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3GH3 Global Health Ethics
This undergraduate global health ethics course, instructed by IEPI Assistant Professor Dr. Matthew Grellette, is offered in McMaster’s Department of Philosophy. The course aims to help students develop a basic understanding of global health practice; distinguish global health ethics from other forms of applied ethics; learn and practice skills employed by global health ethicists; and critically engage with key areas of global health ethics discourse.


The Indigenous Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars (IUSRS), a program offered by McMaster University’s Indigenous Research Institute, affords young scholars collaborative research experience, while also offering IEPI new vantage points from Indigenous, community-based perspectives.

  • IEPI hosted Erdanya Morgan Anderson, IUSRS Scholar, in summer 2021 where she worked with IEPI Director, Dr.Claudia Emerson, on a research project that explored consent & community agreement in relation to gene drive. Read more about her experience with IEPI.


IEPI hosts undergraduate research assistants, funded by McMaster’s Associate Vice-President Research, to provide McMaster undergraduate students with an opportunity to work in a research environment.

  • McMaster undergraduate student, Grace Gabber, worked with IEPI Assistant Professor, Dr. Matthew Grellette, in summer 2021 on a research project that explored the concept of solidarity in global healthin the context of global health emergencies. Read more about her experience with IEPI.

Future opportunities will be posted on IEPI`s employment opportunities page.

IEPI employs McMaster graduate students as research assistants through CUPE 3906 Unit 1. Research assistantships focus on projects within our four pillars of research. Future opportunities for research assistants will be posted on IEPI’s employment opportunities page.

IEPI faculty members supervise Masters and Doctoral students in the Faculty of Humanities. Faculty members’ ability to accept students are posted on their individual biography pages.

Student Experiences

Aaron Roberts Read More about Aaron`s Experience

PhD Candidate
Graduate Research Assistant