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Information Design for the Common Good | Lunch & Learn

Designers are increasingly involved in the world of social good. Traditionally installed in commercial sectors, they are now collaborating with scientists, researchers and others non-designers with their own knowledge-base and processes. These interdisciplinary encounters are often new, exciting and challenging. Drawing on her experiences of this phenomenon, and on the research behind her upcoming book […]


Design and Global Health: Embedded Practices, Emerging Ideas

The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research is interested in design for its problem-solving approaches which focus equally on iterative process and concrete outcome; and for the frameworks it offers to understand relationships between form, function, content and context. Design may offer effective means to realise the impact of global health research. Taking for granted […]


Dutch Design Week 2020: Virtual Expert Program on Health and Circular Design Challenges

Netta Kornberg, Knowledge Dissemination Strategist at the Dahdaleh Institute, will participate in the Virtual Expert Program on Health and Circular Design Challenges at Dutch Design Week 2020 (DDW2020). During DDW2020, the Dutch Design Foundation and will host two sessions bringing together thought leaders from Canada and the Netherlands in Health and the Circular Economy. […]


Bruce Mau: Design principles for critical problem-solving in global health

Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic are the latest in a series of global crises that both illuminate and exacerbate inequity. We need new ways to approach global health in the 21st century, but how? On October 20, Bruce Mau will explore critical problem-solving as a way to address global health challenges, with a focus on […]


Byomkesh Talukder at World One Health Congress

Byomkesh Talukder, Planetary Health Research Fellow, and Keith W. Hipel of the University of Waterloo, will present at the 6th World One Health Congress. They will present a poster titled Climate Change and Infectious Diseases Modelling in Bangladesh using System Dynamics. Using climate variables, infectious disease data, and data on population growth, the relationship of infectious diseases […]

James Orbinski at the Geneva Health Forum

The Geneva Health Forum (GHF) is the forum of innovative practices in Global Health. Created in 2006 by the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, and taking place every two years, the Geneva Health Forum is one of the most important international conferences on Global Health. Nowadays, […]

The WHO, Canada and the Way Ahead with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Edit

The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research co-sponsors The WHO, Canada and the Way Ahead with The Empire Club of Canada, Ryerson University School of Occupational and Public Health, Canadian Bankers Association, and Waste Connections of Canada. The event features keynote speaker Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization. The WHO, Canada […]


Michael De Santi at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, foundations, government, not for profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, military and private practice. The meeting is designed for researchers, professors, government and public health officials, military personnel, travel clinic physicians, practicing physicians in […]

Safe Water Optimization Tool Launch

Join us for the Virtual Launch of the Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT), a new data analytics platform from the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders). The SWOT helps aid workers ensure water safety during humanitarian emergencies. Dr. Syed Imran Ali, Dahdaleh Institute Fellow and SWOT Lead, will […]


Seminar on Scaling Qualitative Data Collection: Improving the understanding of affected people in humanitarian health crises through natural language processing.

Dahdaleh Institute member Tino Kreutzer will be presenting a seminar on Scaling Qualitative Data Collection. More specifically, he will be discussing his research which aim to ask the question: How can humanitarian organizations better understand affected people in humanitarian health crises? Today, practitioners have to make a choice when interviewing people affected by conflict or disaster: […]

Seminar - Exploring planetary health: issues, actors, institutions

This special event is part of a closing lecture for the graduate course PHIL 6505: Major Problems of Political Philosophy, led by Dahdaleh Institute faculty member Idil Boran. The event will be exploring Planetary Health and showcase team projects led by graduate students and will also include a keynote lecture by Dahdaleh Institute Director Dr. James Orbinski.  […]