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Fostering a research-enriched MPH experience

Evidence Informed Public Health (EIPH) was a term coined by Guyatt and colleagues in 1992. It applies the principles of evidence-based medicine to public health by articulating “[t]he process of integrating science-based interventions with community preferences to improve the health of populations” (1,2). The principles of EIPH practice involve nothing [...]

Reflections, Students|

Get set, jet, and even present – why you should go to that scientific conference

What do you picture when someone says, “scientific conference?” Do you imagine a room full of gray suits, eggshell-colored walls, and long talks? If so, you will be surprised to hear how things have changed (for the better of course). Conferences offer some real advantages and serve as a great [...]

Events & Books|

School, Work, Personal Projects, and Family: How I kept it all together

In the spring of 2017, I received the long anticipated email from Lakehead University with an offer of admission to the Master of Public Health program. With this wonderful news, I did wonder how I would manage working casually (2-3 days a week) at Princess Margaret Cancer Center in administration [...]

Family & Career|

Sparking Conversations on Global Health – #Bookstagram

It is 2019 and we are faced with outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, the public health crisis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and the continuing challenges of the HIV epidemic. Personally, I find it disheartening that those who are most vulnerable to these health security threats are the ones with the least access [...]

Events & Books|

8 tips to consider when attending your next public health conference

Pictured: A beautiful lounge area at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, USA, where the SER Conference is being hosted this year.  I am at the Society for Epidemiological Research (SER) conference this week, and it’s been a while since I attended a conference of this scale. From previous conference attendances, [...]

Events & Books|

A rough-and-tumble love story between law and health promotion (Part 2)

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of McGill Law, University of Toronto or other students who are part of those institutions. Read Part 1 here. There are so many synergies between law and health. We [...]

Career Path, Reflections, Students|
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