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

Sep 27, 2019 |

The McMaster Health Forum is pleased to announce three new recipients of our Queen Elizabeth Scholarship in Strengthening Health and Social Systems: Cristián Mansilla, Natalie Tchakerian and Xiaoxi (Grace) Zhou.

The Forum is pleased to welcome Cristián Mansilla to McMaster University as the first incoming scholar from Chile. Cristián is a first-year PhD student in the Health Policy program. As a student and scholar he aims to take his competencies related to evidence-informed policy making to the next level, allowing him to make deeper and stronger contributions to this field. 

Natalie is an undergraduate student in the BHSc program at McMaster University. She is spending the fall term as an intern in South Africa working with the Africa Centre for Evidence at the University of Johannesburg. During her internship, she hopes to gain insight on how evidence is synthesized and modified in response to the changing needs of policy makers and help further enhance communication’ between South Africa and colleagues in Africa working in French-speaking countries. 

Grace is also an undergraduate student in the BHSc program at McMaster University. She will be an intern with the New South Wales Ministry of Health in Sydney, Australia. At the ministry, she will be contributing to the translation of research evidence into health policy and supporting the research and evaluation of the ministry’s current programs and future strategic priorities.

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 (CFC) 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.

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