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Indigenous Micro Cultural Safety Course to be Available for U of T Students

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health A team at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) is delivering two cultural safety courses online to ensure that the next generation of health professionals is better equipped to provide care to Indigenous people. U of T students at...

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Race, Health and Happiness Podcast Highlights Game Changers

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by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH The upcoming season of DLSPH Prof. Onye Nnorom’s popular podcast, Race, Health and Happiness (RHH) will showcase some of the game changers advancing anti-racism in health care. Dr. Nnorom will be speaking with guests like Dr. Marcia Anderson, Gurneet Dhami, Kern Carter, Victoria...

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What They Heard: Q&A

DLSPH researchers find local Indigenous communities not consulted about COVID Last year, as Canada shut its borders to stem the flow of COVID-19, people continued to cross freely into Indigenous communities by water– mingling with residents who had scarce access to masks or even clean water for hand washing. This...

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WBIIH is awarded Ontario NEIHR Grant

Indigenous Mental Health Capacity from the Ground Up by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) team is sharing their new Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) grant with national Indigenous experts to strengthen mental health research, programs,...

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DLSPH Commemorates Black History Month

Black history month design for DLSPH 2021

To help mark this year’s Black History Month, DLSPH leaders and Black scholars are sharing what this moment means to them. This page will be updated regularly to include more statements from our community. Learning and Unlearning To me, Black History Month is a tap on the shoulder reminding me...

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Black History Month

Black history month design for DLSPH 2021

Today launches a 2021 Black History Month that is sure to go down in the history books. So much has happened within the past year that deserve extensive reflection, analysis and collective action; namely, the racialized hospitalization and mortality impact of COVID 19 in tandem with some of the worst expressions...

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The “She-​cession” is Near Warns Alumna

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by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH DLSPH alumna Anjum Sultana warns that a “She-cession” is coming and argues that Canada needs to apply a feminist recovery plan to curb it. “There needs to be a new playbook to support women’s labour market participation, one that is grounded in racial...

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It Takes a Village: Black-​Led Database is Accepting Canadian Data

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by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH DLSPH Asst. Prof. Roberta Timothy is launching a Black-run and led survey to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the African and Black diaspora. “This project is about life and death for our community. Too many people know someone who got COVID or...

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New DLSPH Course Explores Overpolicing in Black Communities

A ground-breaking course being offered at DLSPH this spring will allow students to analyze the public health implications of race-based criminal justice data in real-time – as Canadian governments are releasing the information. In 2020, the Ontario government mandated the collection of race-based data across the criminal justice system, from...

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2SLGBTQ+ Competent Trauma-​Informed Care Workshop Moves Online

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community often don’t receive trauma-informed and competent care. DLSPH researchers are helping to address that gap with online workshops. Care providers sometimes receive training in one of these areas, but very rarely both together. Research shows that even if...

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