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Building Momentum for Transformative Disaster Risk Governance Symposium

“Transformative Disaster Risk Governance (DRG) and Emergency Management” is a University-Wide initiative aiming to position York in an international leadership role by pursuing several goals in research, scholarship and academic and professional development activities. The first symposium will be focused on exploring the subject with a group of researchers, students and partner organizations featuring an […]

Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health

Challenging the divide between academic and applied research, the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research invites the York University community to join the discussion on critical social science perspectives in global health research at the second annual “York Faculty and Researcher Workshop on Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health” – a two-day workshop that will be […]

Global Health Seminar: Elevating the Social Science Gaze on tuberculosis with Dr. Amrita Daftary

Commemorating World Tuberculosis Day, Dahdaleh Institute Faculty Member Dr. Amrita Daftary will be giving a seminar presentation on "Elevating the social science gaze on tuberculosis". Dr. Daftary is Assistant Professor in Global Health at York University, and Associate at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has been […]

Global Health Seminar Series - Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to predict and forecast the transmission of COVID-19 with Dr. Jude Kong

This week Dr. Jude Kong, Assistant Professor in the Mathematics & Statistics department at York University, will be presenting on "Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to  predict  and forecast the transmission of COVID-19 and optimize vaccination roll-out in Africa". During different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, real-time delivery of reliable and comprehensive information is critical to predict spread and […]

Global Health Seminar Series: Extended Urbanization and the Covid Pandemic: Rethinking the Parameters of Disease in the City with Prof. Roger Keil

Join us for a special seminar presented by the Dahdaleh Institute. We will be hosting Prof. Roger Keil as he present on a recently published paper examining Urbanization and Infectious disease. Roger will also reflect on what we might take from this analysis now, after a year of experiencing the pandemic. The published paper argues […]

Global Health Seminar Series: Evolving Social Riskscapes in the Ebola Virus Disease Response in Liberia with Dr. Harris Ali

Join us on a special seminar series feature Dr. Harris Ali in which he will present on "Evolving Social Riskscapes in the Ebola Virus Disease Response in Liberia". Initially, the community reaction to official response teams during the 2014-16 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Liberia was one of resistance. Dr. Ali predicates this was […]

Dahdaleh Institute Intern Symposium

Over the 2020-2021 academic year, the Dahdaleh Institute worked with exceptional students through our Internship Program, which is founded in an experiential education approach. Students completed program practicums with us, were hired through the Research at York program, or volunteered. This week is the last week for the RAY program of the Winter term. To […]

Safe Water Optimization Tool at the Emergency Environmental Health Forum

The Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) led by Dahdaleh Institute Research Fellow Dr. Syed Imran Ali will be presenting at the annual Emergency Environmental Health Forum (EEHF). The EEHF is the leading forum for emergency WASH practitioners, managers, and academics to share the latest in research and innovation the sector. The EEHF will be comprised […]

Dahdaleh Institute Global Health Seminar with Dr. Courtney Howard - "Summers of Smoke: living well through the wildfires of the climate emergency"

In 2014, hundreds of wildfires throughout the NWT led to what became known in Yellowknife as the "Summer of Smoke." In partnership with the Yellowknives Dene, the Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation, and with Dahdaleh Institute Director Dr. James Orbinski as principal investigator, Dr. Courtney Howard conducted a quantitative and qualitative investigation into the impact of […]

The Military as a Disease Vector, from the 19th Century to COVID-19: Implications for Global Health Policy and Equity - seminar with Prof. Chaufan

This presentation by Prof. Chaufan and her research team will report findings of a systematic review of the literature spanning two centuries on the role of the military as an infectious disease vector. It will show that notwithstanding the strong evidence for a wide range of biosocial mechanisms that facilitate disease transmission between the military […]

Dahdaleh Institute Summer Intern Symposium

The Dahdaleh Institute worked with exceptional students this summer through our Internship Program, founded in an experiential education approach.  Interns worked on projects on the climate-health nexus, performance accountability in maternal care, social science and health interventions, Covid-19 and inequity, design and global health, and more.  As their work comes to an end, please join […]

The Planetary Health Film Lab Micro Film Festival

This one-hour event will showcase four short films made by Indigenous youth who participated in this year's edition of The Planetary Health Film Lab, hosted by the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. Each film runs between three and seven minutes in length and profiles Indigenous perspectives, impacts, and solutions to planetary health issues in their communities. […]