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DLSPH Open: Update on Fall Term

Dear DLSPH Community, I’m pleased to share an update on DLSPH plans for the Fall Term – our first fully in-person term since the start of the pandemic. Classes will be fully in person beginning in September, with very few exceptions. This means faculty members and students should plan on...

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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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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: Reflections on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Dear DLSPH Community, On behalf of the School, I’d like to thank everyone who participated in last week’s events leading up to and including our inaugural National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. I am deeply grateful to the Indigenous leaders and partners who helped me to learn and reflect. I’d...

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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: IHPME’s Contribution to the Fight Against COVID-​19

Dear faculty members, staff and students: As the third wave of the pandemic recedes in Canada, there is reason for cautious optimism. Cases are declining sharply and 75% of Canadians have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. Many of you are aware of the work done by the Ontario COVID-19...

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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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DLSPH Open: Key Global Health Appointments

Dear students, staff, alumni and faculty members, I am delighted to announce two key global health appointments that will strengthen our School’s commitment to researching and educating in the area of global health equity, particularly in the analysis of policy interventions and in strengthening public health systems. Prof. Erica Di Ruggiero, Director of DLSPH’s Centre for Global Health, has been named...

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