Meet 2021 Global Health Scholar Sajneet Mangat

McGill Global Health Scholar Sajneet Mangat is a History and Classical Studies student working with Law Professor Dr. Sébastien Jodoin.
Image by courtesy of Sajneet Mangat.

What are the McGill Global Health Scholars up to this summer?

This month, we will catch up with our Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars.

Our first Scholar is Sajneet Mangat, a History and Classical Studies student working with Law Professor Dr. Sébastien Jodoin.

“As a recipient of the William and Caroline Krishnappa Travel Award for Global Health, I had the opportunity to work as a research assistant for Dr. Sébastien Jodoin's lab. I contribute to a study that seeks to explore the conditions under which climate adaptation policies in India recognize and protect human rights. The paper, titled "Human Rights in Climate Adaptation Policies in India: A Systematic Assessment," deploys a mixed-methods approach and highlights the need for policy to be informed by structural determinants of vulnerability, and not just geo-physical factors. A typical week has involved data collection, entry and analysis of federal, state and municipal level policy instruments. My fellow  research assistant and I frequently meet and collaboratively work on the data, while team meetings to discuss progress and preliminary findings occur weekly.

At the risk of sounding cliché, the most exciting part of working on the Global Health Scholars project has been learning. I work on a health and policy topic that intrigues me, all the while increasing the bounds of my own knowledge on the climate crisis as a health crisis. It has been rewarding to offer something to a study located in the intersection of health and law, especially when it focuses on quantitative methods and the country that I grew up in. Besides, working in a time zone 9.5 hours ahead of Montreal means that I usually have an extra day to work on project tasks, which I am not complaining about.”

Learn more about the McGill Global Health Scholars Undergraduate Program.

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