Supporting ‘Glocal’ Communities this Holiday Season

Dear Colleagues, As the holiday season approaches, I’d like to thank everyone for their incredible contributions in the last year. From the successful transition of the Joint Centre for Bioethics into the School, the poignant and timely Racial Justice Matters student-led conference and the Strategic Planning – Towards 2021 and...

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VIDEO: What is the Role of Schools of Public Health in the 21st Century?

Watch Dean Howard Hu's lecture at McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health on April 29, 2015. Dean Hu was a member of a panel of deans discussing the role of schools of public health in the 21st century. https://youtu.be/1m4KXt4B7Bk?list=PLfMfJihLOASWA6FYHWQHbIf0bJ_4Lk4tH

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Racial Justice at DLSPH and Beyond

The sweeping changes in Canada’s leadership and the Racial Justice Matters conference put on by our students — both just last week — prompted me to think about Canada’s identity  —often  described as a cultural mosaic or a mix of ethnic groups that coexist within society — and how we...

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DLSPH moving closer towards an undergraduate major in Global Public Health Equity and Innovation

Dear colleagues, As we begin a new academic year, I am pleased to provide an update on our School’s planned undergraduate program, a new education initiative led by Professors Abdallah Daar and Andrea Cortinois.  The program will be a main subject of discussion at the first General Faculty Meeting of...

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Public health leader discusses big data for health in Brazil

On August 28, 2015, Professor Howard Hu travelled to São Paulo, Brazil to present a new research perspective on big data for population health and cultivate partnerships with public health and clinical leaders at the University of São Paulo and local medical centres. “Brazil’s rapid expansion in public health infrastructure...

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Dean’s Message: August 2015

Dear colleagues, With summer coming to a close and a new academic year ahead, I hope everyone in our growing community (for those who missed the announcement, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) joined DLSPH in June) had a chance to recharge and are prepared for a...

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University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics joins the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

On July 1, 2015, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) will join the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as its new home faculty. This transition from the Faculty of Medicine into the School reflects the evolution of bioethics as a field that is expanding its scope...

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DLSPH 2014-​15 Annual Report: The beauty of what we pursue

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health published it's first annual report since its re-establishment in 2008 and achieving faculty status (U of T’s first new faculty in 15 years) in July 2013. The beauty of what we pursue is the report’s distinctive subtitle thatcaptures the idea that threats to...

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Dean’s Message: May 2015 – Strategic Planning, Towards 2021 and Beyond

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to share that our School is initiating a strategic planning exercise, Towards 2021 and Beyond, this summer to chart the course for our growing faculty. A renewed strategic plan will mobilize and energize the School. I’ve asked Professors Dan Sellen, Associate Dean of Research, and Adalsteinn Brown,...

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Dean’s Message: April 2015

Dear colleagues, On April 27, I was humbled to join Professor Chandler Davis — a well-known author, academic and selfidentified socialist — in conversation at the third Dr. Zofia Pakula Public Lecture Series. It was a truly inspiring discussion that tickled my activist roots and reminded me why I chose to focus...

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