In the News

Ross Upshur elected Hastings Fellow

Professor Ross Upshur — internationally recognized primary care, public health and bioethics expert —was elected a Hastings Center Fellow on January 30, 2019. As the only Canadian of 18 new Hastings Center Fellows, Upshur joins a group of outstanding academics whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of...

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Diabetes in Young People Increases Risk of Mental Illness – U of T study in partnership with Hong Kong

By Rebecca Biason, Communications Coordinator, IHPME Young people who develop type 2 diabetes earlier in life have an increased risk of developing a serious mental illness before the age of 40. This is according to a new study that found one-third of hospitalizations for patients with younger onset diabetes, resulted...

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Three DLSPH faculty awarded Dalla Lana Chairs and Early Career Professorship

by Nicole Bodnar, Director of Communications at Dalla Lana School of Public Health Three DLSPH internationally recognized faculty with expertise in clinical public health, global health policy and health policy innovation were awarded two new Dalla Lana endowed chairs and one early career professorship, all supported by the Dalla Lana...

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Q&A with Nutrition and Dietetics Alum Sue Mah about Canada’s new Food Guide

Last week, the Federal Government launched a new food guide based on the best available evidence to translate the science on food and health into healthy eating guidelines. It offers concrete dietary guidance to Canadians on healthy food choices and eating habits, including: eating plenty of vegetables and fruits eating...

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Shafi Bhuiyan elected Board Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research

headhot of prof Shafi Bhuiyan with green backdrop

Professor Shafi Bhuiyan, internationally recognized leader in global public health education and research, was elected Chair of Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research’s Board of Directors from 2018 to 2020. “It’s a great honor to work with global health champions from around the world and support the Coalition’s mission, vision...

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Former CFL Player now U of T alumnus is working to inspire youth to consider careers in health systems and public health

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME When Ryan Hinds retired from a career as a professional football player with the CFL, some would say his next career move as the lead for community engagement at the Toronto Central LHIN was somewhat surprising, but Hinds always knew he wanted to pursue a career...

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Indigenous Health Institute grows its impact beyond the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer, Dalla Lana School of Public Health After opening in 2014, the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) has grown its teaching, research and service footprint. It welcomed its first MPH in Indigenous Health cohort in fall 2018 and is collaborating widely and bring more Indigenous...

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DLSPH Open: New brand invites you to Join us on the Forefront of Change in Health

Dear colleagues, A year and a half ago, the DLSPH embarked on the first Faculty-wide branding exercise to refine our story as a leading school of public health and health systems. Thanks to the hard work of our community, this week we’ve launched our refreshed narrative and visual identity along...

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DLSPH welcomes Alanna McKnight as Graduate Assistant

The DLSPH is pleased to announced that Alanna McKnight has joined the DLSPH community today as our new Graduate Assistant in the Public Health Sciences Graduate Office, filling Diane Tang’s maternity leave.  In this role, Alanna will work closely with the Grad Office team to provide detailed information to current...

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A game changer in HIV prevention, U of T researcher on the use of PReP and PEP in Canada

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME As of 2014, Canada has seen a slight uptick in the rate of new non-occupational HIV infections. Those in high-risk populations, including intravenous drug users, members of the LGBTQ2SIA community, and sex workers have made strides in raising awareness about the virus, but the absence of...

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