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Sunday marked National Indigenous Peoples Day. The day is intended to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. It is not only a day of celebration but a pivotal opportunity to reflect on how Indigenous lives are valued in our communities across this country and to chart a meaningful way forward that will make a profound and lasting positive impact on and for Indigenous peoples. 
Jun 24 / 2020

Discovering Sex Differences in Multiple Sclerosis

From an early age, Dr. Shannon Dunn was struck by the fact that multiple sclerosis (MS) was a disease that preferentially affects women. Her mother and four other women she knew from her hometown of Sudbury in Northern Ontario were diagnosed with the disease. Now, as a newly named Sex and Gender Science Chair supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Dunn will have the opportunity to study how sex impacts the immune system and development of autoimmune diseases like MS.
Jun 23 / 2020

U of T Program Supports People with Spinal Cord Injuries Through Pandemic

Dr. Susan Jaglal has created a virtual support and mindfulness program to help people with spinal cord injuries cope during COVID-19. The program aims to foster mental health and resilience through peer connections and mindfulness.
Jun 20 / 2020

U of T Med Students Assist Women’s Shelters During COVID-19

Medical students from the University of Toronto have created the COVID-19 Women’s Initiative (CWI), as a way of helping women's shelters collect the items and monetary donations they are in need of, as well as assisting women seeking assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Jun 19 / 2020

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