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In our special COVID-19 series, we interview students, staff, and subject experts to learn how people around the world are coping with lockdown and doing their part in the battle against a global pandemic.

Jul 10, 2020

COVID19 has hit families especially hard, taking away critical education and childcare supports. In this episode, we meet GEM students who are balancing full-time studies with full-time parenting - and are finding a way to make it work, even during a global pandemic. Join us as we talk to students in Lebanon,...


Jul 10, 2020

COVID19 has led to a massive experiment in remote work for many employers. Looking ahead in a post-pandemic world, experts predict companies may shift to remote work models permanently. Much has been written on the challenges remote work presents for employees and employers; however this shift may also be an...


Jun 26, 2020

Many university students around the world are studying in a language that is not their first. Learning a new language takes years of dedication and continuous practice, especially through conversation. In this episode, GEM students in Kenya, Lebanon, and Rwanda tell us about their strategies for practicing their...


Jun 26, 2020

The COVID19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on healthcare systems in countries around the world. In this episode, we meet GEM students from Lebanon and Rwanda studying for their degrees in healthcare management, who tell us how they are preparing to transform the healthcare sector through their careers. We also...


Jun 18, 2020

The negative impact of COVID19 on well-being and mental health has been resounding. In this episode, we hear from mental health practitioners and counsellors who are supporting GEM students and those close to them as everyone struggles to come to terms with a global pandemic. Speaking from Malawi, Lebanon, and Rwanda,...