Privilege and Oppression: Two Sides of the Same Coin

By: Alyson Musial, Communications Officer, Department of Physical Therapy, U of T As healthcare providers, how do we think and talk about privilege? How do we understand issues of oppression? Are we able to identify and analyze our own positions of advantage? Stephanie Nixon is facing these difficult questions head-on. While they...

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New research consortium aims to build critical bridge between environmental and health data

By: Marit Mitchell,Communications & Media Relations Strategist, ‎ University of Toronto Engineering You can sequence your unique genome in search of genetic mutations that cause disease. But it’s much harder to study your ‘exposome’ — the cumulative effect of your environment on your health over a lifetime. Now a pan-Canadian research...

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Basic Income Can Reduce Food Insecurity and Improve Health

By: Jim Oldfield, Writer, Office of Communications, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Ontario plans to roll out a pilot project on guaranteed annual income early next year. The goal of the project, according a recent report by former senator and current master of Massey College Hugh Segal, is to test...

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VIDEO: Dean’s Leadership Series explores how public health can enable everyone have a good life until the last breath

On November 1, 2016, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in partnership with the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation hosted the second Dean’s Leadership Series to explore the provocative question: “A good death for all: what would it take?” Approximately 200 members of the U of T...

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Sex matters less and less when it comes to mortality rates

New trends show that low-income women have a shorter life expectancy than high-income men in Canada, according to University of Toronto researchers who conducted one of the first and largest Canadian studies to examine gender-based mortality differences. “This study is important because it looks like male and female mortality rates...

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Arctic scholar focuses on systems approaches to wellness in Arctic communities

From access to health services to the effects of global warming, the Arctic region is influenced by profound political, systemic and environmental changes. That’s why the Fulbright Arctic Initiative was created. It’s a research program including scholars from the Arctic Council’s eight member countries — Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway,...

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Infants in Northern Canada Face the Highest Rates of Respiratory Infection in the World

Infants in Canada’s north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds of hospitalizations of babies in the Arctic and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In a paper published today in CMAJ Open, researchers conducted the largest study...

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Prabhat Jha inducted into the U.S National Academy of Medicine

Congratulations to Professor Prabhat Jha who was selected as an international member of the National Academy of Medicine on October 17, 2016 in Washington DC. Professor Jha is one of 10 international members selected by the Academy in 2016 and joins the four University of Toronto faculty members who are...

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Nancy Baxter and Howard Hu inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Congratulations to Professors Nancy Baxter and Howard Hu who were inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences on September 16, 2016 in Montreal. Professors Baxter and Hu are two of eight U of T researchers who were recognized as fellows in 2016 and join the 18 DLSPH faculty members...

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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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