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Students Develop Harm-​Reduction Toolkit for U of T Community

by Françoise Makanda, DLSPH U of T students developed a “Know Your Drugs 101” toolkit that will help students returning to campus spot the signs of a drug overdose. The toolkit is comprehensive – it includes information on how to respond to an overdose, and how to access and administer...

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Waking Up to the Reasons Behind Chronic Sleeplessness

By Françoise Makanda, DLSPH PhD student Kristie Serota started quilting for a research project on insomnia. Quilting helps her question the ‘sleep industrial complex.’ While she radically accepts her bouts of sleeplessness, her professor in the Social and Behavioural Sciences division, insomnia researcher Michael Atkinson, suggests that it might be...

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Training the Next Generation of Applied Health Researchers

New fellowship program places researchers in Ontario Health Teams to improve learning and health outcomes. By Heidi Singer Mulugeta Chala is settling into his new workplace. The newly minted PhD has just moved his family across the province to start a fellowship program in London, Ontario. For the next year,...

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Falan Bennett: No Regrets on the Path to Black Health

Before enrolling at DLSPH, Falan Bennett heard one piece of advice over and over from students and alumni: the time goes by in a flash. Make sure to grab the most important opportunities. “I really took that seriously, and now I'm realizing just how fast it went and all the...

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Return to In-​Person Classes Announcement – Winter Term 2022

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Dear DLSPH community, After extensive research and careful consideration of multiple academic and social factors and public health guidance, we have decided to return to in-person courses for the Winter 2022 term. Instructors will determine what in-person means for their Winter course(s) and communicate accordingly to students. For the majority...

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Global North Accountability Needed in Research Studies to “Decolonize Global Health”

Françoise Makanda at DLSPH “Friends have warned me that they want to take your blood because later, they will sell it,” says a transgender Peruvian woman who participated in a recent trial of the HIV prevention drug PrEP. “We are experiments for other countries to see whether or not we react...

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Update on Building Access

Dear DLSPH Community, I would like to share our plans for safely navigating DLSPH buildings during the Fall 2021 Term. As a school of public health, we must be exemplary in our own COVID safety protocols. As such, our newly revised protocols (see attached), developed in consultation with DLSPH’s occupational...

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DLSPH Open: Reflections on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Dear DLSPH Community, On behalf of the School, I’d like to thank everyone who participated in last week’s events leading up to and including our inaugural National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. I am deeply grateful to the Indigenous leaders and partners who helped me to learn and reflect. I’d...

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Statement from DLSPH Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Dear DLSPH Community, Today, I hope we can all take some time for reflection as we mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As a public health school with roots that stretch back more than a century, I believe we have a profound responsibility to engage with the...

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DLSPH-​Led Experts Offer Tactics to Catch Up on Routine Immunizations

By Heidi Singer A DLSPH-led group of experts is calling on governments, physicians, schools and other health providers to step up immunizations for serious diseases like measles and polio to prevent new epidemics from cropping up. The vaccine experts, led by members of DLSPH’s Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (CVPD),...

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