In the News

Nancy Baxter and Howard Hu inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Congratulations to Professors Nancy Baxter and Howard Hu who were inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences on September 16, 2016 in Montreal. Professors Baxter and Hu are two of eight U of T researchers who were recognized as fellows in 2016 and join the 18 DLSPH faculty members...

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Indigenous health research team receive $1.76 million grant to address tobacco use in Canadian Aboriginal communities

A research team led by Professors Robert Schwartz and Michael Chaiton received a $1.76 million grant on September 27, 2016 from the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases to reduce commercial tobacco use and prevent chronic lung disease in Canadian Aboriginal communities. “Smoking cigarettes is one of the worst things you...

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New Resource to Help School Communities and Residents Improve Traffic Safety

A new resource created to help school communities and residents improve traffic safety in their neighbourhoods was published on September 23, 2016. The Guide to Safer Streets Near Schools: Understanding Your Policy Options in the City of Toronto, is a collaborative project led by Katie Wittmann of Green Communities Canada and Monica...

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VIDEO: The Impact on Intelligence, Behaviour and Society of Lead Exposure

On September 20, 2016, Dean Howard Hu gave a Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN) Distinguished Lecture entitled: The Impact on Intelligence, Behaviour and Society of Lead Exposure: A Case Study of Global Pollutant and On-going Research. https://youtu.be/e0YiVE1bQ8A Click here for more information about the lecture on the CPIN website.

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Canadian Urban Health Research Partnership to Examine Environmental Impacts on Health

With more than 80 per cent of Canada’s population living in cities and the urbanized proportion of the global population growing dramatically, there is an urgent need to learn how to design and modify cities to improve, not degrade, population health. That’s why University of Toronto researchers established the Canadian...

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DLSPH Open House: October 15

http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/event/dalla-lana-school-of-public-health-open-house/

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As we get back in gear, we are reminded that we are all connected more than ever before

Welcome back to another academic year, and for our new arrivals, welcome to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the University of Toronto. I hope you all had a chance to refresh this summer or at least take a “breather.”  Promoting health begins with one’s own health, and...

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Public health student collaborates with Haitian communities to reduce malnutrition and improve economy with two miracle crops

Vanessa Pike travelled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in August 2016 to co-lead a Moringa-Breadfruit Symposium that promoted community partnerships to grow, process, cook and market these nutritious crops both in Haiti and abroad. “My classmate who worked as a physician in Tanzania knew of my interest in global nutrition solutions and...

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#Rio2016: Sports medicine physician leverages front row Olympic seat to examine structure of sport funding in Canada

Sports medicine physician and U of T alum, Dr. David Lawrence (MD ‘13, PGME ‘15), is a member of the Canadian Health Services Team with a front row seat in Rio de Janeiro— South America’s first role as Olympic host — to swimming, rugby and other events. As an incoming...

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Year-​end Celebration, Awards, 2015-​16 Annual Report & Strategic Plan launch

As the academic year comes to a close, I would like to share some highlights of the last few months and acknowledge our well-deserving student, faculty and staff award recipients. Congratulations to the more than 200 students who graduated earlier this month for reaching this momentous milestone.  Convocation is special...

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