Miray MaherGSO awardee in Developing Skilled Future Leaders in Strengthening Health and Social Systems
Miray is an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at McMaster University. Miray’s main scholarly interests include migrant health equity and accessibility in Canada, especially for Arabic-speaking immigrants. She is currently working as a research assistant for Inclusive Communities for Older Immigrants (ICOI) study in the McMaster Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, where she is using her fluency in the Arabic language to learn about Arabic immigrants’ perspectives on social isolation, social connectivity, and quality of life. Furthermore, as one of the Office Leads for Health Systems Evidence (HSE) at the McMaster Impact Lab, she works with a team of research assistants to maintain the HSE database. She is also excited to be the co-president of the Worldwide Orphans chapter at McMaster, where she hopes to continue fundraising for children in need all over the world.
As an outgoing Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) awardee, Miray will be going to the Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development (CCHSRD) in Trinidad and Tobago. Her aim is to nurture her cultural competency, develop a global skillset, and learn about the healthcare systems within the Caribbean by working with policymakers and through community engagement efforts. She hopes to apply this unique international perspective in her future work in the Canadian healthcare system.
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