Global Health Week

As part of McGill’s Bicentennial celebrations, the University is organizing a Global Health Week from May 16th to 20th, 2022. This week-long hybrid event will act as an important component of the on-going Bicentennial Signature event programming marking McGill’s 200th anniversary.

With the overarching theme of ‘Providing Solutions to Global Challenges’, Global Health Week will include activities and events that celebrate McGill University as a Canadian centre of excellence for ground-breaking global health research, advocacy and training, and as being the home of the next generation of global health leaders.

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 showcase 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 make a difference in Montreal, and around the world.



Scheduled to appear

  • Peter Jay Hotez: Peter J. Hotez, 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 Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi 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: Dr Agnes Binagwaho 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 Coop-Dzau 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 Gobal 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)
  • The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy: Global Health Rehabilitation Initiative
  • McGill Global Health Programs
  • MUHC Centre for Global Surgery
  • The Global Child Health Program
  • McGill Journal of Global Health
  • JD MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases
  • McGill Faculty of Engineering
  • Global Oncology Program
  • McGill Centre for Viral Diseases
  • McGill International TB Centre