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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Conversations that Matter: Is Canada’s Refugee Program Equitable?

By: Aylin Manduric, 4th year International Relations and Peace, Conflict, and Justice Studies student and editor-in-chief of Juxtaposition Magazine When photos of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body surfaced in the international media, it sparked an intense and emotional response from many members of the Canadian public. But what is Canada’s...

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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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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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New Resource to Help School Communities and Residents Improve Traffic Safety

A new resource created to help school communities and residents improve traffic safety in their neighbourhoods was published on September 23, 2016. The Guide to Safer Streets Near Schools: Understanding Your Policy Options in the City of Toronto, is a collaborative project led by Katie Wittmann of Green Communities Canada and Monica...

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Canadian Urban Health Research Partnership to Examine Environmental Impacts on Health

With more than 80 per cent of Canada’s population living in cities and the urbanized proportion of the global population growing dramatically, there is an urgent need to learn how to design and modify cities to improve, not degrade, population health. That’s why University of Toronto researchers established the Canadian...

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