Global Health Studies
The degree modules offered in Global Health Studies integrate studies in community health promotion within contexts of global development and phenomena of globalization. This program gives focus to how the work of community health promotion is caught within contexts of global scale inequalities, particularly in terms of poverty, and global scale social interrelations that situate problems of community health within relations of power related to capitalism, resource extraction, global food economies, and impacts of global racism, sexism, coloniality, labour exploitation, and environmental degradation. Students gain the benefit of collaborative educational experience, bringing studies from the Health Sciences, Geography, and Sociology together with courses and programming offered by the Centre for Global Studies.
The Global Health Equity HUB features blogs by students, faculty, and members of the wider Western community. It is a space created to increase awareness of global health equity, share research, and reflections on current health equity issues locally and globally. The safe space allows sharing of hopes and concerns for our future and blog submissions are posted on the GHE Western Website. Some of the most recent publications are posted here: