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U of T researchers volunteer to help Brazilian university build its first qualitative health research program

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U of T Associate Professor Denise Gastaldo, Margarida de Aquino Cunha, the rector of Brazil’s Federal University of Acre and Rozilaine Redi Lago

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“Rozilaine Redi Lago, a visiting PhD student at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ) four years ago, taught the only qualitative research course at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC) in Brazil following her graduation. But she saw a pressing need for an entire program – a goal that U of T’s Denise Gastaldo and Brenda Gladstone, both volunteers with Academics Without Borders (AWB), are now helping to realize.”

Read more of this December 4, 2019 article about AWB volunteers from the University of Toronto.

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May 29, 2018 – Volunteer Blog from Nepal

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PAHS (Patan Academy of Health Sciences) established a master’s program in Public Health last year, with a view to improving underlying health conditions across the country through public health programs. In 2016, I was generously funded by Academics Without Borders to work with PAHS colleagues on the curriculum. On this visit, now that the school is up and running, I am helping mentor junior faculty, review syllabi, write cases and teach classes. Since my wife is working on a medical humanities project with PAHS at the same time, we have the privilege of sharing the experience.

Read David Dunne’s blog about his trip to Nepal: “A Mysterious Addiction.”


David Dunne is AWB’s board chair. He is a Professor at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and the Director of its MBA program. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Toronto. David holds a PhD in Management from the University of Toronto. With Unilever in the UK and Canada, he led a marketing division and was responsible for the success of several well-known consumer brands. He consults to organizations in the health care sector on innovation around customer experience. He teaches problem solving, innovation, and marketing to students and executives throughout the world and has won many awards for his teaching.

David has published in books, management journals, and national newspapers and magazines, and is often interviewed for television, radio, and newspapers on marketing and related issues. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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