McGill University-Pegasus Institute Courses Open for Registration

McGill is pleased to partner with the Pegasus Institute to offer courses for students interested in how migration, conflict, and the environment shape human health. Courses will explore connections between larger events of the world and the health of populations and individuals. Participants are encouraged to take as many courses, across Institutes, as fits in…

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Report: Deadly Trade: How Arms Exports are Accelerating Violence in Mexico

See the report from Stop US Arms to Mexico. Additional resources: See also reports on the flow of guns moving to Canada, from the United States, here: https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/firearms-trace-data-canada-2016-2021 This 2018 report by the Center for American Progress, Beyond Our Borders, analyzes this data with respect to Canada. 

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Humanitarian Assistance Urgently Needed to Prevent Additional Deaths in Turkey and Syria: Post-Disaster is a Time of Immense Need for Emergency Supplies

We mourn the loss of the more than 35,000 people who have died in the earthquake that has devastated regions of Turkey and Syria. For the people in northwest Syria, this is a disaster piled upon a disaster. Over a decade of conflict has severely damaged this region and rendered 90% of the population dependent…

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Health in global biodiversity governance: A commentary on COP15

The dependency of human health and wellbeing on nature is documented across disciplines, regions, cultures, and economies. In 2022, civil society health professionals and organisations were involved in the agenda-setting (intersessional subsidiary body) and decision-making of the COP15 meeting. The new participation of these organisations in global biodiversity governance embodies the interdisciplinary work needed to…

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The Lancet Celebrates its 200th Anniversary

The Lancet was founded in 1823 by Thomas Wakley with the vision that it should be more than a medical journal. It should drive social and political change through advancing medical research and science for the greater good. As they embark on our 200th anniversary, they will celebrate, self-reflect, and amplify their founding ideas with their…

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CUGH-Pulitzer Center Workshop 2021: Infodemic: How to Fight Disinformation—& Not Make Things Worse

The viral threat of disinformation has not only helped exacerbate the COVID-19 pandemic, it has undermined the public’s belief in science and evidence. Global health professionals, scientists, and students need to understand the how and why of disinformation and learn strategies for responding to it. This panel, which will include a journalist, scientist, and disinformation…

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