Events are invaluable to moving global health forward. They are opportunities to exchange insight, test out new ideas, and make connections.
All Dahdaleh Institute events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
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 image at a time." -Martin Scorsese
The DIGHR is getting an education on the art of moving images. Join us as we watch documentaries, thrillers and experimental films on global health themes. Feel free to bring your lunch and your inner film critic.
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 Healthy Climate team led by Dahdaleh Institute Community Scholar Joseph Pallant.
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 excellence in research.
On April 17, student interns will showcase the work they did and share their experience at DIGHR. Join us as we celebrate their contributions!
Image: Student interns Sayo Falade (left) and Tanya Narang (right) take notes for the DIGHR water quality workshop.
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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 interdisciplinary encounters are often new, exciting and challenging.
Drawing on her experiences of this phenomenon, and on the research behind her upcoming book Information Design for the Common Good, Courtney Marchese will lead a Lunch & Learn on interdisciplinary design collaboration in global health.
Courtney Marchese is a professional designer with over a decade of experience specializing in data visualizations, information graphics, UX design, and usability studies. She is also an Associate Professor of Graphic + Interactive Design, teaching a wide range of design theory, research, and technical skills at the undergraduate and graduate level.
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 regulate Internet Pharmacies, exacerbating public health risks.
The aim of this presentation will be twofold. Using stakeholder and supply chain mapping, the first task will be to determine if and how safety and quality of medicines sold over the Internet can be protected. The broader objective will be to apply a public health framework to evaluate emerging strategies of regulating Internet Pharmacies. In addition to mainstream proposals of expanding the jurisdictional scope of existing regulatory authorities, we consider disruptive internet governance strategies that delegate public health functions to technology intermediaries.
Aria Ilyad Ahmad is the Global Health Foresighting Research Fellow at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. Since 2014, he has also served as a consultant to the World Health Organization's Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products. Aria is a past Duke University Global Health Fellow and past faculty member of the Global Health Education Initiative at the University of Toronto. He has testified before the Canadian Senate on Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime, served on the board of directors of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and was the inaugural Médecins Sans Frontières Access to Medicines Fellow in India. Aria received his HBSc and MSc in international pharmaceutical policy from the University of Toronto, and is completing his PhD in global health governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada.