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Perspectives: Canada in the World

We believe in the importance of dialogue and analysis when it comes to current events. Perspectives: Canada in the World is a series of public lectures featuring internationally recognized speakers talking about issues that are important to our community and beyond. Our fascinating guests are sure to spark your intellectual curiosity. 

Our upcoming guest is Professor Timothy Caulfield, speaking about, "Relax: A Guide to Life in the Age of Misinformation" 
Professor of Health Law & Science Policy | Author 

Thursday, January 26, 2023
7:00 pm | RDP Arts Centre, Mainstage 

Timothy Caulfield

Professor Timothy Caulfield is an unrivalled communicator who debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector — from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine — for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. He is a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and a research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.

Over the past several years, Caulfield has been involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research endeavours that have allowed him to publish more than 350 articles and book chapters. His research focuses on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, and the public representations of science and health policy issues. The recipient of numerous academic and writing awards, Caulfield is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Caulfield also writes frequently for the popular press on a range of health and science policy issues and is the author of several bestselling books, including The Cure for Everything; The Vaccination Picture; The Science of Celebrity… Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?; and, most recently, Relax: A Guide to Everyday Health Decisions with More Facts and Less Worry. He is also the host and co-producer of the award-winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which aired in over 60 countries and is available for streaming on Netflix in North America.

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Perspectives: Canada in the World is presented by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and RDP Alumni Association 

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