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Monday, September 19 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
(REF 19051) Fireside Chat with Alan Bernstein, President, CIFAR and Cheryl Moore, Director of Research Programmes, Wellcome: Global Science for Global Challenges (In-Person)

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The existential threats to global energy, food and water security, increasing evidence of irreversible climate change,  the degradations in social cohesion, disruptions in global supply chains and deglobalisation, social inequality and the COVID19 pandemic, mental health dangers to undermining the basis of our material prosperity seem to be combining. The world urgently needs mission-driven teams of the world’s best minds to tackle these complex challenges, using diverse perspectives and areas of expertise. In an informal, interactive fireside chat, senior leaders from Wellcome and CIFAR will discuss models for convening and deploying top scientists from around the world to collectively address the growing number of profound questions and challenges facing science and humanity.

Speakers
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Cheryl Moore

Director of Research Programmes, Wellcome
Cheryl Moore is Director of Research Programmes at Wellcome, leading a broad interlinked portfolio that focuses on discovery research and three urgent health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health. She is a strategic leader who is passionate about the... Read More →
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Alan Bernstein

President and CEO, CIFAR
Alan Bernstein, OC, OOnt, PhD, FRSC/MSRC, FCAHSAlan Bernstein is President & CEO of CIFAR, where he has elevated CIFAR to become one of the world's preeminent global research organizations. He is one of Canada’s leading scientists, with over 225 peer-reviewed publications with landmark... Read More →

Conveners
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Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, CIFAR
Lissa is Vice-President of Global Government Affairs at CIFAR. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization, convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to innovation... Read More →



Monday September 19, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
IBM Watson Astor Place