#Rio2016: Sports medicine physician leverages front row Olympic seat to examine structure of sport funding in Canada

Sports medicine physician and U of T alum, Dr. David Lawrence (MD ‘13, PGME ‘15), is a member of the Canadian Health Services Team with a front row seat in Rio de Janeiro— South America’s first role as Olympic host — to swimming, rugby and other events. As an incoming...

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Year-​end Celebration, Awards, 2015-​16 Annual Report & Strategic Plan launch

As the academic year comes to a close, I would like to share some highlights of the last few months and acknowledge our well-deserving student, faculty and staff award recipients. Congratulations to the more than 200 students who graduated earlier this month for reaching this momentous milestone.  Convocation is special...

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Dr. Nancy Baxter named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at DLSPH

Dr. Nancy Baxter is the Faculty’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs as of July 1, 2016. “Nancy is a tremendous teacher, supervisor, mentor and administrator and I am thrilled to welcome her to the Faculty,” said Howard Hu, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. A faculty member...

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Fast-​food “swamps” linked to greater diabetes risk

Canadians under the age of 65 have a greater risk of developing diabetes if they live near a high number of fast-food restaurants and few healthier dining options, known as fast-food swamps, according to researchers at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The study, Relative and absolute availability of...

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LGBTQ Health Research-​to-​Action on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

DLSPH Student Blog By: Kinnon Ross MacKinnon On May 17, 130 countries around the world will celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.  May 17 is significant for international lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer (LGBTQ) and ally communities because it was on that date in 1990 that the...

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Six public health and health services students receive Gordon Cressy Award

Three Dalla Lana School of Public Health and three Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation students received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to the University of Toronto community on April 20, 2016. This year’s recipients include: Shannon Brent (MPH Epidemiology), Melissa...

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Health Promotion students IMAGINE a better future for interprofessional health education

DLSPH Student Blog By: Anne Rucchetto, Fatima Mussa, Antu Hossain, & Anjum Sultana Healthcare is an ever-expanding field where various specialists — including public health professionals, physician and nurses — must work together to improve health for all.  All healthcare experts are interdependent and beneficiaries of one another’s success when...

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In the Loop: Zika virus

Two public health experts explain Zika virus within the global context at alumni event Two days following an announcement from the World Health Network Organization (WHO) that Ebola is no longer a public health emergency of international concern, two U of T public health leaders discussed the latest global infectious...

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Nutrition students to coordinate Indigenous cultural competency training

Two Nutrition and Dietetics students received U of T professional development funding for an Indigenous cultural competency training initiative to help bring context to the current health disparities that disproportionately affect Indigenous people in Canada. Branka Gladanac and Tenzin Lama where among the 10 graduate student groups awarded funding from U of T’s...

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Setting the Racial Health Equity Agenda: Research, Reform and Advocate

DLPSH Student Blog By: Navita Singh, Anjum Sultana, Meena Bhardwaj & Eden Hagos March 21, 2016 is the International Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966. The same Assembly named the period 2015-2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent,...

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