Abeer is an undergraduate student in the Bachelors of Health Sciences Honours Program at McMaster University, specializing in Child Health. Through her experience as a Health Systems Evidence research assistant at the Forum’s Impact Lab, alongside her work with migrant and refugee populations within Canada, Abeer holds a strong interest in exploring how knowledge translation tools may best be utilized to increase health systems resilience and sustainability in the provision of care to vulnerable populations within large-scale humanitarian crises.
As an outgoing Queen Elizabeth Scholar, Abeer will be travelling to Lebanon to undertake an internship with the Knowledge to Policy Center (K2P) at the American University of Beirut. She will work to assist in the production, packaging and sharing of research evidence through the development of several K2P products. Through this opportunity, Abeer hopes to gain further insight how policy institutes, such as K2P, work to support and build KT capacity on a governance and policy-making level.