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Global experts speak to local audience

Logo for Great Explorations lecture series

A new lecture series welcomed local residents to hear from some of the campus’ most renowned thinkers.

Building on the campus’ history of community engagement the series, entitled Great Explorations, offers an intellectually enriching experience that explores critical issues in the world today. The four-part Spring 2017 program, aligning with Canada’s Sesquicentennial, focuses on contemporary Canadian perspectives in health and in politics.

The series launched with a talk on the emerging field of health research that is demonstrating how humanities and arts-based learning can help healthcare professionals become better practitioners.

Speakers for the spring program include prominent faculty members Professor Andrea Charise, the lead developer and instructor of Canada’s first undergraduate curriculum in Health Humanities and a winner of the Polanyi Prize for Literature, Professor Anne-Emanuelle Birn, recognized among the top 100 Women Leaders in Global Health, Professor Grace Skogstad, a specialist in Canadian federalism, and Professor Christopher Cochrane, author of Left and Right: The Small World of Political Ideas and a sought-after expert by Canadian media.