Professor Jeffrey Reading concludes Interim Directorship of Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health wishes Professor Jeffrey Reading well as he concludes a remarkable year of growth for the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health and finishes his term as Interim Director on November 27, 2015. “Jeff has done an outstanding job as interim director, serving as a...

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U of T honorary grad Sir Richard Peto gives global mortality lecture

We are all going to die. The question is when. This declaration kicked-off Avoidable premature death worldwide, a lecture by Sir Richard Peto to more than 100 students, faculty and staff at Hart House on November 12, 2015. Sir Richard received a University of Toronto honorary Doctor of Science at...

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Professor Donald Cole receives inaugural Vic Neufeld Mentorship Award in Global Health Research

Congratulations to Professor Donald Cole for receiving the inaugural Vic Neufeld Mentorship Award in Global Health Research. The award was presented by the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research on November 5, 2015 at the Canadian Conference for Global Health in Montreal. “I celebrate how the Coalition collectively fosters mentorship...

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Researchers call for investment in cancer control in low-​ and middle-​income countries where most of the world’s cancer deaths occur

Investments in cancer control — prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care — are increasingly needed in low- and, particularly, middle-income countries, where most of the world’s cancer deaths occur, a paper published today in The Lancet recommends. Of the eight million cancer deaths worldwide in 2012, five million occurred...

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Izzeldin Abuelaish receives honorary degree from York for message of peace

By: Terry Lavender On October 15, York University awarded DLSPH professor and Gaza peace activist Izzeldin Abuelaish an honorary degree, citing his dedication to “using health as a vehicle for peace.” The honour was the latest of many for Abuelaish, author of the best-selling book I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza...

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Global health students define their voice with help from Shakespeare and Yoga

A group of 11 global health students channeled their inner Shakespeare earlier this month at Finding Your Voice: Building Stronger Presence and Communication Skills, a communications workshop designed to help PhD students hone their personal brand message. The workshop enabled students to develop leadership presence and improve communication skills using...

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The Unseen Vulture: One public health student’s take on global health

Research is much more than just vanity. It must serve all of humanity.  Reflecting on her global health and peace course, Bethel Aklilu, a second-year MPH student in Health Promotion with a Global Health Emphasis, pursued a creative method to express her new understanding of global health. For her final...

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IHPME and HQO’s second-​annual Moonshot event draws enthusiastic crowd, Blue Jays fans

More than 250 students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered on October 14 at Steam Whistle Brewing for a thrilling evening of networking, awards and recognition at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation’s (IHPME) Moonshot 2015 event. “Moonshot is about celebrating our achievements, recognizing the amazing work of...

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Should we routinely collect data on race? Canada at a crossroads

By: Arjumand Siddiqi As a health researcher, I know that one of the most consistent findings on health outcomes is that, on average, members of racial minority groups have poorer health status than whites. This hallmark pattern is largely based on the United States.  In Canada, the story is less...

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Student-​led Start-​up gets Smart about Taking the Pill

The pill has given women a huge level of control over their lives. But it also requires daily diligence, as it’s yet another task to fit into already packed schedules. A new device, created by a team of U of T students is designed to help women put “control” back...

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