Activities in the FHS demonstrate the diverse ways faculty are working with institutions and researchers locally, nationally and internationally. Globalization has broadened and dissolved boundaries and enriched and expanded faculty engagement and awareness. This dynamic process is an opportunity and a responsibility. We look forward to strengthening internationalization at McMaster University, sustaining partnerships and establishing new relationships with researchers, institutions and students worldwide to build on our reputation for innovation in research and education and improve health systems globally.
Welcome from the AVP
Dr. Andrea Baumann
Associate Vice-President, Global Health
The Global Health Office in the Faculty of Health Sciences continues to demonstrate leadership and commitment to global health.
Initiating partnerships with institutions and governments in developing countries, McMaster has provided interdisciplinary humanitarian aid to Haiti, advanced the education and development of women health professionals in Pakistan and oncology nurses in Trinidad/Tobago, developed an educational outreach project for anaesthestists in Uganda, and improved the health of vulnerable people in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
With current and ever-changing global health challenges, international engagement remains a high priority for McMaster. Our 12-month Master of Science in Global Health program aims to prepare the future global workforce with the skills required to respond effectively to emerging health concerns. A partnership between McMaster University in Canada and Maastricht University in The Netherlands, the program brings together faculties of health, social sciences and business, and links with partner universities in India and Thailand for a truly international experience.
McMaster is a world-renowned teaching and research-intensive university. We promote a unique internationalization strategy that moves beyond internal community and includes programs and experiences that are collaborative and global in nature.
I invite you to take the time to browse our website, stay tuned for upcoming events, and learn about our mission and objectives.
Our Contributions to the Global Community
The Global Health Office has a strategic role in identifying and supporting the development of international opportunities in health science education, for the benefit of both the Faculty of Health Sciences and the international community as a whole. The following are examples of successful activities of the GHO to date:
- Annual Global Health Lecture series
- International Interdisciplinary Summer Institute
- Continued collaboration with the Aga Khan University in Pakistan and Nairobi
- Increased cooperation with nongovernmental and federal organizations
- External funding for capacity building in Africa, China and Haiti
- International Compendium showcasing McMaster's range of international collaborations and innovations
- Master of Science in Global Health – the first program of its kind to cross four continents
- Grant submissions to external agencies
- Increased collaboration between faculties, schools and hospitals