DLSPH, IHPME Partner with City Of Barrie to Improve Population Health and Health System Sustainability

A new partnership between the University of Toronto and city of Barrie will provide a vehicle for innovative, collaborative efforts to improve community health. The partnership is called the Healthy Barrie project and includes the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Faculty of Medicine, the City of Barrie, the...

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Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero named Director of Office of Global Public Health Education and Training

Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero is the new Director of the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training as of December 1, 2016 following a search conducted by a broadly representative DLSPH committee of global health experts that unanimously endorsed her appointment. “I am delighted to welcome Erica to this...

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Privilege and Oppression: Two Sides of the Same Coin

By: Alyson Musial, Communications Officer, Department of Physical Therapy, U of T As healthcare providers, how do we think and talk about privilege? How do we understand issues of oppression? Are we able to identify and analyze our own positions of advantage? Stephanie Nixon is facing these difficult questions head-on. While they...

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New research consortium aims to build critical bridge between environmental and health data

By: Marit Mitchell,Communications & Media Relations Strategist, ‎ University of Toronto Engineering You can sequence your unique genome in search of genetic mutations that cause disease. But it’s much harder to study your ‘exposome’ — the cumulative effect of your environment on your health over a lifetime. Now a pan-Canadian research...

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Basic Income Can Reduce Food Insecurity and Improve Health

By: Jim Oldfield, Writer, Office of Communications, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Ontario plans to roll out a pilot project on guaranteed annual income early next year. The goal of the project, according a recent report by former senator and current master of Massey College Hugh Segal, is to test...

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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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Sex matters less and less when it comes to mortality rates

New trends show that low-income women have a shorter life expectancy than high-income men in Canada, according to University of Toronto researchers who conducted one of the first and largest Canadian studies to examine gender-based mortality differences. “This study is important because it looks like male and female mortality rates...

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Conversations that Matter: Is Canada’s Refugee Program Equitable?

By: Aylin Manduric, 4th year International Relations and Peace, Conflict, and Justice Studies student and editor-in-chief of Juxtaposition Magazine When photos of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body surfaced in the international media, it sparked an intense and emotional response from many members of the Canadian public. But what is Canada’s...

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Arctic scholar focuses on systems approaches to wellness in Arctic communities

From access to health services to the effects of global warming, the Arctic region is influenced by profound political, systemic and environmental changes. That’s why the Fulbright Arctic Initiative was created. It’s a research program including scholars from the Arctic Council’s eight member countries — Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway,...

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Infants in Northern Canada Face the Highest Rates of Respiratory Infection in the World

Infants in Canada’s north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds of hospitalizations of babies in the Arctic and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In a paper published today in CMAJ Open, researchers conducted the largest study...

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