Presidents Dream Colloquium 2015: "Health Worker Migration"

Thursday, October 1, 2015
15:30 - 17:00

Robert Labonte
Professor, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity, University of Ottawa

About the Speaker

Ronald Labonté is Canada Research Chair in Globalization & Health Equity, Institute of Population Health, and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, at the University of Ottawa, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan. He is the former Director of the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), a bi-university interdisciplinary research organization he created and led from 1999 until 2004, that was committed to “engaged research” on population health determinants at local, national and global levels.

He has over 150 scientific publications and has produced several hundred articles in the popular media. His recent books include Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy (Routledge, 2009); Health Promotion: From Community Empowerment to Global Justice (Palgrave Macmillan. 2008); Critical Public Health: A Reader (Routledge. 2007); Health for Some: Death, Disease and Disparity in a Globalizing Era (Centre for Social Justice, 2005); and Fatal Indifference: The G8, Africa and Global Health (University of Cape Town Press/IDRC Books, 2004).

Professor Labonté is the outgoing President of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research and has been active in public health associations provincially, nationally, and internationally, adding to his international reputation as one of Canada’s leading health researchers. Prior to his research on globalization and health, he worked as a health promotion consultant and wrote and consulted extensively on community development, empowerment, policy advocacy, and other facets of community health.

Prof. Labonté’s research interests:

Health Human Resource Migration Global Health Ethics Globalization and Health Equity Globalization and the Health of Canadians