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HS 650 with virtual option
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  • April 10, 2024 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • April 24, 2024 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • May 8, 2024 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm


The DLSPH Office of Research is excited to announce a spring lunch and learn series designed for faculty, research staff and post-doctoral fellows. Bring your lunch and your questions!

Session 1: How do I meaningfully address EDI in my research? April 10 from 12-1 pm

In this session, we’ll hear from different perspectives on key factors to consider when undertaking a research project to ensure they meaningfully address equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) both in project design and delivery, even when EDI is not the focus of the research.

• Erica Di Ruggiero, Associate Professor, DLSPH
• Ryan Hinds, Director, DLSPH Office of EDI
• Andrea Gill, Research Equity & Development Strategist, U of T VPRIO

Session 2: How do I partner with Industry? April 24 from 12-1 pm

DLSPH strives to invest thoughtfully in collaborative models that integrate decision-makers and institutions in government, civil society, public and private industry, and community-based organizations, with the potential for population health and health systems impact. This session will focus specifically on innovation and industry partnerships (e.g., patents, licensing, or private sector contracts) as an important area for diversification of DLSPH‘s portfolio.

• Loredana Polidoro, Manager, U of T Partnerships
• Tara Train, Manager, U of T Partnerships
• Tina Coccia, Director, U of T Partnerships
• Faculty, U of T (TBD)

Session 3: How do I grow my research program? May 8 from 12-1 pm

Are you an ECR interested in learning how to thoughtfully and strategically plan your program of research? Join us to learn more from DLSPH faculty and the OR team who will share tips and lessons learned regarding grant scaffolding.

• Lee Vernich, Caroline Godbout and Anya Archer, DLSPH Office of Research
• Brice Kuimi, Assistant Professor, DLSPH
• Amaya Perez-Brumer, Assistant Professor, DLSPH
• Fiona Miller, Professor, DLSPH

These events will be hosted in room 650 in the Health Sciences Building (155 College Street) with an option to attend virtually. In-person space is limited so sign up today! If the in-person registration is full and you would like to be added to our waitlist, please complete your registration for virtual attendance and email Anya Archer ( with your request.