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Blake-​Hepburn: Let us Celebrate Black Resilience

by Françoise Makanda, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Denessia Blake-Hepburn hopes this Black History Month, the diaspora celebrates resistance and resilience. The recent MPH graduate worked with DLSPH Prof. Roberta Timothy and fellow student Falan Bennett as co-investigators on the Black Health Matters COVID-19 survey about how Black people...

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Kuan Liu: The Power of Data in Public Health

Kuan Liu is a recent PhD in Biostatistics graduate. She is passionate about the role of biostatistics in clinical and public health research and the potential for using accessible data to inform public health efforts and promote public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As public health students, I think...

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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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Titilayo Esther Davies: It’s Time to Make a Difference

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Titilayo Esther Davies is not taking a break after her Master's in Bioethics at DLSPH. She’s jumping right into a PhD program in the School’s Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences. Her love of philosophy has led her to this point. After...

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Christina Ricci: Making Waves in Maternal Health

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Christina Ricci is finally ready to hit the workforce after seven years of university studies. With a job waiting for her after graduation, Ricci says the transition from school to work will be effortless. For her first role at Public Health Agency Canada,...

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Thilaxcy Yohathasan: It’s Not the Way Things are Supposed to Be

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Thilaxcy Yohathasan’s journey to an MPH in Indigenous Health took many turns. She studied political science and planned to attend law school until a chance conversation with a roommate changed the course of her education and career. In a second-year class, she learned...

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Iman Musani: Marrying Psychology and Public Health

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by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Iman Musani, the outgoing co-president of DLSPH’s Public Health Student Association (PHSA), is headed back to school at U of T. After spending two years in DLSPH’s Division of Epidemiology, she will pursue an MA and PhD in clinical psychology under the supervision...

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Nusrat Farhana’s Story: Dissecting Healthcare Competitiveness in Canada

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH What causes Canadian hospitals to compete amongst themselves with no paying clients? Under the supervision of Dean Adalsteinn Brown, Nusrat Farhana spent the last six years understanding what drives hospitals to compete through the Ontarian and Albertan healthcare systems. “If you don't understand...

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Sarah Richter: A New Pivot

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Sarah Richter has been running non-stop online and offline during the pandemic. At the beginning of the pandemic, as DLSPH grappled with the fast move to online classes, Richter and the PHSA pivoted as well. Richter’s academic journey has been filled with pivots....

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Devon Bowyer: From the Bench to Indigenous Vaccine Clinics

The Auduzhe Mino Nesewinong (Place of Healthy Breathing) Vaccination clinic will have a full-time Program Logistic Manager: Devon Bowyer, a newly minted graduate of DLSPH’s MPH in Indigenous Health. “This is part of the reason you got into public health. You want to be there for people, especially those that...

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