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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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CanCOVID Welcomes New Theme Leaders

CanCOVID is delighted to announce the appointments of Dr. Katrina Milaney, Dr. Louis Flamand, Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine and Dr. Sue Horton as its new theme leaders. "We are thrilled to welcome our new theme leads to CanCOVID to help contribute the best available evidence and expertise for the pandemic response,” says Prof. Vivek Goel, Network Science...

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DLSPH Researchers, Scarsin to Collaborate on COVID Decision Support

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Some of Canada’s leading pandemic readiness, response and resilience experts will join forces to support public health decision makers with powerful decision support and evidence-based reporting. Researchers based at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Pandemics (IFP) will collaborate with Markham-based Scarsin Corporation to advise on and support the deployment...

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On-​Campus Students: Learn Whether You’ve Been Exposed to COVID

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Calling on all U of T students who live on campus or have a documented reason to attend any of the three campuses regularly. You are invited to participate in a critical study to learn whether you have been previously exposed to COVID-19. Researchers from the Dalla Lana School of...

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DLSPH Researchers Test Healthcare Workers for COVID-​19 Antibodies

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U of T researchers are offering COVID antibody tests to a sampling of health care workers in the Greater Toronto Area and other Canadian cities in an effort to better understand how many have been infected by the virus -- and how best to keep providers safe. The "COVID-19 Cohort...

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Pandemic Information Overload? U of T Experts Deliver Custom Data to Your Inbox

Anyone in Ontario can now receive free daily emails with details of COVID-19 cases in their postal codes, thanks to researchers from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and their partners at the howsmyflattening.ca website. The next-generation version of the site includes an interactive open-source monitoring system to support...

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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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