Professor Earl Nowgesic appointed Interim Associate Director of the new Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

Professor Earl Nowgesic is the Interim Associate Director of the new Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) as of April 1, 2015.  At this same time, he will also begin an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the Dalla...

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DLSPH names director of Institute for Indigenous Health

Professor Jeffrey Reading will begin the role of inaugural interim director of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Institute for Indigenous Health on January 1, 2015. This is somewhat of a homecoming for Professor Reading. He is an alumnus with master’s and PhD degrees from U of T’s Community...

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Global Health Summit: Creating a Pandemic of Health is underway

From November 3 to 5, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health is hosting a Global Health Equity and Innovation Summit, “Creating a Pandemic of Health,” that aims to shift the emphasis in health care away from the traditional focus on disease and towards a concentration on health and well-being....

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Global Health Summit: The Grand Convergence

By Elaine SmithThe issue: In a widely read 2013 article, "Global Health 2013: The Grand Convergence," The Lancet revisited the case for investment in health and developed a new investment framework to achieve dramatic health gains by 2035.The lead author, Dean T. Jamison, now a professor emeritus at the University...

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Global Health Summit: Improving health though innovative city design

Photo by Howard Hu in Shanghai, ChinaBy: Elaine SmithAs more and more of the world’s population migrate to cities to seek employment, health-care professionals are thinking about ways to ensure that those cities provide healthy environments for large numbers of people.The Global Health Summit, slated for November 3 to 5...

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Renewing partnerships to strengthen circumpolar health systems

On a recent trip to Yellowknife, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Director Adalsteinn Brown took his capacity building role very seriously.The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is closely partnered with the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research and Professor Brown visited the Institute September 17 to 19 to...

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Global Health Summit addresses effects of power, politics and privilege

By: Elaine SmithPublic health is intimately connected to the world and to people’s lives. Often, factors such as politics, power and privilege dictate access to health information, education and resources, which may hinder people’s ability to live healthy lives.Power, Politics and Privilege is one of the sub-themes of the University...

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