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IHPME GSU Student Feedback Survey 2020 – Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the IHPME GSU Student Feedback Survey (formerly called the Course Union Survey) which was distributed in Spring/Summer 2020.

The intention is for the feedback to not only describe the current experiences of students, but to be used to inform departmental and administrative improvements, academic and curriculum development, and future student activities at the school.

Results from this survey are now available. We are excited to announce that our report includes a link to an anonymized copy of the data set for students to run their own analyses!

IHPME GSU Student Feedback Survey 2020

We invite you to participate in an online, anonymous survey conducted every 2 years that gathers information on students’ experiences in their programs including  student experience, course work, supervision and mentorship, and funding and professional development opportunities.

This survey is an important tool to enhance the student experience and collect information on student life, course work, supervision and mentorship, and funding and professional development opportunities. Results of this survey will be compiled into a report and shared with students and IHPME administration to inform course delivery, program planning, and future departmental activities.

There is a chance to be randomly chosen to win one of 12 prizes!


Stay safe & healthy: COVID-19 Resources

All resources & updates have been moved to our COVID-19 sub-page:

GSU Skating Social – postponed

Please be advised that in light of the current CoVID19 climate (officially declared a pandemic yesterday by the World Health Organization), the GSU will be cancelling this event until further notice. 

Guidance from Public Health Ontario suggests social distancing as critical for containing spread and most large organizations are taking measures such as cancelling gatherings of larger than 20 people. Thus, the GSU would rather err on the side of caution. Stay tuned as we will do our best to reschedule this event once it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, please practice good hygiene and stay healthy!

IHPME Student Town Hall 2020

Want to discuss courses, funding, study space or anything else with our IHPME Director Dr. Audrey Laporte and Graduate Coordinator Dr. Whitney Berta?

Come our to their Student Town Hall this Thursday (March 5) @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at HSB 412. Lunch will be served!

Prefer to submit anonymously? 
Submit your questions here and our moderators will bring it up.

Can’t make it in-person?
We’ve got you covered – dial in via 416-933-3853 #1407579.


Elzar Sipin, our IHPME GSU Health & Wellness Lead is on a quest to reinvigorate health & wellness initiatives at IHPME. He is looking for Health & Wellness Peer Contacts & a creative hashtag to promote health & wellness at IHPME:

  1. Health & Wellness Peer Contact
    Under the IHPME GSU Health & Wellness Lead, this volunteer student role will support fellow students by recognizing mental health concerns and be a point-of-contact to provide service navigation to the appropriate support program available. In addition, this role will help improve mental health capacity in their school community by engaging in health & wellness events, educational presentations, and providing new updates to student peers. 
    Interested? E-mail 
  2. Hashtag Contest: Enter up to three hashtags for a chance to win a coffee gift card if yours is the chosen one:


This is an invitation from a fellow DLSPH Ph.D. candidate to imagine a different future and to join forces to create it. Our theses are driven by innovative ideas, that we invested years and years of our lives developing and transforming into evaluated, high-quality insights and evidence. Yet, most of our work will have unclear impact, while remaining largely unknown. What if we had the opportunity to maximize the impact of our intellectual contributions by joining forces to create a vision of a healthy future and to steer change in the world towards our vision? To begin with, let’s start making visible what is invisible.

Please complete the following short survey ( which should not take more than 5 minutes, before December 20, 2019. It is designed to reveal how ready we are for a quest like this, and what we need to do to pursue it successfully.


The UTJPH is calling for your support of a new student-led peer-reviewed journal of public health at the University of Toronto, called The University of Toronto Journal of Public Health (UTJPH), expected to launch in January 2020.

The University of Toronto Journal of Public Health will feature:

·        Original Research

·        Commentaries

·        Reviews

·        Practicum Reflections

Student benefits: 

  1. Hands-on experience in peer-review publication process
  2. Publishing opportunities to showcase exceptional contributions to practicum partners, public, and wider academic community
  3. Share new ideas that sparks thoughtful discussions on pressing public health issues
  4. Build resume/CV for future job and graduate school applications
  5. Editorial experience (for student-led editorial team)

Want to show your support for the UTJPH? You may lend your support in 3 ways:

  1. Provide your name and email address in the form below to demonstrate your support of the UTJPH launch
  2. Share your ideas & show your interest to contribute to the journal by completing the optional survey
  3. Share this UTJPH Call for Support form with others in the DLSPH community

Link to signatures of support form & optional survey:

By collecting signatures from the DLSPH community, we are building a case to show there is collective interest in launching the University of Toronto Journal of Public Health (UTJPH). Your survey input will help to create a meaningful student-led journal for the DLSPH community.

Modernizing Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Training

Check out these exciting new Longwoods papers by IHPME’s very own:

Training for Impact
The Career Outcomes of Health Services and Policy Research Doctoral
Training for Health System Improvement
Making Contributions and Defining Success
Developing Competencies for Health System Impact
Exploring Mentorship as a Strategy to Build Capacity and Optimize the
Embedded Scientist Workforce

Student Meet and Greet with Sir Professor Chris Ham

Sir Chris Ham is an experienced leader and has served on the boards of a number of organizations in both executive an non-executive roles. His career has encompassed the charitable sector, central government and universities and was the former Chief Executive Officer of The King’s Fund.

All students are invited for an informal student meet and greet with Sir Professor Chris Ham to hear more about his career path, learn about the King’s Fund or ask any other related questions about his public lecture.

Date: Wednesday, November 13th from 12-1pm
Location: HS 412 (Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, 4th floor)

Please RSVP here:

Hope to see you there!

Those interested in catching his public lecture on “Improving Population Health: What is the Role of Health Systems” can check out this link: