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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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The Psychology of Giving - Lara Aknin: Why Giving Feels Good

by CIFAR
Oct 4 / 16
Lara Aknin is a Fellow in CIFAR’s program in Social Interactions, Identity and Well-being and Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University.

In this video she discusses "Why Giving Feels Good" as part of the CIFAR Change Makers event: The Psychology of Giving presented in partnership with with the Vancouver Foundation on Oct. 4, 2016.