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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Professor Shafi U. Bhuiyan appointed part-​time, core faculty at DLSPH

I am delighted to announce Dr. Shafi U. Bhuiyan’s appointment as Assistant Professor (part-time, core) in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Clinical Public Health Division, beginning July 1, 2015. In this role, he will develop a Clinical Public Health MPH program specially designed for internationally trained medical doctors....

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Public Health Trailblazer receives President’s Award for the Outstanding Native Student of the Year

Congratulations to Earl Nowgesic, recipient of the University of Toronto President’s Award for the Outstanding Native Student of the Year. “I’m honoured to receive this prestigious award and appreciative to U of T for helping me advance social justice for and self-determination of Indigenous peoples,” said Nowgesic, Interim Associate Director...

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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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U of T students receive first place and honourable mention in global health contest

Global health students at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health received first place and honourable mention in the 2015 Untold Global Health Stories contest. The contest is run jointly by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and Global Health NOW, an online magazine by the Johns Hopkins...

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Waging Peace: The Annual Pakula Lecture by Professor Chandler Davis

Professor Chandler Davis will speak at the third Dr. Zofia Pakula Public Lecture Series on April 27, 2015 in the Music Room at Hart House. Davis is a Professor Emeritus in U of T’s Department of Mathematics. He is also an author and self-identified socialist who was imprisoned in 1960...

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U of T’s Institute for Indigenous Health uniquely named to honour Canadians’ commitment to Indigenous Peoples

A transformative institute aimed at creating thriving health in Indigenous communities will receive the name, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, on March 23 at the University of Toronto. The Institute — among the first of its kind in the world — was created at the Dalla Lana School of Public...

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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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