Global Health Night 2021

Global Health Night 2021 was held online on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Global Health Night 2021 flyer with event title, date, time and keynote speaker headshot and name Global Health Night is an annual event held by McGill Global Health Programs (GHP) to celebrate and encourage the involvement of McGill students and faculty in global health and its related fields. Due to the ongoing pandemic and related safety protocols, the 2021 edition was accessible to the public in a virtual format only. The event featured a keynote lecture by Dr. Gina Ogilvie - esteemed leader in the field of global health. Before the keynote lecture, participants explored a digital poster gallery to learn about the diverse work of GHP's student award winners.






Digital Poster Gallery McGill Global Health Award Recipients

Student Social Media Takeover

  • Leslie Brown, Editor-in-Chief, McGill Journal of Global Health
  • Shashika Bandara, Editor-in-Chief, McGill Perspectives on Global Health Blog

Main Program

7:00 PM







Land Acknowledgement & Introduction

Darshan Sanju Daryanani, Global Health Scholar (2020), McGill University

Welcoming Remarks

Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University

Opening Remarks

David H. Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Global Health Programs Update

Charles Larson, Interim Director, McGill Global Health Programs

Keynote Address

Gina Ogilvie, Professor, School of Public Health, University of British Columbia

Q&A with Keynote Speaker

  • Gina Ogilvie
  • Matthew Hunt, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
  • Ananya Banerjee, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University

Closing Remarks

Timothy Evans, Inaugural Director and Associate Dean, School of Population and Global Health and Associate Vice-Principal (Global Policy and Innovation), McGill University

8:30 PM

End of Program

Digital Poster Gallery

Virtual participants are encouraged to check out GHP's digital poster gallery ahead of the keynote lecture, where GHP student award winners will showcase their global health work. Link to be shared with registered participants ahead of time. Exceptionally, only GHP student award recipients will be presenting posters this year.

Student Social Media Takeover

Leslie Brown and Shashika Bandara, respectively Editor-in-Chief of the McGill Journal of Global Health and the McGill Perspectives on Global Health Blog will take over GHP social media channels during tonight’s event, taking the public inside the Global Health Night Poster Fair and meeting with student presenters. Watch their interviews and our Instagram story highlights.

Keynote Lecture

We are pleased to welcome as our keynote speaker Dr. Gina Ogilvie, global and public health expert and professor at the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health, whose presentation was titled ‘Be a Catalyst for Change: Careers in Global Health Research’.

Prior to the keynote lecture, the program included a brief report from Dr. Charles Larson, GHP Interim Director, on current and future GHP activities. The keynote lecture was followed by an interactive Q&A.

We welcomed questions from the online audience for Dr. Ogilvie to respond to during the question and answer session after the keynote address.

About our Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Gina Ogilvie - woman with shoulder length hair wearing a white button-down shirt and a chunky necklace posing in front of a dark backgroundDr. Gina Ogilvie, MD MSc FCFP DrPH is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Control of HPV related diseases and prevention, and Professor at the University of British Columbia in the School of Population and Public Health. She is also Senior Public Health Scientist at BC Centre for Disease Control and Senior Research Advisor at the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. She was previously Medical Director of Clinical Prevention Services at BC Centre for Disease Control where she provided both operational and scientific leadership to an integrated public health unit with over 100 staff. Her research is focused on both the public health and clinical aspects of reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, HPV screening and the HPV vaccine, and her findings have been highly influential in setting and directing health policy both in Canada and globally. She has published over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts and has provided advice and consultation to national and global institutions, including the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Public Health Agency of Canada, the World Health Organization and Ministries of Health globally on STI, HIV and HPV vaccine policy and programming. Dr. Ogilvie received her MD from McMaster University, and completed a specialty in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Population Health and Primary care. She received her Master of Science at UBC, and her Doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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