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Internship Program: 2021 Summer in Review

Internship Program: 2021 Summer in Review


Published on September 20, 2021

Over the summer, 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.

Congratulations and thank you to all the trainees for jobs well done!

2020/2021 Interns

Learnings & Doings

Mentored by Faculty and Research Fellows, student interns learned firsthand about today’s priority global health challenges and how to address them through excellence in research. The internship program is coordinated by Theresa Dinh, who matched trainees with researchers and guided them throughout the experiential learning experience.

Hear from the Interns themselves. These presentations were made at the 2021 Dahdaleh Institute Summer Intern Symposium on August 25 in which the Interns were able to share what they did and learned at the Dahdaleh Institute, and what they plan to do next. The event was attended by Dahdaleh Institute fellows, faculty members, research team and staff.

Presenters and Title for presentations:

  • Niloufar Nazemzadeh - The Climate–Health Nexus in Canada
  • Tieneke Dykstra - COVID-19 and Inequity in Latin American and Canadian Cities
  • Christabel Agbor and Yeonjoo Lee - Performance Accountability in Maternal Care in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Tiana Putric - Design and Global Health: An Overview
  • Ryan Jeevanayagam - Improving Medical School Curriculum Design
  • Leah Goldschmidt - Developing and Growing the Social Science & Health Innovation for Tuberculosis Centre
  • Ryan Gray - Regulating Wildlife Trade to Prevent Zoonotic Spillover
  • Anna Subic - Systems Thinking and Planetary Health Risks: An Analysis of Urban Agriculture


Global Health & Humanitarianism, Global Health Foresighting, Planetary Health



Related Work





Yeonjoo Lee, Global Health Intern [W21; S21; FW21-22] Alum
Tieneke Dykstra, SMART Conservation, Global Health Intern [S21; FW21-22] Alum
Tiana Putric, Research Assistant, Digital Global Health & Humanitarianism Lab [FW20-21; S21; FW21-22] Alum
Ryan Gray, Global Health Intern [W21] Alum
Ryan Austin Jeevanayagam, Research Assistant, Planetary Health [S20; FW20-21; S21; FW21-22] Alum
Niloufar Nazemzadeh, Synergies in Planetary Health Research, Global Health Intern [S21; FW21-22; S22] Alum
Leah Goldschmidt, Global Health Intern [S21; F21] Alum
Christabel Agbor, Performance Accountability in Maternal Care in Sub-Saharan Africa, Global Health Intern [W21; FW21-22; S22] Alum
Anna Maria Subic, Global Health Intern [S21] Alum

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