In the News

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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DLSPH Open: 2016-​17 Annual Report – Local Responsiveness Global Impact

Dear colleagues, Welcome to the first edition of DLSPH Open. This biweekly communication to the DLSPH community will showcase our Faculty’s forward momentum and the progress that we are making towards achieving our shared vision to be the leading model for public health and health systems learning, research and service,...

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Chris Ham receives 2017 Peggy Leatt Award

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME When Chris Ham first graduated with a degree in political science in 1972 he never thought he would one day be considered one of the most influential leaders in health services research. Now as Chief Executive of the King’s Fund, a charitable foundation committed...

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DLSPH Blog – Importance of academic freedom and integrity given emerging – often politically created – threats to public health

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. To submit blog ideas, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca. For my first blog I want to focus...

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Professors Carol Strike and Lori Ross named Division Head and PhD Director for Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division

Professor Carol Strike will assume the role of DLSPH’s Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division Head on July 1, 2017. A full-time, paid U of T faculty member since 2010 (and a status-only member from 2001 to 2010), Strike is a health services researcher with a particular interest in harm...

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Faculty and Staff Honoured at 2017 Public Health Sciences Awards and Retirement Lunch

More than 50 Public Health Sciences faculty and staff attended the awards lunch on June 16, 2017 at U of T’s Faculty Club to celebrate members of the community who have made an impact in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and beyond. The following faculty and staff were...

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Final Thoughts from DLSPH’s Inaugural Dean

It is with decidedly mixed feelings that I write my final Dean’s Message as the inaugural Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.  I am tremendously proud of the School’s accomplishments over the last five years and the progress we’ve made together in achieving our vision: to be...

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Dr. Khaled Almilaji enrolls in Executive Master of Health Informatics Program

Dr. Khaled Almilaji, a Syrian physician affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban, arrived in Toronto on June 16 and will begin the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation’s (IHPME) Executive Master of Health Informatics Program on June 21, 2017. “Our School is committed to values that embrace human...

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Emily Seto, Winner of Connaught New Researcher Award, Talks Building Innovative Healthcare Apps

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME IHPME Professor Emily Seto has been named one of the 56 recipients of the Connaught New Researcher Award by the University of Toronto. Seto is a faculty member and the lead for the Health Informatics program at IHPME. She is also an alumna of...

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