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June 2016

June 28, 2016

Maternal Health in Guatemala: Funding Cuts Won't Stop McMaster Global Health Students

Political instability and funding cuts are threatening the health of pregnant women in rural Guatemala. This is the kind of real-world problem the MSc Global Health program prepares students to tackle...

June 10, 2016

McMaster’s Problem-Based Learning Reaches Thailand and Beyond

Twenty-six professors from Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MPH) visited McMaster for the 10th International Interdisciplinary Summer Institute, hosted by the Global Health Office...

May 2016

May 30, 2016

MSc Global Health Grad Reviews Adolescent Health Program to Empower Girls in West Africa

Just a few short months after graduating from the MSc Global Health program, David Oldenburger (’15) and his wife Jessica arrived in Dakar, Senegal. For 18 months, they are volunteering as health educators...

May 15, 2016

World Red Cross Day Culminates in Meeting PM Trudeau, for McMaster Family Medicine Professor

Last week, McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine Professor Lynda Redwood-Campbell was part of the Red Cross on the Hill event in Ottawa, during which she met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

May 11, 2016

McMaster Awards Internal Bursaries and Scholarships to Global Health Students

Each year, McMaster University’s School of Graduate Studies awards internal scholarships and bursaries to graduate students. This academic year (2015-2016), four students in the MSc Global Health...

May 10, 2016

International Surgery Desk Improves Global Outcomes

Activities across the Faculty of Health Sciences continue to demonstrate the diverse ways in which faculty members are strengthening internationalization at McMaster University. With this in mind...

April 2016

April 29, 2016

India Symposium Gives Students a Taste of Their Future Careers

MSc Global Health program students have spent an intense two weeks in Manipal for the 6th Global Health Symposium, aptly named ‘Bridging Different Worlds’. And, although the symposium has come to an end...

April 20, 2016

Global Health Students Gather in Manipal for International Summit

On Sunday April 17, a group of 250 MSc Global Health students and more than 30 faculty members gathered for a welcome dinner in Manipal to kick off the 6th Global Health Symposium...

April 12, 2016

MSc Global Health Student's Thesis is First Known Comprehensive Review of Social Services for Newcomers to Canada

McMaster Master of Science in Global Health student Aru Sharma is currently working on two articles for publication after recently defending her thesis, an ambitious research project that has resulted in the...

April 9, 2016

McMaster Webinar Series Advances PAHO’s Strategy to Promote Advanced Practice Nursing in the Americas

Andrea Baumann, director of the Global Health program and centre director of McMaster University’s PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre, delivered a webinar on April 6, 2016: Nursing Workforce Planning...

March 2016

March 31, 2016

New Video: Vikram Patel at the 4th Annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award & Lecture

Vikram Patel, recipient of this year's Chanchlani Global Health Research Award, delivered his talk “The Black Dog: Why We Don’t Care” to a packed lecture hall on February 23, 2016...

March 15, 2016

Niigata University Students Embrace PBL During Visit to McMaster GHO

Niigata University Laboratory Science student Akari Tsujikawa could hardly wait to experience problem-based learning (PBL) during her recent visit to McMaster University. From March 7-11, 2016...

March 13, 2016

Student-Run Conference Explores Intersections in Global Health

Students in the MSc GH program hosted the inaugural Intersections in Global Health conference on March 12, 2016 at McMaster’s University Club. The purpose of the conference, which the organizers...

March 8, 2016

GHO Welcomes Niigata Delegation

This week, from March 7th - 11th, 2016, the Global Health Office is hosting the annual Niigata University Canada Study Tour. The Tour, funded by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), provides...

February 2016

February 29, 2016

Vikram Patel: Celebrating Mental Health for All at the 4th Annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award & Lecture

Vikram Patel’s vision of mental health for all “is one that we should all celebrate,” said Dr. Tina Chanchlani, who presented the Chanchlani Global Health Research Award to this year's recipient on February 23...

February 25, 2016

McMaster Family Medicine Researchers Aim to Decrease Diabetes in the Philippines

McMaster University's Department of Family Medicine researchers, and others from across the Faculty of Health Sciences, are working to decrease diabetes in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs)...

February 22, 2016

Global Health Annual Review Showcases Student Research and Creates Connections

When a group of graduates from McMaster University’s 2014-2015 MSc Global Health class came up with the idea for the Global Health: Annual Review, their aim was to create a student journal that would share...

January 2016

January 27, 2016

MSc GH Program Director's Research Wins International Award for Excellence

Andrea Baumann, Associate V-P Global Health and Director of the MSc GH program, has been selected as the winner of the International Award for Excellence for Volume 5 of The International Journal of Health...

January 26, 2016

Championing Internationalization in Higher Education: His Excellency Cees Kole, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Canada, and McMaster University President, Dr. Patrick Deane

The Global Health Office was delighted to host His Excellency Cees Kole, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Canada, at McMaster University on January 25, 2016, to deliver a presentation on Internationalization...

January 14, 2016

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...

January 12, 2016

Global Health Speaker Series - His Excellency Cees Kole, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Canada, on Internationalization in Higher Education - January 25, 2016

The Global Health Speaker Series, which invites global health experts from all over the world to speak at McMaster University, will host His Excellency Cees Kole, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Canada...

January 4, 2016

McMaster Welcomes 19 Global Health Exchange Students from the Netherlands

As the new term of the MSc Global Health program kicks off, McMaster is pleased to welcome 19 exchange students from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, while 10 of our students are busy settling in...

December 2015

December 23, 2015

Looking Forward to an Eventful New Year!

2016 is just around the corner, and the Global Health Office looks forward to the visitors, activities, and events that the New Year will bring. “The MSc Global Health continues to be recognized as a...

December 22, 2015

Vikram Patel to Receive Chanchlani Global Health Research Award

The 4th Annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award and Lecture will honour Vikram Patel, named to TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world 2015. Each year, the Chanchlani award...

December 10, 2015

Global Health Program and its Director Garner Awards

The Master of Science in Global Health program and its founder have been gathering in prestigious awards recently. The Canadian Bureau for International Education has awarded its 2015 Panorama Award...

December 7, 2015

Featured MSc GH Student Rhonda Boateng: From Haiti and Ghana to Hamilton

Rhonda Boateng joined the MSc Global Health program at McMaster after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Pre-Medicine and a minor in Business Administration at Bishop’s University...

December 1, 2015

Featured MSc GH Student Melissa Janssen: Back at Mac and Looking Forward

“I’m excited to be back at such an authentic and accomplished institution,” says Melissa Janssen, who has returned to McMaster University to complete her graduate studies in Global Health...

November 2015

November 25, 2015

McMaster Celebrates CBIE Panorama Award for Outstanding International Education Program

Last night, McMaster University’s Master of Science in Global Health program received the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Panorama Award for Outstanding International Education Program...

November 19, 2015

Global Health Speaker Series Recap - Regine Aalders on the Dutch Health Care System

The Global Health Office was delighted to welcome Ms. Regine Aalders - Counselor for Health, Welfare and Sport, The Royal Netherlands Embassy in the US and Canada - on November 18, for the Global Health...

November 18, 2015

Summer/Fall 2015 Newsletter: Global Health Program Gets Royal Recognition

Our latest MSc Global Health program newsletter, Summer/Fall 2015, is now online. This issue highlights the Dutch higher education mission and state visit to Canada by Their Majesties King Willem and Queen...

November 17, 2015

Featured MSc GH Student Aviva Elman: Travel, Adventure, and Tackling Challenges

McMaster MSc Global Health student Aviva Elman’s first experience in global health involved volunteering at Save a Child’s Heart Foundation at the Wolfson Medical Centre in Holon, Israel. The organization...

November 13, 2015

GHO Hosts Annual International Interdisciplinary Institute

The 9th Annual International Indterdisciplinary Institute took place from November 9 to 13, 2015, with a packed program that included an exploration of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), an overview of evidence...

November 12, 2015

Featured MSc GH Student Nicola Gailits: Expanding Her World View

While completing a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia in 2011, Nicola Gailits travelled to Paris to study International Relations at Sciences Po University.“I’ve always had a passion...

November 10, 2015

A "Dream Come True" Job Offer for MSc GH Grad Pearl Vyas

Just over two weeks into her internship at Philips, McMaster Master of Science in Global Health graduate Pearl Vyas was hired full-time as Product Researcher. “The work I do is unbelievable,” says Vyas...

November 4, 2015

McMaster MSc Global Health Receives CBIE Award for Outstanding International Education Program

McMaster University’s Master of Science in Global Health program will receive the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Panorama Award for Outstanding International Education Program...

November 1, 2015

Norway Bound to Plan New Course with HBV

McMaster University and Buskerud & Vestfold University College (HBV) in Norway are working together to enhance education in global health policy, focusing specifically on issues affecting Canada...

October 2015

October 29, 2015

Global Health Speaker Series - Nov 18: Ms. Regine Aalders on "The Dutch Health Care System: Adaptivity to Innovation"

Each year, the Global Health Speaker Series invites global health experts from all over the world to speak at McMaster University. In this talk, titled "The Dutch Health Care System: Adaptivity to Innovation"...

October 17, 2015

V-P Global Health Andrea Baumann Inducted into American Academy of Nursing

Dr. Andrea Baumann, Associate V-P Global Health at McMaster University, is one of 163 nurse leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing this week. Baumann was honoured as an...

October 6, 2015

PANMCC Annual Meeting: McMaster Scaling Up Education on Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) in the Americas

As a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre, McMaster University is part of an international network of centres that develops activities in support of the programs of the Pan-American Health Organization/World...

October 5, 2015

Featured MSc GH Student Natalia Arias: A Globally-Minded Student Ambassador

“I’ve always been moved by the need to help people,” says Master of Science in Global Health student Natalia Arias. Originally from Colombia, Arias was educated as a medical doctor in Spain...

October 1, 2015

MSc GH Grad Molly Whalen-Browne Wins Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

Molly Whalen-Browne, a graduate of McMaster's Master of Science in Global Health program, recently received an award from the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF). The award seeks to recognize...

September 2015

September 29, 2015

MSc Global Health Program Welcomes Two New Advisory Board Members

The Global Health Advisory Board for the MSc Global Health oversees the partnership between McMaster and Maastricht universities and provides the program’s strategic direction. With Her Royal Highness...

September 16, 2015

Featured MSc GH Student Amy Lowe: A Vet with a Vision

Dr. Amy Lowe started the MSc Global Health program at McMaster last week after working for 3 years as a private practice veterinarian. “My first exposure to global health was at vet school,” explains Lowe...

September 14, 2015

Global Health Program Off to a Great Start: Orientation Week Highlights

Last week, the MSc Global Health program kicked off a great orientation week for incoming 2015-2016 students. Tuesday, September 8 started with a welcome and introductory presentation...

September 10, 2015

GHO Annual Report: Connection, Coaction, Change

With the goal of advancing McMaster University's international reputation and visibility, the GHO collaborates with all schools and departments in the Faculty of Health Sciences to support global activities...

September 9, 2015

Featured MSc GH Student Lauranne Larose: Ready for the Challenge

“I decided to pursue a Master of Science in Global Health when I was in South Africa volunteering as a nurse,” explains Lauranne Larose, who started the MSc Global Health program at McMaster...

September 3, 2015

GHO Hosts Delegation from Niigata Seiryo

The GHO, along with faculty from the School of Nursing, hosted a delegation from Niigata Seiryo University on September 2, 2015. The goal was to expand Niigata Seiryo’s nursing research and graduate...

August 2015

August 30, 2015

My Thesis Journey: Sunita Kheterpal

Soon-to-be-graduate of the MSc Global Health program at McMaster University, Sunita Kheterpal, reflects on her thesis process and the challanges and opportunites she has faced along the way...

August 19, 2015

In Partnership with McMaster, Tula Foundation Receives $7.6 Million for Work in Guatemala

McMaster professor and MSc GH program Academic Coordinator Dr. Christy Gombay is proud to be among a group of Canadians contributing to improving the health of mothers, newborns and children...

August 13, 2015

McMaster GH Grad Matt Dickson Making a Difference in Kenya's Rural Communities with Startup Eggpreneur

When Matt Dickson began the MSc Global Health program at McMaster, his intention was always to return home to Kenya, where he hoped to one day make a difference in the country’s rural communities...

July 2015

July 27, 2015

GH Alumni Profile: Sonal Marwah

Sonal Marwah (’13) was recently hired as Program Officer at Project Ploughshares, a peace research organization based in Waterloo, Ontario. Since graduating from the Global Health program, Marwah...

July 18, 2015

GH Graduate Awarded 2015 Global Health Corps Fellowship

McMaster MSc GH program graduate Francine Irakoze was selected from more than 5,000 applicants to join the newest class of Global Health Corps (GHC) Fellows: 134 incredible young leaders with the power...

July 16, 2015

GH Alumni Profile: Sirjana Pant

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...

June 2015

June 24, 2015

GH Alumni Profile: Ben McIsaac

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...

June 18, 2015

Winter/Spring 2015 Newsletter: Another Great Year for the GH Program

Our quarterly Global Health program newsletter, Winter/Spring 2015, is now online. This issue highlights Global Health Advisory Board member Dr. Luis Barreto – one of the most influential figures in vaccinology, epidemiology...

June 4, 2015

Global Health Graduate and Professor Explore the Impact of Education on the Health of First Nations People

Global Health program graduate Dan Korpal (’13) and GH faculty member Dr. Anne Wong, Professor in the Department of Anesthesia, have been published in the latest issue of Australia's AlterNative...

May 2015

May 29, 2015

Good News for GH Program as Dutch Embassy Announces Scholarship Program

On behalf of the government of the Netherlands, the Dutch Embassy has launched a scholarship program to celebrate the country’s 70 years of liberation and honour the sacrifices Canadian soldiers made during WWII...

May 28, 2015

McMaster Global Health Program Represented at Meetings with King and Queen of the Netherlands

His Excellency James Lambert, Ambassador of Canada to the Netherlands, has called McMaster’s MSc in Global Health – a joint program with Maastricht University in the Netherlands – a “big story” in the context...

May 27, 2015

GH Program Alum Eustace Orleans-Lindsay Wins OPA Award for Making an Impact Beyond the Pharmacy Counter

Global Health program graduate Eustace Orleans-Lindsay has been selected by the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) as the recipient of the 2015 Pfizer Bowl of Hygeia – an award presented to a pharmacist on the basis...

May 19, 2015

McMaster Redesignated a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre

McMaster School of Nursing has received redesignation as a Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Centre in Primary Care Nursing and Health Human Resources...

May 7, 2015

PAHO Summit Presentations Now Online

Speakers' presentations from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage: Advanced Practice Nursing Summit are now available to view...

May 6, 2015

Perspectives from Manipal: An Unforgettable Experience

As the Global Health Symposium in Manipal came to an end last week, students reflected on the eye-opening experience, its challenges, and the opportunity to work with their peers face to face...

April 2015

April 24, 2015

GH Students Head to India for Global Health Symposium 2015

April 19 marked the beginning of the summer term when, every year, all students in the Global Health program travel to Manipal in India for the Global Health Symposium – Bridging Different Worlds– a collaborative effort...

April 23, 2015

PAHO Summit: Broadening the Scope of Nursing Roles

30 nurses and health professionals from across Latin and Central America gathered at McMaster for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage...

April 8, 2015

McMaster to Host PAHO Summit

From April 15-17, McMaster University will host 30 nurses and health professionals from across Latin and Central America for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Universal Access to Health and Universal Health...

April 7, 2015

GHO Saddened by Kenya Massacre

On April 2, Kenya experienced a horrific terrorist attack when al-Shabaab militants stormed Garissa University College, killing at least 147 people, most of whom were students. In the wake of this act of brutal violence...

March 2015

March 23, 2015

Another Successful Canadian Study Tour from Niigata

“The Canada Study Tour to McMaster was an incredible learning experience,” says third year undergraduate student Akane Funazaki from Japan. On March 15, a delegation of seven health sciences students...

March 17, 2015

Expanding Horizons: McMaster Students in the Netherlands

At the beginning of the winter term in January, 14 McMaster students travelled to the Netherlands to spend a semester at Maastricht University, our partner in the collaborative Master of Science in Global Health...

March 11, 2015

GHO and Niigata Students Get Ready for Canadian Study Tour

For the last 9 years, the GHO has hosted delegations from Niigata University in Japan. This year's Canada Study Tour will take place from March 15-22, when we will welcome six undergraduate students...

March 9, 2015

Building Capacity in India and the Middle East

In today's inter-connected world, health problems transcend boundaries. The Global Health Office at McMaster works with educational institutions around the world to strengthen capacity in health care research...

March 5, 2015

GHO Awarded Funding for High North Program with HBV

The GHO is delighted to announce we have been awarded funding for the High North Program grant, submitted in November 2014 with Buskerud & Vestfold University College (HBV)...

February 2015

February 27, 2015

Chanchlani Award-Winning Virologist Explores Pandemic Threats from the Animal World

This week, from February 23-25, the GHO was delighted to host Ab Osterhaus, world-leading researcher and virology professor from the Netherlands. Osterhaus was the recipient of this year’s Chanchlani...

February 25, 2015

Life Sciences of Ontario Award Recognizes Global Health Advisory Board Member Luis Barreto

Dr. Luis Barreto, member of the Global Health Advisory Board, accepted the Life Sciences of Ontario (LSO) Award for Community Service, at the 2015 LSO Annual Awards Gala Dinner in Toronto on February 25...

February 20, 2015

GHO to Host International Delegations & Visiting Scholars

It has been a busy couple of months for the Global Health Office. We have been working on a number of international grants and contract submissions, exploring opportunities with key partners...

February 13, 2015

Global Health Students Compete in 3MT® Competition

This week, three students from the MSc in Global Health program participated in McMaster's third annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), a university-wide competition for graduate students...

February 12, 2015

CCGHR Forum Recap

Last week, on February 7, the McMaster Student Chapter of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) hosted the second annual Undergraduate Global Health Forum...

February 2, 2015

Maastricht Student Profile: Lonneke Taks

Lonneke Taks is a student in theMSc in Global Health program. Originally from Prinsenbeek in the Netherlands, Taks has joined 8 other exchange students from Maastricht...

January 2015

January 29, 2015

First Global Health Learning Series A Success

Graduates of the MSc in Global Health program recently hosted the first event in a Global Health Learning Series – a photo exhibition, student speaker series...

January 26, 2015

Maastricht Student Profile: Marjolein van Rooijen

At the beginning of the winter term of the MSc in Global Health program, McMaster welcomed 9 exchange students from Maastricht University...

January 22, 2015

Ab Osterhaus to Receive Chanchlani Global Health Research Award 2015

The Global Health Office is pleased to announce the recipient of the Third Annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award: Dr. Ab Osterhaus, world-renowned researcher and virology professor...

January 19, 2015

McMaster Exchange to Maastricht: A Student's Perspective

Just a couple of weeks ago, 9 students from Maastricht University in the Netherlands arrived at McMaster, while 14 of our students arrived at Maastricht...

January 16, 2015

Global Health Speaker Series: Watch the Ethics and Ebola Presentation Online

On January 14, Dr. Lisa Schwartz, from McMaster, and Dr. Ross Upshur, from the University of Toronto delivered a talk on Ethics and Ebola...

January 14, 2015

New Compendium Provides Snapshot of Mac's Global Activities

From outreach projects in Haiti to exploring internationalization through visual art, McMaster is involved in hundreds of international activities...

January 12, 2015

Ambassador Lambert Visit to McMaster Published in De Nederlandse COURANT

In late November, Canada’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, His Excellency James Lambert, carried out an extensive series of visits in Canada to strengthen ties between the two countries...

January 8, 2015

Global Health Learning Series: Alumni Event

On January 23, 2015, alumni from the MSc in Global Health will host a photo exhibition and student speaker series – the first event in a Global Health Learning Series...


December 2014

Dec 19, 2014 Looking Ahead to 2015
Dec 9, 2014 GH Office Brushes up on Ebola with Online Course
Dec 4, 2014 GH Office Welcomes Dutch Delegation from Medical & Nursing Fields

November 2014

Nov 28, 2014 Small Relationship, Big Story
Nov 21, 2014 GH Office Prepares for Visit from Ambassador of Canada to the Netherlands
Nov 11, 2014 McMaster Students Attend Conference on Ebola and The Threat of Re-emerging Diseases
Nov 6, 2014 Higher Education in Global Health Policy: McMaster Partners with Buskerud & Vestfold University College

October 2014

Oct 28, 2014 The Time is Now: Global Health Leaders Prepare the Next Generation
Oct 23, 2014 Annual Global Health Advisory Board Meeting to Discuss Imminent Global Health Issues
Oct 22, 2014 McMaster Partner in Global Health Receives European Accreditation
Oct 19, 2014 MSc Global Health Focuses on Quality with Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP)
Oct 10, 2014 Global Health Advisory Board Member Luis Barreto Receives March of Dimes Award
Oct 2, 2014 GHO Hosts Health Professionals from Japan
Oct 1, 2014 Visiting Scholar Erika Bassi Completes Internship

September 2014

Sept 11, 2014 Mourning the Loss of Vasu Chanchlani
Sept 10, 2014 Coming Soon! 2014/2015 Global Health Speaker Series

August 2014

Aug 23, 2014 Upcoming Global Health Advisory Board Meeting
Aug 21, 2014 GHO Plans for Delegation from Japanese Private Medical University Association
Aug 20, 2014 The Netherlands' Ambassador and General Consul meet with President Deane

July 2014

Jul 15, 2014 Honorary Doctor of Science for Dr. Silvina María Malvárez

June 2014

Jun 17, 2014 Meetings at the Embassy of the Netherlands & High Commission of India
Jun 13, 2014 New Scholarship Program Invests in Canada's Next Generation of Global Leaders
Jun 2, 2014 Problem Based Learning Attracts Healthcare Leaders from Across the Pacific

March 2014

Mar 13, 2014 McMaster Students Compete in Global Contest to Help Urban Slums

 

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