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Refugee Journeys from Syria to Sweden: Agency, Precarity and Wellbeing
November 13, 2019 Refugee experiences of seeking protection are characterized by a high degree of both agency and precarity, both of which impact wellbeing, shape positionality and transform identity. Centralizing refugees as the primary source of knowledge and presenti ...
     
Protecting Digital Public Health: Towards a Regulatory Framework for Internet Pharmacies | Seminar
October 2, 2019 To address the rising cost of medicines, patients and policymakers are increasingly turning to personal importation through Internet Pharmacies. Despite their potential to improve access to affordable medicines, most countries do not sufficiently regul ...
     
Modeling of Climate Change, Salinity, Health Impacts and Conflict in Coastal Bangladesh | Seminar
September 27, 2019 Coastal Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including rising sea levels, cyclones and increasing salinity. While we can identify some ways in which climate change impacts upon health, such as by intensifying conflict, our ...
     
Expert Panel Meeting II: CWQ + SAM Project
September 26, 2019 Please note: this is a closed event The Second Expert Panel Meeting for the Chemical Water Quality & Malnourished Child Health project is to discuss provisional chemical water quality guidelines for intensive therapeutic feeding centres where child ...
     
Mark Terry Speaks at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25)
September 25, 2019 The Santiago Climate Change Conference, which will feature the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC and meetings of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies, will convene from 2-13 December 2019. The pre-sessional period will be fro ...
     
Mark Terry Delivers Keynote at Literary and Cultural Discourses on Mobility
September 25, 2019 The workshop "Literary and Cultural Discourses on Mobility" explores mobilities in any cultural, historical, and (trans-)medial scene and configuration, and follows the dynamics of ideas, texts, images, affects, styles, things and objects, and people o ...
     
Mark Terry Leads Group at Global Climate Strike Toronto
September 25, 2019 On September 27th, Toronto will see its' biggest strike and march for climate justice. It is hosted by Fridays For Future Toronto, who invites adults to join youth strikers in solidarity, and is backed by the S27 Coalition, a diverse group of activists ...
     
Mark Terry Speaks at YorkU Sustainable Development Goals Day
September 25, 2019 Event hosted by the International Relations Student Association at York (IRSAY) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Day, or the Global Day to Act for SDGs, happens annually on September 25 th, commemorating the day that the SDGs were adopted by the Unit ...
     
WE Day featuring James Orbinski
September 17, 2019 WE Day brings together 20,000 students and teachers who have made a difference in their local and global communities. Together they will enjoy a day of performances and motivational speeches. It takes place in 15 cities. WE Day Toronto will feature Dir ...
     
James Orbinksi Speaks at Annual Banff Forum
September 17, 2019 Dahdaleh Institute Director James Orbinski will speak at the 2019 annual Banff Forum. Held every autumn in a different location in Canada, the annual Banff Forum brings together young and emerging leaders of Canada across all sectors to enhance their l ...
     
James Orbinksi Talk: Promoting health for refugees in an era of forced migration
September 17, 2019 This event will be presented by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences in partnership with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). Global economic inequities, violence and war, and environmental catastrophes aggravated by climate ...
     
Indigenous Lecture Series: Dr. Janet Smylie | External
September 16, 2019 This event is part of the 2019-2020 Indigenous Lecture Series on Indigenous Health and Decolonisation, presented by the School of Health Policy & Management and the Faculty of Health, York University. Dr. Janet Smylie is a family physician and publ ...
     
Indigenous Lecture Series: Dr. Lynn Lavallée | External
September 16, 2019 This event is part of the 2019-2020 Indigenous Lecture Series on Indigenous Health and Decolonisation, presented by the School of Health Policy & Management and the Faculty of Health, York University Dr. Lynn Lavallée is Interim Director and P ...
     
Managing climate risks: adaptation without borders | External
September 10, 2019 Please note: time is in GMT +1. This event is presented by Overseas Development Institute. Welcome remarks James Cameron – Chair, ODI Chair James Corré – Programme Director, Wilton Park Panel Emma Howard-Boyd – Chair, Environment Agency and UK Commissi ...
     
Bridging Research + Practice: Case Study of Chemical Water Quality and Child Malnutrition in a Humanitarian Setting
September 4, 2019 Concerns about chemical water quality in intensive therapeutic feeding centres (ITFCs) have persisted among humanitarian fieldworkers for a decade, yet there are no established guidelines for the chemical makeup of water added to the therapeutic feedin ...
     
Research Trip Report-Back: Field Trial in the Cox’s Bazaar Refugee Settlement, Bangladesh
September 4, 2019 Technical Advisor Matt Arnold recently spent six weeks in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh – the world’s largest refugee settlement – implementing the Safe Water Optimization Tool. Matt will describe the project and its background in order to encourage questio ...
     
Summer 2019 Student Symposium: Part 2 | New Learnings Forum
August 13, 2019 The Dahdaleh Institute's summer students will present their work, learnings and experience as Research Assistants on projects in Global Health & Humanitarianism, Planetary Health and Global Health Foresighting. Speakers Shubhdeep Nagi is the Planet ...
     
Summer 2019 Student Symposium: Part 1 | New Learnings Forum
August 13, 2019 The first of the Dahdaleh Institute's summer students will present her work, learnings and experience as the Global Health & Humanitarianism Research Assistant. Speaker Bio Tanya Narang received a Bachelor's degree in Global Health at York Universi ...
     
Ocean Optimism: Oceans and Us in the Anthropocene | Current/s Seminar Series
August 13, 2019 Oceanic traveller, humanitarian worker, and Community Scholar Carol Devine explores our relationship to oceans through three of her sci-art projects. Human health and wellbeing is closely tied to oceans. They are the source of most of our planet's wate ...
     
Lunch & Learn With Dr. Unni Gopinathan | External Event
July 23, 2019 The World Health Organization and guideline development: What have we learned a decade after major reforms? The World Health Organization is the world’s normative authority on global health, and produces norms, standards and guidelines for a broad rang ...
     
Information Design for the Common Good | Lunch & Learn
June 27, 2019 Designers are increasingly involved in the world of social good. Traditionally installed in commercial sectors, they are now collaborating with scientists, researchers and others non-designers with their own knowledge-base and processes. These interdis ...
     
Documentary Film as an Instrument of Social Change
May 7, 2019 Mark Terry, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Documentary Film & Global Health, will lead a seminar to introduce his research projects and speak to the role of documentary film in creating social change. Mark has been producing film and television for the pa ...
     
Research Trip Report Back: Health of Displaced People in Central America | Lunch & Learn
April 15, 2019 Community Scholar Linn Biorklund Belliveau recently returned from Mexico, where she conducted research on the health of Honduran migrants in Mexico, towards her major project Health of Displaced People in the Context of Climate Change & Restri ...
     
Alternative Finance Mechanisms for Global Health | Lunch & Learn
April 9, 2019 Blended finance instruments, most notably impact bonds, represent one of the most promising areas of social finance, including for global health. Representing multi-stakeholder partnerships involving public, private and non-profit sectors, impact bonds ...
     
Movie Night for Friends of Doctors Without Borders
March 26, 2019 Friends of MSF are hosting an evening of film, food and games! Come by and enjoy MSF trivia game, prizes, free food and a screening of TRIAGE: Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxxro8__XLE
     
A.I. and Health Equity: Opportunities and challenges for ethics and policy | External event
March 15, 2019 Artificial intelligence (A.I.) brings fundamental change in our lives, affecting everything from business to government; working life to personal time. As increasingly sophisticated AI systems are created and used more widely, the effects on our health ...
     
Implementation of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care | Discussion
March 14, 2019 Prof. Catherine Régis leads this casual talk hosted by the Global Strategy Lab to broadly discuss implementation of artificial intelligence in health care. Her talk will be followed by a Q&A. Catherine Régis is an Associate Professor at t ...
     
Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid-response Simulation | External Event
March 13, 2019 Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid-response Simulation (ADERSIM), based at York University, holds a seminar on March 27th, 2019, for circulating the result of its research between experts and practitioners in the field of Emergency Management and r ...
     
Schulich Research Day | External Event
March 13, 2019 Explore the latest research by the Schulich community in the brand new Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study and Research Building. Panel discussion is moderated by Kam Phung, PhD Candidate in Organization Studies. Phung is part of the Blockchain for He ...
     
Borders, Migration, Exclusion: The role of civil society and humanitarian aid in an increasingly polarized political context | Seminar
February 28, 2019 The Centre for Refugee Studies presents DIGHR Community Scholar Linn Biorklund Belliveau in a seminar exploring the political context of humanitarian aid provision among refugee populations. Linn Biorklund Belliveau is a researcher at Dahdaleh Ins ...
     
Seminar with Dr. Diego Bassani | Presentation & Discussion
February 27, 2019 Dr. Diego Bassani visits the DIGHR to lead a seminar about his work as Epidemiologist and Scientist at the Sick Kids Hospital Centre for Global Child Health. Dr. Bassani is a scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and an assistant professor a ...
     
Reza Majdzadeh (Epidemiology) Presents to the Global Health Search Committee | Presentation
February 27, 2019 Be part of the hiring process for the next generation of Global Health Members of Faculty. Dr. Reza Majdzadeh has been shortlisted for a position in Global Health at the Faculty of Health. As part of the hiring process, Dr. Majdzadeh will sho ...
     
Kristy Hackett (Program Evaluation) Presents to the Global Health Search Committee | Presentation
February 27, 2019 Be part of the hiring process for the next generation of Global Health Members of Faculty. Dr. Kristy Hackett has been shortlisted for a position in Global Health at the Faculty of Health. As part of the hiring process, she will showcase her insight an ...
     
Oghenowede Eyawo (Epidemiology) Presents to the Global Health Search Committee | Presentation
February 27, 2019 Be part of the hiring process for the next generation of Global Health Members of Faculty. Dr. Oghenowede Eyawo has been shortlisted for a position in Global Health at the Faculty of Health. As part of the hiring process, he will showcase his insi ...
     
First Annual Student Symposium | Research Showcase
February 26, 2019 The 2018-19 academic year marked the first time the DIGHR engaged undergraduate interns. Mentored by Faculty and Research Fellows, student interns learned firsthand about today’s priority global health challenges and how to address them through ex ...
     
Moral Entanglement and the Ethics of Closing Humanitarian Healthcare Projects | External Event
February 15, 2019 Speaker: Matthew Hunt (McGill University)  Presented by The Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute Humanitarian organizations and their staff regularly make and implement decisions to close huma ...
     
Evidence gaps in major humanitarian response: SPHERE guidelines for WaSH under review | Discussion
January 31, 2019 Discussion Question: Can the DIGHR and partners identify specific research priorities which would develop evidence-based guidance for the gaps identified by Frison et al? Primary reading: Frison et al. (2018) Does the Humanitarian Sector Use Evide ...
     
Right to Health: An overlooked driver of access to essential medicines
January 30, 2019 Dr. Katrina Perehudoff delivers her presentation to the Global Health Search Committee. This presentation is open to the public and everyone is invited to ask questions.
     
Dr. Clarence Tam | Presentation
January 30, 2019 Dr. Clarence Tam delivers his presentation to the Global Health Search Committee. This presentation is open to the public and everyone is invited to ask questions.
     
Contagion | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 106min | Dir. Steven Soderbergh | 2011 “Someone doesn’t have to weaponize the bird flu. The birds are doing that.” A Hollywood action movie that does a pretty good job imagining how a global epidemic unfolds. This event is part of Projections: the good ...
     
Episode III. Enjoy Poverty | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 90min | Dir. Renzo Martens | 2009 Artist Renzo Martens tells the Congolese their poverty is their greatest asset in this satirical documentary. Click here to learn more This event is part of Projections: the good, the bad and the weird of global health ...
     
Beyond Borders | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 127min | Dir. Martin Campbell | 2003 Watch Angelina Jolie save the children, save her man and harness her Girl Power™ in a film that might have asked interesting ethical questions but does a whole lot of other things instead. This event is part of Proj ...
     
Miners Shot Down | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 86min | Dir. Rehad Desai | 2014 Award-winning, thoroughly- researched documentary about the Marikana massacre in South Africa, during which security forces killed striking miners. We’ll watch it the week of the Sharpeville massacre anniversary, to whic ...
     
The Day After Tomorrow | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 124min | Dir. Roland Emmerich | 2004 Climate change, sped up into a Hollywood disaster thriller. This event is part of Projections: the good, the bad and the weird of global health films. To receive a reminder of this event, click here. Watch the trail ...
     
Anote's Ark | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 77min | Dir. Matthieu Rytz | 2018 The urgency of climate change, at its current pace, is made clear in this documentary as the island nation of Kiribati disappears beneath rising sea levels. This event is part of Projections: the good, the bad and the ...
     
The Shape of Water: Women in the Developing World Offer Solutions | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 70min | Dir. Kum-Kum Bhavnani | 2006 This documentary tells the stories of women in Brazil, Senegal, Israel/Palestine and India working towards justice. Click here to learn more. This event is part of Projections: the good, the bad and the weird of glo ...
     
The Bleeding Edge | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 99min | Dir. Kirby Dick | 2018 If you can’t get enough of Big Pharma, this Netflix documentary will take you into the similarly terrifying world of the medical device industry. This event is part of Projections: the good, the bad and the weird of globa ...
     
Moolaade | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 124min | Dir. Ousmane Sembene | 2004 A nuanced look at female circumcision/female genital mutilation set in Burkina Faso from master filmmaker Ousmane Sembene. Conflict arises when a woman shelters a group of girls who do not want to undergo female cir ...
     
Watership Down | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 92min | Dir. Martin Rosen | 1978 This children’s film may be as much religious allegory as environmental didacticism, but we have it on good authority that it will make you cry. This event is part of Projections: the good, the bad and the weird of glob ...
     
Mad Max Fury Road | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 120min | Dir. George Miller | 2015 A post-apocalyptic environmentalist-Marxist-feminist take on the classic road trip movie. Was it worth damaging the Namib desert to make this film? This event is part of Projections: the good, the bad and the weird of ...
     
Blockchain for Climate with Joseph Pallant | Presentation & Discussion
January 30, 2019 The Founder and Executive Director of the Blockchain for Climate Foundation joins us to share how his organization is connecting the world’s National Carbon Accounts, putting the Paris Agreement on the blockchain. Recognizing that technological innovat ...
     
Le Franc & The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 47min & 43min| Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty | 1994 & 1999 Le Franc follows a poor Senegalese musician who wins the lottery at the same time that the French government devalues the West African Franc. The Little Girl… tells the story of a girl who ...
     
Touki Bouki | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 85min | Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty | 1973 Spend Valentine’s Day watching one of the strangest films you’re ever likely to see, following young Senegalese couple Mory and Anta as they try to make enough money to get to Paris. "Touki Bouki explodes, one i ...
     
Darwin's Nightmare | Film Viewing
January 30, 2019 107min | Dir. Hubert Sauper | 2004 What do an invasive fish species and the arms trade have to do with each other? The answer creeps up on you in this documentary about Lake Victoria in the Great Lakes Region. Click here to learn more The DIGHR is gett ...