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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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New Models for Thriving - Peter Hall: Social Relations and Patterns of Inequality

by CIFAR
May 5 / 15
Social Relations and Patterns of Inequality

Presenter: Peter Hall, Co-Director and Senior Fellow, CIFAR’s Successful Societies program; Professor, Harvard University

On May 5, 2015 in partnership with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, CIFAR held a Change Makers dialogue to explore the challenges of inequality in our society today, and the opportunities social innovation has to drive social inclusion. This symposium brought together Research Fellows and leaders from business, government and community organizations who exchanged insights and understanding to uncover innovations that will help people thrive in our changing world.