McMaster Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research Student Chapter

The first CCGHR student chapter. It is a student-led initiative designed to foster research and networking in global health among university students across all disciplines and at all levels of university study.

The goal is to bring together students interested in global health research and provide a collaborative environment to enhance learning through educational discussions, seminars and social networking.

To date, other CCGHR student chapters have been established at Brock University, University of Toronto, Waterloo University, Western University, University of Calgary and York University. 

Promoting principles of equity including: humility, inclusion, shared benefits, responsiveness to causes of inequities, authentic partnering, and a commitment to the future, in global health research.

Events we hold throughout the year include: 

Annual Global Health Forum: Multi-university collaboration for an all day forum with keynote speakers, workshops, networking, student presentations, food and more. 

Careers in Global Health Panel: Learn about global health professionals career journeys and have an opportunity to ask questions and network with them.

Workshop: How to write effective opinion and blog posts in global health. Have an opportunity to contribute blog posts to the Student and Young Professional Network blog on the national CCGHR website. The SYP blog provides a unique opportunity to a) gain exposure and showcase their work publicly; b) develop ideas and share reflections on the most pressing global health issues; c) receive constructive feedback on their writing through our peer review process; and d) engage in meaningful discussions with both emerging and senior global health experts.  

Workshop: Addressing colonialism, autonomy, paternalism and hegemony in global health work. An interactive session to educate students on the impacts of historical contexts, perspectives on present day global health research and how to conduct research using the CCGHR principles of equity. 

Global Health Agora: Arts-based (Verbatim theatre) knowledge translation of gender-based violence. Gender-based violence knowledge workshops in partnership with SACHA.

National CCGHR Student and Young Professionals Network (SYPN)

An opportunity to connect and network with students and young professionals contributing to global health research efforts throughout Canada and abroad.  

SYPN Objectives

1. Capacity Building: Facilitate education and training initiatives to enssure CCGHR SYPs are equipped with key competencies essential for global health research and practice. 

2. Networking: Facilitate the development of a robust community of students and young professionals interested in global health by building both intra and inter-university connections and networks.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please feel to get in touch!




Contact Details

Contact Details

President: Sakshi Mehta

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