Lynaea is a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Arts & Science Program and a Fellow at the McMaster Health Forum. As a student who studies health from an interdisciplinary perspective, Lynaea focuses on gaining an understanding of the complex intersections of medicine and society by examining the biomedical, sociological, and political dimensions of health. Lynaea is especially interested in the social determinants of health and, more specifically, the way in which a health and social systems approach can improve the health of marginalized communities.
Currently, Lynaea is the coordinator of the McMaster Students Union Student Health Education Centre (MSU SHEC) which focuses on providing students with health information and harm reduction resources around topics like sexual health and substance use. As a Forum Fellow, Lynaea looks forward to gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the way in which health issues can be addressed at a systemic level.