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When all Roads Lead to Public Health: Tyla Thomas -​Jacques’ Journey

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH The end of Tyla Thomas-Jacques' graduate journey came online -- an unfitting conclusion to two years at DLSPH. “It doesn't seem like there's any finale,” says Thomas-Jacques who earned her Master of Public Health in Public Health Promotion. “It was very anticlimactic but...

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DLSPH Researchers Draw Record Amount of Social Science Funding

By Heidi Singer and Nicole Bodnar DLSPH researchers are claiming an increasing presence in the social science space, with a tripling of funds from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in the past few years – including five new recipients announced recently. Their success in the January 2020 Insight...

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U of T’s Online Movement Breaks Available to All Classes in Fall

Movement break leads - Ananya Banerjee, Ashley Lau and Jackie Bender

By Francoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Pre-pandemic, students swayed back-and-forth to a choreographed Sean Paul routine in one of Prof. Ananya Banerjee’s well-known movement breaks. For just three minutes to break up long classes, Banerjee goes through a choreographed routine to get students moving. Now, the pilot project will...

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COVID Demands an End to Homelessness

As COVID-19 hits Toronto’s homeless population, those who work with and care about them are anxious on their behalf. But they are also trying to create opportunity. Canadians may be numb to the sight of 35,000 people on the streets, but advocates have noticed the virus laying bare the public...

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Creating a Smarter, More Equitable COVID Response

University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health launches the Institute for Pandemics Governments and world bodies typically struggle to respond quickly to emerging health threats, bogged down by bureaucratic and political obstacles and rising public mistrust of authority. If we are to facilitate a more agile response, universities...

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“Not all these students were aiming to go to university and now they are.”

DLSPH Alumni Help Teens Create Positive Change in their Schools By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH ‘How do you want to change your school’s environment and what can you do now to make it happen?’ the day’s facilitators and program lead asked. About 20 high school students from DLSPH’s...

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DLSPH PhD Student Examines Little-​Known Respiratory Bug

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of hospitalizations in children with higher infection rates than COVID-19 and the flu. The only preventative drug is cost-prohibitive. That is why Tiffany Fitzpatrick is interested in learning more about it. She has studied the...

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Human rights and COVID-​19: Temporary foreign workers in Canada at the intersection of human rights and COVID-​19

COVID 19 map of the world and cases

By Anwaar Baobeid As the global spread of COVID-19 brings social, political, civil, and economic inequities to the forefront, many questions arise at the intersections of human rights and public and global health. Panellists in a webinar co-sponsored by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s (DLSPH) Centre for Global...

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Your Questions Answered: One-​on-​One with Steini

Last month, Dean Steini Brown and alum Andrea Barrack delved into the COVID-19 response, the inevitable strain on our health system, the disproportionate impact on marginalized groups, the issues around collecting race-based data in the DLSPH's Advancement Office's latest webinar. Not all questions could have been answered. Here’s are some of the...

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U of T Prof Earns Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Prof. Janet Smylie sees a change in the conversation about systemic racism. The recently appointed Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health believes she is the first Indigenous person with kin and land ties to what is now known as Canada. She hopes...

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