The Dalla Lana School of Public Health and University of Toronto have many active student groups contributing to global health research, professional development, and advocacy.

CSGH Student Reps

Student representatives are critical to ensuring that the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (CSGH) brings student perspectives and voice to bear on program oversight, communication, curriculum and other activities. The CSGH has student representatives at both the PhD and Masters levels. Only students enrolled in the CSGH are eligible.

Responsibilities include:

● Creating processes for capturing feedback from CSGH Masters students about their ideas, suggestions and areas for improvement for the specialization

● Liaising with the CSGH Director and CSGH Masters’ Lead as well as other members of the Office of Global Public Health Education & Training

● Attending up to two CSGH program committee meetings per year (once each semester)

● Coordinating student involvement in the planning of relevant global health events

Current CSGH Reps:

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Gul Saeed

MPH in Public Health: Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

CSGH Masters Program Rep


Isha Berry

PhD Epidemiology

CSGH PhD Program Rep


Sujata Mishra

PhD in Health Economics: IHPME

CSGH PhD Program Rep

Hannah Chan

MPH Nutrition and Dietetics Stream

CSGH Masters Program Rep

Emin Nawaz

MPH Health Promotion Student

CSGH Masters Program Rep

Loreto Fernandez

PhD in Public Health: Social and Behavioral Health Sciences

CSGH PhD Program Rep​

The Graduate Student Alliance for Global Health

The Graduate Student Alliance for Global Health (GSAGH) is a coalition of interdisciplinary University of Toronto graduate students who come together and share knowledge. With increased commitment to global health education, research and service there is evolving opportunity for multidisciplinary solutions to the world’s health challenges. The University of Toronto has world-renowned investigators in disciplines including for example, public health, medicine, basic science research, policy, pharmacy, nursing, social work, dentistry, law, engineering and anthropology whose faculty and students are addressing global health concerns.


Juxtaposition is the University of Toronto’s premier global health magazine. With a special emphasis on topics that particularly impact the vulnerable and marginalized globally, Juxtaposition provides an interactive forum to explore the essential health issues of our time. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Juxtaposition seeks to include contrasting perspectives on global health issues from a wider socio-cultural, political, economic, and legal context. Juxtaposition aims to be recognized as a current, credible, and compelling publication and act as a forum for sharing ideas, promoting discussion and action on global health topics.

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Public Health Students’ Association

The Public Health Students’ Association (PHSA) is the representative body of the students enrolled in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. All students in the school of public health are encouraged to get involved in the PHSA. We hold open meetings on a monthly basis.

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University of Toronto International Health Program

UTIHP was established in 1988 as a student group by two University of Toronto medical students, in response to an increased interest in Global Health. Since then, the identity of the group has been constantly evolving. The interdisciplinary aspect of the program was introduced at a later point to open the program to individuals from different disciplines and maximize program effectiveness. This was accomplished through sharing leadership between a Medical and an Interdisciplinary Co-director, in addition to having executive positions and membership open to all members of the UofT community including undergraduates, graduates, alumni, as well as professional students.

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