Global and Indigenous Health Nursing (GAIHN)

Global and Indigenous Health Nursing (GAIHN) McGill is the body overseeing global health in the Ingram School of Nursing

Global health is the health of populations in a global context; Defined (by the Lancet) as “an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care.”

GAIHN-McGill emphasizes that global health is about local and worldwide health improvement, reduction of disparities, recognizing the health disparities that exist for marginalized and vulnerable populations, including Indigenous people, persons in situations of homelessness and poverty, Immigrant and refugee communities, an other vulnerable populations.

GAIHN Mandates:

  • To promote, within the Ingram School of Nursing, a critical understanding of health and the practice of nursing from a global (health) perspective, including the health of marginalized populations within and outside Canada
  • To advocate as a school of nursing in support of social justices in relation to global health issues.

Funding for Indigenous students

Jean Goodwill Scholarship

Two $2,500.00 nursing scholarships are to be awarded and administered by the Canadian Indigenous
Nurses Association (CINA). The aim of the scholarship is to encourage nurses of Indigenous ancestry to
obtain the specialized knowledge they will require.


George and Tillie Cramer Scholarship

A $1000 bursary, to a Native Woman of Kahnawake pursuing higher education in the field of health sciences. The first scholarship was awarded in 1993.


Global Health Programs Travel Awards

The McGill Global Health Travel Awards program is designed to provide opportunities for McGill University students planning to travel for global health projects. Students have access to a variety of travel awards from the McGill Global Health Programs (GHP). The program supports students participating in global health projects internationally or in Canada.  


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