Global Health Night

Global Health Night 2018 was held on November 6, 2018 at Centre Mont-Royal.

Global Health Night is an annual event held to highlight and foster the involvement of students and faculty at McGill in global health related fields.


4:00-6:00pm Cocktail and Poster Session

6:00-7:30pm Program including a keynote address entitled: “High Quality Health Systems: Ready for a Revolution?” by Dr. Margaret E. Kruk and the honouring of our 2018 award recipients


During the wine and cheese reception, guests had the opportunity to browse student poster presentations. Students and student groups from all backgrounds and disciplines presented posters about their global health-related experiences, clinical rotations and projects! More about the poster fair.

This year, we were delighted to welcome Dr. Margaret E. Kruk, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and current Chair of the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era.

About Margaret Kruk:

Dr. Margaret E. Kruk is Associate Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Kruk’s research generates evidence on how health systems can improve health in low- and middle-income countries. She studies the links between health system quality and the demand for health care, population health, and confidence in the system. She uses novel implementation science methods to evaluate large-scale health system reforms. She currently collaborates with colleagues in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Liberia, and India.

Dr. Kruk is currently Chair of the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era (HQSS Commission), a global effort to redefine and measure quality in the health systems of lower-income countries. Previously, Dr. Kruk was Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Better Health Systems Initiative at Columbia University. She has held posts at the United Nations Development Program and McKinsey and Company and practiced medicine in northern Ontario, Canada. She holds an MD degree from McMaster University and an MPH from Harvard University.

Award Winners

Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Shaun Cleaver, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (renewal)
  • Wenhua Wang, Department of Family Medicine (renewal)

Global Health Scholars (Undergraduates)

  • Alize Gunay, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Annalise Hilts, Geography
  • Arisha Khan, Comparative Social Policy
  • Carly Heck, Nursing
  • Chloé Mancini, Occupational Therapy
  • Chloe Pierret, Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Claire Styffe, Biology
  • Clément Belanger Bishinga, Medicine
  • David Paterson, Medicine
  • Djamila Saad, Medicine
  • Ghassen Soufi, Medicine
  • Heydar Ensha, Biology & Mathmatics
  • Iris Madeline, History & Classical Studies
  • Isabela Fabri Karam, Pharmacology
  • Ivon Parra, Physical Therapy
  • Joshua Iyalagha, Physiology
  • Julia Munden, Medicine
  • Leanne Roncière, Medicine
  • Lilia Brahimi, International Development
  • Mackenzie Hamilton, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Magdalena Morales, International Development
  • Maya Kenton, Bioengineering
  • Mia Messer, Physiology
  • Sarah Wu, Psychology
  • Shaista Asmi, Psychology
  • Siwen Jin, Medicine
  • Sophy Mo, Medicine
  • Steven Stechly, Political Science
  • Tengyi (Thomas) Zhang, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Tiffany Paradis, Medicine


Global Health Outreach Project Leaders

  • Anna de Waal, Editor-in-Chief of The Prognosis
  • Clare Fogarty, Editor-in-Chief of the Perspectives Global Health Blog
  • Julie de Meulemeester, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Student Fellow

Global Health Grads

  • Emily MacLean, PhD Candidate, Epidemiology
  • Emmanuel Chilanga, PhD Candidate, Social Work
  • Icoquih Badillo-Amberg, Masters of Science in Public Health
  • Kariane St-Denis, Masters of Science in Public Health, Global Health Option
  • Katherine Pizarro, PhD Candidate, Psychiatry
  • Sara Ferwati, Masters of Science in Public Health
  • Sophie Huddart,PhD Candidate, Epidemiology

MDCM awards

Ashworth Student Travel Award
  • Antoine Normandin
  • Cristina Teodora Pop
  • Krystyna Wang
Elaine E.L. Wang M.D.,C.M. Travel Award
  • Brendan Ross
Medical Class of ’84 Student Bursary
  • Weimeng Ding
Osler Medical Aid Foundation (OMAF) Scholarship
  • Jonah Dabora
  • Melissa Bailey

The Dr. Yuk Chan Ma and Dr. Yuen Kok Chan Prize in Multicultural and International Medicine

  • Julie De Meulemeester
  • Weimeng Ding


Bubbie and Nanny Global Health Travel Award

  • Anne-Josée Côté
  • Chamila Anthonypillai
  • Heather Dawn Davis
  • Maude Lafontaine Hébert

Ambassador Paul Frazer Travel Award for Global Health

  • Lujain Daghar, MSc – Public Health

Mary A. Metcalf International Travel Fund

  • Evgenia Pateras, M.Sc.A. Occupational Therapy
  • Shinjini Mondal, PhD Candidate, Family Medicine

Norman Bethune Awards for Global Health

  • Aimée González de Armas, M.Sc.A. Nursing, Global Health
  • Anne Marie Chomat, postdoctoral fellow – Family Medicine
  • Marie-Hélène Doucet, PhD - Psychiatry

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy Global Health Travel Awards

  • Colin Hoehne, M.Sc.A. Occupational Therapy
  • Monika Polakowska, M.Sc.A. Occupational Therapy
  • Nathan Menezes, M.Sc.A. Occupational Therapy

Global and Indigenous Health Nursing Travel Awards

  • Amélie Roberge
  • Isabelle Lauzon
  • Lianna Curiale
  • Louise-Esther Bond Rouleau

Luger-Mikelberg Travel Award for Global Health

  • Meghan Eaker, M.Sc.A. Nursing

McGill International TB Centre Travel Awards

  • Giorgia Sulis
  • Jaryd Sullivan
  • Jean-Yves Dubé
  • Monica Dallmann Sauer
  • Nargis Khan
  • Sarah Danchuk
  • Sophie Huddart
  • Stephanie Law
  • Syed Abidi
  • Wilian Correa de Macedo

Global Health Travel Awards for Postgraduate
Medical Residents

  • Anthony Lieu, Internal Medicine
  • Catherine Ji, Family Medicine
  • Etienne St-Louis, Experimental Surgery
  • Jonathan Houle, Internal Medicine
  • Pier-Luc Beaudoin, Experimental Surgery
  • Xiaoshuang Kou, Internal Medicine

Dr. Alice Benjamin Global Maternal and Child Health Fund

  • Céline Giordano, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Donald A. Henderson Prize for Outstanding
Global Health Research

  • Dr. Sapha Barkati, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology)
    • “Intradermal pre-exposure rabies vaccination in a Canadian travel clinic: 6-year retrospective observational study”
  • Dr. Raphael Lencucha, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
    • “Global tobacco control and economic norms: an analysis of normative commitments in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia”

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