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Carol Devine

Carol Devine

Community Scholar, Health, Environment & Climate Change

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Carol Devine is Humanitarian Affairs Advisor with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada. She co-leads a project on climate, environment and health for MSF and has contributed to the 2018 Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change. Carol has worked with MSF in Rwanda, East Timor, Peru and South Sudan as humanitarian advisor and was the Canadian liaison for MSF's Access to Essential Medicines Campaign. She's also a writer, conceptual artist and social scientist who's led and participated in ocean pollution and research initiatives in the UK, Arctic and Antarctic. Carol was a 2016 Fellow with Ecologic Institute's Arctic Summer College. She has advocated for access to medicines and for respect for humanitarian principles and law before the Canadian Parliament and the World Trade Organization and has been a speaker at TEDxMontrealWomen, the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness and at the American Geophysical Union Conference in 2018 on plastic pollution, climate change and health. Her sciart is exhibited at the Canada Science and Technology Museum and has been in group exhibitions including at the New York Hall of Science and featured with the Photographic Museum of Humanity.


Global Health & Humanitarianism, Planetary Health



Related Work


Update – Announcing the Planetary Health Advocacy "Living" Tool | November 29, 2023

Recap — The Planetary Health Advocacy Framework and the Importance of Dialogue | April 5, 2023

Climate Change Research Month showcases York as community of changemakers | March 1, 2023

Opportunity - Film Editor, Humanitarian & Global Health Organizations at the Nexus of Planetary Health and Climate Change-Related Extreme Weather Events | June 2, 2021

Podcast on Environmental Emergencies: Climate Crises and Humanitarian Response | January 18, 2021

MSF Scientific Days Latin America - Webinar Series commencing February 1st to 22nd | January 18, 2021

New Publication - The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change 2020 | December 7, 2020

Carol Devine Co-Hosts Session on Individual and Collective Action | October 29, 2019

Researchers Speak on Climate Change, Migration & Health at Climate Strike Event | September 23, 2019

Learnings from Inaugural Seminar, "Ocean Optimism" | September 16, 2019

Carol Devine Bolsters Motion on Humanitarian Climate Emergency | July 9, 2019

SciDev Article Features James Orbinksi & Carol Devine | July 2, 2019

Dahdaleh Researchers in China, Ireland, Bangladesh and USA | June 27, 2019

Community Scholars Advocate at Refugee Health Conference | June 20, 2019

James Orbinski & Carol Devine at McGill Summer Institute | June 12, 2019

James Orbinski, Matthew Arnold & Carol Devine at MSF Sci Days | May 28, 2019

Launch of the 2018 Canada-specific Lancet Countdown Report | October 29, 2018

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