Dr. Suzanne Stewart named Director of the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart is the new Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health as of January 1, 2017, following a search conducted by representative committee of Indigenous and DLSPH leaders facilitated by a firm specializing in recruiting for Indigenous academic positions. “I am delighted to welcome Suzanne to...

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VIDEO: Dean’s Leadership Series explores how public health can enable everyone have a good life until the last breath

On November 1, 2016, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in partnership with the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation hosted the second Dean’s Leadership Series to explore the provocative question: “A good death for all: what would it take?” Approximately 200 members of the U of T...

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Dean’s Team repsonse to 2016 Town Halls

Howard Hu, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D. Dean Professor of Environmental Health, Epidemiology and Global Health Professor of Medicine Dear Students, Two-way communication between students and Faculty leadership is critical to strengthening the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and ensuring our trajectory of growth is mutually beneficial for everyone. A number...

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Nancy Baxter and Howard Hu inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Congratulations to Professors Nancy Baxter and Howard Hu who were inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences on September 16, 2016 in Montreal. Professors Baxter and Hu are two of eight U of T researchers who were recognized as fellows in 2016 and join the 18 DLSPH faculty members...

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VIDEO: The Impact on Intelligence, Behaviour and Society of Lead Exposure

On September 20, 2016, Dean Howard Hu gave a Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN) Distinguished Lecture entitled: The Impact on Intelligence, Behaviour and Society of Lead Exposure: A Case Study of Global Pollutant and On-going Research. https://youtu.be/e0YiVE1bQ8A Click here for more information about the lecture on the CPIN website.

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As we get back in gear, we are reminded that we are all connected more than ever before

Welcome back to another academic year, and for our new arrivals, welcome to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the University of Toronto. I hope you all had a chance to refresh this summer or at least take a “breather.”  Promoting health begins with one’s own health, and...

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Year-​end Celebration, Awards, 2015-​16 Annual Report & Strategic Plan launch

As the academic year comes to a close, I would like to share some highlights of the last few months and acknowledge our well-deserving student, faculty and staff award recipients. Congratulations to the more than 200 students who graduated earlier this month for reaching this momentous milestone.  Convocation is special...

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VIDEO: John R. Evans Lectureship in Global Health by Dr. Prabhat Jha

Watch the full John R. Evans Lectureship in Global Health by Dr. Prabhat Jha on June, 3 2016 at the MaRS Discovery District. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO Click here for event photos

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Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health to celebrate two-​year anniversary

As the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health — the world’s first privately endowed research institute dedicated to the health of Indigenous peoples — approaches its two-year anniversary, I am pleased to share the Institute’s progress. Launched on June 21, 2014 with a $10-million gift from Drs. Michael and Amira Dan,...

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How DLSPH is leveraging big data to address health inequity

I would like to thank everyone who attended the General Faculty Meeting on March 8, 2016 at which I gave my first State of the School address.  Following my presentation, David Henry gave a talk entitled: Changing Landscape of Population Health Data in Ontario. Big data for Population Health is...

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