Forum’s latest Queen Elizabeth Scholars in Strengthening Health and Social Systems

The McMaster Health Forum is pleased to announce five new recipients of our Queen Elizabeth Scholarship in Strengthening Health and Social Systems: Adrienne Teske, Amy Ramzy, Ariana Jaspal, Erin Lin and Margret Lo. All five scholars will be travelling internationally to work with and learn from partner organizations.

Adrienne will be travelling to Colombia to intern with the Unit for Evidence and Deliberation for Decision Making (UNED) at the Universidad de Antioquia. During her internship Adrienne will learn how UNED works to inform health policies through evidence synthesis and deliberative dialogues.

Amy will be working with our partners at the Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development (CCHSRD) in Trinidad and Tobago. Amy will learn about the health systems challenges within the unique context of the Caribbean and assist in work aimed at implementing more equitable healthcare for all.

Ariana will be an intern in Sydney, Australia working with the Evidence and Evaluation unit in the New South Wales Ministry of Health. During her internship Ariana will learn first-hand how government use evidence in order to inform their decisions and how health research is used to influence and guide policymaking.

Erin and Margret will both be travelling to Australia to intern with the Sax Institute. Erin will be working with the Decision Analytics Program, where she will be developing systems maps related to climate change and health. Margret will be interning with the Evaluate program, where she will be contributing to the redesign of a ‘sun safe’ program for schools and the evaluation of a domestic and family violence pilot.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) is managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), Community Foundations of Canada and Canadian universities. This program is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments, and the private sector.

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Read more about the QES Scholarship in Strengthening Health and Social Systems offered by the Forum.