The interdisciplinary team involved with developing and launching the Modern-Day Griot Project has been awarded an Experiential Education Award. The Modern-Day Griot Project is a Black, community-led collaboration between community partner Sweet Lime Communications, U of T Scarborough students, U of T Scarborough's Departments of Arts, Culture & Media, Health & Society, and the Office of Student Experience & Wellbeing. DHS professor Dr. Suzanne Sicchia is one of the collaborators on this project. Modern-Day Griot is designed to support Black UTSC students grow the skills to showcase the strength and beauty of Black communities and create open space for healing and sharing.
Dr. Suleyman Demi, a post-doctoral scholar and winner of a UTSC Inclusive Excellence Post-doctoral Fellowship, is studying food insecurity in Scarborough during the pandemic. The Inclusive Excellence Post-doctoral Fellowship Program provides funding to increase opportunities for hiring post-doctoral fellows from underrepresented groups, especially Black and Indigenous scholars. Click here to view a video of Dr. Demi's recent presentation.
Professor Hilary Brown has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs in Disability and Reproductive Health. Professor Brown's research focuses on pregnancy-related health outcomes and healthcare experiences of women with disabilities. (2020)
Professor Michelle Silver presented a presentation at TEDxUTSC on phenomena of retirement and how we have a responsibility to look for new strategies to be more sustainable in our working lives. Click here to watch her presentation.
Congratulations to Prof. Andrea Charise, who has been honoured with the University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award. The award recognizes Professor Charise's leadership and innovation in interdisciplinary teaching. (2020)
In 2020-2021, Prof. Laura Bisaillon will hold two visiting researcher fellowships. As Visiting Research with the Brocher Foundation Residency Fellowship in Switzerland, Prof. Bisaillon will investigate questions related to the federal immigration law and the circumstances and aftermath of exclusion for people with chronic illness and developmental differences. As a visiting fellow at the Netherlands Institution for Advanced Study, Prof. Bisaillon will work on a project entitled “Detecting, Diagnosing, and Excluding: What Happens Next for People with Illness and Disability?” This is a prestigious award that invites researchers into residence, supporting them to devote all of their attention to furthering a research project. Professor Bisaillon will work on research funded by the Canadian Bar Association's Law for the Future Fund.
Prof. Hillary Brown has won the inaugural UTSC Pre-Tenure Research Award -- Science Discipline. (2020)
An article co-authored by Prof. Michelle Silver, “Ontario’s Retirement Homes and Long-Term Care Homes: A Comparison of Care Services and Funding Regimes,” has been chosen as the Canadian Journal on Aging’s article of the month for February 2020.
Prof. Andrea Charise’s book, The Aesthetics of Senescence: Aging, Population, and the 19th-Century British Novel was released in January 2020. The monograph explores how aging has become a hotly politicized crisis through the lens of 19th-century fiction. Prof. Charise will be celebrating the publication of her book with a book launch at UTSC on April 1st.
Prof. Laura Bisaillon will give a talk titled "The Making (and Unmaking) of Medical Inadmissibility: Illness and Disability in Canadian Immigration Law" at University of Waterloo on November 2, 2019.
Prof. Cassandra Hartblay gave a public lecture at Middlebury College in Vermont titled "I Was Never Alone: Disability Studies and Performance Ethnography" co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Program in Gender, Sexulaity, and Feminist Studies, and the Mahaney Center for the Arts. (Fall 2019)
Prof. Hilary Brown's new research shows that new mothers with chronic pain may be at increased risk for mental health issues, due to social impacts of biological conditions. Read about the research here, in UTSC news. (Fall 2019)
Congratulations to Prof. Andrea Charise, who received the 2019 UTSC Principal's Award for Teaching in the Assistant Professor category! (Summer 2019)
Prof. Cassandra Hartblay published an article, "After Marginalization: Pixelization, Disability, and Social Difference in Digital Russia" in the academic journal South Atlantic Quarterly. (Summer 2019)
Congratulations to Prof. Laura Bisaillon, who received the 2018-2019 Scarborough Campus Students' Union Best Staff and Faculty Award! And congratulations to the health studies students who nominated her! Below, pictured with ICHS student during the award presentation in April. (Summer 2019)
Prof. Michelle Pannor Silver interviewed on Forbes about her new book book, Retirements and its Discontents: Why We Won't Stop Working, Even if We Can (Fall 2018)
Read Prof. Ezezika's article on global nutrition on The Conversation.com (July 2018)
Congratulations to Prof. Ezezika on the publication of his new co-authored textbook, An Introduction to Global Health (3rd ed.)!
Check out Prof. Laura Bisaillon's research on health status, morality, and HIV in Canada's immigration system just featured in The Conversation (February 2018)
Prof. Michelle Silver’s research on physician retirement published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (December 2017)
Prof. Obidi Ezezika chosen as Next Einstein Forum Ambassador (December 2017). Read up on this global health initiative here.
Congratulations to Prof. Hilary Brown, who just received a CIHR grant to study the connections between medical conditions during pregnancy and mental health (June 2017)