Indigenous health research team receive $1.76 million grant to address tobacco use in Canadian Aboriginal communities

A research team led by Professors Robert Schwartz and Michael Chaiton received a $1.76 million grant on September 27, 2016 from the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases to reduce commercial tobacco use and prevent chronic lung disease in Canadian Aboriginal communities. “Smoking cigarettes is one of the worst things you...

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New Resource to Help School Communities and Residents Improve Traffic Safety

A new resource created to help school communities and residents improve traffic safety in their neighbourhoods was published on September 23, 2016. The Guide to Safer Streets Near Schools: Understanding Your Policy Options in the City of Toronto, is a collaborative project led by Katie Wittmann of Green Communities Canada and Monica...

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Canadian Urban Health Research Partnership to Examine Environmental Impacts on Health

With more than 80 per cent of Canada’s population living in cities and the urbanized proportion of the global population growing dramatically, there is an urgent need to learn how to design and modify cities to improve, not degrade, population health. That’s why University of Toronto researchers established the Canadian...

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DLSPH Open House: October 15

http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/event/dalla-lana-school-of-public-health-open-house/

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Public health student collaborates with Haitian communities to reduce malnutrition and improve economy with two miracle crops

Vanessa Pike travelled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in August 2016 to co-lead a Moringa-Breadfruit Symposium that promoted community partnerships to grow, process, cook and market these nutritious crops both in Haiti and abroad. “My classmate who worked as a physician in Tanzania knew of my interest in global nutrition solutions and...

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#Rio2016: Sports medicine physician leverages front row Olympic seat to examine structure of sport funding in Canada

Sports medicine physician and U of T alum, Dr. David Lawrence (MD ‘13, PGME ‘15), is a member of the Canadian Health Services Team with a front row seat in Rio de Janeiro— South America’s first role as Olympic host — to swimming, rugby and other events. As an incoming...

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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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Faculty and Staff Honoured at Awards and Retirement Lunch

More than 75 Public Health Sciences faculty and staff attended the awards lunch on June 16, 2016 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. “This is an important moment to...

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Dr. Nancy Baxter named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at DLSPH

Dr. Nancy Baxter is the Faculty’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs as of July 1, 2016. “Nancy is a tremendous teacher, supervisor, mentor and administrator and I am thrilled to welcome her to the Faculty,” said Howard Hu, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. A faculty member...

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Making the case for supervised injection services

Five years after Associate Professor Carol Strike and Professor Ahmed Bayoumi said that Toronto would benefit from opening at least three supervised drug injection sites, their research is now influencing public health leaders and policy-makers to make safe-injection services available in the city. “We’ve been saying for a long time...

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