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DLSPH Open: Creating a Strong Academic Plan for the DLSPH

Academic planning is an integral part of the University of Toronto ecosystem and I am pleased to share that this fall, the DLSPH initiated an academic planning process to complete a plan covering 2019 to 2024. The DLSPH has enjoyed tremendous growth and success since transitioning from a school to...

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DLSPH Open: Addressing Anti-​Black Racism

Dear colleagues, The DLSPH strives to create an inclusive environment for all students, staff and faculty and is working collaboratively to deeply engage with systemic issues of anti-Black racism and discrimination through consultations with faculty, student and alumni leaders. With support from Professor Arjumand Siddiqi, we have initiated conversations with...

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DLSPH Open: Welcome to the 2018-​19 Academic Year

Dear colleagues, I am delighted to welcome everyone to the 2018-19 Academic Year, and a warm welcome to the more than 485 incoming students to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. A message to our new cohort joining us this month:...

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DLSPH Open: Our leadership, milestones and refreshed narrative

Dear colleagues, I’d like to thank the DLSPH community for a tremendous year and I’m grateful to accept the appointment as Dean of the DLSPH. We’ve achieved a lot together and I’d like to congratulate our students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners for their hard work and achievements that move...

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DLSPH Open: 2017-​18 Annual Report invites you to Join Us on the Forefront of Change in Health

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s 2017-18 Annual Report, “Join Us on the Forefront of Change in Health,” a reflection of the life of our Faculty’s over the last year and our shared impact on health and health systems. The forefront of...

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DLSPH Open: Dalla Lana Family Gift Agreement

Dear colleagues, Earlier this year we announced that our Faculty’s founding benefactors, Paul and Alessandra Dalla Lana, committed a second $20-million gift to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, doubling down on their first investment made in 2008. With their combined support of $40-million, this is an unprecedented level...

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DLSPH Open: Alumni Engagement

Dear colleagues, The Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s alumni community is a network of more than 5,000 public health and health system practitioners and leaders, including graduates of the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Alumni are among the School’s best...

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH launches first Operational Plan

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share with you the Faculty’s first Operational Plan. Click here to read the Operational Plan (2017-2020) First, a word on how we got here. One of the recommendations following the 2016-17 University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP) was to develop an Operational Plan...

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DLSPH Open: Ontario transparency legislation to impact researchers and clinicians

Dear colleagues, Many of you have heard that Ontario’s new transparency legislation will require industry to report their financial relationships with Ontario’s health-care system, including with health researchers and clinicians. The legislation is the Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, which is part of The Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients...

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DLSPH Open: Administrative Renewal & Welcome New Staff

Dear colleagues, Welcome back and Happy New Year to everyone. This month we are delighted to welcome new staff to DLSPH who will help further enhance the student experience, support academic administration and continue our forward momentum of the last six months. First, the Public Health Sciences Graduate Department welcomes...

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