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DLSPH Open: Gratitude for our Frontline Health Workers

Dear students, faculty members and staff, In the midst of this newest COVID-19 wave, I am so grateful for the heroism of our front-line health workers and the dedication of all who choose to teach, study and work in public health and health systems. At a time like this, it...

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Indigenous Micro Cultural Safety Course to be Available for U of T Students

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health A team at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) is delivering two cultural safety courses online to ensure that the next generation of health professionals is better equipped to provide care to Indigenous people. U of T students at...

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Let’s not forget about dietitians’ contributions in the fight against COVID-​19

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by Pierrette Buklis, Program Director, MPH-Nutrition & Dietetics  It has been a tough year, and there are many unsung groups with important roles supporting affected patients and communities in lockdown. Dietitians are one of them. As Nutrition Month comes to a close, let’s shed some light on the often misunderstood...

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Prof. Theodore Witek to Helm Canada’s First DrPH Program

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Canada’s first Doctor of Public Health program has its first director – Theodore Witek, an IHPME and DLSPH professor with a long history at the intersection of academic research and industry leadership. “I am very excited to...

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Spreading the Love of Math Through Instagram

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH DLSPH Assoc. Prof. Rinku Sutradhar is spreading her love of math to kids through Instagram. “Our children seem to enjoy practical math questions, and with more family time available during this pandemic, my husband and I started creating our own math word problems...

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Emerging Uses of Data Science and AI: DLSPH Kicks Off First Interdisciplinary Seed Projects

Six teams of interdisciplinary researchers have won seed funding from DLSPH to investigate new and emerging projects in data science and artificial intelligence. The award is part of the School’s commitment to a new research model that brings together broad teams with disciplinary depth to tackle some of the most...

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Race, Health and Happiness Podcast Highlights Game Changers

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by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH The upcoming season of DLSPH Prof. Onye Nnorom’s popular podcast, Race, Health and Happiness (RHH) will showcase some of the game changers advancing anti-racism in health care. Dr. Nnorom will be speaking with guests like Dr. Marcia Anderson, Gurneet Dhami, Kern Carter, Victoria...

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What They Heard: Q&A

DLSPH researchers find local Indigenous communities not consulted about COVID Last year, as Canada shut its borders to stem the flow of COVID-19, people continued to cross freely into Indigenous communities by water– mingling with residents who had scarce access to masks or even clean water for hand washing. This...

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Podcast Dissects Cities’ Future through Sustainable Development Goals

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By Ayesha Shakeel, Communications Assistant and third-year undergraduate student in Global Health and Immunology A new podcast unpacks the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and outlines how U of T faculty and students' research are helping to achieve them. The Centre for Global Health’s Healthy Cities in the SDG Era Podcast,...

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DLSPH Open: Wellness

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, It’s been a year of learning together, apart, and ‘so much has happened’ feels like an understatement, especially since it is all still happening. The burden of suffering, like the burden of work, is not shared equally across communities, evoking significant and complex emotions and...

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