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JCB Working Group Explores the Ethical Dimensions Related to Implementing Physician-​Assisted Death

On Feb. 3, 2016, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) released the discussion paper An Ethics-based Analysis and Recommendations for Implementing Physician-Assisted Dying in Canada by Nadia Incardona, Sally Bean, Kevin Reel and Frank Wagner. This paper is the first in a series that the JCB is...

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Public Health Alumni Association’s Annual General Meeting

On November 24, 2015, the Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Cameron Norman, PHAA Board President and Adjunct Lecturer at the School, discussed PHAA’s mentorship program that connects talented public health students with thriving alumni who are giving back to the school and making an impact...

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HIV researcher receives $75K grant from Elton John AIDS Foundation

Dan Allman received a $75,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation in support of his work to prevent HIV infection among Canadian sex workers. “The Elton John Foundation doesn’t typically fund universities, but they found our project to be particularly compelling and community-oriented,” said Allman, an Assistant Professor in...

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Associate Professor Pia Kontos reminds us that those living with Alzheimer’s are #StillHere

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Associate Professor Pia Kontos’ research challenges misconceptions about the disease, which is the aim of the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s #StillHere campaign. “People with dementia face discrimination and social rejection. Often they are ignored. People will address their caregiver even when the person with...

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Five per cent of Ontario residents account for majority of health care costs

Five per cent of Ontarians account for 65 per cent of provincial health care costs attributable to individual care with the top one per cent accounting for one third of these costs overall, according to a study by Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation researchers. “Ontario spent more than...

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Professor Anita Benoit appointed Interim Associate Director of the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

Professor Anita Benoit is the Interim Associate Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) as of January 1, 2016. “I’m looking forward to furthering the Institute’s vision of contributing to thriving Indigenous communities, locally and globally,” said Benoit, who is an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School...

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U of T experts offer recommendations on physician-​assisted dying

This week, two reports were published on physician-assisted dying, both of which emphasize a collaborative, equitable approach that is part of a continuum of end of life care options. On February 6, 2016, Canadian healthcare institutions must provide access to physician-assisted dying, as mandated by the Supreme Court of Canada....

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Supporting ‘Glocal’ Communities this Holiday Season

Dear Colleagues, As the holiday season approaches, I’d like to thank everyone for their incredible contributions in the last year. From the successful transition of the Joint Centre for Bioethics into the School, the poignant and timely Racial Justice Matters student-led conference and the Strategic Planning – Towards 2021 and...

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Public Health Students and Alumni Celebrate Mentorship Program

The third annual Dalla Lana School of Public Health - Public Health Alumni Association Alumni-Student Mentorship Program wrapped up on November 3, 2015, with program participants gathering at Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar in Downtown Toronto to celebrate another successful year of mentorship. The mentorship program pairs together first-year Master’s...

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VIDEO: What is the Role of Schools of Public Health in the 21st Century?

Watch Dean Howard Hu's lecture at McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health on April 29, 2015. Dean Hu was a member of a panel of deans discussing the role of schools of public health in the 21st century. https://youtu.be/1m4KXt4B7Bk?list=PLfMfJihLOASWA6FYHWQHbIf0bJ_4Lk4tH

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