Professor Chandler Davis on the consequences of asking the unaskable questions

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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Baby Boomers: Not As Healthy As Previously Believed

We hear all the time that “50 is the new 40” or “60 is the new 40”—claims that make it sound as though today’s baby boomers are healthier than their counterparts in other generations.  But are they? A University of Toronto study published in the March 2015 issue of the...

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Professor Lisa Forman receives CRC Research Chair and Jus Prize for ground-​breaking human rights research

If you are born in Canada, you can expect to live a much healthier life than if you are born in Cameroon. These disparities are what the global health community increasingly understand as health inequities — differences in health that are avoidable and unfair. Yet views on how states should...

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Professor Alex Jadad appointed Interim Director of Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation

Professor Alejandro (Alex) Jadad is the Interim Director of the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation (IGHEI) as of March 1, 2015. A Canada Research Chair in eHealth Innovation and a lead co-chair of the School’s Global Health Summit, Professor Jadad is an internationally-recognized leader in improving health and...

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U of T researchers demonstrate that raising tobacco taxes will not spark contraband market

Despite claims made by tobacco industry and convenience store representatives, tobacco tax increases do not increase contraband, according to a report by the University of Toronto’s Ontario Tobacco Research Unit. The research team, led by Robert Schwartz, analyzed trends in tobacco taxes and contraband tobacco use since 2007 and the...

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U of T Researchers Call for Greater Transparency in Vaccine Decision-​Making

A group of University of Toronto researchers is urging the world’s health authorities to overhaul the way vaccine decisions are made and communicated, saying such decisions should no longer be made behind closed doors. The decision by government authorities to include new vaccines on their countries’ schedules should be open...

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