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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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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“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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The Bigger and Global Picture of Health – The Professional Journey of DLSPH Alumna Kate Lillepold

By Tara Faghani Hamadani, MPH student at DLSPH For Kate Lillepold, living and working abroad is a familiar experience. “I think why I was drawn to the field of global health was that pathogens and diseases don’t respect borders,” says Lillepold, who completed her MPH in Epidemiology and a collaborative...

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Your questions answered: the path to an effective COVID-​19 vaccine

On May 26, 2020, IHPME hosted a COVID-19 webinar — the twelfth in the DLSPH COVID-19 webinar series — exploring the path to an effective COVID-19 vaccine. It featured leaders from research, policy and private industry describing the pharmaceutical trajectory of new antiviral products (including the COVID-19 vaccine), from development...

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Affliction Without Immunity: How Anti-​Black Racism Damages More Than the Dream

By Thalicia James, IHPME Alumna, Class of 2013 I am a 43-year-old Canadian born woman. I have 2 daughters, 3 degrees, and a beautiful home in a lovely GTA suburb. I am a healthcare professional, I have a diverse group of friends and a fierce national pride for both my...

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