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Six public health students recognized for community building with Gordon Cressy Award

Six Dalla Lana School of Public Health students received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to the U of T community on April 16, 2015. This year’s recipients include: Lauren Della Mora (MPH Epidemiology), Ivneet Garcha (MPH Health Promotion), Valerie Haboucha (MPH Health Promotion), Parth...

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Professor Lisa Forman receives CRC Research Chair and Jus Prize for ground-​breaking human rights research

If you are born in Canada, you can expect to live a much healthier life than if you are born in Cameroon. These disparities are what the global health community increasingly understand as health inequities — differences in health that are avoidable and unfair. Yet views on how states should...

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Professor Earl Nowgesic appointed Interim Associate Director of the new Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

Professor Earl Nowgesic is the Interim Associate Director of the new Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) as of April 1, 2015.  At this same time, he will also begin an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the...

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Dean’s Message: April 2015

Dear colleagues, On April 27, I was humbled to join Professor Chandler Davis — a well-known author, academic and selfidentified socialist — in conversation at the third Dr. Zofia Pakula Public Lecture Series. It was a truly inspiring discussion that tickled my activist roots and reminded me why I chose to focus...

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U of T’s Institute for Indigenous Health uniquely named to honour Canadians’ commitment to Indigenous Peoples

A transformative institute aimed at creating thriving health in Indigenous communities will receive the name, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, on March 23 at the University of Toronto. The Institute — among the first of its kind in the world — was created at the Dalla Lana School of Public...

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Professor Alex Jadad appointed Interim Director of Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation

Professor Alejandro (Alex) Jadad is the Interim Director of the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation (IGHEI) as of March 1, 2015. A Canada Research Chair in eHealth Innovation and a lead co-chair of the School’s Global Health Summit, Professor Jadad is an internationally-recognized leader in improving health and...

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U of T’s health science deans address vaccination

By: Howard Hu, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Trevor Young, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of TorontoAs deans of two of the health sciences faculties at the University of Toronto, we teach our students that vaccines are safe, effective and vital to children’s...

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Dean’s Message: March 2015

Dear colleagues, I am delighted to announce that the official name of the School’s Institute for Indigenous Health is now the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health. The Institute is among the first of its kind in the world and was created at the School in June 2014 with a $10-million...

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U of T researchers demonstrate that raising tobacco taxes will not spark contraband market

Despite claims made by tobacco industry and convenience store representatives, tobacco tax increases do not increase contraband, according to a report by the University of Toronto’s Ontario Tobacco Research Unit. The research team, led by Robert Schwartz, analyzed trends in tobacco taxes and contraband tobacco use since 2007 and the...

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Public health professors inject physical activity into the classroom

How many times have you sat for hours in class, eyelids drooping, attention waning? Since you are not alone, two Dalla Lana School of Public Health professors have introduced “fit breaks” to their class to reduce sedentary behaviours, combat fatigue and improve concentration. “I was relieved to hear that we...

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