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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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Change Makers Community Well Being 3: Catherine Haslam

Feb 5 / 15
CIFAR Associate Fellow Catherine Haslam delivers a lecture on "The social cure: Identity-driven interventions that protect health and well-being."

She is a member of CIFAR's Social Interactions, Identity & Well-Being and a professor in the School of Psychology and Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Queensland.

Haslam discussed her program Groups 4 Health, in which individuals living with isolation and depression are taught how to use social groups to improve their wellbeing.

Martin Garber-Conrad, CEO, Edmonton Community Foundation responded.

This conversation was was part of a symposium --- Social Identity: The Creative Power of Groups to Improve Community Well-Being --- which launched The Change Makers series in Edmonton on Feb. 5, 2015.