Spring Lectures 2019
April 10th to May 22nd
10 am to noon
The Auditorium, The Royal Botanical Gardens
680 Plains Rd W
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Understanding the 21st Century
How do we begin to understand the 21st century? Our world is a very complex and confusing place where change is happening at an ever faster pace. The speakers will cover a range of topics providing insights into this century’s problems and possibilities.
- Looking Beyond Conventional Water Resources to Address the Global Water Crisis
- Manzoor Qadir Biography
- The Future is Aging: Challenges and Opportunities for Science, Society and our Aging Selves
- Anne Martin-Matthews Biography
Her publications include two books, Aging and Caring at the Intersection of Work and Home Life: Blurring the Boundaries (2008) and Widowhood in Later Life (1990); three edited volumes and over 180 professional papers.
She was President of the Research Committee on Aging of the International Sociological Association (2010-14), Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal on Aging (1996-2000), and is a member of the editorial boards of Ageing and Society (UK) and the Journal of Aging Studies (US). She has served on review and scientific advisory committees for Ontario and British Columbia, Health Canada, and Veterans Affairs Canada. She is a member of the International Scientific Advisory Council for AGEWELL- the Network of Centres of Excellence in aging and technology; the Research Council of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research; and the Laureate Selection Committee of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. She serves on scientific advisory boards for EXTEND: Social inequalities in extending working lives of an ageing work force, European Commission Joint Programming Initiative, hosted by the University of Dortmund, Germany; and for the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care, Academy of Finland.
Anne Martin-Matthews is a Fellow of the (U.S.) Gerontological Society of America and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She holds a Distinguished Alumnus Award from McMaster University, and Commemorative Medals for the Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. She received an Honorary Degree in Civil Law from Newcastle University (UK) in 2010, and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Memorial University in 2018. She is a Distinguished Member of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, and in 2017 was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Previously he ran his own consultancy group offering a range of services including program reviews, strategic planning, change management and leadership training to clients in government, hospitals, universities and the private sector. He served as President and Scientific Director of Robarts Research Institute (London, Ontario) from 1993 to 2007, over which time the institute increased its staff from 100 to over 600, increased its annual research funding from $10 million to over $40 million, and developed a reputation for business development by spinning out seven different companies, including Viron Therapeutics, where Dr. Poznansky served as President and CEO. He has also served on the Merck USA Scientific Advisory Leadership Team, acted as Associate Dean of Medicine for Research at the University of Alberta and held faculty positions at the University of Western Ontario, University of Alberta and Harvard University.
Dr. Poznansky has published over 100 research papers. He has served as Chair of Let’s Talk Science, Chief Science Advisor to the CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute and on the board of the Innovation Institute of Ontario. He was a founding member and past chair of the Council for Health Research in Canada, and chaired the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund and MDS Capital Corp. He has also served as a member of numerous science-related committees including the Science Advisory Committee of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Dr. Poznansky was made a member of the Order of Ontario in 2004 and the Order of Canada in 2005.
Earning his bachelor’s degree and PhD at McGill University, Dr. Poznansky completed postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School.
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