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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

Collaborative Specialization in Global Health Program – Call for Applications

Applications for the Collaborative specialization in Global Health (CSGH) program starting in September 2023 are now available here. The application deadline for both masters and doctoral streams is Sunday June 18th, 2023 at 11:59pm

you are invited to join the CSGH info session scheduled virtually for Thursday, June 1st. Meet and interact with global health faculty and students and have your questions answered about the CSGH program. To register please visit here.

Panel Discussion: Executive Course in Global Health Diplomacy   

Title: How do countries engage in global health diplomacy? Perspectives from academia and civil society

The Centre for Global Health would like to invite you to the panel discussion as part of its Executive Course in Global Health Diplomacy scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 6th from 10:30 – 12:00pm ET. The Centre for Global Health will be welcoming learners from around the globe to learn about global health diplomacy and build their negotiation skills. The course will kick-off with a discussion panel featuring Ilona Kickbusch and discussants Joel Lexchin and Mark Brender, who will be exploring how countries engage in global health diplomacy on the world stage. Dr. Ilona Kickbusch is a Health Consult, who advises international organizations, national governments, NGOs and the private sector on new directions and innovations in global health, pandemic preparedness, governance for health and health promotion.

Registration Link (The lecture will be streamed online)

Following the panel discussion, a Meet & Greet with Ilona Kickbusch will be held in the 7th floor lounge at 155 College St. 

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


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.

April 6, 2023 – Commercial Determinants of Health and Policymaking: Bridging the Gap


In a bid to promote global “brain circulation”, U of T expands partnerships with African Universities


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

Women in Global Health Fellowship

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?”