Posts Categorized: News at CHE

News Item – What Doug Ford and Ontario got right – and wrong – in four months of fighting COVID-19. We asked seven experts to weigh in

The Star spoke to seven epidemiologists to analyze the province’s responses to COVID-19 from March through June. We gave the researchers a timeline of decisions made by Doug Ford’s government, plus other key moments, and asked them to comment on actions they considered good, poor or somewhere in between.

Full article at: Toronto Star (July 18: Guelph Mercury, Hamilton SpectatorPeterborough Examiner, St. Catharines StandardWelland Tribune)

  • Ontario vs. COVID-19: What have we learned? (July 18: Toronto Star // Press Reader)

News Item – COVID-19: A second wave?

Continuing with everyday life, while taking new precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic is our ‘new normal’. Social distancing, facemasks and working from home are all terms we need to grow accustomed to and while the daily cases have decreased and protocols eased, it’s not over yet.

Dionne Aleman’s research has never been more relevant.

Full article at: Vibe 105 TO


News Item – MIE students and Prof. Scott Sanner collaborate with LG Sciencepark and win Continual Learning competition at international conference

Zheda Mai (MASc Student), Jihwan Jeong (PhD Candidate), CHE Affiliate Prof. Scott Sanner and team member Hyunwoo Kim (LG Sciencepark) won first prize in all categories in the CLVision Challenge held at the 2020 virtual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference. Their entry beat out 79 other teams including some top Continual Learning/Computer Vision teams in the world from both industry and academia.

Full article at: MIE News – U of T


News Item – Why Canada must stand on guard for possible second wave

“Going from no schools to some form of schools provides a whole new environment for COVID-19 to spread, even if it spreads more slowly among kids, which means that there will be an inevitable uptick in cases,” said Dionne Aleman, a University of Toronto professor, CHE Affiliate and an expert in pandemic modelling.

Full article at: Toronto Star (April 26: PressReader)


News Item – Will Canada see a second wave of COVID-19? This is what other countries are seeing

“Going from no schools to some form of schools provides a whole new environment for COVID-19 to spread, even if it spreads more slowly among kids, which means that there will be an inevitable uptick in cases,” said Dionne Aleman, a University of Toronto professor and an expert in pandemic modelling.

Full article at: Toronto Star (June 25: Hamilton Spectator, Muskokan, ParrySound.comNorthumberland News, Our WindsorToronto.com, YorkRegion.com)


News Item – Is Toronto really ready to reopen? These 4 charts explain why some experts are urging caution

While the city’s numbers are better than what they were a month ago, “every stage of reopening should be approached with caution,” said Dionne Aleman, a University of Toronto professor and expert in pandemic modelling.

Full article at: Toronto Star (June 22: Cambridge TimesFlamborough Review, Hamilton Spectator, New Hamburg IndependentPeterborough ExaminerThe Record, Toronto.com, YorkRegion.com; June 23: Muskokan)


Opinion – Why is Ontario still locked down?

University of Toronto professor and CHE affiliate Dr. Dionne Aleman stated that “Younger people should not be comforted by statistics that show they are less likely to end up in hospital or die because of COVID-19. It is like rolling a die. It might be unlikely that if I roll the die that the number one pops up, but that doesn’t mean that it is never going to happen”.

Full article at: The Post Millennial (June 22: Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms)


News Item – After months of criticism, Ontario is overhauling COVID-19 data collection. Here’s why some say it could be a game-changer

“This is exactly what I’ve been hoping the province would do from day one,” said Dionne Aleman, a professor and CHE affiliate at the University of Toronto and an expert in pandemic modelling.

Full article at: Toronto Star (June 18: Hamilton SpectatorSt. Catharines StandardThe Record, Toronto.com; June 19: Muskokan)

  • پس از ماه ها انتقاد انتاریو overhauling COVID-19 جمع آوری داده ها. در اینجا به همین دلیل برخی می گویند این می تواند یک بازی را تغییر
    {Overhauling Covid-19 data collection after months of criticism in Ontario. This is why some people say that this can change the game} (June 19: مینرال نیوز – Mineral News)

News Item – Data collecting method called ‘among worst’ in country

“There is massive room for improvement in how Ontario collects and reports data,” said Dionne Aleman, a professor of industrial engineering and CHE affiliate at the University of Toronto who models infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics.

Full article at: Toronto Star (June 1: PressReader)


News Item – Four ways Ontario has made it harder to know how COVID-19 is hitting the province

One of the main problems, the Star found, is that the province’s integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) was — and still does — seriously under-report provincewide deaths due to COVID-19, particularly in seniors’ homes.

“There is massive room for improvement in how Ontario collects and reports data,” said Dionne Aleman, a professor of industrial engineering and CHE affiliate at the University of Toronto who models infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics.

Full article at: Toronto Star (May 31: Flamborough ReviewIFP.ca, Mimic NewsNews Province, Our WindsorSt. Catharines Standard, Toronto.comYorkRegion.com; June 1: FR 24 News, Muskokan, Orangeville.com, Royale Grande)

  • Quatre façons dont l’Ontario a rendu plus difficile de savoir comment COVID-19 frappe la province (FR 24 News, May 31)

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