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.  

Among those who attended the presentations on August 17 were the students’ mentors at CBSA and Accreditation Canada, and Craig Kuziemsky, Director of the MSc Program in Health Systems.