Signature event

Global Health Week

May 16, 2022 to May 20, 2022

A key signature event as part of McGill’s Bicentennial celebrations is Global Health Week, a hybrid event running from May 16th to 20th, 2022.

Built around the overarching themeProviding Solutions to Global Challenges’, Global Health Week will include activities and events that showcase McGill University as a Canadian centre of excellence for ground-breaking global health research, advocacy and training and the home of the next generation of leaders in the field.

The Bicentennial is an opportunity to bring the McGill global health community together to celebrate the University’s legacy in global and public health and to highlight the tradition of excellence and collaboration across all McGill campuses, affiliated hospitals and research institutes, all the while raising the profile of our partners that continue to make a difference in Montreal, and around the world.


Featured Speakers

  • Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also the Co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development. Dr. Hotez is an internationally recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. In 2022, Dr. Hotez and his colleague Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD, were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for their work to develop and distribute a low-cost COVID-19 vaccine to people of the world without patent limitation.
  • Agnes Binagwaho, MD, PhD, is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, an initiative of Partners In Health focused on changing the way health care is delivered around the world by training the next generation of global health professionals to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all. Dr. Binagwaho will present the prestigious Victor Dzau and Ruth Cooper-Dzau lecture.

Victor Dzau and Ruth Cooper-Dzau Distinguished Lecture

The Victor Dzau and Ruth Cooper-Dzau Distinguished Lecture in Global and Population Health will take place during Global Health Week. This annual event, hosted by the School of Population and Global Health, celebrates change-makers and outstanding leadership in global and population health while recognizing the scholarship that underscores the field’s commitment to education, research and service to our to communities across the globe.


  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • School of Population and Global Health
  • Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (Macdonald Campus)
  • School of Physical and Occupational Therapy: Global Health Rehabilitation Initiative
  • McGill Global Health Programs
  • MUHC Centre for Global Surgery
  • McGill Global Child Health Program
  • McGill Journal of Global Health
  • JD MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases
  • McGill Global Oncology Program
  • McGill Centre for Viral Diseases
  • McGill International TB Centre
  • Canadian Association for Global Health – McGill chapter