learning to tackle healthcare challenges from a new perspective.

Order of Canada officers, and members at the Citadelle of Québec
February 14, 2019

Andrea Baumann recognized as member of the Order of Canada at official ceremony

The dangerously cold weather and winter storm conditions didn’t dampen the spirits of the six officers and 18 members – including Andrea Baumann, associate V-P global health and director of McMaster University's MSc Global Health program – who were invested into the Order of Canada this week.

Maastricht exchange student Chloe Watson
February 12, 2019

On exchange: Meet Global Health student Chloe Watson from Maastricht University

“I decided to come to McMaster because it was a brilliant opportunity to push myself outside my comfort zone, meet new people and live somewhere completely different for 3-4 months,” says exchange student Chloe Watson who is currently spending the winter term on at McMaster as part of the joint MSc Global Health program with Maastricht University.

Sonia Chanchlani, Jaya Chanchlani, Camara Phyllis Jones, Tina Chanchlani, Sonia Anand
February 8, 2019

"We must overcome inaction in the face of need" - Racism and health disparities explored in Chanchlani lecture

Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones delivered a powerful lecture to McMaster's global health community after receiving the Chanchlani Global Health Research Award this week. Jones' talk aimed to empower people to take action to reduce racism and its negative impact on health.

MSc Global Health student Serena Tejpar
February 7, 2019

Global Health student Serena Tejpar named YMCA's Young Woman of Excellence

McMaster University MSc Global Health student Serena Tejpar has been named this year’s YMCA Young Woman of Excellence. She is among eight London women being recognized by the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario for their contribution to the community with the annual Women of Excellence awards.

MSc Global Health student Amanda Giancola
February 7, 2019

OpenCon: An eye-opening experience

Thanks to the McMaster University Library Travel Scholarship, Global Health student Amanda Giancola recently attended OpenCon, where she learned more about what she and others students can do to support Open Access, a worldwide movement to make scholarly publications, data and educational resources available without cost or access barriers.

MSc Global Health student Aloka Wijesooriya
February 4, 2019

Global Health student Aloka Wijesooriya’s vision for a futuristic work world earns second place in international innovation competition

MSc Global Health student Aloka Wijesooriya’s vision for a future working world - where people and organizations work together and respectfully to care for the environment and society - placed runner-up in the recent annual U21/PwC Innovation Challenge.

MSc Global Health alumna Sylvia Gawad standing outside the YWCA building in Halifax.
January 29, 2019

Global Health alumna Sylvia Gawad: Working to improve the newcomer experience

Sylvia Gawad chose the MSc Global Health program because she wanted a hands-on education that would not only give her the knowledge, but the practical skills, to be a leader in the field. This preparation will serve the recent alumna well as she pursues her long-term goal of running for office.

McMaster and Maastricht exchange students at meet and greet event.
January 23, 2019

Meet and greet welcomes exchange students from Maastricht

Last week, the Global Health Office hosted a meet and greet, welcoming 20 exchange students from Maastricht University, who are spending the winter term on exchange at McMaster as part of the Master of Science in Global Health program.

scenery in Iqaluit
January 22, 2019

New lecture series prioritizes Indigenous health and access to care in northern communities

Pressing global issues affecting the health and well-being of Northern communities, specifically Indigenous and displaced populations living in Canada’s High North region, will be the focus of an upcoming WebEx lecture series developed by McMaster University’s Global Health Office. The series kicks off on February 4 and will be open to the public. 

MSc Global Health alumna Yomna Omar
January 15, 2019

Global Health alumna Yomna Omar: Empowering displaced individuals with sexual health information

Yomna Omar will never forget the moment she realized that the refugees she was working with during her field practicum felt comfortable confiding in her. “The experience was truly life-changing,” says the 2018 MSc Global Health graduate. “These individuals came to perceive me as someone they could trust with their life stories, their health and their hopes for the future.”

Hayley Mundeva, ThriveHire founder addressing a group of global health students
January 11, 2019

Career event connects Global Health students with job opportunities via online platform

This week, the Global Health Office hosted a career event designed to provide students in the MSc Global Health program with practical tips, including the use of digital tools and networking, to find global health jobs after graduating. 

MSc Global Health program alumnus Eustace Orleans-Lindsay
December 3, 2018

Globally minded, locally focused alumnus to receive community impact award

MSc Global Health alumnus Eustace Orleans-Lindsay has been selected as a recipient of the McMaster Alumni Association Global Community Impact award.  Created in 2011 by the Alumni Association, the Global Community Impact Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of McMaster’s alumni in their community.

MSc Global Health alumna Nina Huynh
November 30, 2018

Convocation spotlight: Meet recent Alumna Nina Huynh

How do you hope to make a difference in the world of global health? Any advice for current or future students? Meet Nina Huynh, who convocated last week with a Master of Science in Global Health.

Area around Accra, Ghana
November 30, 2018

Experiential learning takes Global Health student beyond borders

After finishing her undergraduate program in Life Sciences here at Mac, Shivani Shah wanted to move away from the microscope and see the bigger picture: how health is affected, not just by disease, but by politics, economics and social conditions.

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.