Remembering DLSPH alumnus Roger Nicolaï

Dr. Roger Nicolaï, a graduate of the University of Toronto’s School of Hygiene — the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s predecessor — passed away on August 25, 2015 at his home in Corsica, France. “My grandfather was, I believe, one of the oldest DLSPH alumni alive in Western Europe...

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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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Access to sport a human rights and public health issue, says U of T powerlifter

By: Sarah McDonald Public health researcher and competitive powerlifter Kinnon Ross MacKinnon says it's crucial that as the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games prepare to host thousands of athletes from 41 countries, advocates and organizations such as PrideHouse Toronto are supported in their work to ensure all athletes feel...

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Spring Convocation – Awards and Photos

Congratulations to all DLSPH graduates who celebrated convocation on June 10 and to all our award recipients.  Check out the list of winners below and click here to view convocation photos. Academic Awards Mary Jane Ashley Award, Lauren Caruana (MScH, AMH) Donald Fraser Memorial Award, Kristen Wheeler (MPH, Epi) Richard J Helmeste...

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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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New DLSPH student award in melanoma research to honour David Cornfield

May is Melanoma Awareness Month and melanoma, the most serious and often fatal form of skin cancer, is on the rise. In 2014, approximately 6,500 Canadians were diagnosed, and 1,050 died. David Cornfield is one Canadian who succumbed to the disease in 2005 at 32 years of age. Following his...

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