International WeekWestern International

Global Health & Marginalized Populations

Date: Thursday, November 16
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Location: International and Graduate Affairs Building Atrium
Hosts: Western International, departments, faculty and graduate students from across Western working in global health


Join Western faculty, staff and students who are working in areas related to global health and marginalized populations to explore collaborations, learn about new research and discuss social justice issues.


“Social Justice and Health Inequalities in a Global Perspective”

Dr. Erica Di RuggerioDr. Erica Di Ruggiero
Director, Office of Global Public
Health Education and Training,
University of Toronto Dalla Lana
School of Public Health




Schedule of Events:
4:30  - Introductory Remarks / Welcome
4:40 - Global Health & Marginalized Groups: Faculty Mapping Report
4:50 - Student Pecha Kucha presentations
Discrimination: The science behind discrimination and how discrimination is relevant in the context of global health (Mary A. Baminore)
Global Mental Health
Polarization & Impact on Human Wellbeing
5:30 – 5:50
Keynote Lecture:  Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero: Social Justice and Health Inequality

Panel: Does Discrimination Play a Role in Health?
What do we mean by global health and marginalized populations?
What are the connections to Social Determinants of Health?
What are policy implications of discrimination and health?

Panelist 1: Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero, Director, Office of Global Public Health, U of T
Panelist 2: Dr. Gerald McKinley
Panelist 3: Eugiena Canas
Panelist 4: Dr. Greta Bauer, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Question and Answer period to follow

4:00 – 6:30
Poster Programs (students and campus initiatives)

(**see last table below)