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DLSPH Open: May is Asian Heritage Month

Dear DLSPH Community, May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. This is a time to celebrate our Asian communities and cultures, but it’s also an opportunity to consider how we can all support our Asian friends, family members, and colleagues in the face of rising racism and discrimination. Tragically, levels...

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DLSPH Open: Why I’m Feeling Hopeful Today

Dear Colleagues, With the worst of the pandemic behind us, the worst of winter starting to fade and the promise of better times ahead, I’d like to share why I’m feeling hopeful today. I know that our community is largely exhausted and many are feeling burnout. But when I think...

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Dean’s Statement—2022 Black History/​Black Futures Month

Dear DLSPH Community, Today is the beginning of Black History/Black Futures Month. I’d like to share some events that our School is hosting to celebrate Black excellence and some thoughts about what this time means to me, as a public health academic. On Feb. 3 at 6:30 pm, I hope...

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Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Dear DLSPH Community, Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day -- a chance to remember and learn from the Shoah. The conditions that gave rise to Nazism share much with genocides across the world and throughout history. We typically explain them by pointing to factors like political upheaval, extremist ideology and...

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DLSPH Open: Welcome to the Winter Term!

Dear DLSPH Community, Welcome back to our School! I hope everyone had a restorative break, and I wish you and your loved ones a safe, healthy 2022 Winter Term. While we can’t be together in person, I take great comfort reminding myself that this wave will pass – hopefully soon—and...

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DLSPH Open: Learnings from the Pandemic

Students, Staff and Faculty, I am asked a lot about what I’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the coming years, with some distance, space and wisdom, I know that profound insights will emerge about our health systems and public health practices that could vastly improve them – if we...

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DLSPH Open: Welcome Back!

Dear DLSPH Community, Welcome to a second Fall term that’s unique in the history of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. This is such a rare and extraordinary time. And although the COVID-19 pandemic requires us to do things differently for a little longer, the safety measures we’re taking...

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DLSPH Open: Fall Decision

Dear DLSPH community, I would like to provide you with a brief update on the Fall term at our School. As you know, in May we made the difficult decision to continue delivering the majority of DLSPH classes online for the Fall term.  We made the decision early to allow...

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DLSPH Open: Vaccination Efforts at the Community-​Level

Dear faculty members, staff and students, With vaccination efforts picking up steam in Canada, I’d like to call your attention to the work of several DLSPH professors whose work embodies our School’s evolving understanding of both equity and precision in public health delivery. These are the culturally specific COVID vaccination...

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DLSPH Open: Gratitude for our Frontline Health Workers

Dear students, faculty members and staff, In the midst of this newest COVID-19 wave, I am so grateful for the heroism of our front-line health workers and the dedication of all who choose to teach, study and work in public health and health systems. At a time like this, it...

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