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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 - Tom Boyce: The Developing Brain

by CIFAR
Jun 29 / 16
W. Thomas Boyce, Co-Director and Senior Fellow, CIFAR’s program in Child & Brain Development discussed "Early Adversity and the Developing Brain: The Roles of Sensitivity, Social Orders, and Schools."

On June 29, 2016, CIFAR and the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research hosted a Change Makers symposium in Calgary on "Combating Early Childhood Adversity Reaching vulnerable children at school."