Dean’s Message: August 2015

Dear colleagues, With summer coming to a close and a new academic year ahead, I hope everyone in our growing community (for those who missed the announcement, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) joined DLSPH in June) had a chance to recharge and are prepared for a...

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University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics joins the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

On July 1, 2015, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) will join the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as its new home faculty. This transition from the Faculty of Medicine into the School reflects the evolution of bioethics as a field that is expanding its scope...

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DLSPH 2014-​15 Annual Report: The beauty of what we pursue

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health published it's first annual report since its re-establishment in 2008 and achieving faculty status (U of T’s first new faculty in 15 years) in July 2013. The beauty of what we pursue is the report’s distinctive subtitle thatcaptures the idea that threats to...

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Dean’s Message: May 2015 – Strategic Planning, Towards 2021 and Beyond

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to share that our School is initiating a strategic planning exercise, Towards 2021 and Beyond, this summer to chart the course for our growing faculty. A renewed strategic plan will mobilize and energize the School. I’ve asked Professors Dan Sellen, Associate Dean of Research, and Adalsteinn Brown,...

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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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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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Dean’s Message: February 2015

We have seen a remarkable rise of infectious diseases in the last year.  From the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the resurgence of measles in North America, it is clear that public health education is crucial now more than ever. One of the unique challenges about public health is...

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Dean’s Message: November/​December 2014

As we approach the holiday break, I’ve reflected on the last year and feel tremendously proud of our School. This autumn in particular was a busy time for our School’s faculty, staff, alumni and students. I often mention our steep growth trajectory and this was very true this fall with...

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Dean’s Message: October 2014

When preparing for my General Faculty Meeting presentation on October 22, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride in our School’s tremendous accomplishments since achieving faculty status 15 months ago. From the IHPME transition, the Big Data workshop, Michael and Amira Dan’s $10-million gift and the Global Health Summit, the...

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Welcome back, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Community

It is with great joy that I see the Dalla Lana School of Public Health community spring back to life this fall.  One of the things that I enjoy most about kicking off the new school year is giving the Introduction to Public Health: Past, Present and Future lecture to...

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