Meet Measles, Diphtheria and Smallpox!

Torontonians will have the opportunity to meet people (actually, actors pretending they are sick) with measles, diphtheria and other vaccine-preventable diseases at the Quarantine Tent, a novel vaccine education event at the Science Rendezvous festival. The Quarantine Tent allows visitors to meet people transported from the past with vaccine-preventable diseases....

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Six public health students recognized for community building with Gordon Cressy Award

Six Dalla Lana School of Public Health students received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to the U of T community on April 16, 2015. This year’s recipients include: Lauren Della Mora (MPH Epidemiology), Ivneet Garcha (MPH Health Promotion), Valerie Haboucha (MPH Health Promotion), Parth...

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Six public health students recognized for community building with Gordon Cressy Award

Six Dalla Lana School of Public Health students received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to the U of T community on April 16, 2015. This year’s recipients include: Lauren Della Mora (MPH Epidemiology), Ivneet Garcha (MPH Health Promotion), Valerie Haboucha (MPH Health Promotion), Parth...

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Public health professors inject physical activity into the classroom

How many times have you sat for hours in class, eyelids drooping, attention waning? Since you are not alone, two Dalla Lana School of Public Health professors have introduced “fit breaks” to their class to reduce sedentary behaviours, combat fatigue and improve concentration. “I was relieved to hear that we...

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Public health students spearhead Ebola equipment delivery to Sierra Leone hospitals

This week, three University of Toronto public health students spearheaded the delivery of protective equipment to front-line health workers in Sierra Leone. Working with Save the Children — a global NGO dedicated to children’s rights — three first-year epidemiology students in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health successfully facilitated...

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