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Juxtaposition Global Health Magazine is a student publication published twice a year by students at the University of Toronto. Originally started as an online magazine, the Magazine has recently expanded, and is due to publish its ninth issue in print in 2013. Articles focus on global health and international development issues. The magazine is associated with the University's Centre for International Health , the University of Toronto Students' Union, the University of Toronto International Health Program , and the Global Health Specialist Program . The magazine's office is headquartered at Room 610, 21 Sussex Avenue on the University of Toronto's St. George campus.
Juxtaposition Global Health Magazine (JGHM) is the University of Toronto's premiere peer-reviewed journalistic student publication on global health, in association with the Centre for International Health. With a special emphasis on topics that particularly impact the poor and marginalized internationally, Juxtaposition explores the essential health issues of our time in a novel and dynamic forum. The name "Juxtaposition" comes from the verb to juxtapose, defined as "the act or instance of placing two or more things side by side." Wherever possible, Juxtaposition seeks to include contrasting perspectives on global health issues in a wider social, economic, political and legal context.
Originally started as an online magazine (Juxtaposition eZine), Juxtaposition was founded by two University of Toronto alumni, Kadia Petricca and Michelle Chakkalackal in 2003. During the 2006/07 academic year, Juxtaposition went through a vigorous process of restructuring and institutionalizing which aimed to prepare the journal for future expansion and growth. During the 2007/08, the Juxtaposition team grew to over 30 staff members under the leadership of co-Editors-in-Chief Manisha Pahwa and Shane Shucheng Wong, found new sponsors at the University of Toronto Faculty of Postgraduate Medical Education and the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, and partnered with the University of Toronto International Health Program and the Toronto Addis Ababa Psychiatry Project on new outreach initiatives. The 2008/09 year, guided by new co-Editors-in-Chief Neill Mears and Stephen Chen, saw the publication of the fourth and issue titled "From Lab to Village", featuring interviews with Dr. Peter A. Singer, Dr. Abdallah Daar, and Dr. Alfred Sommer. In 2009/10, Brian Park and Jacqueline MK Wong took over as co-Editors-in-Chief and guided the production of "At Home and Abroad." In 2010/11, co-Editors-in-Chief Jennifer YY Kwan and Jacqueline MK Wong produced the sixth issue titled "Transcending Borders:Innovative approaches to health care delivery" and the seventh issue titled "Movers & Shakers: Recounting Experiences Abroad." In 2011/2012, co-Editors-in-Chief Maggie Siu and Kadia Petricca produced the seventh issue "Partners for an Educated Future: Strengthening Health Systems through Sustainable Partnerships."
The magazine was created to highlight the social, political, legal, economic and medical issues that are affecting the health of people throughout the world. “Juxtaposition” comes from the verb to juxtapose, defined as “the act or instance of placing two or more things side by side.” Correspondingly, the magazine aims to contrast perspectives raised by different disciplines, such as engineering, law, economics, medical anthropology, business, and health sciences, and to explore global health issues in a thought-provoking manner.
The objectives of Juxtaposition Global Health Magazine are to: a) critically analyze and promote dialogue about both ‘conventional’ global health issues and ‘non-conventional’ issues; b) provide a forum for student led dissemination of global health information; c) promote and showcase the work and research of faculty, staff and students in global health taking place through the University of Toronto; d) raise awareness of global health issues among the University of Toronto community: student, faculty, and staff; e) promote an interdisciplinary approach in problem solving for global health concerns that encourages non-medical disciplines to liaise with medical disciplines; and, f) To provide unique leadership opportunities for students, faculty and alumni in the field of international health and media publications
Juxtaposition's organizational structure consists of an Executive Board which oversees the functioning of the Magazine's Editorial Division and Operations Division. Each division has its own Editor-in-Chief. The Editorial Division is staffed by managing editors, editors, and photo editors. The Operations Division is staffed by production editors, the webmaster, publicity staff, sponsorship staff, and the administrative team.
Volume 1, Issue 1 (Fall 2005): Health and Human Rights
Volume 1, Issue 2 (Spring 2006): Poverty, Affluence, and the Social Gradient
Volume 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2007): Fear and Empowerment
Volume 2, Issue 2 (Fall 2008): From Lab to Village
Volume 3, Issue 1 (Spring 2010): At Home and Abroad
Volume 3, Issue 2 (Fall 2010): Transcending Borders:Innovative approaches to health care delivery
Volume 4, Issue 1 (Spring 2011): Movers & Shakers: Recounting Experiences Abroad
Volume 5, Issue 2 (Fall 2011): Partners for an Educated Future: Strengthening Health Systems through Sustainable Partnerships
While the Magazine's first three issues are theme-based, beginning with the Spring 2008 issue, articles will instead appear in the following sections (including but not limited to):
- Aboriginal Health
- Refugee and Immigration Health
- International Relations and Peace and Conflict
- Mental Health
- Women's and Children's Health
- Men's Health
- Health Policy
Circulation and branches
The Fall 2007 issue (Volume 2, Issue 1) will be the first to be released in print copy on December 4. 1000 copies will be distributed across the University of Toronto St. George campus, as well as editorial and photo contributors from around the world. Copies of the magazine will be archived across University of Toronto libraries and available for public access.
Juxtaposition Global Health Magazine welcomes submissions related to global health from students and practitioners from all academic disciplines and institutions.
Currently, Juxtaposition utilizes two submission streams: 1. Commissioned Articles Section Editors commission articles from their networks. These manuscripts are directly submitted to the respective Section Editor. 2. General Submissions General submissions are received via "Call for Writers" and include all manuscripts that are not commissioned by a Section Editor. These manuscripts are submitted to the magazine's Editor-in-Chief (Editorial Division).
Awards and recognition
Juxtaposition received the Dean's Initiative's Awards from the Faculty of Arts & Science during the 2006/2007 academic year. Juxtaposition also received an award from the Hart House Good Ideas Fund in November 2007.