November 7, 2012 – 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street
Tentative Itinerary:

5:00 pm – Welcome and Introduction

5:30 pm – Guest Presentation by Mr. Larry Krotz and Dr. Allan Ronald

6:15 pm – Announcement of Chan Prize and Photography Competition winners

6:20 pm – Reception and Poster and Photography Displays

7:15 pm – Announcement of Poster Award Winners

7:30 pm – Closing


Mr. Larry Krotz, through a career as a writer and documentary film maker, has explored the ways our actions affect our world. Widely traveled, he has become well acquainted with Canada’s north, including numerous First Nations communities, and the African countries of Kenya, Zimbabwe and Angola. Krotz has been reporting for a number of publications on HIV/AIDS research and treatment initiatives in east Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe since 1992, as well as directing a documentary film for the NFB about sex workers resistant to the HIV virus (Searching for Hawa’s Secret, 1998), and writing two books.  Over the years his films, including Searching for Hawa’s Secret, have won awards and been aired on Canadian and American television.  For more information please visit his website:

Dr. Allan Ronald graduated with an M.D from the University of Manitoba in 1961.  He completed post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland and in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at the University of Washington.  On his return to Winnipeg in 1968, he established an Infectious Disease training and research program and almost 100 individuals have trained in Infectious and/or Medical Microbiology in this program.  Dr. Ronald has carried out clinical and laboratory research in patients with urinary infections, sexually transmitted infections and since 1985, patients infected with HIV.  In 1978 Dr. Ronald was invited to initiate a collaborative STD research program in Kenya.  This program has grown over 33 years and is currently a successful multinational collaborative program that continues to investigate the care and prevention of HIV/AIDS with Kenyan colleagues.  In 2000 he joined colleagues from the U.S. and Uganda to found the Academic Alliance for HIV Prevention and Care at Makerere University with the goal to expand opportunities for training Africans in the care of HIV infected individuals.  He has lived in Uganda for three years assisting the development of the Infectious Disease Institute.  He has mentored a number of junior Ugandan colleagues.  His academic achievements have been recognized by numerous awards and accolades, including being made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1994. 
Stay after the talk for the wine and cheese reception and poster display by McGill students and student organizations!  Or better yet, participate!
Global health-related student groups – this is an opportunity for you to:

  • Present a poster display about your work to fellow McGill students and faculty – and possibly win a $50 prize!
  • Be featured in the Global Health Night booklet – where you can describe your activities and provide links to your website!
  • Enter the Images that Inspire Photography Competition

Email to let us know that you would like to display a poster or be featured in the booklet.

Check our website for more information:


Registration is not required to attend but it would be very helpful for us in planning, plus you will get a nametag!  Please let us know if you are thinking of coming.

Contact: Megan Arthur: 514-398-2236 or



November 2, 2012