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2015 edition of The Prognosis released

The latest edition of McGill's student-run Global Health Journal, The Prognosis is out! Among the topics covered: culture and mental health in Japan, healthcare access for refugees, and the impact of dietary changes in Inuit communities. Find out more here.

Published: 31Jul2015

Chris Barrington-Leigh study on urban sprawl in the news.

By describing a novel way to quantify urban sprawl, Dr. Barrington-Leigh’s recent study has gathered media attention as it offers a new perspective on urban development and provide further opportunities for research on the topic and the social and environmental impacts of different urban forms.

Published: 31Jul2015

Pilot edition of Research to Policy Dragon’s Den a success

In May, graduate students had the opportunity take on an important current policy challenge, develop a concrete proposal for policy change, and present it to prominent policy and media leaders. Learn more about their proposals here.

Published: 31Jul2015

IHSP is launching its first issue of IHSP News!

Inside the Spring 2015 Issue: Bill 10/Bill 20, physician-assisted dying, recent research, IHSP in the media, upcoming events, student and alumni interviews

Published: 31Jul2015

Insights and Issues: Physician-Assisted Dying

IHSP Director Daniel Weinstock (Faculty of Law) writes about both the Supreme Court of Canada's and the National Assembly of Quebec's recent decisions on physician-assisted dying.

Published: 31Jul2015

Insights and Issues: Bill 10 and Bill 20

Professor Antonia Maioni (IHSP Faculty Member, Department of Poltical Science) writes about the public and professional backlash against Bill 10 and Bill 20. The Bills are intended to streamline the Quebec health care system and improve access to health care. However, they have already proven to be very controversial.

Published: 31Jul2015

Money Is Driving a Wedge in Teen Health

Dr. Frank Elgar's study on on the impact of socioeconomic inequalities on adolescent health is featured in the latest issue of Scientific American. Published April 14, 2015

Published: 31Jul2015

HSI’s new research initiative on Quebec’s child care policies

The Healthier Societies Initiative (HSI) has recently received funding from CIHR for a two-year project on Quebec’s childcare policies! The research program will be led by Professors Daniel Weinstock (IHSP Director) and Seungmi Yang (Assistant Professor in McGill’s Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health). Learn more here.

Published: 31Jul2015

MACHEquity contributes to the No Ceilings’ Full Participation Report on Women and Girls’ conditions worldwide.

MACHEquity’s research and data are featured in the Clinton and Gates Foundations’ Full Participation Report to assess evidence on the gains and gaps in progress for women and girls worldwide. Over the past year, MACHEquity researchers have looked at the evolution of paid maternal leave across the globe. See what they have found on page 30 of the report.

Published: 31Jul2015

IHSP project awarded Queen Elizabeth Scholarships Program Grant

The IHSP "Common Threads through the Commonwealth" project is one of two McGill initiatives that have received $500,000 grants from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. This project, led by Professor Antonia Maioni, will allow students from all over the Commonwealth to explore novel ways to addressing local, national and global challenges to health, well-being and equity.

Published: 31Jul2015

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