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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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Maame’s Story: Making Connections Through a Pandemic

A photo of Maame De-Heer infront of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health building

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer The pandemic has not stopped Maame De-Heer. The DLSPH student switched gears this Spring and began exploring ways to get involved in issues she cares about online. De-Heer was recently selected as a delegate to RBC’s Future Launch’s Fast Forward 2020 – Youth Summit –...

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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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“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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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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U of T’s Online Movement Breaks Available to All Classes in Fall

Movement break leads - Ananya Banerjee, Ashley Lau and Jackie Bender

By Francoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Pre-pandemic, students swayed back-and-forth to a choreographed Sean Paul routine in one of Prof. Ananya Banerjee’s well-known movement breaks. For just three minutes to break up long classes, Banerjee goes through a choreographed routine to get students moving. Now, the pilot project will...

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“Not all these students were aiming to go to university and now they are.”

DLSPH Alumni Help Teens Create Positive Change in their Schools By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH ‘How do you want to change your school’s environment and what can you do now to make it happen?’ the day’s facilitators and program lead asked. About 20 high school students from DLSPH’s...

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DLSPH PhD Student Examines Little-​Known Respiratory Bug

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of hospitalizations in children with higher infection rates than COVID-19 and the flu. The only preventative drug is cost-prohibitive. That is why Tiffany Fitzpatrick is interested in learning more about it. She has studied the...

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15 DLSPH Student-​Led Projects Win U of T’s COVID-​19 Student Engagement Award

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH More than 15 DLSPH student projects won awards in a university-wide competition to support projects that contribute to building and fostering a global community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The winning projects ranged from dashboards and attitudinal surveys to a children’s book and climate...

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Teaching About a Pandemic During a Pandemic

By Heidi Singer When the COVID-19 crisis hit Canada, professors from almost every part of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health came together on a mega-COVID course In early April, as much of the world was deep in lockdown and universities scrambled to move online, DLSPH Prof. Blake Poland...

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