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The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research uses critical problem-solving approaches to pursue effectiveness, equity, and excellence in global health. We are global health leaders, researchers, practitioners, and students working at the interface between research, policy, and practice to address 21st-century global health challenges. Learn more about our community of members and ongoing research activities.

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Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

A series of panels remembering achievements in the face of struggles. Black History Month is a distinct period for honouring history, negotiating current realities, and imagining potential futures for Black communities. In recent years, the Harriet Tubman Institute has celebrated Black History Month by focusing on the achievements of Black people; looking back to examine their […]

Launching New Mini-Series on Wellness and Self Care at the Dahdaleh Institute

Launching New Mini-Series on Wellness and Self Care at the Dahdaleh Institute

Join us for a special three-part series for Wellness and Self Care starting in February 2023! We all encounter stress in our daily lives that at times can be difficult to manage – affecting the health of our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Participants in this interactive series will learn practical techniques for ‘Stress Busting’ […]

Job Opportunities – Planning, Programming, and Research Officer & Research Project Coordinator on Promoting Black Students' Mental Health Project

Job Opportunities – Planning, Programming, and Research Officer & Research Project Coordinator on Promoting Black Students' Mental Health Project

Please read below for two current opportunities with Dr. Agnès Berthelot-Raffard's project entitled, Promoting Black students' Mental Health: A Pan-Canadian Research and Intervention Project on Social Determinants of Health and Equity in Canadian Universities. Deadline for submitting applications: February 14, 2023. Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to bhdjlab@yorku.ca Shortlisted candidates will be […]

Don't Miss Our Winter 2023 Lineup of Events

Don't Miss Our Winter 2023 Lineup of Events

Join us for a winter semester packed with insightful seminars from inspiring global health researchers at the Dahdaleh Institute: How to Influence Public Policy...What Happens When You Leave the Room? with Jean-Jacques Rousseau Global Environmental Changes, Resource Insecurity, and Health Outcomes, with Godfred Boateng Wellness and Self Care Mini-Series (Qi Gong (Tai Chi); Mindfulness Meditation; […]

Recap – Fall 2022 Graduate Research by Dahdaleh Global Health Scholars

Recap – Fall 2022 Graduate Research by Dahdaleh Global Health Scholars

The Dahdaleh Institute proudly supports graduate research and scholarly and creative activities in line with the three themes of planetary health, humanitarianism, and foresighting at York University. We held our 3rd Annual Global Health Graduate Scholars Symposium on December 14, 2022, and it featured four outstanding researchers and rich discussions about their ongoing work. Please […]

Applications Open! Humanitarian Water Engineering Online Intensive Course, Winter 2023

Applications Open! Humanitarian Water Engineering Online Intensive Course, Winter 2023

We are very excited to announce the third offering of the Humanitarian Water Engineering (HWE) Intensive Course. The HWE course offers participants an opportunity to gain essential knowledge and skills on safe water supply in humanitarian emergencies. The course covers the design and operation of water supply systems in humanitarian response including source water selection, water […]

York University funds $4.05M to support interdisciplinary research for the UN SDGs

York University funds $4.05M to support interdisciplinary research for the UN SDGs

The research projects advance knowledge in areas ranging from water remediation, management of infectious disease through technological innovation, the effects of climate change on ecosystems and human populations, visual neuroscience, and understanding the pathway from colonial genocide to building just relationships. York University will fund ground-breaking research through the Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Research Clusters (CIRC) program, […]

Recap – Fact-based optimism and other lessons from Bruce Mau's first Massive Action seminar

Recap – Fact-based optimism and other lessons from Bruce Mau's first Massive Action seminar

On November 2, 2022, world-renowned designer Bruce Mau presented a seminar entitled Principles for Global Health Design at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research – it was the first in a series of six seminars seeking to explore the intersection of global health and design. Co-organized by the Department of Design, School of Arts, […]

Dahdaleh Institute researchers contribute to York's achievements towards the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Dahdaleh Institute researchers contribute to York's achievements towards the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

In June 2020, York University launched its new University Academic Plan 2020-2025 (UAP), which included a university-wide challenge to elevate York’s contributions to the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The new UAP serves as a blueprint for action, positioning York University as an agent of positive change in a world facing a convergence of […]

Recap – Opportunities and Challenges in the Era of Polycrisis, with Achim Steiner

Recap – Opportunities and Challenges in the Era of Polycrisis, with Achim Steiner

Members of the Dahdaleh community were invited to attend a special Empire Club of Canada talk given by Achim Steiner, administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on December 13. While addressing the disappointment many felt about COP27 and the lack of meaningful progress in global climate resolutions, Steiner explained that we are facing […]