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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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CIFAR Massey Talk 2016 - Joseph Henrich: The Secret of Our Success

by CIFAR
Sep 29 / 16
The 2nd annual CIFAR Massey Talk featured a lecture by Joseph Henrich, CIFAR senior fellow and professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University.

Henrich shared insights from his book The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter.

The CIFAR Massey Talk: The Secret to Our Success was presented by CIFAR in partnership with Massey College on Sept. 29, 2016.