The 2030+ Group


The five-year program for the 2030+ Group aims to pursue research in the areas of poverty, health, urbanization and climate change to the year 2030 and beyond, and attract students and collaborators to work on project initiatives.

Projects currently underway in the Research Catalyst area focus on specific, project-based research and policy work. These catalyst projects aim to respond to timely and relevant issues, including:

  • Innovation Challenges in Health and Food Systems
  • Early Warning Systems and Extreme Weather Events: Pilot Planning, Design and Health Policy Implications for Formal and Informal Global Public Health Strategies
  • Ebola Pandemic: Global Governance & Health Systems Policy Implications
  • Quarantine: Survey & Policy Analysis of the Effectiveness of “Cordon Sanitaire” in Geographic Control of Disease Epidemics
  • Contemporary Conflict, the Rise of Extreme Violence in War, and Health Policy Implications for Humanitarian Action.
  • Interchangeable BRICS: Impacts of Pharmaceutical Policies on Access to Medicine in Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa.
  • Medical Tourism Impacts on Health Systems in Developed & Developing Countries
  • Migration of Health Professionals: Global trends and Impacts
  • The Healthy Immigrant Effect: Global Governance Policy Implications
  • Rapid Urbanization and the Impacts on Health and Food Security in Cities of the Global South
  • Food Security, Health and Climate Change in the Northwest Territories
  • City-Region Food Systems in International Contexts
  • Mass Extinction and Ethical Sustainable Development

Each project area has specific needs and program plans, which include activities such as literature reviews and environmental scans, pilot data collection, peer networking, partner development, workshop participation, full program design and development, report preparation, research dissemination and publication.