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News for Alumni

Friday, August 21, 2020

Study finds reopening schools with too many students in classrooms could result in more COVID-19 cases

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As many kids get ready to go back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study indicates ways to minimize outbreaks and their impact on in-person instruction. 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Encouraging men who have sex with men to get tested once a year could reduce the spread of STIs

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Men who have sex with men (GbMSM) and who get tested at least once annually on average could help prevent a rise in bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to a new study.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Chris Bauch receives funding through the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund

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The Ontario government contributed $148,000 for Chris Bauch’s research project, “How to Re-open Ontario's Economy Without Causing a Resurgence of COVID-19”.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

We remember Professor Emeritus Peter Ponzo

Peter Ponzo

We are sad to share the news that Peter Ponzo passed away peacefully on July 5, 2020 after a battle with bone cancer.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Considering local conditions is the safest and fastest way to reopen Canada’s economy

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A new study has found that allowing cities and counties to open and close independently based on standardized guidelines is the quickest and safest way of restoring the Canadian economy. 

The study found that opening workplaces and schools on a county-by-county basis when the county falls below 4.5 active COVID-19 cases per 100,000 would result in 38 per cent fewer person-days of closure.

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