Should we routinely collect data on race? Canada at a crossroads

By: Arjumand Siddiqi As a health researcher, I know that one of the most consistent findings on health outcomes is that, on average, members of racial minority groups have poorer health status than whites. This hallmark pattern is largely based on the United States.  In Canada, the story is less...

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Student-​led Start-​up gets Smart about Taking the Pill

The pill has given women a huge level of control over their lives. But it also requires daily diligence, as it’s yet another task to fit into already packed schedules. A new device, created by a team of U of T students is designed to help women put “control” back...

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Ebola Working Group receives knowledge translation award

The Ebola Working Group received the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health Knowledge Translation Graduate Student Award for their efforts in addressing the gap in knowledge and education about Ebola. Second year MPH candidates Micaela Pereira Bajard, Yamna Ali and Amanda Alberga accepted the award on behalf of the 23-student...

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U of T public health researchers urge that movies with smoking be 18A rated

An Ontario 18A rating for all movies with smoking would avert more than 30,000 tobacco-related deaths and save more than half a billion dollars in healthcare costs, according to U of T public health researchers. “There is a solid body of research that demonstrates youth who are exposed to smoking...

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Public health leader discusses big data for health in Brazil

On August 28, 2015, Professor Howard Hu travelled to São Paulo, Brazil to present a new research perspective on big data for population health and cultivate partnerships with public health and clinical leaders at the University of São Paulo and local medical centres. “Brazil’s rapid expansion in public health infrastructure...

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Remembering DLSPH alumnus Roger Nicolaï

Dr. Roger Nicolaï, a graduate of the University of Toronto’s School of Hygiene — the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s predecessor — passed away on August 25, 2015 at his home in Corsica, France. “My grandfather was, I believe, one of the oldest DLSPH alumni alive in Western Europe...

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Global health researcher finds Oliver Twist narrative does not apply to orphans in low-​and-​middle-​income countries

Orphanages, or other institutional environments, may be better equipped to care for children in need than extended families or other family-based care configurations in low-and-middle-income countries, according to researchers at the University of Toronto, Indiana University and Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. Global health researcher Paula Braitstein published an editorial...

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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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