Our Team

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Dr. Mark Walker
Interim Director
  • Under the direction of the Dean, represents the Faculty for all international and global health matters
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership, including setting priorities, goals and objectives
  • Chair of Advisory Committees (International and Global Health)
  • Ensure a systematic review of all partnerships


Dr. Walker is a professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine. He is also Chief of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care at The Ottawa Hospital and Senior Scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Scientific Director of BORN (Ontario’s pregnancy, birth and childhood registry and network), and Medical Lead - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Champlain Maternal Newborn Regional Program.

In addition, he is cross-appointed to the School of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Telfer School of Management.



Diane CYR
Interim Manager
  • Oversee all operational activities of the IGHO
  • Guide the staff and stakeholders in program development and project management
  • Key advisor to Faculty leadership in matters of international and global health activities


Zaina-Sophie Salibi
Zaina-Sophie SALIBI
Project Officer
613-562-5800 ext. 2836
  • Development and implementation of international projects at the Faculty
  • Data collection and inventory of international partnerships and global health activities
  • Communication strategy of the office
  • International mobility at the Faculty (incoming and outgoing)



Kristina LAPERLE
Education Liaison
613-562-5800 ext. 8860
  • Planning and delivery of all educational programs
  • Oversee all educational activities related to the Ottawa-Shanghai Joint School of Medicine (OSJSM)
  • Planning, coordinating and monitoring quality control processes for educational programs offered to international visiting professors delivered locally, outside Canada or remotely
  • Medicine and the Humanities International Program



Desiree STONE
Coordinator, Global Health Program
613-562-5800 ext. 4479
  • UGME Global Health Concentration
  • International Electives
  • Global Health Bursaries
  • Pre-departure Training
  • Post-elective Debriefing
  • Global Health Advisory Committee


Jessica SEWASE (substituting for Desiree STONE)
Coordinator, Global Health Program
613-562-5800 ext. 4479





Marcia Chang
Marcia CHANG
Project Coordinator
613-562-5800 ext. 7365


  • Administrative support for Project Planning (Pre-med Summer School, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), Ottawa-Shanghai Joint School of Medicine (OSJSM), Tongren Specialists Observership Program, Train the Trainer Program)
  • Logistics for incoming & outgoing mobility (OSJSM Admission, Pre-med teaching, leadership delegation)
  • Interpretation support for international collaborations


Administration and Finance Officer
613-562-5800 ext. 7800
  • Support IGHO team with operational activities
  • Manage general inquiries ensuring that they are dealt with promptly
  • Administer all financial transactions and procurement
  • Document management and data entry
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