Location
Health Sciences Building, 155 College St, 7th floor & Wickson Social
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Dates
  • November 22, 2017 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm

All Public Health alumni are invited to attend the PHAA Annual General Meeting to hear updates from the PHAA and vote on the incoming slate.

The PHAA is thrilled to present this year’s Shah Award to Mary-Anne Pietrusiak, a DLSPH graduate who has significantly advanced population health in Canada. Mary-Anne will present on the impact of her U of T education and various work experiences on her career that have laid the foundation for her life in the enriching world of public health. Her talk is titled “Pulling it all Together.”

Mary-Anne Pietrusiak is currently an epidemiologist at the Durham Region Health Department. She graduated with a MHSc in Community Health and Epidemiology from U of T in 1998. Her undergraduate degree was in Biology and Psychology from McMaster University. Her first “epi” job was with Public Health Branch at the Ministry of Health where she worked on environmental health. She then changed branches within the Ministry to join the team working on the 1990 Ontario Health Survey. Since joining Durham Region in 1994, Mary-Anne has worked on a wide range of projects, the two largest being “Radiation and Health” in response to two nuclear generating stations in the Region and more recently, Health Neighbourhoods. She has also done extensive work with the Association of Public Health Epidemiologists in Ontario (APHEO) to define and standardize core public health indicators. She chaired the core indicators working group for 11 years.

The title of Mary-Anne’s presentation is “Pulling it all together”. She will talk about how her U of T education and various work experiences have laid the foundation for her life in the enriching world of public health.

The Public Health Alumni Association will host a celebration for fall convocation to welcome new alumni to the PHAA starting at 7:30 p.m at the Wickson Social. All are welcome.

  • 5:30 p.m. PHAA Annual General Meeting (brief remarks by PHAA President and vote by alumni)
  • 6:00 p.m. C.P. Shah Alumni Award of Excellence 2017 recipient Mary-Anne Pietrusiak’s lecture “Pulling It All Together”
  • 6:30 p.m. Networking
  • 7:00 p.m. Wrap and move to Wickson Social pub for New Alumni welcome event

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