Global Health Seminars

McGill Global Health Programs hosts several multidisciplinary seminar throughout the academic year. The topics cover a range of fields in global health including communicable and non-communicable disease, education and capacity building, policy and economics, environmental and social determinants of health, and innovations and technologies.

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Date & Time 

 Topic & Speaker

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January 30, 2018

Global health Seminar: The line between activism and reporting: ethics in journalism

Vidya Krishnan, Health & Science Editor for The Hindu.

Room 501, Goodman Cancer Centre, 1160 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC

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November 15, 2017


Global Health Seminar: Canada’s Role in Global Health

Sarah Lawley, BA (HHons) Director General, Office of International Affairs, Health Portfolio, Public Health Agency of Canada

Room 208/209, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC

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September 29, 2017


Global Health Seminar:Global Polio Eradication and the Endgame: An Update

Dr. Ananda S. Bandyopadhyay, Senior Program Officer, Polio Research, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Room 501, Goodman Cancer Centre, 1160 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC

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March 29, 2017


Joint ISID, GHP and Economics Seminar: Of quacks and crooks: The conundrum of informal health care in India

Dr Jishnu Das, PhD, Senior Economist, World Bank

Peterson Hall Room 116, 3460 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC

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March 28, 2017


Joint IHSP-GHP Seminar: The state and global health: Reflections for a post-democratic world

Ted Schrecker, Professor of Global Health Politics, Durham University

Charles Meredith House, Conference Room, 1130 Pine Avenue, Montreal, QC Learn more

February 7, 2017


Trust, Water and Women: How the power of humor kickstarts public health in rural Senegal

Jonathon Ellison, landscape architect, filmmaker and founder of Water For Women

Meakins Amphitheatre, Room 521, McIntyre Building, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC

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January 10, 2017


"Understanding and preventing deaths in children after discharge from hospital: findings of a Ugandan - Canadian Research partnership"

Dr Elias Kumbakumba, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Martin Amphitheatre (Room 504), McIntyre Building, 3655, Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal,Quebec Learn more

November 1 2016


Global Health Night: "Our journeys in global health and our advice for young people"

New Residence Hall, Ballroom, 3625 avenue du Parc, Montreal, Quebec

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October 5, 2016


Centre on Population Dynamics and Global Health Programs Seminar:  "Reliable Measurement of Causes of Death in Low and Middle Income Countries"

Prabhat Jha, MD, DPhil, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Leacock Building room 429, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec

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October 4, 2016


Global Health Seminar: "Lessons from 2014-2015 Ebola Epidemic: An On-The-Ground Perspective"

Nahid Bhadelia, MD, MA, Director of Infection Control, National Emerging Infectious Diseases, Assistant Professor, Section of Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine

Martin Amphitheatre, Room 504, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada

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September 15 2016


Ending AIDS, TB and Malaria as Epidemics: How can Canada help?

Panel event featuring the leaders of the Global Fund, Stop TB Partnership and Grand Challenges Canada and McGill's proeminent researchers against TB, malaria and AIDS

Redpath Hall,

3461 rue McTavish (McTavish Gates), Montreal, QC, Canada

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