1st Annual EBOSS Research Day & MSc PH Public Health Day 2024 Symposium

Welcome to our annual McGill School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) Research and Public Health Day 2024.

For the first time, we are combining Public Health Day and Research Day in a school-wide event to showcase for you SPGH students presenting their research or practicum experiences, along with inspiring keynote addresses.

The event takes place on Friday, March 15, 2024, at Montréal Neurological Institute (Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Jeanne Timmins Foyer), 3801 Rue University, Montréal, QC, H3A 2B4, from 8:30am - 5:15pm.

All Research Day presentations will be as oral or as poster presentations.

All practicum students will display their projects in a poster gallery with ten selected to deliver 3-minute mini-oral presentations of their practicum, followed by a Q&A. Awards will be handed out for best mini-oral presentation and best meme.

Keynote Speakers include:

  • Dr. Hailey Banack, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Host of SERious EPI podcast, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Nicole Redvers, Associate Professor, Director of Indigenous Planetary Health, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

Dr. Lesley Fellows, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, will provide opening remarks.

Dr. Catherine Hankins, Department of Global and Public Health, will moderate the MSc PH mini-oral presentations, introduce Dr. Redvers, invite the judges to announce awards, and introduce Dr. Timothy Evans who will provide closing remarks. 

Dr. Dupuis, Department Chair of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, will announce the winners of the prizes for Research Day poster and oral presentations.

Dr. Jonathan Campbell, Department of Global and Public Health, and Dr. Joseph Cox, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, will announce the winners of the prizes for Public Health Day mini-oral presentations.

Geoff Ingram, MSc PH student, will announce the winners of the Public Health Day meme competition.

1st Annual EBOSS Research Day & MSc PH Public Health Day Symposium is hosted by the School of Population and Global Health.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 1st Annual EBOSS Research Day & MSc PH Public Health Day!

For any questions, contact us at:
Yiqing Xia (Research Day Co-chair): yiqing.xia [at] mail.mcgill.ca
Rebecca Matsakawo (Research Day co-chair): rebecca.matsakawo [at] mail.mcgill.ca
Enoch Leung (MSc PH Practicum Coordinator): practicum.eboh [at] mcgill.ca
Catherine Hankins (Public Health Day Chair): catherine.hankins [at] mcgill.ca

For those who are interested in attending, please fill out the registration form below (Deadline to register: March 10, 2024):


Time Item Speaker
8:30AM Light Breakfast / Poster Set-up  
9:00AM Introductory Remarks Dr. Lesley Fellows, Dean
9:15AM Research Day Oral Presentations Session 1

Student presenters: Peter Socha, Japteg Singh, Vanessa Xiu, Sarah Mcilwaine, and Laurie Haig

Moderator: Yiqing Xia
10:10AM Break  
10:15AM Research Day Oral Presentation Session 2

Student presenters: Leah Flatman, Sarah Windle, Kaya Vanroost, and Jasleen Arneja

Moderator: Yiqing Xia

11:00AM Research Day Keynote Speaker Dr. Hailey Banack
12:00PM Lunch  
1:00PM Student Poster Gallery

Public Health Day presenters in the Foyer section

Research day student presenters in the Garden section: Fiorella Vialard, James Stannah, Mariam EI Elsheikh, Maximilian Schaefer, Omotayo Olaoye, Rima Kaddoura, Sherry Hou, Wenlu Yuan, and William Tang

2:45PM 3-minute mini-oral student presentations and live Q&A

Student presenters: Audrey Nielsen, Charlotte Claire Serrano, Devin Nihill, Francesca Lee, Claire Healey, Jessica Gosselin, Joyce Deng, Valerie Jeanneret, Danielle Duncan, Palak Desai

Moderator: Catherine Hankins

3:45PM Public Health Day Keynote Speaker Dr. Nicole Redvers

Announcement of Prize Winners for:

  • Research Day: Oral and Poster Presentations
  • 3-minute mini-oral student presentations
  • Meme competition 

Research Day Awards: Dr. Josee Dupuis

3-Minute Mini-Oral Student Presentation Awards: Drs. Jonathan Campbell, Joseph Cox

Presenter for Meme competition: Mr. Geoff Ingram

5:10PM Concluding Remarks

Dr. Timothy Evans

Special thanks to:

Judges for Research Day oral presentations: Drs. Mabel Carabali, Josée Dupuis, Massimiliano Orri, Dimitra Panagiotoglou

Judges for Research Day poster presentations: Drs. Sam Harper, Hiroshi Mamiya, Arijit Nandi

Judges for 3-minute mini-orals: Drs. Jonathan Campbell, Joseph Cox

Reviewers for Research Day abstracts: Drs. Robert Allard, Rebecca Fuhrer, Jay Kaufman, and Christina Wolfson

Keynote Talk: 

About our Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Hailey Banack. Dr. Hailey Banack, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Banack’s research is focused on obesity, body composition, aging, and chronic disease, with a particular interest in using quantitative bias analysis techniques to investigate and account for sources of bias in aging research. She has an active NIH-funded research program focused on age-related change in body composition among postmenopausal women. Hailey completed her PhD in Epidemiology at McGill University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship with the Women’s Health Initiative at the University at Buffalo. In addition, Hailey is co-host of a podcast called SERious Epidemiology and actively involved with the Society for Epidemiologic Research. When not working, Hailey spends time chasing after her three kids and trying to get outdoors.

Dr. Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH, DPhilc, is a member of the Deninu K’ue First Nation (Northwest Territories) and has worked with Indigenous patients, scholars, and communities around the globe her entire career. She is an Associate Professor, Western Research Chair, and Director of Indigenous Planetary Health at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. She has been actively involved at regional, national, and international levels promoting the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in both human and planetary health research and practice. Dr. Redvers is the author of the trade paperback book titled, ‘The Science of the Sacred: Bridging Global Indigenous Medicine Systems and Modern Scientific Principles’.


Digital Poster Gallery

Participants and guests are encouraged to check out the digital poster gallery ahead of the keynote lecture, where SPGH students showcase their practicum work. Note that this is a work in progress. 

View the Digital Poster Gallery

MSc PH Meme Gallery

MSc PH students have created memes based on their practicum experience. Note that this is a work in progress.

View MSc PH Meme Gallery

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