Josh Swain

2021 McCall MacBain Scholar

McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, MSc, Public Health

University of Winnipeg (BSc’21), Assiniboine Community College (Dipl’09)

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Josh engaged with his Métis heritage by helping run .caISES, a campus group that supports Indigenous students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. He also helped teach biology and financial literacy to Indigenous students. Josh worked for seven years before beginning his undergraduate studies at the University of Winnipeg in 2016. He continued to work part-time at a restaurant during his studies. As an inaugural McCall MacBain Scholar, Josh pursued a Master of Science in Public Health at McGill.

“The McCall MacBain Scholarship really excites me – having a fully funded graduate program with mentorship and leadership training is incredible. The program’s case-based learning activities are a really unique, practical, exciting way to approach leadership development, gain experience, and learn new skills.”