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Graduates of the MSc in Global Health are living and working all over the world in organizations including hospitals, health clinics, NGOs, universities, and research institutes. Here are a few of them. If you graduated from the MSc Global Health program and would like to be featured, please get in touch.

Spotlight On: MSc Global Health Student Andrew Irwin

Spotlight On: MSc Global Health Student Andrew Irwin

MSc Global Health student Andrew Irwin was recently selected to represent the program as a Graduate Student Ambassador. In this role, he will be helping to promote the program, communicating with potential applicants, engaging current students in personal and professional development, and connecting with alumni.

Soon-to-be Alumna Atziri Ramirez Leads Disaster Response in Mexico Earthquake

Soon-to-be Alumna Atziri Ramirez Leads Disaster Response in Mexico Earthquake

Atziri Ramirez was treating a patient when the 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on September 19, 2017, killing more than 200 people.

Eustace Orleans-Lindsay delivering his presentation to the Thai delegation.

Global Health Alumnus Puts the Spotlight on Access to Health Care for Migrant Workers  

MSc Global Health program alumnus and award-winning pharmacist Eustace Orleans-Lindsay returned to McMaster this week to address a critical global health issue: equitable health care for migrant workers in Canada.

Gautham Krishnaraj

Global Health Student is Kenya Bound, Awarded Aga Khan Foundation Canada Fellowship

Having recently been selected to receive the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC)’s 2017-2018 International Youth Fellowship (International Development Management Stream), Gautham Krishnaraj is on track for a successful career in global health.

Global Healthcare Knows No Boundaries, Says Global Health Student Judah Batist

Global Healthcare Knows No Boundaries, Says Global Health Student Judah Batist

Having completed his undergraduate degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Judah Batist started the MSc Global Health program armed with a solid understanding of the various pathogens and diseases that have historically threatened the state of human health.

Spotlight On: MSc GH Program Graduate Meghan Brockington

Spotlight On: MSc GH Program Graduate Meghan Brockington

As soon-to-be MSc GH program graduate Meghan Brockington wraps up her thesis and looks forward to a future career in global health, she reflects on the program and the “nerve-wracking” thesis defense process.

Sonal Marwah: Rethinking Solutions to Forced Displacement and Social Justice

Sonal Marwah: Rethinking Solutions to Forced Displacement and Social Justice

When she was a student learning about migration and globalization in the MSc Global Health program, Sonal Marwah could not have known that one day she would contribute to policy options and debates aimed at confronting the international refugee crisis.

Katia Wong: Prepared For Health Care on the Front Lines

Katia Wong: Prepared For Health Care on the Front Lines

Katia Wong works as a consultant on a Human Resources for Health (HRH) project aimed at improving maternal and neonatal health status of poor women, girls and boys in Bangladesh.

Albert Concepcion: Providing Tech support for Global Funds

Albert Concepcion: Providing Tech support for Global Funds

Albert Concepcion is currently working as a consultant in the global health field. His work involves grant management, principal recipient management, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

Eustace Orleans-Lindsay: A Pharmacist Providing Outstanding Service to the Community

Eustace Orleans-Lindsay: A Pharmacist Providing Outstanding Service to the Community

Having practiced as a pharmacist for over 20 years in Africa and North America, Eustace Orleans-Lindsay has a unique perspective on how disease, political instability, and the lack of social support systems affect the health of individuals.

Ben McIsaac: Managing Emergency Care Programs in Uganda

Ben McIsaac: Managing Emergency Care Programs in Uganda

Ben McIsaac is a data analyst and statistician for the Global Emergency Care Collaborative (GECC), an NGO that improves access to quality emergency care in the developing world by collaborating with local and national organizations to educate health professionals in Emergency Medicine.

Sirjana Pant: Helping Health Care Decision Makers to Make Informed Decisions

Sirjana Pant: Helping Health Care Decision Makers to Make Informed Decisions

Sirjana Pant is currently program development officer (drug portfolio) at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides health care decision-makers with objective evidence to help make informed decisions about the optimal use of health technologies, including drugs.

Francine Irakoze: Awarded 2015 Global Health Corps Fellowship

Francine Irakoze: Awarded 2015 Global Health Corps Fellowship

For three years, Francine Irakoze worked for McKesson Canada, a private healthcare company that focuses on logistics and distribution. She held several roles there, including Team Leader, Program Coordinator, and Interim Program Manager.

Mark Jackson: Recovering Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Mark Jackson: Recovering Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Mark Jackson describes his experience working as a volunteer in the intense search and rescue mission in Tacloban City in the Philippines, following the devastation of Typhoon Yolanda.

MSc Global Health alumna Nina Huynh

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.

MSc Global Health graduate Sherry Nesbitt

National award recognizes Global Health grad for knowledge translation

Recent MSc Global Health graduate Sherry Nesbitt has won this year’s National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) Knowledge Translation Award, which recognizes graduate students in Canada for outstanding work in knowledge translation (KT).

Global Health grad develops new framework for rebuilding health systems after war

Global Health grad develops new framework for rebuilding health systems after war

War is debilitating for a country’s health care system. In the aftermath of conflict, health care services stop, resources are depleted, and governance is lost. Rebuilding those health systems is a complex process that presents a significant challenge – one that MSc Global Health program graduate Spencer Rutherford aims to tackle in his research.

MSc Global Health student Elizabeth Wallace

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.

MSc Global Health alumna Meghan Brockington

Why every day is World Water Day for this MSc Global Health alumna

March 22 is World Water Day, which brings awareness to the world’s water crisis by recognizing that billions of people are living without safe water, and that marginalized groups are often overlooked and discriminated against as they try to access it.

MSc Global Health alumna Erin Slade

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.