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New First Exposure initiative provides critical resources for maternal, reproductive and child health in Ontario

a baby looking at its mother

A new information hub and research network at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health will fill crucial gaps in health care for mothers and infants. Thanks to a $5-million investment from the Vohra Miller Foundation, the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health is launching a groundbreaking...

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Small Steps for Indigenous Health Inclusion in Medical Curricula

Dawn T. Maracle, Angela Mashford-Pringle, Onye Nnorom

by Françoise Makanda, DLSPH After three years of ardent work, the Public Health & Preventive Medicine Program is taking its first steps in Indigenizing its curriculum. But program leads Profs. Onye Nnorom and Barry Pakes are not rejoicing just yet. “We hope to Indigenize or at least decolonize our curriculum,”...

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Outreach and Access Program Expands to Runnymede and Westview Centennial High Schools

Student Shamar Small is working with this team

by Françoise Makanda, DLSPH DLSPH’s Outreach and Access Program continues to have an impact on more Toronto high schools. It completed its first semester at Westview Centennial. “It feels great that the program continues to expand and that we’re continuing to develop relationships and reaching more schools, more students, and...

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Return to In-​Person Classes Announcement – Winter Term 2022

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Dear DLSPH community, After extensive research and careful consideration of multiple academic and social factors and public health guidance, we have decided to return to in-person courses for the Winter 2022 term. Instructors will determine what in-person means for their Winter course(s) and communicate accordingly to students. For the majority...

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Update on Building Access

Dear DLSPH Community, I would like to share our plans for safely navigating DLSPH buildings during the Fall 2021 Term. As a school of public health, we must be exemplary in our own COVID safety protocols. As such, our newly revised protocols (see attached), developed in consultation with DLSPH’s occupational...

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Dean Steini Brown’s Statement on Discovery of Unmarked Graves in Saskatchewan

Dear DLSPH community, Today, after learning about the 751 children discovered in unmarked graves at Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan, I am reflecting on what I can do to advance Reconciliation -- and what can be done by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the University of...

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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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Prof. Theodore Witek to Helm Canada’s First DrPH Program

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Canada’s first Doctor of Public Health program has its first director – Theodore Witek, an IHPME and DLSPH professor with a long history at the intersection of academic research and industry leadership. “I am very excited to...

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The kids are in crisis — and COVID-​19 is making it worse

By Robert Cribb, Staff Reporter Declan Keogh, Investigative Journalism Bureau One in seven Ontario students in grades 7 to 12 say they harmed themselves on purpose in the past year. One in six had serious thoughts of suicide. One in three say that there was a time in the past year...

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First Outreach and Access Program Alumnae Head to U of T

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A pioneering DLSPH effort to introduce underrepresented high school students to a career in health has borne fruit: Two of its alumna, Maha Khan and Maimuna Akhter, have chosen to attend U of T this fall. With the choice to attend all three...

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