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Vivek Goel’s Public Health Vision

Prof. Vivek Goel – his career, and academic evolution --  is deeply entwined with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and its emergence as Canada’s top public health school. As the former U of T provost and emeritus IHPME professor prepares to become president of the University of Waterloo,...

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Meet DLSPH’s New Indigenous Health Lead

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Asst. Prof. Angela Mashford-Pringle, is DLSPH’s first-ever Indigenous Health Lead. She says her goals are “very simple”: “I want to create a safe and welcoming environment for Indigenous students, faculty, Elders and Knowledge Keepers and their guests.” But arriving at cultural safety might not be so simple. It means unpacking...

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“A Golden Opportunity on a Silver Platter”: The Infectious Enthusiasm of DLSPH’s Digital Evangelist

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Asst. Prof. Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco is DLSPH’s online engagement guru – a surprising new role for the long time AIDS activist and community based researcher. At 58, the Chilean-born former Vancouverite was asked to join the faculty to help professors – who are often much younger – learn how to teach...

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U of T Endocrinologist to Lead ‘Powerhouse’ Diabetes Research Network

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A noted diabetes researcher and public health advocate from the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health has been selected lead a “powerhouse” research network that will impact the global fight against diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. Physician and Associate Professor Lorraine Lipscombe of...

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Pillars of the Pandemic Honoured for Service to Public

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Thirteen individuals, groups and organizations have been named Pillars of the Pandemic by the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) in partnership with Closing the Gap Healthcare, a health-care provider with clinics throughout Ontario. Pillars of the Pandemic is a new interdisciplinary series created to honour...

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Statement by DLSPH Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown on the Discovery of the Remains of 215 Indigenous Children

I was horrified and heartbroken to learn about the discovery of 215 Indigenous children buried in an unmarked site at the Indian Residential School in Kamloops, B.C. This atrocity is just the latest in a shameful and, until recently, largely hidden history of discriminatory, racist treatment of Indigenous peoples by...

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Meet DLSPH’s New Black Health Lead

Asst. Prof. Roberta Timothy has been appointed Black Health Lead at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health – part of a School-wide initiative to embed equity and anti-racism throughout the curriculum, and to advance research and education in Black population health. Timothy plans to create new and innovative programming...

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A New Era for DLSPH and the WHO’s Collaborating Centre on Health Promotion

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DLSPH’s Centre for Global Health has just been named a WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Promotion – part of a network of 800 academic and research institutions that support the organization’s mission to improve the world’s health. Although the School has been a Collaborating Centre since the 1990s, moving the designation...

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DLSPH Provides Culturally Safe Vaccination for Indigenous People

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Indigenous health experts at the University of Toronto are running a COVID vaccination clinic for Toronto’s Indigenous community – an illustration of the power of public health measures wrapped in culturally appropriate care. The clinic began in early April on campus and runs once a week throughout May. It will...

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Making Big Data More Inclusive

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A newly appointed DLSPH Faculty member and data pioneer is on a mission to help public health practitioners hear the “quiet voices” not traditionally captured in online data gathering. Neil Seeman has become a world-leading expert in uncovering the perspectives and experiences of people who don’t typically take surveys or...

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