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The Centre for Global Health is an academic hub for global health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The Centre, catalyzes collaborative, interdisciplinary and equity-informed global health research, offers global health education and training across the education continuum, and works closely with strategic partners to build a global health network across the DLSPH.

Located in one of the most diverse cities in the world, we are leveraging our location and Canadian values of equity, universal healthcare and social protection to make an impact on the Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs). Universal health coverage (SDG3) is one of the major topics we are tackling along with other emerging and pressing global health issues.

Read all about the launch of our new Centre for Global Health

Towards a Global Health Strategy for Canada – The Centre for Global Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto has collaborated on the development of a draft discussion paper regarding the creation of a Global Health Strategy for Canada. The intention of this discussion paper is to propose a national global health strategy for Canada to drive global equitable and sustainable action.

Healthy Cities in the SDG Era is a podcast about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how research conducted by faculty and students at the University of Toronto is helping to achieve them. This podcast was co-hosted by Erica Di Ruggiero and Ophelia Michaelides from the Centre for Global Health and was made with the support of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto. See below for the full list of episodes.

Healthy Cities in the SDG Era


Global Health Practicum Awards  for masters students – will provide financial support for masters students doing practicum placements addressing global health issues. The approach to global health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) is interdisciplinary and integrative, bringing together ideas, theories, and methodologies from multiple disciplines and sectors. The school emphasizes equity-oriented research, policy, and practice, that is, work focusing on the health and health system challenges of populations living and working in conditions of vulnerability in all countries and the relationship of these challenges to global, national and local political, social, economic, cultural, environmental and institutional factors.

Application deadlines – Winter 2023 Practicum December 14th, 2022   |  Summer 2022 Practicum March 12th, 2023


Health Inc: Corporations, Capitalism, and the commercial determinants of health seminar series objective is to create a forum to promote conversations, research training and collaboration across sectors and disciplines regarding the impact of corporations on health.

January 19th – Industry interactions in the context of the interprofessional clinic


The Centre for Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Executive Course on Global Health Diplomacy is back for a third year. In collaboration with the Office of International Affairs for the Health Portfolio, Government of Canada and working with the Graduate Institute Geneva – Global Health Centre, this executive training course is the first-of-its-kind in Canada. Designed for professionals working in health or health-related sectors, this course will explore the theory and practice of global health diplomacy as it relates to COVID-19 and other current health issues, while offering a uniquely Canadian approach. Application deadline December 16th, 2022


Global Health Community

Educational & Training Programs

Co-curricular & Events

Global Health Research

Our Team




Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (CSGH)


Doctor of Public Health

Global Health Courses

Executive Course on Global Health Diplomacy

Health Inc: Corporations, capitalism, and commercial determinants of health

Additional Programs

 Healthy Cities in the SDG Era Podcast



Postdoctoral Fellows

Visiting Leaders

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Collaborative to Strengthen the Implementation of UHC

Towards a Global Health Strategy for Canada


As outlined in the Academic plan, the DLSPH plans to host senior global health leaders, executives in residence and others who are stepping temporarily away from leadership roles in the health system. Some of these leaders will be engaged directly in the Centre’s activities, as mentors for our students, speakers in our annual lecture series on UHC, and collaborators with DLSPH faculty on research, short courses and other global health research activities with the potential for high impact. Priority will be given to leaders from priority regions identified in the plan, to women and other underrepresented groups. To date, the Centre has hosted one leader in line with its priority initiatives.

Prof. Ilona Kickbusch

Professor Kickbusch is the founder and chair of the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Previously, she served as the head of the global health division of Yale University and held various positions at the World Health Organization.

Shaping Canada’s Global Health Future  – This webinar featuring keynote speaker, Professor Ilona Kickbusch, took place virtually on March 24, 2021.


The John R. Evans Lectureship in Global Health was established by Dr. David Naylor, when he was The University of Toronto’s Dean of Medicine. The lectureship acknowledges the major role Dr. Evans played in the University of Toronto’s history and his global contributions to the advancement of human health and well-being.

Dr. Rene Loewenson, keynote speaker, will delivered a talk in April 2021 titled “Fundamental choices for the future of public health – what is COVID-19 exposing?”