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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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From science to action: Clyde Hertzman’s vision for a more just and generous world

by CIFAR
Nov 24 / 14
Clyde Hertzman’s long-time friend and collaborator, CIFAR Senior Fellow Tom Boyce (University of California, San Francisco), gives a Keynote Address imparting evidence that convinced Clyde that the world could indeed be changed and that societies might be fundamentally altered through their attention to the health, development and wellbeing of children.

With a focus on the future, Boyce offers a fresh view of how policy-makers, practitioners and parents could work together to ensure future generations of children the best possible conditions for healthy, useful and fulfilling lives.

A presentation at CIFAR's From Cell to Society symposium on Feb. 6, 2014.