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Building Healthy Communities, Both at Home and Abroad

At FCS, we seek to create new pathways toward healthy communities by preparing students for a globalized world and by forging meaningful partnerships and innovations across borders.

Our approach to internationalization is inclusive and responsive. This means sustaining a commitment to equity in all that we do. We demonstrate this commitment through all our initiatives, from supporting international students to engaging with global research communities. 

Guided by our values, FCS harnesses the power of positive global connections to create opportunities for:

  • Students to flourish through experiential learning
  • Reciprocal transformation in pedagogical and research outcomes 

Message from the Associate Dean

Annette Bailey

Associate Dean Annette Bailey

Internationalization in education is a unique opportunity for all of us – students, scholars, institutions, and industries – to share in a global vision for building a better world.

International Scholars Collaborative

Hands hold and point to an open notebook with handwritten print.

The FCS International Scholars Collaborative is composed of faculty members from across FCS’ nine schools who are engaged in international research collaborations to expand knowledge and innovation across borders. 

International Student Fund

Parisa Jamali graduates from TMU

Help us lift barriers and empower international students by donating to the FCS International Student Emergency Fund.

Act now to take advantage of this opportunity to see your donation matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000, thanks to a generous commitment from the American Canadian School of Medicine (external link) .

FCS regularly receives visiting scholars and visiting research students who contribute to the advancement of research and research culture across our programs. 

Visiting scholars are those affiliated with an accredited academic or research institution from any country. They engage in collaborative research with FCS faculty members within and across FCS programs. Some research scholars may visit as international guest lecturers.  

Visiting research students are those enrolled in a full time undergraduate, masters, or PhD program from any academic institution in any country. They support and participate in research learning opportunities across several of our programs. Visiting research students can also be international award recipients (e.g., Mitacs, Global Affairs), as well as visiting postdoctoral researchers.

The International Student Association is a subgroup of the Faculty of Community Services Society. The group exists to build and support international students in student life, social networking, and community building.



Reimagining Equity in Global Health ResearchPower, Principles, and Possibilities

The FCS International Speaker Series launch featured three inspirational panelists who have worked across cultures and geopolitical climates to advance global health equity research. 

Black Traditions in Maternal Health

In the second event of the International Speaker Series, a panel of scholars and advocates shared insights and recommendations on maternal care for Black families.