Are you a student interested in working with the Forum and its international partners to strengthen health and social systems? The Forum offers opportunities to students to become part of our large and growing international network of health- and social-system leaders and to learn the skills required to find and use evidence to inform health- and social-systems leaders in their decision-making.
Over the next four years, 40 McMaster students will be gaining global skills through the newly launched Developing Skilled Future Leaders in Strengthening Health and Social Systems program through the McMaster Health Forum, which is supported by Global Skills Opportunity (GSO).
The Global Skills Opportunity is a national outbound student mobility program that is expected to enable more than 16,000 Canadian college and undergraduate-level university students from across the country to acquire the global skills employers want and the Canadian economy needs. A key component of the Government of Canada’s International Education Strategy, GSO is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and is administered jointly by Colleges and Institutes Canada and Universities Canada.
The McMaster Health Forum is honoured to be a recipient of two Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship programs. From 2014-18, the Forum’s program focused on strengthening health systems in Commonwealth countries. The Forum was then one of 20 Canadian institutions to receive a second program running from 2018-21 through which we were able expand our focus to include strengthening social systems along with an expanded reach of the program to include all low- and middle-income countries.