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André Picard: Life in the Time of Covid – And Beyond

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The 2020 Alex Trebek Distinguished Lecture Series presents André Picard.

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Join alumnus and journalist André Picard (BAdm '86) for this online lecture, in English, during which he will discuss the social aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and propose ideas to consider for the future.

During this 45-minute online fireside chat, followed by questions from the audience, André Picard will share his expertise and thoughts about our society during this pandemic. Colleen Flood, Professor at the University of Ottawa and a University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy, will facilitate the discussion.

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 11 a.m.

Price: Free

Language: The lecture will be given in English, but the following question period will be bilingual

Platform: Zoom

How to participate: Register on Eventbrite. On the day before the event, you will receive a link to connect to the Zoom call. The day of the event, you will be able to ask your questions via the chat function.

Alumnus André Picard is the author of five books, most recently “Matters of Life and Death: Public Health Issues in Canada.” An acclaimed writer, his work has earned him the prestigious Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism. André’s work has also been recognized by a number of health advocacy groups. Recently he received the Owen Adams Award from Canadian Medical Association, the highest honour for a non-physician.

Previously, he was named Canada’s first “Public Health Hero” by the Canadian Public Health Association, and a “Champion of Mental Health” by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedication to improving healthcare. He has received honorary doctorates from six universities, including the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia.

If you have questions, comments, or a need for accommodation please contact us as soon as possible at alumni@uottawa.ca

Photographs, videos, and audio recordings of this event may be produced and may include your recognizable image. By participating in the event, you thereby consent to being photographed, video-taped and audio-taped. You thereby authorize the University to use any of these recordings for its activities and events, as well as for its print and electronic promotional material, including on the Internet via the University website or other social media websites. If you have any questions, please contact: alumni@uOttawa.ca.

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