Series/Type
Dates
  • March 17, 2014 (all day)
  • March 18, 2014 (all day)
  • March 18, 2014 (all day)
  • March 19, 2014 (all day)
  • March 21, 2014 (all day)
  • March 24, 2014 (all day)
  • March 24, 2014 (all day)
  • March 25, 2014 (all day)
  • March 25, 2014 (all day)
  • March 27, 2014 (all day)
  • March 28, 2014 (all day)
  • April 15, 2014 (all day)
  • April 16, 2014 (all day)

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Public Health Alumni Association are partnering to offer a Professional Development series for students from March 17- March 28, 2014. We are hoping to engage you, the students, in a range of topics over the 2 weeks of talks/ workshops with seminars touching on job search strategies, skills development and various hard and soft skills in public health.

These talks are open to all DLSPH students and space is limited. Please be sure to RSVP through the Eventbrite link if you plan to attend. If you RSVP and then can no longer attend, please update the event profile or email julie.foisy@utoronto.ca as tickets are limited.

Check back in the coming week for updates on the talk descriptions and additional workshops.

If you have any questions about the series, feel free to contact julie.foisy@utoronto.ca.

Monday March 17th

9am-12pm: Introduction to GIS

Offered by the Marcel Fortin, Head of the Map and Data Library at Robarts

Location: Robarts Library, 5th floor

This workshop provides an introduction to Geographic Information Systems software for those new to GIS.  We will use Esri's ArcGIS Desktop software (version 10.2) to explore the basics of viewing and manipulating geospatial data in order to create simple maps and perform simple analyses. You'll leave the workshops with the basic skills to get started with GIS and the tools to learn more on your own. 

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Tuesday March 18th

10am-12pm: Networking for Public Health

Offered by Jonathan Turner, PhD, Career Educator, University of Toronto Career Centre

Location: DLSPH, 155 College St, room 574

Networking and informational interviewing are key skills to have in finding work during and after university. In this session we will highlight some key strategies to start using now, and identify further resources available from the University of Toronto Career Centre to help you transition to whatever is next.

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1pm-3pm: Introduction to Statistical software: STATA

Offered by Samantha White, PhD candidate, DLSPH

Location: DLSPH, 155 College St, computer lab 790

Intended for beginners (likely masters level students and first-year PhD students without a strong programming background — but all are welcome!). Will cover basic formatting and cleaning, merging/appending datasets and variables, generating new vars, descriptive statistics, statistical tests using Stata, plots and graphs. If time permits and depending on level of skill among those registered, will cover basic regression.

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Wednesday March 19th

1:30pm-3:30pm: Public Health Ethics framework and Privacy

Offered by Don Willison, PhD, Public Health Ontario

Bio: Don Willison is a Senior Scientist in Public Health Sciences at Public Health Ontario (PHO).  A key focus of his research is in the area of governance over the use of personal information and biological samples for health research.  This has included: research ethics board policies on the topic, notification practices of academic health care facilities regarding use of personal information in their custody, and public attitudes and deliberative dialogues regarding use of personal information and biological samples for health research.  Don is also engaged in developing innovative approaches to providing ethics support for public and population health evaluative activities throughout their lifecycles, from design through knowledge exchange. 

Location: DLSPH, 155 College St, room 574

Two topics will be covered in this 2 hour seminar:

(1) An ethics framework for public health evaluative activities: Building on public health values, this presentation will examine an approach to the ethical practice of public health research, surveillance, quality improvement and program evaluation initiatives. 

(2) Privacy and confidentiality issues when working with personal (health) information.  This presentation will examine core concepts of privacy, confidentiality, security, and identifiability.  Building on these concepts, the session will focus on approaches to working with data that permits the use of the data for research, surveillance and planning while managing the tension with privacy. 

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Friday March 21st

1pm-2pm: Health Equity Impact Assessments

Offered by Branka Agic, MD, MHSc, Manager, Health Equity, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Location: DLSPH, 155 College St, room 574

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has identified equity as a key component of quality care. To advance health equity and reduce avoidable health disparities between population groups, the MOHLTC has developed the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA). This practical tool helps identify and address health impacts that a plan, policy or program might have on vulnerable or marginalized groups.

This session will:

•           discuss the ethical and legal reasons for working toward health equity

•           describe the purpose of the HEIA

•           explain the five HEIA steps

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Monday March 24th

4:30pm-5:30pm: Group Facilitation & Team Management

Offered by Jill Charnaw-Burger, MSc, Associate Dean, Student Life and Leadership, Office of Residence and Student Life

Location: DLSPH, 155 College St, room TBD

Description to follow…

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5pm-7pm: Data Management and Missing Data

Offered by Samantha White, PhD candidate, DLSPH

Location: DLSPH, 155 College St, computer lab 790

Intended for beginners (mostly master's level). Importing data, formatting and cleaning, QA techniques, survey design in relation to data mgt​ handling missing data,  and storing/accessing data and code.

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Tuesday March 25th

1:30pm-3:30pm: Applications workshop (CV, cover letters, navigating applying for jobs)

 Offered by Jonathan Turner, PhD, Career Educator, University of Toronto Career Centre

Location: DLSPH, 155 College St, room 574

The resume and cover letter are essential components of almost all job applications. In this session we will discuss format and content, with a special emphasis on highlighting skills and experience.

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5pm-7pm: Knowledge Translation and Effective Communication

Offered by Cameron Norman, PhD, Principal, CENSE Research + Design, Design for Social Innovation, PHAA President
Location: DLSPH, 155 College St, room 208

Cameron Norman is the Principal of CENSE Research + Design, a social innovation consultancy that integrates design, systems thinking, evaluation and strategy to support health and human service organizations adapt and thrive in complex conditions. Dr. Norman will be drawing on his experience as a practitioner, an academic, and designer of systems for improved communication and knowledge translation in public health. Cameron regularly blogs on these issues at: www.censemaking.com .

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Thursday March 27th

5pm-7pm: Knowledge Translation, Social Media and Web Communications

Offered by Cameron Norman, PhD, Principal, CENSE Research + Design, Design for Social Innovation, PHAA President
Location: DLSPH, 155 College St, room 574

Cameron Norman is the Principal of CENSE Research + Design, a social innovation consultancy that integrates design, systems thinking, evaluation and strategy to support health and human service organizations adapt and thrive in complex conditions. Dr. Norman will be drawing on his experience as a practitioner, an academic, and designer of systems for improved communication and knowledge translation in public health. Cameron regularly blogs on these issues at: www.censemaking.com .

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Friday March 28th

12pm-2pm: Interviewing workshop

Offered by Jonathan Turner, PhD, Career Educator, University of Toronto Career Centre

Location: DLSPH, 155 College St, room 574

The best way to learn how to interview is by practicing. In this session we’ll work through some interview preparation activities so you can ace the interview and get the job.

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April 15th

4pm-7pm: Introduction to SAS

Offered by Bo Zhang, PhD

Location: 155 College St. Computer lab 790

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April 16th

9am-12:30pm: Project Management

Offered by Dr Fred Ashbury, Principal Consultant & Co-Founder, Intelligent Improvement Consultants, Inc.; Editor-in-Chief, Supportive Care in Cancer

This 3.5 hour workshop has been designed to help graduate students to plan, design, organize, implement, monitor, report on and complete projects more efficiently and successfully.  In large-group and small group exercises, participants will look at defining the project's objectives, scope, resources, timelines, and deliverables.  Also, it is important to identify any potential risks to the project's success, and identify strategies to mitigate these risks.  This workshop will be important for people who are currently managing or coordinating research projects or programs.

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1:30pm-3:30pm: Preparing and submitting manuscripts

Offered by Dr Fred Ashbury, Principal Consultant & Co-Founder, Intelligent Improvement Consultants, Inc.; Editor-in-Chief, Supportive Care in Cancer

Writing for Peer-Review Journals

The two-hour workshop focuses on preparing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals for publication consideration – key issues and lessons learned.  The objectives of the workshop include:
– understanding the peer-review process
– identifying relevant journals
– preparing the manuscript
– the submission process
– responding to decisions

This workshop will be particularly useful for people who have limited experience with writing articles for peer-reviewed journals.

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1:30pm-3:30pm: Preparing and submitting manuscriptsOffered by Dr Fred Ashbury, Principal Consultant & Co-Founder, Intelligent Improvement Consultants, Inc.; Editor-in-Chief, Supportive Care in CancerWriting for Peer-Review JournalsThe two-hour workshop focuses on preparing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals for publication consideration – key issues and lessons learned.  The objectives of the workshop include:-           understanding the peer-review process-           identifying relevant journals-           preparing the manuscript-           the submission process-           responding to decisionsThis workshop will be particularly useful for people who have limited experience with writing articles for peer-reviewed journals.

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