MSc Health Systems candidates Emmanuel Kabura and Seyed Izadshenas on Friday gave presentations describing the valuable hands-on experience they gained as research interns at the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Accreditation Canada, respectively. The three-month internship component of the MSc enables students to apply their knowledge of innovative research methodologies and tools while working with experts on leading-edge research projects. This prepares students to be meaningful contributors to health systems delivery after graduation while promoting linkages between research and practice.
Emmanuel developed a geostatistical tool at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) capable of converting health data into geo-spatial intelligence for use in specific projects. Seyed delved into Accreditation Canada data to analyse possible relationships between governance in healthcare organizations and specific patient safety outcomes.