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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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Combating Early Childhood Adversity - Margaret Casey: Approaches to Guide Practise

by CIFAR
Jun 29 / 16
Margaret Casey (Calgary Board of Education, Psychologist) discussed "Approaches to Guide Practice."

On June 29th, 2016 in partnership with PolicyWise for Children and Families, CIFAR held a Change Makers dialogue to explore how early life experience can impact academic achievement levels, health and well-being over the long term and the interventions that would be effective in reaching the most at risk youth in schools.