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GSL Director featured on CBC's "The National"

January 21, 2020


On January 21, GSL Director Steven Hoffman was featured on CBC's "The National" to discuss the latest developments surrounding the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China in December. 

Hoffman stated that airport screenings and especially temperature scanners are unlikely to be effective in catching cases of the virus in travellers to and from Canada. He and Vox Media health journalist...

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GSL Director presents findings of GSL's FCTC research at the University of Bergen

January 10, 2020


On January 10, GSL Director Steven Hoffman discussed our research on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at the University of Bergen's Centre on Law & Social Transformation. The two discussed studies were both published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) last year.

The first study, titled “Cigarette consumption estimates for 71 countries from 1970 to 2015: systematic collection of comparable data to facilitate quasi-experimental evaluations of national and global tobacco control interventions...

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GSL Director interviewed on CBC's The Current in connection with measles epidemic

December 9, 2019


On December 9, GSL Director Steven J. Hoffman was interviewed on CBC's The Current with Laura Lynch to discuss why the measles, a virus once largely eradicated in developed countries, has been making a comeback in recent years.

In his interview, Hoffman pointed to the fact that the measles vaccine is a safe and proven way to shield oneself from the disease. Half of all measles cases stem from five countries. The thing they all have...

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GSL researchers present new projects at workshop on critical perspectives in global health

December 4, 2019


On December 4, GSL Investigator Adèle Cassola and Research Fellow Isaac Weldon presented two new GSL projects at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research (DIGHR) workshop on Critical Perspectives in Global Health. The project presented by Adèle Cassola focuses on the interaction ...

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GSL Investigator publishes study in SSM - Population Health on Ebola

November 26, 2019


On November 26, GSL Investigator Mathieu Poirier published a co-authored study on the relationship between socio-economic status (SES) and the exposure to the Ebola virus in West Africa between 2014-2016. The article investigates the claim that poorer households and communities were disproportionally affected by the virus. A quantitative analysis of SES-data from Sierra Leone and Liberia, however, showed that the answer is not that simple....

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GSL Investigator featured in Toronto Star article on the history of antibiotics

November 25, 2019


On November 25, GSL Investigator Susan Rogers Van Katwyk was featured in an article on the history of antibiotics in the Toronto Star. In the article, Rogers Van Katwyk explained the main challenge with the use of antibiotics today, namely that every time a person takes an antibiotic, there is a risk that resistance develops right then and there. 

Progressing antibiotic resistance, according to Rogers Van...

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GSL Director interviewed by CTV News on AMR

November 24, 2019


On November 24, GSL Director Steven Hoffman was interviewed by CTV News on the dangers of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how to fight it. In the interview Hoffman highlighted that over a quarter of all infections in Canada are already resistant to first-line treatment and that inaction would only exacerbate the situation.

To combat the progression of AMR Steven Hoffman laid out a three-step plan that governments can start...

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GSL Research Coordinator presents at meeting of Scientific Advisory Board on Vaping Products

November 19, 2019


On November 19, GSL Research Coordinator Brooke Campus presented at the fifth meeting of the Government of Canada’s Scientific Advisory Board on Vaping Products. The presentation, titled “Vaping Regulations in a Global Context,” provided an overview of the range of options available to governments for regulating and incentivizing e-cigarettes.

Brooke walked through seven regulation options and three incentivization strategies that can be used to influence the supply of and demand for e-cigarettes in...

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GSL Director publishes Op-ed on AMR in the Ottawa Citizen

November 18, 2019


On November 18, GSL Director Steven Hoffman and fellow CIHR Scientific Director Charu Kaushic published an op-ed article in the Ottawa Citizen warning of the threat of antimicrobial resistance in 2019.

Their article proposes three steps to fight the growing crisis of superbugs in Canada and worldwide. The first step is ensuring access to lifesaving antibiotics to the millions of people who currently do not have it. That should be...

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