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CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world's first national AI strategy.

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The truth about happiness: what six ingredients make a life well lived?

by CIFAR
Sep 19 / 13
John Helliwell is a leading expert in the emerging science of happiness.

He delivered this keynote at CIFAR's Building Better Lives & Communities symposium Sept. 19, 2013, on the heels of the second release of the World Happiness Report, published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which he edits with Richard Layard (London School of Economics) and Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University).