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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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  • Social Interactions, Identity & Well Being

Change Makers Community Well Being 2: Alex Haslam and Franco Savoia

by CIFAR
Feb 5 / 15
Social identity as the cornerstone of mental health: Understanding and unlocking the power of social groups to beat depression

PRESENTER: CIFAR Senior Fellow Alexander Haslam, University of Queensland.

RESPONDENT: Franco Savoia, Co-Chair, Alberta Inter-Agency Council on Homelessness & Director of Vibrant Communities Calgary