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Meet the Team

Our team is made up of a highly talented and passionate staff trained in global health; environmental health; migration and diaspora studies, and Socio-cultural studies. The team is very passionate about youth mental health and wellbeing.

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Principal investigator

Prof. Godfred O. Boateng

Dr. Godfred O. Boateng is the Director, Global & Environmental Health Lab and a Faculty Fellow at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University.

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Project Coordinator

Salwa studies Global Health at the York University with specialization in health promotion and disease prevention. She is interested in the relationship between perceived social position and the underlying mechanisms that influence health outcomes; health policy; public health surveillance, and child & maternal health.

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Co- investigator

Prof. Dlamini Nombuso

Dr. Dlamini Nombuso is a professor in the Faculty of Education whose work focuses on youth, especially racialized youth within leadership and political systems. 

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Research Coordinator

Eyram Adzo Agbe

Eyram is a Master's student in Development Studies at YorkU. Her research focuses on the relationship between the techno-politics of education reform and the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on teachers in urban Ghana. Eyram is supporting the implementation of the project by coordinating all research-related activities

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Community Partner team leaders

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Ghana Union Canada's Project Lead

Sarah Awuah

Sarah Awuah is the current chairperson of the Ghana Union of Canada (GUC). As chairperson, she is responsible for leading the union's executive committee and representing the organization in various national and international forums. 

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Gashanti's Project Lead

Muna Ali

She is the Managing Director of Gashanti Young Women Initiative, Canada. Providing Somali-Canadian and young women a safe atmosphere to nurture their gifts, strengthen their capabilities, and build positive relationships.

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