The import of making choices is often revealed after the choice has been made. In global health we are often faced with the reality that there is never really a “right choice” or a “wrong choice”. It is a series of trade-offs and in low resource environments how one allocates scarce resources takes on a zero-sum persona.
Ce n’est pas moi qui fais ce constat lapidaire et déprimant, c’est Estelle Métayer, véritable gourou de l’information et des données. J’ai eu la chance de la rencontrer hier en marge du panel qu’elle animait sur la gestion des villes avec intelligence, au New Cities Summit, à Montréal.
Un mot, avant de poursuivre sur le manque de vision de Montréal, sur cette femme de 46 ans qui maîtrise quatre langues, bientôt cinq, et qui pilote des avions par passion.
Joanne Liu does not have much time to sit around watching Netflix, but on vacation recently, she caught a series that has captured her imagination:Homeland, the acclaimed political thriller about the fevered plots of U.S. spies and their terrorist enemies. The show stresses the intelligence community’s fallible humanity, but also its brutal comfort with collateral damage. Watching it, Dr. Liu says, “You start thinking, ‘How could Kunduz be a mistake?’”
With over 30 years of expertise in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Penny Price, IMHL’10, continues to lead change and advancement for heath care. She was recently recognized in a 2016 list of the top 14 most influential women in EMS.
Price is the director at Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario. In 1999, she left Canada to become executive director of the National Ambulance Service of Qatar in the Middle East. Though there was limited ambulance service in the capital city, her role was to build an EMS system to serve the entire nation.
IMHL Information Sesssion at McGill University
Date & Time: March 30th, 2016, 6pm-8pm
Location: Room 245, Bronfman Building
Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, today announced that Henry Mintzberg is to be the recipient of its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – previously won by Charles Handy and Ikujiro Nonaka.
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Joanne Liu, International president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
MSF has shone in the global response to the Ebola epidemic, and Liu will be a big player in next year's efforts to end it.
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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Imma Franco as Interim Director, Technical Services, Planning and Real Estate Management for the MUHC.
Henry Mintzberg has received the 2014 McGill University Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning for his extraordinary contributions to teaching and learning at the University over the last four decades.
Vacations are a time for relaxing at the cottage or sunning on a beach – unless you’re Joanne Liu, the Canadian physician who is the loudest and most insistent voice in the global rally to contain the Ebola epidemic.
... “She wants to save the world,” said her good friend Conrad Sauvé, the Red Cross Canada CEO who studied with her at McGill for a master’s degree in health leadership.