Government of Sharjah
A capacity building program in health sciences was initiated with the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates in 1999. The University of Sharjah, College of Health Sciences offers degrees in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Health Science Administration, Medical Laboratory and Medical Imaging.
During this project, McMaster had a University of Sharjah Liaison/Coordination Office in the School of Nursing. The purpose of this office was to provide academic expertise to support the work of the University of Sharjah College of Health Sciences, including advice and support toward faculty recruitment, retention and faculty development, curriculum review and development, alumni and external relations, and academic governance.
A number of McMaster faculty members were deployed to the Sharjah campus to help support the new program.
The program was completed in 2002.