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Pandemic Information Overload? U of T Experts Deliver Custom Data to Your Inbox

Anyone in Ontario can now receive free daily emails with details of COVID-19 cases in their postal codes, thanks to researchers from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and their partners at the howsmyflattening.ca website. The next-generation version of the site includes an interactive open-source monitoring system to support...

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The kids are in crisis — and COVID-​19 is making it worse

By Robert Cribb, Staff Reporter Declan Keogh, Investigative Journalism Bureau One in seven Ontario students in grades 7 to 12 say they harmed themselves on purpose in the past year. One in six had serious thoughts of suicide. One in three say that there was a time in the past year...

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Prof. Vivek Goel Named Next President and Vice-​Chancellor of University of Waterloo

Prof. Vivek Goel

Vivek Goel, a renowned public health expert who served six years at the head of the University of Toronto’s research division, is leaving U of T to become the University of Waterloo’s seventh president and vice-chancellor. Goel, a professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at...

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Maame’s Story: Making Connections Through a Pandemic

A photo of Maame De-Heer infront of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health building

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer The pandemic has not stopped Maame De-Heer. The DLSPH student switched gears this Spring and began exploring ways to get involved in issues she cares about online. De-Heer was recently selected as a delegate to RBC’s Future Launch’s Fast Forward 2020 – Youth Summit –...

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A Collaborative Specialization in Community Development Thrives Online

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH As online communities thrive, Prof. Blake Poland is teaching students about community development through his meetup group. “The basic idea is to create an opportunity for students interested in community development to come together in a learning space where they can share and...

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DLSPH Open: Key Global Health Appointments

Dear students, staff, alumni and faculty members, I am delighted to announce two key global health appointments that will strengthen our School’s commitment to researching and educating in the area of global health equity, particularly in the analysis of policy interventions and in strengthening public health systems. Prof. Erica Di Ruggiero, Director of DLSPH’s Centre for Global Health, has been named...

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Creating Safer Environments for Canada’s Soldiers

Maj. Gary Johnston in the Soviet ghost town of Skrunda-1

For the first time in his 30 years with the Canadian Armed Forces, Major Gary Johnston will be remembering Canada’s war dead by watching a ceremony on TV. “I don’t think I’ve really come to terms with it yet,” says Johnston, a Bioscience Officer with the Department of National Defence,...

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Anti-​Oppression Workshops An Important First Start to Allyship

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A recent anti-oppression training session offered an important start to conversations on equity for first-year DLSPH health promotion students, according to study leads and DLSPH alumnae Gifty Djulus and Natasha Yasmin Sheikhan. But post-workshop results showed that most participants wouldn’t feel comfortable applying...

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DLSPH Researchers to Study COVID Seroprevalence in High-​Risk Populations

By Arlette Bax The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected marginalized communities across Canada. The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath), hosted by the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, has received a $1.9 million investment from Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) to fund a study of...

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U of T Launches New Investigative Journalism Bureau for Collaborative Reporting and Training

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is launching the Investigative Journalism Bureau (IJB), a unique Canadian initiative bringing together journalists, academics and students to conduct in-depth reporting while training the next generation of investigative journalists. Building on the success of its existing journalism programs (The Dalla Lana Fellowship in...

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