Summer Mentorship Program Gets World Cup Fever as it Tackles the Basics of Public Health

By: Francoise Makanda, Communications Officer, DLSPH A viral disease spreads through Qatar as it hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the most watched and anticipated sporting event in the world. Its presence threatens the livelihood of everyone involved: performers, players, fans and venue workers are at high-risk of contracting the...

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New pilot program for internationally trained medical doctors to improve public health and healthcare in Canada

By: Francoise Makanda and Nicole Bodnar A new program led by DLSPH and DFCM teaches internationally trained medical doctors Canadian healthcare principles and prepares learners for career transition opportunities in healthcare. “New Canadian immigrants are an untapped, highly skilled health human resource that can play a critical role in improving...

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Laura Rosella named a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Laura Rosella was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in recognition for her significant contributions to evidence-based public health policy and health system reform. A public health policy researcher, teacher and mentor, she’s had a tremendous impact on students, faculty and partners at the DLSPH and on Canada’s...

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DLSPH Open: 2017-​18 Annual Report invites you to Join Us on the Forefront of Change in Health

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s 2017-18 Annual Report, “Join Us on the Forefront of Change in Health,” a reflection of the life of our Faculty’s over the last year and our shared impact on health and health systems. The forefront of...

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Remembering Zabia Afzal

By: Nanky Rai, Mythri Vijendran, Priya Nadarajan, Sadia Khan, Binny Gahir, Gayathri Naganathan and Tanzina Islam -- MPH-Health Promotion Alumnae We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Zabia Afzal, MPH-Health Promotion graduate from the DLSPH who went missing one month ago. Zabia was a brilliant student, wonderful friend and...

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Philanthropist and social entrepreneur Dr. Michael Dan receives honorary degree

By: Geoffrey Vendeville, U of T News Canada's Indigenous Peoples face a litany of health problems, from higher rates of diabetes and smoking to malnutrition and infant mortality. There's no simple solution, but researchers at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health are looking to make a difference. They have produced research...

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The Aging City: U of T expert leads Toronto Senior Strategy 2.0

By: Rebecca Biason, IHPME Events & Communications Coordinator On May 22, 2018, the City of Toronto unanimously passed the Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0, which articulates 27 high-impact recommendations to improve the health, wellness and quality of life of seniors in our city. “These are deep recommendations that will require more...

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Appointment of Professor Adalsteinn Brown as Dean, DLSPH

Sent on behalf of the Vice-President & Provost, Cheryl Regehr (PDAD&C #110, 2017-18)  ______________________________________________________________________________________________ I am delighted to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved the appointment of Professor Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown as Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) for a five-year term, beginning...

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More than 300,000 Canadians enrolled in multi-​decade research initiative to monitor disease trends

Over the past 10 years, more than 300,000 Canadians have volunteered to be part of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), a research platform that tracks the development of cancers and chronic diseases in the population over several decades to better understand disease risk factors. On June 11, researchers...

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University of Toronto remembers Professor Jack Tu

By: Brianne Tulk, Communications Officer, Department of Medicine University of Toronto faculty, students and staff are mourning Prof. Jack Tu, an internationally-renowned cardiologist and professor in both the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, who passed away on May 30. click here for Dr. Tu's...

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