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DLSPH Open: Humanitarianism & Social Justice

Dear colleagues, On August 19, the World Health Organization celebrates World Humanitarian Day to recognize people who risk their lives in humanitarian service. Several members of the DLSPH community are engaged in humanitarian efforts that are improving health and health systems globally, and contributing to the Faculty’s vision to have...

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DLSPH Blog – Premature Mortality Reduction Strategies in Canada and Abroad

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis written by Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown in collaboration with DLSPH faculty, staff and students. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca Premature mortality — in Canada defined as death...

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“We were always hungry”: Severe hunger at residential schools linked to current health issues of Indigenous peoples in Canada

The severe hunger and malnutrition that many Indigenous children suffered at Canadian residential schools has contributed to Indigenous peoples’ elevated risk of obesity and diabetes, according to University of Toronto public health and anthropology professors. “Hunger has always been central to survivors’ accounts of their residential school experiences and we...

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Nominations for Canada Research Chair Tier 2 Open

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health invites applications from tenure Stream Assistant or Associate Professors for a nomination for a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in one of the School’s priority areas. The Chair is tenable for five years and renewable once. The following Advisory Search Committee has been...

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH Brand Survey

Dear colleagues, In the last edition of DLSPH Open, I promised we would be launching a brand survey to broadly engage our students, faculty, staff and alumni to share their insights to help us shape our story. The DLSPH Brand Survey’s objective is to uncover issues and challenges facing the...

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DLSPH Blog – Community-​driven health system innovation

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis written by Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown in collaboration with DLSPH faculty, staff and students. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca It’s hard to separate your health (or...

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U of T Public Health ranked fifth globally in 2017 Shanghai Rankings

Public health at the University of Toronto is ranked number five globally in a new ranking of academic subjects by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Also referred to as the Shanghai Rankings, the subject of public health at U of T, which has a home at the Dalla Lana...

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DLSPH Open: Communications & Branding

Dear colleagues, In the second edition of DLSPH Open, I’d like to tell you a bit more about my approach to communications and some new channels that I hope you’ll find time for moving forward. Together we can increase engagement and build a positive organizational culture by celebrating progress towards...

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Student Blog – A Call to Health Promoters across the Globe: We need to be Avid Listeners

DLSPH Student Blog By: Nadia Fazal, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences PhD Candidate; Collaborative Specialization in Global Health If we believe in health promotion then, I would argue, we also need to believe in supporting the voices of local communities to be heard and recognized. If we believe in equity...

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New report finds Ontario youth are exposed to significantly more tobacco in movies than U.S. youth

Public health researchers have long advised the Ontario Film Review Board to give movies featuring tobacco smoking an “18A rating,” but a new report by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) finds that not only has the board sustained its inadequate performance in protecting youth from onscreen tobacco exposure, Ontario...

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