Enhancing the health and wellbeing of populations internationally

Through multi-disciplinary research and policy work carried out by faculty members across the University of Waterloo in collaboration with researchers and practitioners in other organisations across Canada and the world, the Global Health Policy and Innovation Research Centre (GHPI) is working to advance improvements in the health of populations across the world.

  1. Feb. 19, 2020Exploring the impacts of climate change on health and wellbeing: field lessons
    Roxanne Springer, PhD candidate

    My name is Roxanne Springer. Just over 4 years ago, I began my PhD in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management (GEM), supported by funding from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship (QES) program. Prior to that, I completed a Masters in the Climate Change at the University of Waterloo. My interest in climate change, combined with a concern for the future wellbeing of populations in small island developing state (SIDS) in the Caribbean, led me to the Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography.

    My research investigates climate change impacts on wellbeing in Barbados, specifically exploring the association between climate change, wellbeing and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

  2. Feb. 5, 2020Exploring operations of non-governmental organisations in Vietnam

    My research project explores how uncertainty shapes NGOs operating in the health sector in relation to other institutions. In particular, I examine how NGOs strategize to maintain their image and survive under uncertain conditions, while also working to improve population well-being.  

  3. Jan. 28, 2020Hallman Lecture by Dr. Jane Philpott, former Minister of Health and Minister of Indigenous Affairs

    The Global Health Policy and Innovation research community is excited about the forthcoming Hallman Lecture at which Jane Philpott will be speaking.

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