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Results are in for the Global Health Students’ Advisory Committee (GHSAC)

Congratulations to members of this year’s 2015-16 Global Health Students’ Advisory Committee – Nicola Galatis, Melissa Janssen, Rhonda Boateng, and Aviva Elman – who were elected by their peers this week.

Program students were able to nominate four peers in their ballot submission. This year, 24 of 68 students voted, and a total of 21 various students received one or more votes.

Each year the students of the MSc Global Health program elect an Advisory Committee to provide leadership and advocacy to ensure the program is offering high quality learning and a supportive environment. Achieving these standards requires communication and shared responsibility between students, teachers and program administrators. The Advisory Committee’s role, therefore, is to establish and maintain effective channels of communication between the students and the program.

The Advisory Committee is accountable to all MSc GH program students. If matters arise that impact the quality of the students’ program experience, the Committee can engage with other University committees, groups or offices to address the issues.

Promoting partnerships and collaboration with other relevant faculties and departments, the Advisory Committee seeks ways to create 
learning opportunities for students

The Advisory Committee typically meets four times over the course of the academic year, when student representatives identify issues for which there is a consensus, and report back to the class.

The first meeting between the Advisory Committee and program representatives took place on Tuesday October 20th, and the next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday November 18th.

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