DLSPH Researchers to Study COVID Seroprevalence in High-​Risk Populations

By Arlette Bax The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected marginalized communities across Canada. The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath), hosted by the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, has received a $1.9 million investment from Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) to fund a study of...

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U of T Launches New Investigative Journalism Bureau for Collaborative Reporting and Training

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is launching the Investigative Journalism Bureau (IJB), a unique Canadian initiative bringing together journalists, academics and students to conduct in-depth reporting while training the next generation of investigative journalists. Building on the success of its existing journalism programs (The Dalla Lana Fellowship in...

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Pilot Program for Black Post Doctoral Fellows is in Motion

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH The Dalla Lana School of Public Health has already welcomed two post-doctoral fellows to its pilot program that nurtures early-career Black academics, helping to ensure that rising stars have opportunities to develop their research programs. Both postdocs are already working on independent research....

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Three Out of Five DLSPH Projects Earn Connaught Community Project Awards

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By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Profs Lori Ross, Laura Rosella and Michelle Firestone earned this year’s Connaught Community Partnership Research Program Awards for their projects which tackled social assistance and LGBTQ2S+ community, data building for community wellbeing and knowledge downloading from frontline workers during COVID-19. The award helps...

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How Healthy is Your Office Building?

U of T Researchers Produce Guidelines For Working Amid Pandemic As restrictions ease and more workplaces re-open, employers must consider not just the health of staff and the workplace, but of the building itself. That’s according to U of T researchers who have co-created Canada’s first comprehensive report on workplace...

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DLSPH Professor Untangles Politics of HIV Prevention Drug Implementation in Peru

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer DLSPH Prof. Amaya Perez-Brumer has won funding for early-career researchers where she will explore the politics surrounding the dissemination and uptake of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), an HIV prevention drug, in Peru. Specifically, while Peru is making advances in PrEP science, it is experiencing delays in...

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“I Was Shocked in a Good Way”

How a U of T Professor Reimagined Land-Based Learning Online When Prof. Angela Mashford-Pringle learned she would have to put her ground-breaking land-based learning course online, her heart sank. How could a course built around an Indigenous connection with the land work remotely? She didn’t think it could be done...

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DLSPH Researchers Draw Record Amount of Social Science Funding

By Heidi Singer and Nicole Bodnar DLSPH researchers are claiming an increasing presence in the social science space, with a tripling of funds from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in the past few years – including five new recipients announced recently. Their success in the January 2020 Insight...

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COVID Demands an End to Homelessness

As COVID-19 hits Toronto’s homeless population, those who work with and care about them are anxious on their behalf. But they are also trying to create opportunity. Canadians may be numb to the sight of 35,000 people on the streets, but advocates have noticed the virus laying bare the public...

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Creating a Smarter, More Equitable COVID Response

University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health launches the Institute for Pandemics Governments and world bodies typically struggle to respond quickly to emerging health threats, bogged down by bureaucratic and political obstacles and rising public mistrust of authority. If we are to facilitate a more agile response, universities...

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