DLSPH Open: DLSPH Brand Survey

Dear colleagues, In the last edition of DLSPH Open, I promised we would be launching a brand survey to broadly engage our students, faculty, staff and alumni to share their insights to help us shape our story. The DLSPH Brand Survey’s objective is to uncover issues and challenges facing the...

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DLSPH Blog – Community-​driven health system innovation

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. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca It’s hard to separate your health (or...

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U of T Public Health ranked fifth globally in 2017 Shanghai Rankings

Public health at the University of Toronto is ranked number five globally in a new ranking of academic subjects by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Also referred to as the Shanghai Rankings, the subject of public health at U of T, which has a home at the Dalla Lana...

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DLSPH Open: Communications & Branding

Dear colleagues, In the second edition of DLSPH Open, I’d like to tell you a bit more about my approach to communications and some new channels that I hope you’ll find time for moving forward. Together we can increase engagement and build a positive organizational culture by celebrating progress towards...

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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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