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Announcing the Winners of the 2023 Seed Grants in Critical Perspectives in Global Health Research

Announcing the Winners of the 2023 Seed Grants in Critical Perspectives in Global Health Research


Published on May 8, 2023

Following the fourth annual Critical Perspective for Global Health Research (CPGH) workshop in March, the CPGH Steering Committee is delighted to announce that the following York researchers have been awarded this year’s $5,000 seed grants to carry out critical global health research and develop fuller grant proposals and research programs:

Syed Imran Ali and Stephanie Gora – Community-based participatory water quality monitoring for safe water optimization in the Canadian North

Chloe Clifford Astbury – Mining, Health, and Environmental Change: Using Systems Mapping to Understand Relationships in a Complex System

Godfred Boateng – Retooling Black Anxiety: An Exploratory and Intervention Study of Black Families with Children In and Out of the Criminal Justice System in Canada

Ahmad Firas Khalid – Using Experiential Simulation-Based Learning to Increase Students' Ability to Analyze Increasingly Complex Global Health Challenges: A Mixed Methods Study

Gerson Luiz Scheidweiler Ferreira – Breaking Barriers to Sexual and Reproductive Health: Empowering Venezuelan Refugee Women in Brazil's Resettlement Process

The purpose of the CPGH Seed Grants is to support York University–based critical social science perspectives in global health research that contribute to the research themes of the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research: planetary health; global health and humanitarianism; and global health foresighting. The Seed Grants are also meant to encourage faculty to develop fuller grant proposals for fall Tri-Council and other grant deadlines. Recipients will present the progress of their research at next year’s 2024 Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health Research Workshop. 

The Dahdaleh Institute and the CPGH Steering Committee would like to thank all the applicants this year and congratulate the 2023 CPGH Seed Grant recipients. 


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Syed Imran Ali, Research Fellow, Global Health and Humanitarianism Active
Stephanie Gora, Faculty Fellow, Lassonde School of Engineering Active
Godfred Boateng, Faculty Fellow, Faculty of Health Active
Gerson Scheidweiler, Postdoctoral Fellow, Equity Studies Active
Chloe Clifford Astbury, Research Fellow, Global Food System & Policy Active
Ahmad Firas Khalid, Faculty Fellow, Faculty of Health Active

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