Saif is a third-year undergraduate student in the Honours Integrated Sciences (iSci) program at McMaster University. He previously worked at the McMaster Health Forum as a Research Assistant, where he helped to identify, extract, and synthesize information from relevant evidence sources for rapid response syntheses. Along with this, he has helped to translate web resources in French as part of the Forum’s contribution to the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal and has also actively engaged in the organization and preparation of stakeholder dialogues and citizen panels. As a Forum Fellow, Saif hopes to strengthen his understanding of current health- and social-system issues and develop a greater appreciation for how research evidence and informed-decision making processes play a role in the different responses to COVID-19 and other health- and social-system issues. During his fellowship, he aims to play an integral role in the synthesis of rapid evidence profiles, which will be used to help inform and support decision-makers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anastasia is a third-year undergraduate student in the Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) at McMaster University.