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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: Catalyzing Innovative Ideas for Social Challenges

by CIFAR
Nov 26 / 15
Join us for a live symposium to explore how we can better use research to improve the lives of individuals in our communities.

With the United Way Toronto & York Region, CIFAR’s newest Change Makers dialogue will bring together service providers and researchers to share knowledge and experience of the research process in order to identify ways of improving the policies and programs that serve our communities.

SPEAKERS
Axelle Janczur (Executive Director, Access Alliances Multicultural Health and Community Services) “Creating a bridge between service and research for healthier communities”

Kim Matheson (Advisor, CIFAR’s Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being program; Professor, Carleton University) “Leaving your preconceptions at the door: Conducting community-led participatory research with First Nations communities”

Maureen Fair (Executive Director, West Neighbourhood House) “Getting ‘Cred’: Strengthening credibility of academics and community organizations”

Philip Oreopoulos (Associate Director and Senior Fellow, CIFAR’s Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being program; Professor, University of Toronto) “Using Text and Technology to Help Disadvantaged Youth in the Community”

Moderated by Robin Cory (Co-founder, Colbeck Strategic Advisors)